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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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Cold, Snow and Wind Complicate Travel in Midwest

Posted: 01/05/2014 - A combination of cold, snow and wind is making travel difficult in parts of the country. Several Midwestern states have been walloped with up to a foot of new snow as bitterly cold temperatures begin to settle in

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Below-Zero Temps Push into Midwest, Northeast

Posted: 01/05/2014 - Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions Sunday from the Dakotas to Missouri to Delaware ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero - and possibly record-breaking - temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation.

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Record Cold Temperatures & Hard Freeze Reaches the Brazos Valley

Updated: 01/06/2014 - After a strong cold front drove in a blast of Arctic air over the weekend, we are kicking off the new week on a down-right freezing note...literally! As cold air settles in, low temperatures could be record breaking across the area.

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Historic Freeze Could Break Midwest Temp Records

Updated: 01/04/2014 - It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive Sunday, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia - even in a region where bundling up is second nature.

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Friday Evening Weather Blog (1/3): Tale of Two Seasons

Posted: 01/03/2014 - A split weekend and a wild ride of temperatures over the next 48 hours. In advance of our next cold front, temperatures turn overly mild by Saturday afternoon. Enjoy it while you can -- another blast of winter arrives by Sunday.

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Deaths, Rescues, Records Arise From Winter Storm

Posted: 01/03/2014 - A winter storm that swept across the Midwest this week blew through parts of Canada and the East on Friday, producing more than a foot of snow in spots, giving rise to gusty winds and leaving bone-chilling cold in its wake.

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Thursday Evening Weather Blog (1/2): Cold Front Express

Posted: 01/02/2014 - The New Year's Day cold front that moved through the Brazos Valley made itself known Thursday, as wind chills were trapped in the 30s for much of the day. A frigid, hard freeze is expected heading into Friday, followed by a very brief "warm" up.

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New England, NY Prepare for 1st Snowstorm of 2014

Posted: 01/01/2014 - Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region.

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