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Coast to Coast – A Wild Few Days in Weather

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It’s always amazing to see how different conditions can be, from one side of the country to the other. This weekend, there was a wide variety of weather to report.

Texas

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Bastrop, Texas, just down the road from Austin, dealt with severe flooding this spring. Over the weekend, they were dealing with too little water and wildfires. The fires burned structures and caused evacuations. Crews worked on the ground and in the air, to put out the flames.

Mississippi

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In Denton, Mississippi, more wildfire activity with firefighters working hard on the ground and airborne recon helping to get a handle on the extent of the spreading danger.

Arizona

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Arizona saw two weather extremes over the weekend. First, on Friday, it was another giant dust storm that started the weekend with choking, visibility killing, clouds of dirt. Out in the country surrounding Maricopa, Arizona, the wind blew, the sky darkened, and it looked like a scene out of a movie.

In Phoenix, it was the same situation, except with people and cars out in it. One minute you could see them, the next you couldn’t!
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Then, to end the weekend in Phoenix, thunderstorms moved in, dropping copious amounts of rain. It also created another exciting, but always dangerous lightning display well after sunset on Sunday.
All the way across the country, the weekend came to a close in New York, with beautiful fall colors and a seasonal tradition, pumpkin picking in Mohonk.

New York
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In Sherman, New York, it was an early taste of Winter! Enough of the big, wet flakes fell to excite snow lovers, but luckily, just enough to wet the roads, while traffic seemed unaffected on the highways around the town. It was a good reminder though, that it’s time to get out coats out and prepare for another season change, soon.

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For WeatherNation: John Van Pelt.

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