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Weather Warnings — Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone

The FCC and FEMA have been working on a system to notify the general public of imminent threats to life or property in your area. This system is ready to go now and you will begin to receive the messages on your cell phone as early as this month. The message is called a WEA, or Wireless Emergency Alert. Tornado warnings, flash flood warnings and several other high-end warnings will go direct to wireless users in an affected county automatically if their device is compatible.

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Severe Weather Outlook for Today

 

Update 1:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service says the threat for large hail and tornadoes is now less than it looked yesterday, but is still not gone completely. It appears now the greatest threat is going to be from winds in excess of 70 mph.

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Dallas-Area Tornado Sends Tractor-Trailer FLYING [VIDEO]

Here’s just another example why tornadoes are one of the scariest natural disasters on the planet. As the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex was just hammered by tornadoes this afternoon, WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas got some unthinkable footage.

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Tornadoes Slam DFW; East Texas Under Tornado Watch [UPDATE 2:42 P.M.]

The National Weather Service has reported that several tornadoes have touched down in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and eight East Texas counties are now under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. tonight.

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When Lightning Strikes — And What It Can Do [VIDEO]

I’m sitting at my desk, listening in on a conference call with about 60 other people across our company. I can hear the rain, a little thunder — it’s noticeable, but not distracting. I start to answer an email, and needless to say, I experienced something for the first time in my life …

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Lightning Strikes the 96X Studios [VIDEO]

After our station got directly jack-hammered with some of Zeus' best, leaving our station off the air around 1:15 this afternoon, I figured I'd try to make the best of it and get a little learnin' in.

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Slight Risk of Severe Weather Today [UPDATE 12:30 p.m.]

Update 12:30 p.m.
A line of showers and thunderstorms is moving north through East Texas. Small hail, winds gusting near 70mph and lots of lightning and rain expected as these storms move through the area. The severe thunderstorm watch is expected to be expanded to add more counties in NE Texas later this afternoon.

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Flood Waters Force Road Closures in East Texas

Numerous road closures are reported in East Texas today as a result of the heavy rains. The Texas Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety reports the following road closures:

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Severe Weather a Possibility Tonight [UPDATE 3:30 p.m.]

The northern half of East Texas is under a slight risk of severe weather today. Isolated thunderstorms with the possibility of very large hail could develop later this afternoon.

We will keep you posted both on-air and online! Be sure to"like" us on Facebook to receive updates. You can also stay ahead of the storms by checking our interactive radar on the weather page!

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Severe Weather a Possibility Today [UPDATE: 1:00 p.m.]

East Texas is receiving some much needed rainfall, but throughout the day there is also a possibility of strong to severe storms. We will keep you posted both on-air and online! Be sure to"like" us on Facebook to receive updates. You can also stay ahead of the storms by checking our interactive radar on the weather page!

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East Texas Under Flash Flood Watch Until 4 a.m.

The National Weather Service says locally heavy rainfall is expected over much of the state today and tonight with widespread rain resulting in one to near three inches of rainfall. An isolated thunderstorm is also possible.

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Mother Nature’s Top 10 Freakout Moments of 2011

Every year, Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s the boss and 2011 was no different. In fact, it was the second most expensive year on record for insurers, costing $108 billion. Here’s a look back at the 10 most memorable natural disasters of 2011 in chronological order.

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