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A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drought Plaguing Texas Has Eased

The browning of Texas slowed over the past few months as near normal spring and summer rainfall eased the grip of a persistent drought, especially in the eastern half of the state.

12/04/2013

A file photo shows the sun shining on a hot day. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Texas Provides Clues To Climate Change Impact

Want to see what happens when the impacts of climate change are felt? Well, just look at Texas, some scientists say.

04/08/2013

The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Chunks Of Texas Drop Back Into Severe Drought

A dry winter has dropped chunks of Texas, including large metro areas such as Houston and Fort Worth, back into severe forms of drought, raising concerns for wildfires and the health of tree farms.

11/30/2012

A Near Average October, But Dry

October 2012 is in the books and was fairly tame compared to some months before.  Our average temperature worked out to be pretty close to average.  The average temp in 2012 was 67°.  The 30-year […]

11/01/2012

A sign at an Exxon gas station in Miami, Florida. (credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Exxon CEO Brushes Off Climate & Energy Fears

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson says that fears about climate change, drilling, and energy dependence are overblown.

06/27/2012

Farming Drought

Experts: Texas Drought Effects Will Linger After Rains

The economic impact of a historic drought that has parched Texas and other parts of the Southwest will be felt for years, with ripple effects spreading nationwide as agriculture damage adds to increases in food prices.

03/22/2012

2011: An Impressive Year Of Weather Extremes

The National Climatic Data Center recently issued their annual report for 2011 and developed this fantastic graphic off all the weather highlights across the Untied States last year. For the United States as a whole, […]

02/09/2012

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

DFW Area No Longer In Drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor has reclassified the DFW area as being not in drought for the first time since July.

02/02/2012

Unusually Warm January About To Wrap Up

The most popular question asked of meteorologists today is “will we see any REAL winter weather this year?”  Of course, we still have February to navigate through, but if January is any indication (which it’s […]

01/30/2012

A file photo shows the sun shining on a hot day. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Climate Experts Meet To Discuss Epic Texas Drought

Weather forecasters are getting together to brainstorm about the epic 2011 Texas drought, and what weather trends might signal for the future.

10/03/2011

A file photo shows the sun shining on a hot day. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Climatologist Says Texas Drought Could Last Until 2020

The state climatologist for Texas says the record drought of 2011 could be only the beginning of a dry spell that could last until 2020.

09/30/2011

Republican Candidates Campaign At Iowa State Fair

Perry Says He Doesn’t Believe In Global Warming

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in man-made global warming, calling it a scientific theory that has not been proven.

08/17/2011

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