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NOAA Winter Weather Predictions for Lubbock: Colder, Wetter Than Last Year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its winter weather outlook for 2014-15. Lubbock and surrounding areas in west Texas could be in for a cool, wet winter.

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50-foot-tall Foley Snowman
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Central Minnesota Farmer Builds Giant 50-Foot-Tall Snowman [VIDEO]

For the last month and a half, Foley farmer Greg Novak has been busy building a 50-foot tall snowman.

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Rick Gilbert
Rick Gilbert
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Cold Front Blows Through In A Big Way

Most of us have heard the term "blue norther". But what about a "brown norther"? That's what happened this evening when a cold front came blowing in on the south plains at around 6pm.

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Oli Scarff, Getty Images
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Hot Temps Not Just “Small Talk” Anymore – We Set A Record!

It's official. Lubbock, Texas has seen 30 days of temperatures above 100 degrees! This breaks a record set in 1934 when we had twenty-nine 100 plus days.

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Linda Ashton
Linda Ashton
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Hot Temps Mean These Are Really The Dog Days Of Summer

Hot temperatures that have been in the Midwest are spreading now to the Eastern coast of the United States. In the past few days heat indexes (feels like temps) have reached up to 120 degrees in Mitchell, South Dakota and 126 in Newton, Iowa!

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Snow Day

A day to be thankful that you are indoors and warm.  There are a lots of  folks.. and animals that aren't quite as fortunate.  99.5 The Bear would like to say thanks to all that have supported Lubbock Animal Services and their efforts to keep the uncared for animals in Lubbock warm and fed during this really cold weather.   We also ask that you think about the people who aren't as fortunate today and in the future.  More after the jump.

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Dave Hogan, Getty Images
Dave Hogan, Getty Images
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Snow Ice Cream

The weather outside may get ugly, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. Be the snow day hero to your kids, and get the recipe for Snow Ice Cream, after the jump.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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ICE! Are You Ready?

Here is what the DPS folks say about being safe when storms are approaching West Texas:

ICE STORM PREPAREDNESS: PLANNING

Winter storms can strand motorists traveling northern routes in Texas, sometimes striking South Texas and coastal areas. When winter storms threaten, monitor broadcast media and NOAA Weather Radio for information. Keep your gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. On icy roads, drive slowly and increase distance required for stopping. Watch for downed trees and power lines across roads. If power is out, treat all intersections as four-way stops.  Read More after the Jump.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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An Inch Of Snow, Dallas Comes To A Screeching Halt

A powerful storm is expected to hit 11 states and has already dropped record snow in unlikely places like Dallas. Air travelers have also been hit hard with more than 1,700 cancelled flights.

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