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Wind Advisory Across West Texas Today

Strong winds  are picking up this afternoon across West Texas. In parts of the region, gusts will reach as high 65 miles per hour. The high winds are causing several warnings in the area.

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La Niña could reverse Texas’ drought trend

By Caroline Halter Less than one percent of Texas is currently experiencing drought conditions. That’s down from 10 percent at the beginning of August. But, La Niña could change that.

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State Climatologist to Ranchers: Careful With Your Water

State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon spoke to a room full of ranchers from across the southwest on Thursday, with this message: careful how you use that water. Ranchers were gathered in Alpine for an annual meeting of the Society for … Continue reading

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Farmers Happy with Rainy September

Thanks to Hurricane Odille, parts of the Permian Basin saw significant rains in September.  Local farmers welcomed the rain, but hope for sunny skies through the rest of harvest season. Several counties received over three inches of rain recently, causing … Continue reading

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Fewer Atlantic Hurricanes Bode Well For An El Niño Winter

There’s a good chance of an El Niño weather pattern forming by the end of the year. That could be good for easing or even ending the Texas drought. But it’s not a sure thing. For meteorologists to know El Niño … Continue reading

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Red Cross Shelter at Pecos High School Closes Today

Update 9:30 AM Thursday: The Red Cross will close its shelter at the Pecos High School today at 1 PM, with all nearby residents now able to return to their homes or to stay with friends or family. Only four nearby oilfield workers … Continue reading

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Lake J.B. Thomas Nearly 50% Full after Recent Rains

Over the past week, heavy rains have caused flooding in the Permian Basin that’s stranded many and left one man dead. Still, for drought-stricken Lake J.B .Thomas, there was some good news. Large amounts of rain fell in its watershed, … Continue reading

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Pecos Residents Bracing for More Flooding on the Pecos River

Some already-flooded parts of West Texas near the New Mexico state line are bracing for more flooding in the coming days. The town of Pecos has been among the areas hardest-hit by recent flooding on the Pecos River. The river has risen … Continue reading

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Dangerous, Record-Breaking Heat Expected This Week

The National Weather Service predicts we could see record-breaking heat Monday-Wednesday, with temperatures reaching highs not seen in a century for this time of year in some parts of the borderland region. Highs are expected to top out near 110° along the … Continue reading

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