WXnation WIRE  

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 since Feb. 2003

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June 30, 2003

Tropical Storm Bill; Webcam Ready To Go Live Today

I’ve been immersed in a move all weekend, and come back to work to find that a tropical storm named after me is hitting the U.S. today. Check out the National Hurricane Center. More on Bill (the storm) here. Check out radars and cams in New Orleans, Lafayette and Mobile. Here’s a nice hurricane tracker. Many other links are in the right column of the National page.

The new WXnation webcam view from north Fort Worth went live around 6 p.m. today. It looks out the window at WXnation’s headquarters, now in north Fort Worth. It’s pointed ENE, and looks at the skies over Keller, Southlake and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Archives of the old Arlington and Fort Worth skyline webcams are still linked below the image.

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June 28, 2003

Man-made Clouds Coming; Stormy In Central U.S.

The house is ours, and soon the WXnation webcam will return to the Net…

Man-made clouds may come by July 10.

Central U.S. storms may be severe Saturday

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June 27, 2003

Many, Many Papers Await Us

We’re off to sign many, many papers for the closing. Entries to the weblog this weekend may be sparse or non-existant. Have a good weekend!

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June 26, 2003

Summery Friday For Most; The Closing Approaches

Many will see a summery Friday. Details in the forecast story.

Well, my wife and I close on our new house Friday, and we have some unusually cool days (for here in north Texas) for moving. The new webcam should be up and running by sometime next week…

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June 25, 2003

Storms Batter States; AZ Fire; Wet Spring; New Bubb Rubb Mix

Storms, tornadoes batter several states while Arizona fire burns 345 buildings so far.

More strange clouds tonight for some. Details in Monday’s weblog entry. For others: Record wet spring. Here’s today’s weather forecast story.

Check out a new mix featuring Bubb Rubb and Lil Sis — music clip # 8 on this page. More on this phenomenon is in June 5th’s weblog entry.

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June 24, 2003

Record Hailstone Hits NE; WXnation Webcam On The Move!

Record hailstone lands in Nebraska — six and a half inches wide with a circumference was 17 and three-eighths inches!

After exactly 30 weeks, the WXnation.com Webcam from Arlington, TX went offline at 4:20 CT today. It was the only live webcam (besides traffic cams) in Arlington (that we know of), and updated at least once every 30 or 60 seconds 24/7 since Nov. 27, 2002. Many, many great captures are broken down by month at the webcam archive page, which includes a great lightning strike shot. The webcam moves to WXnation’s new home in north Fort Worth in about a week. Look for a new view pointed to the northeast … toward Keller, TX and north of DFW International Airport.

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June 23, 2003

Strange Clouds Coming; Earthquake; FL Flood Threat Ends; Storms In Plains

SpaceWeather.com says strange clouds will be seen on the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday night. More details from NASA.

Earthquake rocks ocean south of Aleutians. Here’s a nice earthquake activity map. Much more in the National page.

Florida flood threat ends

USA Today weather story for Tuesday: More storms in Northern Plains

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June 22, 2003

Florida Flooding Threat; Auroras

Flooding threatens Florida homes

The SpaceWeather.com June 2003 aurora gallery is looking nice

USA Today.com Weather Story For Monday

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June 21, 2003

Summer’s Here; Longest Day Of The Year; Storm Injures 21; Storms In N. Plains

Summer is here! Was Saturday a long day for you? Maybe because it’s the longest day of the year! It was a long one for me: My wife and I went to a $50,000 giveaway at a storage place in Keller, TX. Didn’t win anything, so we went out searching for a good bedroom set, spoke to our homebuilder (we’re days away from closing on our house), and caught the Texas Rangers/Houston Astros game. The Rangers played poorly until we left at the end of 7, and then they hit 2 homers. They still lost, but maybe me seeing them is a jinx… Naah, they just need pitching!

Back to weather! Storm injures 21 in Japan

Here comes the heat in North Texas.

But … Some ask, ‘Will the weather ever catch up to summer?’

Stormy northern Plains, Corn Belt

On a website note, I removed the voting from the Super Sites page. The votes in the Top Cams page run from Nov. 2002 to June 2003. They are accurate, but were getting to time consuming to maintain, plus the removal of the “Vote” buttons on the Super Sites page reduces its download time considerably.

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June 20, 2003

Weather Bugs Homeowners; Venus & Mercury Close

Weird weather bugs homeowners

Global warming leads to weather of mass destruction

Venus & Mercury are close, says SpaceWeather.com

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June 19, 2003

The Walk-Through; TGIF Weather Forecast

Well, my wife and I had a nearly 3-hour walk-through of our new home today. Plenty to sign and plenty of questions… Overall, things look good. We move in by the end of the month.

Drier weather for Ohio Valley and the parts of the South. Friday’s weather story here.

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June 18, 2003

Mars, Here We Come!; Hot WA; U.K. Cam Excites Some, Not All

Getting close to Mars! Here’s a star map for Thursday morning.

Thursday’s weather story

It was a hot day in Washington State

See UK’s rarest bird of prey via a webcam

And more from Britain: New webcam in U.K. excites some, to others it’s a plain train.

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June 17, 2003

Web Crime Cams; Super Storm Pic; Green Car Setback

Web crime cams keep criminals at bay

Another great picture of stormy weather via SpaceWeather.com

It isn’t easy being green for clean-air racer running on ethanol

Flooding threat continues in South, East. Text forecast story from USAToday.com

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June 16, 2003

New Computer Gives Better WX Picture

New computer to give better weather picture

Forecasters expect fewer Eastern Pacific hurricanes this year

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June 15, 2003

Sun A Glowing Orb; Flooding In North Texas

Gotta love a local weather story that starts with: “During the mid-afternoon hours yesterday, several city residents reported the appearance of a strange, glowing orb in the sky — it seemed to be “burning” and resembled the object formerly known as “the sun.”

Many days of storms in Dallas-Fort Worth leave flooding, power outages

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