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Heat Warnings Continue Across East Texas

Venturing outside these days makes it hard to breathe. Even walking from the nice, cool office out to the car after work can make a girl sweat. And we don't even want to talk about that temperature inside the car. Ouch! Those seats are sizzlin'.

We probably don't have to tell you that a heat advisory is in effect for much of East Texas through 7 p.m. Thursday. But what does that mean exactly?

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City of Tyler To Offer Free Pickup of Storm Debris

Driving around Tyler this morning you may have noticed all the broken tree limbs and other brush from Saturday evening’s storm that moved through the area. The City of Tyler is going to offer free pick-up of this debris through Friday (July 27th). All limbs and brush must be placed at the curb and be less than eight feet in length.

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Extreme Heat Expected For East Coast, Not East Texas [VIDEO]

East Texas had it's fare share of extreme heat last year and it seems the heat wave and extreme temps have moved up north along the East Coast.  I just happened to catch the forecast for this week for Richmond, VA and what we felt last year is nothing to what they're expecting today and mid-week.

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Lightning Strike Sends Texas Rangers for Cover [VIDEO]

It was the top of the fourth inning last night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington as the Texas Rangers were taking on the Minnesota Twins when a loud clap of thunder and bolt of lightning sent players scrambling to the dugout. The lightning obviously hit very close to the stadium. You can see the interference it caused to the television signal — the cameras even shook from the force of the thunder.

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It’s Hot Outside, But Here’s Five Places Hotter than East Texas

Sure, it’s hot out today here in East Texas. But lets not forget we just cracked triple digits this week and we’re not even supposed to get that high today — But regardless, I know it’s still hot. So since I can’t buy you all a snow-cone, here’s a list of five places that are MUCH hotter than ET, to hopefully help you feel a few degrees cooler today, ya big baby.

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The Actual Risk of Skin Cancer in Texas May Surprise You

Summer is great in Texas, on boats and at the pool. It’s all fun and games until somebody gets a nasty, blistering sunburn.

I got one of those several years ago at Lake Travis in Austin. My back was bare while I was on a boat with friends, I didn’t put an ounce of sunscreen on it, and I laid on a raft for about two hours. The next day, if it had been the time period where it was cool to type OMG, that would have been my choice of acronyms. Or perhaps IMBOF (is my back on fire). And yes, I made that up.

What’s our skin cancer risk in Texas?

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Mr T in DC, Flickr
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4 Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

It should come as no surprise to anyone when I say - this summer is going to be a scorching one. Here in East Texas, they're predicting record setting temperatures that puts previous East Texas summers to shame. Keeping the air conditioners on all the time keeps things cool, but can definitely be draining on the wallet. So with a little research, we found some ways to help keep you cool this summer without your electric bill stealing money from your wallet.

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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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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Summer Weather in Tyler

The weather in East Texas is heating up. While many of us have come to accept our region’s blistering summers, others would prefer to skip ahead to Halloween. If you’re among the latter group, consider one of the many ways to enjoy the sunshine over the next few months.

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Tornado Devastates Wichita, KS and an Iowa Hospital

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback declared a state of emergency in the wake of a giant tornado, which hit Wichita particularly hard late Saturday night. Miraculously there are no major injuries reported so far.

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Severe Weather Outlook for Today [Update 1:30 p.m.]

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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Some Risk Their Lives to Get a Glimpse of Tornadoes [VIDEO]

East Texas was not immune to the tornado outbreak that hit Dallas-Fort Worth yesterday.  A tornado was confirmed by a trained spotter around 3:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, southwest of Sulphur Springs.

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