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Homes Burn in Southern California Wildfire

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Authorities say up to 2,000 people have been evacuated due to a wildfire that burned two homes and threatened neighborhoods in dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains.

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Beijing Air Pollution At Dangerously High Levels

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Air pollution has reached dangerously high levels in China's capital, where the concentration of toxic small particles registered more than two dozen times the level considered safe.

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Wednesday Evening Weather Blog (1/15): Another Flash "Mild-Up"

Posted: 01/15/2014 - Sunny days continue to pleasantly drag on. Cooler air spilled into the Brazos Valley for Wednesday, but another quick return of mild temperatures is in store Thursday. Don't get too comfortable, our next cold front is quick to arrive.

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New Mexico Fire Danger

Posted: 01/15/2014 - Land managers are warning that fire danger levels are high across parts of New Mexico thanks to dry conditions and gusty winds.

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Tuesday Evening Weather Blog (1/14): Series of Ups and Downs

Posted: 01/14/2014 - The latest in a string of cold fronts has reached the Brazos Valley this Tuesday evening. Temperatures are slated to run on the cold to chilly side for the middle of the week, before southwesterly winds return. More fronts are in the works for the area this week.

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Training Planned in Area of 2011 Texas Wildfires

Updated: 01/14/2014 - A prescribed burn in Central Texas is meant to help researchers learn more about fighting wildfires in an area still recovering from devastating 2011 blazes.

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Sand Dunes and Space

Posted: 01/14/2014 - Scientist study sand dunes on Earth to better understand space weather.

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Monday Evening Weather Blog (1/13): Parade of Cold Fronts

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Monday brought the latest cold front to reach the Brazos Valley through the area. More dry, than cool, air rushed into the Brazos Valley. A cold front every couple of days will keep temperatures bouncing around through the week.

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Grass Fires Burn In Central Oklahoma

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Firefighters in central Oklahoma were battling several grass fires and the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag fire warning for nearly all the state.

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Rancher Relief Fund

Posted: 01/10/2014 - A fund set up to help South Dakota ranchers in the wake of an early October blizzard that killed tens of thousands of animals has surpassed $4 million.

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Wobbly Polar Vortex Triggers Extreme Cold Air Outbreak

Posted: 01/09/2014 - ‘Polar vortex’ is the new buzzword of 2014 for the millions of Americans learning about its role in producing record cold temperatures across the country. Meteorologists have known for years that the pattern of the polar vortex determines how much cold air escapes from the Arctic and makes its way to the U.S. during the winter. Now climate scientists want to know if a warmer Arctic is influencing its behavior.

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Scientists: Americans are Becoming Weather Wimps

Posted: 01/09/2014 - As the world warms, the United States is getting fewer bitter cold spells like the one that gripped much of the nation this week. So when a deep freeze strikes, scientists say, it seems more unprecedented than it really is. An Associated Press analysis of the daily national winter temperature shows that cold extremes have happened about once every four years since 1900.

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Blast From the Sun on Path Towards Earth

Updated: 01/09/2014 - The largest solar flare so far this year erupted on January 7th. There are many ways that the solar eruption could effect us on January 9th and 10th.

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Wednesday Evening Weather Blog (1/8): Rain Chance Rolls On

Posted: 01/08/2014 - A drizzle filled day was the theme for the Brazos Valley Wednesday. No need to put the umbrella up just yet -- we'll continue with a rain chance on Thursday and Friday. Significant rainfall and strong storms could be in the cards to wrap the week up.

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Peacock Freezes to Tree After Zoo Escape

Updated: 01/08/2014 - An adventurous peacock had to be rescued by Chicago-area firefighters after he flew from his heated pen to a nearby tree and froze to a branch in subzero temperatures.

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Power Demand in Texas Reaches New Winter Record

Posted: 01/07/2014 - The operator of the electricity transmission grid for most of Texas says this week's freezing temperatures have pushed demand for power in the state to a new winter record.

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Polar Freeze Settles Over US

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Brutal, record-breaking cold descended on the East and South, sending the mercury plummeting Tuesday into the single digits and teens from Boston and New York to Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham — places where many people know almost nothing about freezing weather.

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6 Semis, 375 Vehicles Trapped in South Illinois Snow

Posted: 01/06/2014 - A state emergency management official says "the worst possible combination of circumstances" caused six semis and about 375 vehicles to get stuck along a snowy stretch of interstate in southern Illinois.

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Latest Cold Snap Brings Record Temperatures to the Brazos Valley

Updated: 01/07/2014 - A strong cold front entered the Brazos Valley Sunday, bringing some of the coldest air the Brazos Valley has experienced since February 2011. Record lows were recorded Monday -- along with very cold afternoon daytime highs.

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