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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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                  More storms expected

                  Another storm front will be covering most of the Mid-South today through Wednesday and is expected to produce severe thunderstorms that include large hail — like last week’s storm, complete with high winds and possible tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

                  Lafayette County is under a flash flood watch, flood warning and tornado watch until midnight, unless canceled or continued, through Wednesday by the NWS. (April 26, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Little Tallahatchie River threatens to spill over due to heavy rains

                    The rain stopped just in time to prevent the Little Tallahatchie River at Etta from overflowing. At 9 p.m. Wednesday, the river crested at 25.3 feet. Flood level is 25 feet. (March 10, 2011, Page 8)

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