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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

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Answer To Lancaster Water Woes Just Down The Road

Livestock lovers and even some rural homeowners near Lancaster are fretting over a water source that’s going away. An inexpensive water dispensing pay station in Lancaster is set to shut down on October 1.

08/23/2011

Heavy rain drops fall and create bubbles in a puddle. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Weekend Rain Does Little For Parched Land & Lakes

The weekend rain was a welcomed relief for many in North Texas. While it may have brought a lot of smiles, Saturday’s shower didn’t bring much help to the area.

08/15/2011

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

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.

08/04/2011

Dead fish float in a lake. (credit: Theo Heimann/AFP/Getty Images)

Higher Water Temperatures Killing North Texas Fish

Humans aren’t the only ones languishing in the North Texas heat. The 30+ days of extreme heat and drought conditions have led to higher water temperatures and lower lake levels and fish are dying.

08/01/2011

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North Texas’ Dangerous Heat Gets Worse

With the heat index pushing to 110-degrees. and above, an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect today through Thursday evening for all of North Texas.

08/01/2011

Downed tree at the Sycamore Tree Apartments in the 5000 block of Lahoma Drive, near Lemmon Avenue and the Dallas North Tollway. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Drought Having Impact On North Texas Trees

The heat wave is withering flowers and turning green grass brown. The hay crop is already ruined. And now, it’s taking a toll on trees.

07/29/2011

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