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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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Recap of West Texas Weekend Blizzard

This weekend, almost all our listening region received snow. Some places got it worse than others. The blizzard was strongest to the west and to the north. El Paso reported six inches of snow and parts of the Panhandle topped … Continue reading

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Heavy Rains, Flash Flooding Possible Across West Texas Through Friday

West Texas is in store for a round of thunderstorms Tuesday night through Wednesday, and possibly through the end of this week. Eric Ahasic with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Midland says the storms could bring heavy rains and flash … Continue reading

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Freak “Microburst” Knocks Out Power to Sierra Blanca, Van Horn for Days

Power has been restored to residents of Culberson and Hudspeth Counties, after multiple days of outages in the area. El Paso Electric – the service provider for the towns of Van Horn and Sierra Blanca – said a freak windstorm called a “microburst” hit … Continue reading

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Roads Could Stay Icy through Saturday Morning

It looks like old man winter’s sticking around West Texas for another day. The National Weather Service has extended an ongoing Winter Storm Warning stretching from the border to the Permian Basin through 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Parts of the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Strong Winds Hit Terlingua, Damaging Home

The calm in the skies over Terlingua today belies the havoc that touched down Monday night. Around 3 a.m., strong winds – thought to be blowing as fast as 50 mph – ripped the entire roof off of the Ghost Town … Continue reading

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