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Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Weather & Emergency Alerts

River Flood Warning is in effect

This River Flood Warning remains in effect until 8:15 pm Tuesday for Angelina County, TX

Weather Today

Cloudy night


71° 64°

Cloud Coverage:96%
Wind:SSE at 14 mph
Chance of Rain:22%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:07:21:25 AM
Sunset:07:30:47 PM

This Week's Forecast

Cloudy nightTue
22%71° 64°
Partly cloudyWed
20%82° 66°
Partly cloudyThu
17%86° 68°
100%73° 52°
3%79° 54°
79%76° 61°
Scattered thunderstormsMon
58%78° 53°

AP Weather News


No telling how much more snow coming for Sierra Nevada

A relentless winter at Lake Tahoe has now etched its way into the history books as the Sierra's second-snowiest on record. No one really knows how much snow fell on the infamous Donner Party when the pioneers were trapped atop the Sierra for months and dozens died in the winter of 1846-47. But 56.4 feet has now fallen this season at the Central Sierra Snow Lab at Soda Springs, California. That tops the 55.9 feet in 1982-83. The biggest winter in its 77 years of official record-keeping was nearly 68 feet in 1951-52 when more than 200 passengers on a luxury train were stranded for three days near Donner Pass. Read more


It’s the first day of spring: Here’s what that really means

Spring has sprung: Monday marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. But what does that actually mean? The Earth sits on a tilted axis as it travels around the sun. So usually, sunlight falls differently on the northern and southern halves of the planet. During the equinox, though, the Earth isn't tilted toward or away from the sun. Both hemispheres get equal amounts of sunlight, and day and night are about the same length. For those north of the equator, the start of spring means daylight will stretch longer until the summer solstice in June. Read more


Paris aims to keep Olympians cool without air conditioners

The Paris Olympics is going underground to find a way to keep athletes cool at the 2024 Games without air conditioners. Organizers are planning to install a water-cooling system under the Athletes Village like the one that has helped the Louvre Museum cope with the sweltering heat that broke records last year. The plan is in line with the Paris mayor's resolve to drastically reduce the French capital's greenhouse gas emissions and make the City of Lights carbon neutral by 2050. Two-time Olympic champion and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge endorsed the Paris sustainability plan. He says “we all need to reduce our carbon.” Read more


A week on, brutal Cyclone Freddy still taxes southern Africa

Over a week on from Cyclone Freddy’s second and more devastating landfall in Malawi and Mozambique and nearly a month since it battered Madagascar, the effects are still being felt as locals, officials and aid workers continue to uncover the full extent of the cyclone’s destruction. In Malawi the death toll has reached 447 people, with 282 others missing and close to 400,000 people still displaced, authorities in the country said. Malawi’s southern region, including the financial capital of Blantyre, was the worst affected. In Mozambique, some 66 people have died and 59,000 are still displaced, according to local authorities. Read more