The heat is on

The heat is on

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Brian Knox

If May was any indication, we might be in for a hot, dry summer.

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Wild weather: Ice, rain slam county; more to come

Wild weather: Ice, rain slam county; more to come

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Richard Greene

Winter returned to Wise County Wednesday morning with heavy sleet and freezing rain, causing havoc on local roadways, snapping trees and power lines and forcing the closure of most school districts.

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Crews work around the clock to restore power

Crews work around the clock to restore power

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

After dealing with issues related to spring-like thunderstorms Tuesday, local electric companies then had to deal with bigger winter ice storm problems Wednesday through Friday.

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Boil water notice issued for SouthWest Water customers

Published Thursday, February 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

The SouthWest Water Company issued boil water notices Thursday for hundreds of customers in eastern Wise County after an extended power outage Wednesday. The restrictions are expected to be in place until Saturday. In an email, spokesperson Jennifer McKnight said, “inclement weather throughout the night caused a power outage which resulted in a loss of pressure in the distribution system.”

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Ice causes power outages

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

As of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, 2,960 Oncor customers were without power in Wise County due to the ongoing icy weather. Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said tree trimming crews were out trying to cut limbs away from lines and linemen were working to restore power.

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Sleet, ice strikes Wise County

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Winter returned to Wise County Wednesday morning with heavy sleet and freezing rain, causing havoc on local roadways. Sleet began falling in downtown Decatur shortly before noon, covering the roads. The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning for Wise County until midnight Thursday. Conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day.

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Fire Weather Watch issued for Tuesday, Wednesday

Published Monday, January 29, 2018
By Richard Greene

After a busy weekend battling grass fires, Wise County firefighters could potentially face another pair of challenging days. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the county from 11 a.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Chance for snow arrives Thursday afternoon

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Winter could make a return to Wise County Thursday afternoon. After a seasonably warm day Wednesday, a strong cold front will arrive in Thursday morning with 25 to 30 mph winds. Moisture will follow in the afternoon after temperatures drop in the mid to low 30s, bringing a slight chance for sleet and snow.

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Sleet falls in Wise County

Published Friday, October 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Wise County residents received a short surprise visit from Old Man Winter late Friday morning. Even with temperatures in the low 40s, a few sleet pellets fell in Decatur and other portions of Wise County.

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Thunderstorms may hit Wise

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Alvord, Chico, Crafton and Greenwood/Slidell fire departments were put on weather watch at 3:35 p.m. Sunday due to a storm west of Chico.

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Winter comes to Wise

Winter comes to Wise

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
By David Talley

Winter weather descended on Wise County Friday, causing pedestrians on the Decatur square to hurry to their destination and scattering snow over sidewalks, parking lots and lawns.

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2016 in Review: Mother Nature’s wrath

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2016
By Messenger Staff

While Wise County didn't see the record rainfall of 2015, 2016 did have its share of weather news.

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Winter weather presents potential safety threats

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By David Talley

Even though temperatures dipped into the single digits last weekend, Wise County medics weren't called to any temperature related emergencies, EMS Director Charles Dillard said Tuesday.

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Cool front rolls into Wise

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By David Talley

A front brought cooler weather and some rain to Wise County late in the week.

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What a relief: Rain, cooler temps throughout August

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

August is typically the hottest and one of the driest months for our area.

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Accident forces truck off overpass

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BREAKING — A two-car accident forced a Chevrolet pickup truck off of the overpass at the Texas 51 and US 287 intersection.

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Inclement weather causes power outages, dangerous road conditions

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Wind speeds over 20 mph and temperatures in the mid 20s caused more than 500 to lose power Wednesday night in Chico. At about 7:30 p.m., Oncor representative Sabrina Easily said crews were tracking down the cause of the outage. Residents' power was still list out as of 10 p.m.

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