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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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Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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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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Witer, Flickr
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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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Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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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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See These CRAZY Pictures of Hail in Dallas!

The storms that have been ripping through the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex have been producing major storms, tornadoes that have thrown tractor-trailers off the ground — and hail so big your jaw will drop. Check out these pictures.

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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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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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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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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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