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NASA Ready to Study Comet Hurtling Towards Mars

NASA Ready to Study Comet Hurtling Towards Mars

Traveling at nearly 100 times faster than a speeding bullet, a huge comet makes a very close call to the Red Planet on Sunday. An array of NASA probes will watch it all happen from both the surface and orbit around Mars. Updated 10/20/2014 01:35 PM

Shoal Creek Saloon Flood Cleanup

Shoal Creek Saloon Flood Cleanup

The storms left some cleanup to do in a number of areas that had minor flooding. In downtown Austin, a popular hangout is trying to dry out. Our Burton Fitzsimmons shows us how things are looking at Shoal Creek Saloon. 09/18/2014 03:03 PM

Temps to Warm Slightly Ahead of More Rain

Temps to Warm Slightly Ahead of More Rain

After record cool weather and a couple of rounds of rain this weekend, temperatures are on the way back up to normal for this time of year — near 90 — as we start the new week. 09/15/2014 08:29 AM

Temperatures to Warm Slightly with More Rain Ahead

Temperatures to Warm Slightly with More Rain Ahead

After record cool weather and a couple of rounds of rain this weekend, temperatures are on the way back up to normal for this time of year — near 90 — as we start the new week. 09/15/2014 08:24 AM

1st Day of School to be Hot, Humid

1st Day of School to be Hot, Humid

School starts this week for most districts in the area, and the weather is expected to be hot and humid. As we near the end of the week, however, the upper-level high pressure that's causing the high temperatures will back off a bit and allow a cold front to approach. 08/23/2014 11:28 AM

Hot, Humid Weather Expected for 1st Day of School

Hot, Humid Weather Expected for 1st Day of School

School starts this week for most districts in the area, and the weather is expected to be hot and humid. As we near the end of the week, however, the upper-level high pressure that's causing the high temperatures will back off a bit and allow a cold front to approach. 08/23/2014 11:09 AM

NASA:  Arctic Ice Receding As Earth Warms

NASA: Arctic Ice Receding As Earth Warms

Measurements made by NASA show Arctic sea ice covers nearly one million fewer square miles than 40 years ago, proof that Planet Earth continues to warm up. A new mission will study the North Pole and impact on climate. Updated 08/22/2014 05:40 PM

Cool, wet April a sign of mild summer to come?

Cool, wet April a sign of mild summer to come?

When it comes to the weather, April turned out to be a winner for several reasons, so will it be another sizzler of a summer, or will rain continue to move our way? Forecasters take a guess. 05/01/2013 03:04 PM

A closer look at NASA's new Webb telescope

A closer look at NASA's new Webb telescope

In an exclusive interview, Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons takes time to learn about the technology, origins and future of the James Webb Space Telescope. A life-size model of the scope sits outside the Long Center during the SXSW Gaming Expo. Updated 03/07/2013 03:12 PM

Driest November in 115 years

Driest November in 115 years

Not a drop of rain fell in the Capitol City during the month of November, tying a record for the driest November in Austin's weather history. 11/30/2012 02:40 PM

Storm Ready: Work and school

Storm Ready: Work and school

(Part 3) Students are given weather drills at school, but most office workers don't know to find a windowless room on a low floor if severe weather strikes. Updated 03/01/2006 11:30 AM

Storm Ready: In the home

Storm Ready: In the home

(Part 2) The wrath of nature can easily turn your home back into a pile bricks or scrap wood. Here are ways to make your home storm ready both inside and out. Updated 02/28/2006 11:29 AM

Storm Ready: Sports and outdoors

Storm Ready: Sports and outdoors

(Part 4) Flooding and lightning come in as the Top 2 weather killers. We get them both many times all at once. Learn how to improve your odds of survival this severe weather season by being Storm Ready. 03/10/2005 10:10 AM

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