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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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Playa Lake In Lubbock Park Drying Up

The drought continues is strangle hold on Lubbock and the South Plains. Some experts believe it will last into 2012 and that's not good news.

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Storm Cloud Resembling George Washington Appears in Sky [VIDEO]

A couple guys filming a storm cloud zipping across the horizon in New Brunswick, Canada were treated to a rather stunning visual bonus when the cloud took the shape of an almost perfect human face — one that really looks like American founding father George Washington.

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China Photos, Getty Images
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What You Should Do For A Hot Dog In A Closed Car

It's pretty frightening to calculate what happens to 100+ temps in a closed car, considering the increase in 15 minutes time averages 40 degrees. Most parents would not leave their child unattended, (though this has happened leading to tragic developments), but many think cracking a window and leaving a pet is fine.

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Adam Pretty, Getty Images
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Cooling Vest Helps You Keep Your Cool In Hot Temps

With thirty-plus days of temps over a hundred degrees, people are starting to get creative on how to cool off. We see kids plastic pools filled with ice for the pets outside,or maybe the kids. There's less clothes of course, with shorts being endorsed for professional office attire! And now, there's something called a "cooling vest" that I just found out existed.

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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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This Week in Viral Videos: An Unusual Bike Race Crash, Breakdancing Gorillas and More

The Internet was filled to the brim with viral videos this week, some of which featured amazing ads, crazy crashes and, of course, animals.

Our favorite video of the week has to go to a rather, um, unusual race bike crash

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Koichi Kamoshida, Getty Images
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It’s Another Hot Day…. Stay Cool, Dog [VIDEO]

The temps have been extremely high the last few days, reaching near 100 Saturday and Sunday. Click to read more.

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Are You Ready For A Nighttime Tornado?

Tornado safety should be top of mind this time of year, particularly if you live in "Tornado Alley". Signs at night differ from daytime twisters. Click to find out more info.

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Breastfeeding Doll Creates Stir

There's a new toy on the market....a doll that breastfeeds and some people say it's too advanced for little girls who haven't yet formed breasts. ABC news says the doll is called "Breast Milk Baby", from Berjuan Toys and sells on Amazon

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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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