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National Weather Service

Isaac to send showers, breezes to Oxford

Oxford residents can expect a few showers and breezy conditions over the next two days and remnants from Hurricane Isaac drift into north Mississippi. Local power companies are geared up to handle any power outages that might occur. (August 29, 2012, Page 1, 14)

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    Little relief from blistering heat

    Temperatures are expected to hit 103 this weekend and could feel more like 105 to 114 with the heat index as humidity levels begin to climb today. Fire officials are asking everyone to be safe and use precautions setting off fireworks in the county or burning until when and if a burn ban is placed into effect for Lafayette County. (June 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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      Dry conditions little concern for farmers

      Lafayette County is under a moderate drought due to the dry spring, however, thanks to irrigation systems, local farmers say their crops are doing just fine. (June 7, 2012, Page 5A)

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        Severe weather expected today

        Lafayette County could see wind gusts as high as 35 mph as a cold front moves into the area. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and severe weather alert for the area. The cold front could produce dangerous thunderstorms with large hail and tornadoes. (March 2, 2012, Page 2A)

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          Community gets snow for second time this fall

          Snow began early this morning as the second snowfall of the late fall in Oxford. Over one inch had accumulated by late morning but was expected to melt by mid-day with freezing fog likely this evening. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

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            Cool temps bring risks

            Severe weather, tornadoes and an increase in house fires can be possible during the fall and winter months in Lafayette County. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)

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              Wet Labor Day forecast for area

              Tropical Depression 13 is expected to dump inches of rain in the Gulf Coast states Sunday and Monday but how much rain Oxford will see is still unknown. (September 2, 2011, Page 3A)

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                Heat warnings remain

                Temperatures are expected to hit close to 100 again over the weekend. The heat is being blamed for two deaths in Memphis. Warnings from the National Weather Service remain in affect today and Saturday. Forecasters say north Mississippi should see a slight break in temperatures mid-week next week. (August 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Blistering heat settles in

                  Temperatures are expected to hit 101 today and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, with heat index readings reaching 116. However, showers are expected Wednesday evening that could bring temperatures back down to the mid-90s over the weekend. (July 12, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Another storm blows through

                    While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

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