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‘Coats for Kids’ Drive to Help Abilene ISD Students Stay Warm

After personally witnessing a large number of students going to school without coats during this recent winter blast, I decided we need to help these kids out. I contacted Abilene ISD and was told they have a huge population of students that are needy and/or homeless and have no coats to wear during these harsh winter months.

Please help us help these students (of all ages) stay warm this year with our first ever "Coats for Kids" drive.

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What Will Be the Coldest Day of the Year in Abilene?

While it's impossible to predict the exact coldest day of the year, we do have access to research that can help us narrow down the time frame as to when it will happen.

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Abilene’s 2014-2015 Winter Weather Forecast

The Abilene area had a pretty mild winter last year. But, according to the National Weather Service, this winter will be much colder and wetter.

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Best Ways To Conserve Water in Abilene During Severe Drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor have released the latest data on the drought conditions for Texas, and even though there is some improvement, Abilene is still not in good shape.

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Flash Flooding Dramatically Sweeps Minivan Off Ledge of Highway in Nevada

I knew that Nevada and Arizona were getting a lot of rain recently, but had no idea it was this bad. Watch as the flash flooding sweeps a minivan off a ledge of a highway in Nevada as one person is sucked under water.

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Supermoon Set to Light Up the Sky August 10th

If you take some time to look at the sky this Sunday night (8/10), you can catch a somewhat rare, up close and personal view of a new  moon known as a Supermoon.

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How Hot Will it Be in 2100? This Interactive Map Will Show You Now

A new, interactive map, released by Climate Central, shows how hot Texas cities (and those across the nation) will be in the year 2100.

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With The Rain Comes Mosquitoes – Here Are Some Great Mosquito Control Tips [VIDEO]

We have had a lot of much needed rain over the past few weeks and with the rain get ready for the mosquitoes to flock in! There is a relationship between rainfall and mosquito activity. Mosquitoes are associated with water, so whenever we get more rainfall, that’s an opportunity for mosquitoes to lay eggs. In warm weather, it takes about seven to 10 days for mosquito eggs to hatch. Here are some thing you should know:

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Rudy Catches Coworker Wading Ankle Deep in “Lake KEAN”

Every time it rains for any period of time, it seems as if we get our own "Lake KEAN" in our parking lot. And as if to add insult to injury, it starts seeping into the building too. Earlier today I noticed my coworker Vicki heading out the door without her shoes. Guess what I caught her doing? Wading ankle deep in "Lake KEAN" next to her car, check it out.

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Amazing Footage of Twin Tornadoes in Nebraska

On June 16th, 2014, twin tornadoes devastated a Nebraska community by killing people, and leveling homes and businesses. With all of the footage from storm chasers and other people of the twisters, a resident in Wisner, Nebraska, got probably the best footage of them all. Watch and be mesmerized by these twin tornadoes.

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Hail Storm Pummels Downtown Abilene as Rudy Fernandez Watches

As the ArtWalk parade was winding down Thursday evening, a weather alert came over the loud speakers of the radio station's van. We were parked in downtown Abilene when we were warned that the impending storm contained golf ball to baseball size hail. Within five minutes of that alert all hell broke loose. Watch as the hail storm reeks havoc on Abilene's north-side.

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Terrifying North Dakota Tornado Captured on Video [NSFW]

A rare tornado recently ripped through North Dakota critically injuring a 15-year old girl and eight other people at a workers' camp. The twister was caught on video by a man named Dan Yorgason, which was uploaded to his YouTube account. Watch the terrifying twister bare down on the two as they try to take cover in a pickup. Warning: there is lots of NSFW language used in this video.

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