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CodeRed Weather Warning System Available in Abilene

Now that we're in the severe weather season, it is important to always be prepared in case a severe weather outbreak happens. Another way that will help you when severe weather strikes, is by signing up for alerts using the CodeRed weather warning system.

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Enhanced Fujita Scale Rates the Strength of a Tornado

 

When I did my forecast yesterday (Monday March 10th) I saw that we could be in for wind gusts of up to 50 mph today. So, I posted on my Facebook page that those wind speeds are close to an EF 0 tornado. I immediately got a few messages asking me what an EF meant. So, I decided to throw a little knowledge at you on what exactly the EF scale is.

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Some Facts and Safety Tips to Help Prepare You for Tornado Season in the Big Country

Spring is typically the time of year when we see tornadoes in the Abilene and surrounding area. And, it's always a good idea to brush up on your tornado knowledge, as well as reviewing safety measures to help you prepare for the season. So, here's some facts and tips that anybody living in 'Tornado Alley' should be aware of.

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Highway Road Conditions Hotline and Winter Driving Safety Tips

With inclement weather causing slick roads and several accidents across the Big Country, it is important for every driver to be aware of the road conditions and take extra precautions. The best thing to do when it's icy and slick, is to stay off the roads. However, if you must be on them, here are some winter driving safety tips as well as the hotline to call if you need updates on road conditions from the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Things To Do With The Kids On A Snow Day in Abilene

It doesn't snow or sleet much here in Abilene. But, when it does, it usually  delays or closes up a lot of businesses and schools. If you're not prepared for the snow day, you could get some serious cabin fever as the kids go absolut

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Send Us Your Snow Day Pictures [GALLERY]

We got some nice snow overnight and we're sure you're gonna take a few seconds out of your day to enjoy it. So, whether you're making a snow angel, building a snowman, or peeing in the snow, we want you to send us your pictures so we can share them with everyone else.

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Who Can Predict the Weather Better, Punxsutawney Phil or the Old Farmers Almanac?

Who can better predict the weather, Punxsutawney Phil or the Old Farmers Almanac? That was the topic of discussion at my house on Sunday Groundhog day. Since Phil saw his shadow and went back into his hole, that means we're in for six more weeks of cold winter weather.

My daughter (who is college educated) believes that groundhogs have some kind of internal sensor to predict the weather. I told her I thought my Old Farmers Almanac does a better job of "accurately" predicting the weather. That got me to thinking, how accurate are these two sources at predicting the weather? Here's what I found out.

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The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore Knees Disruptive College Student in the Groin [VIDEO]

If there's one thing this video teaches us, it's to never mess with The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore while he's doing a live shot.

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Super Moon Set to Light Up the Sky January 30th

If you take some time to look at the sky this Thursday night, you can catch a somewhat rare, up close and personal view of a new  moon known as a Super Moon.

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The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Offers Celestial Show In Night Sky
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Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Peaks August 12th – 13th

The Perseid Meteor Shower is set for this Monday-Tuesday, August 12-13 although you could catch some meteors as early as Saturday the 10th. This is your chance to see an incredible meteor shower of about 50-100 shooting stars per hour. This will be a spectacular show if you are willing to stay up for it.

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Watch Amazing View of a Huge Storm Passing Over a Beach in Belgium

People who know me, know that I have a huge interest in weather – especially when it comes to severe weather. I just don’t think there is anything as cool, or as one of my buddies, Jacob Gonzalez puts it, "as sexy" as watching a storm roll in. As many storms as I've watched roll into Abilene, I've never seen one quite like the one you're about to see. Watch one of the most amazing views you'll ever see, of a huge storm passing over a beach in Belgium.

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Annoyed Weather Forecaster Caught Rolling Eyes on Camera

Busted! BBC weather reporter Wendy Hurrell thought the camera was off, when she rolled her eyes and flicked her hair in an annoyed manner. She thought wrong.

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Category: Videos, Weather, Weird News

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