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June 10, 2016

Thanks for visiting the home of meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons, weatherman for Central Texas & the Antelope Valley CA.  Watch Burton on Time Warner Cable News channel 1/8/200 every weekday morning from 5am to noon. Click here for the latest forecast.  You can also catch Burton’s forecast on KUT 90.5FM each weekday morning around 7:20 & 8:20.

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1 week ago

Bryan Snider Photography

What a dust storm! Time lapse from yesterday/Sunday as a #haboob swept across #Phoenix.

Time Lapse of Massive Haboob moving into Phoenix, AZ – August 21st, 2016 #haboob #duststorm #azwx

1 week ago

NASA Extended Interview: Record 2016 Heat Eating at Arctic Sea Ice

Arctic sea ice acts as Earth’s “air conditioner” & we’re watching it vanish in what is, so far, the hottest year on record. I took the opportunity to speak with a NASA scientist about the topic — See more

So far, 2016 is the hottest year on record according to NASA. In this extended interview, scientists say the extraordinary heat makes is making for extremely low Arctic sea ice cover this season.

2 weeks ago

TWC News Austin

As many as 189 meteors per hour were reportedly seen at the peak of this year’s #Perseid meteor shower — the best performance of the annual shower since 2004. Burton Fitzsimmons has a review below – See more

2 weeks ago

Photos from Burton Fitzsimmons’s post

The 2016 Perseids didn’t disappoint! It might not have been the “outburst” astronomers called for but close: 189 meteors per hour at the peak last night, best in 12 years according to the numbers. See more

2 weeks ago

Photos from Burton Fitzsimmons’s post

Fireball in the sky! Last night, skywatchers were treated to nearly 40 meteors per hour. Tonight’s the big night, the peak of what is expected to be a Perseid “outburst” w/200+ per hour. Be sure See more

3 weeks ago

Photos from Burton Fitzsimmons’s post

A flurry of “shooting stars” could be seen in last night’s skies! The Perseids are coming in at about 20 per hour right now, but expecting 200+ per hour tomorrow/Thursday night thru early Friday AM See more

3 weeks ago

Photos from Burton Fitzsimmons’s post

As it cools off, get out this evening and look up…we see planets! Jupiter was very close to the crescent moon as seen in these photos from last night. While not as close tonight, Jupiter is still See more

3 weeks ago

Comet Dives Into Sun 08/04/16

It’s the end of this comet as we know it…and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory #SOHO captured it all! Check out the video — yes, that’s a #comet flying into the sun Thursday morning. It See more

4 weeks ago

Photos from Burton Fitzsimmons’s post

Charged solar winds made for some pretty aurora last night around both of Earth’s poles. There’s an early Perseid meteor in one of these photos, as well. See it? 😀

1 month ago

TWC News Austin

Check out my follow-up on the Chinese rocket fireball in this extended interview. While it’s an eye-opener to think this could happen any time, it’s almost as big of a shock to hear the man who See more

If you’re anything like us, you can’t get enough of space-related news. Burton Fitzsimmons followed up with one astronomer on the Chinese rocket that fire-balled Wednesday night:

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