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The Union Pacific Davidson Rail Yard in Fort Worth. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Runaway Heat At North Texas Rail Yard

The best view of Union Pacific’s massive Davidson Yard is from the Hulen Street Bridge. From five stories above you can see the size and scope of the operation. It is the second largest train yard in Texas.

CBS 11–08/21/2012

Children take a swimming class at a pool. (credit: AFP/GettyImages)

North Texans Find Creative Ways To Reduce Energy Consumption

On Monday, CBS 11 News found a number of parents who found creative ways to reduce their electricity consumption. Most simply took advantage of someone else’s electricity .

06/25/2012

In-window air conditioners for sale. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cooling Stations Open Across North Texas

To help those who need relief during the extreme heat the Salvation Army has set up more than a dozen cooling stations across North Texas.

06/25/2012

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A Look At The Difference Of 1 Degree

The difference between a 99° or 100° day can be measured in records, tolerance or sweat. But the question has come up: How do meteorologists decide when it’s this close to go with 99° or 100°? Jeff Jamison explains.

06/11/2012

Mister Sun

Finally A Record – Texas Has Hottest June-August

Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.

09/08/2011

Storm Clouds

North Texans Sad That Record Wasn’t Broken

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – For 40 days, the brutal sun has roasted North Texas, driving temperatures to 100 degrees or higher. And then just hours shy of tying the record, dark clouds rolled in.  Decatur […]

08/11/2011

Heavy clouds at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

100-Degree Streak Ends – Temps Drop Into 80s

The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s streak of 100-degree days is over — just two shy of the record set in 1980. A line of thunderstorms moved in knocking temperatures down into the 70s and 80s.

08/11/2011

Heat Wave 1980

We Can Beat 1980, But Do We Want To?

During the summer of 1980 the nation wanted to know ‘Who shot JR?’ The ‘Empire’ was striking back at the movie theater, and in North Texas the greatest heat wave on record was in full force.

08/01/2011

Air Conditioning Units

BBB Warns Of Air Condition Repair Scams

Monday is day 24 of temperatures above 100-degrees in North Texas. Increased usage also increases the likelihood of breakdowns, but the BBB warns that it’s ‘buyer beware’ when it comes to finding a repair company.

07/25/2011

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Settle In For Triple-Digit North Texas Weather

At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport there have been two days of 101-degree readings and we’re shooting for another day with the temperature above 100-degrees.

07/04/2011

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White Settlement Apartment Complex Fighting Air Conditioning Problems… Again

On a hot 95 degree Thursday afternoon Sharon Petty tries to get comfortable inside her apartment. “It feels like I’m burning,” says Petty who lives at the Legacy Apartments in White Settlement “I would say it’s about 90 in here.”

06/09/2011