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Chances Lessen For Wetter, Cooler Texas Winter

Forecasters are no longer saying that Texas will have a wetter and cooler winter.


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

Spring Showers Could Spare Texas Scorching Summer

Spring showers that fell across Texas this year will likely spare the Lone Star State a second straight record-setting summer of heat and drought.


Too Early To Write Off Winter

It is tempting to think that after going 2/3 of the way through Winter without a major Arctic outbreak or ice storm that we can slide through the last 1/3 without any cares.  But I […]


January Outlook

After a wet, cloudy December, the past week has been quite the opposite.  We’ve seen plenty of sunshine and no precipitation.  La Niña is showing its hand.  Here is the outlook from the Climate Prediction […]


2012 Comes In Like A Lamb

QUIET WEATHER WEEK We are looking at a benign weather pattern for North Texas over the next week or so.  The storm track is staying well to the north, keeping us with ample sunshine and […]


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.


Sprinklers water a wheat crop struggling to survive amid drought. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas Drought Recalls Long, Punishing Stretch Of 1950s

After nearly a year of drought, Texans have grown accustomed to seeing acres of withered crops and mile after mile of cracked earth.


Two fawns graze in a forest preserve. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Texas Drought Will Harm Wildlife For Years

As the state struggles with the worst drought in history, entire ecosystems, from small insects to large predators, are struggling for survival.


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

Texas Drought May Persist For Another Year

The drought that has turned Texas and parts of the Plains into a parched moonscape of cracked earth could persist into next year.


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

New La Nina Watch Issued, Worrying Parched Texas

Climatologists say the La Nina weather conditions that contributed to the drought affecting most of Texas may re-occur later this year and prolong the misery for the state’s farmers and ranchers.


A fireman walks by a burned forest. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texas Storms Welcome During Wildfires

Thousands of homes lost electricity as North Texas thunderstorms brought soggy relief from wildfires and lingering drought.