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July 28, 2005

Tornado injures 19 in England; Sleep Warning issued to forecasters after snoozing on job; Several explosions rock Fort Worth chemical plant; Photos of smoke, evening clouds; Online weather community organizes its own conference; Harvey might form by end of month; NASA: Shuttle escaped damage from foam; Discovery docks with International Space Station; NASA says discovery looks OK to fly home; Critics challenge shuttle program’s future; Shuttle grounding may cause layoffs; Perseid meteor shower Aug. 12

Weird News: Tornado injures 19 in Birmingham, England (With video) | Sleep Warning issued to weather bureau forecasters after apparent snoozing on the job

Explosions Rock Fort Worth Chemical Plant: Story, video and images

Taken July 28 east of Fort Worth's skyline. Links to larger image in new windowI snapped a couple of pictures of the smoke, which could be seen from Dallas Love Field more than 30 miles away. The photos — compiled into one — were taken at about 3:30 p.m. from KXAS-TV’s studios, located about four miles east of downtown Fort Worth. It shows the thick smoke from the fire, which filled the sky over downtown (skyline just left of center). Image links to a larger version in a new window…

Some other photos I took this evening in far north Fort Worth:

Taken July 28 in far north Fort Worth. Links to larger image in new window Taken July 28 in far north Fort Worth. Links to larger image in new window

Images link to large versions in new windows

Weather News: Online weather community has organized its own conference

Harvey *might* form by the end of the month

NASA Updates:

NASA: Shuttle escaped damage from foam

Discovery docks with International Space Station

NASA says discovery looks OK to fly home

Critics challenge shuttle program’s future

Shuttle grounding may cause layoffs

Meteors: Perseid meteor shower coming Fri. Aug. 12

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday 1. Dallas/Fort Worth 2. Las Vegas 3. Atlanta 4. San Antonio 5. Charlotte … and on Wednesday: 1. Dallas/Fort Worth 2. Boston 3. New York City 4. Washington, D.C. 5. Baltimore … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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