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Texas still coping with aftermath of weekend storms

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FORT WORTH — Commuters can expect a few sprinkles of rain Monday morning and a break from dreary weather by Tuesday, when sunny skies are expected to end the dangerously wet month for North Texas. Fort Worth Fire Department dive crews Monday morning will again assess water levels at Deer Creek in southern Tarrant County to determine whether search efforts ...

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Hot temperatures expected to continue

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CARLSBAD — Carlsbad residents can continue to expect the temperature to peak at 100 degrees or hotter, at least through Saturday. Meteorologist Eric Ahasic with the National Weather Service in Midland, Texas, attributed the heat surge to a ridge of high pressure that has formed over Texas and parts of Oklahoma. “It’s a big dome of hot air sitting over ...

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Risk of severe storms Thursday and Friday

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CORPUS CHRISTI – Weather officials on Wednesday told area emergency management staff to brace for severe storms. Predictions for Thursday and Friday indicate substantial risks for damaging winds, large hail and flooding, said John Metz with the National Weather Service Corpus Christi office. Thunderstorms with hail — ranging from 1 to 2 inches in diameter — are expected Thursday along ...

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5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

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A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday: WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL, MAKING MORNING COMMUTE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ANYTHING BUT DELIGHTFUL Dozens of districts in the Pittsburgh area were on a two-hour delay Tuesday as 3 to 5 inches of snow was expected in some areas. PennDOT even reduced ...

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Cold front incoming

A beautiful snowy white setting after a winter snow. This country road, line with trees at the base of a hill is located in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

Shorts weather will take a short hiatus in the middle of this week as a cold front will drop temperatures as much as 40 degrees from Monday’s balmy weather, only to return to the 60s by the weekend. Meteorologist Andrew Arnold with the National Weather Service in Midland said the cold front that moved through Monday evening and this morning ...

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National Ecological Observatory Network expands aerial work, planning hangar in Boulder

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Alicia Wallace | The Boulder Daily Camera, Colo. A little more than five years after settling its headquarters in Boulder, the National Ecological Observatory Network is more than halfway through a nearly $434 million effort to build a continental-scale laboratory. NEON’s federally funded efforts involve placing 106 field sites and instruments on land and in waterways across the United States, ...

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Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

Team Leader Juan Carlos Lentijo, the IAEA's Director of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, examines recovery work on top of Unit 4 of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 17 April 2013 as part of a mission to review Japan's plans to decommission the facility.
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation’s nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios. A National Academy of Sciences report says that means thinking about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, solar storm, multiple failures and situations that seem freakishly unusual. ...

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