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    Expect a wide range of weather

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    A cold snap is still expected in the Crossroads next week, but probably not before a threat of severe storms this weekend. That threat includes hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado as an upper-level disturbance moves across the state, ...

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    Get ready for cold snap next week

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    Get ready for what the National Weather Service is calling a significant cold snap next week. Computer models are indicating it will affect a large portion of the nation, including South Texas. This could be the coldest air of the ...

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    Be careful with those fireworks

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    Don’t let the rain Tuesday and Wednesday fool you. The National Weather Service and the Texas Forest Service continue to warn that there is an elevated danger of wildfires through the New Year’s Eve weekend. They urge people planning to ...

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    Don't be left in the dark about upcoming eclipse

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    The Crossroads will get an early holiday treat Monday night when the Earth passes between the sun and moon. It will produce the best lunar eclipse for North American residents until 2014, according to www.space.com. Spaceweather.com reports the total eclipse ...

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    Meteor shower coming up

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    What’s likely to be the best meteor shower of the year will peak Monday night. NASA reports that the 2010 Geminids meteor shower will realistically produce 50 to 80 meteors per hour in the eastern sky. It has the potential ...

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    Meteor shower flares up

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    The clear skies and a crisp atmosphere should make it easy for sky watchers to catch a glimpse of the yearly Leonid meteor shower peaking this week. Spaceweather.com reports that so far the shower falls into the modest category, with ...

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    Strong to severe storms possible for Crossroads

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    A strong cold front is forecast to bring rain, cooler weather and possibly severe storms to the Crossroads Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. The chance of severe weather is slight, but areas that get it will experience strong winds and ...

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    Green comet making appearance

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    Crossroads residents will have a chance to catch a rare glimpse of a comet if they have a dark sky. Spaceweather.com reports the Comet 103P/Hartley2 will be within 11 million miles of the Earth in the predawn hours of Wednesday. ...

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    Hurricane Karl could become a major storm

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    Karl was upgraded to a hurricane Thursday as it traversed westward through the Bay of Campeche and could become a major storm. It’s still forecast to strike Mexico well south of Brownsville. What’s that mean for the Crossroads? Possibly another ...

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    Tropical Storm Karl?

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

    Yep. Tropical Storm Karl formed in the western Caribbean Sea this afternoon and appears destined for Mexico south of Brownsville later this week. It has winds of 40 mph and is forecast to intensify to 63 mph in three days. ...

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