Wolfabilene Updates

A Coffee Company Will Pay $3,000 for You to Take More Breaks

 

If one of the skills you wish you could put on your resume is, "Really good at taking breaks" . . . this is the time you might actually want to say that.

 

A coffee company called Chameleon is planning to "hire" two people for $3,000 each . . . to take more coffee breaks. 

 

If you want a shot, you can enter on their website by May 31st.  They're going to pick two people who will get $3,000 each and 10 cases of cold brew bottles.

 

They say they were inspired to run the contest after they found that two-thirds of people who are working from home say they take the same number of coffee breaks or even fewer than they used to . . . even though they work longer hours. 

 

(PR Newswire)

 

 

By: Chameleon Organic Coffee

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Netflix Is Going to Teach You How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

 

A good night's sleep has been hard to come by for a lot of people over the past year.  And now Netflix . . . which probably shares some of the blame . . . is coming to the rescue.

 

They're teaming up with the meditation app Headspace for an animated series called "Headspace Guide to Sleep".

 

It'll explore, quote, "the science behind a healthy night's sleep and provide tips on how to get the best sleep you've ever had."

 

Each 15-minute episode explores a new topic, like insomnia, stress, whether looking at your phone in bed is really that bad, and sleeping pills.

 

And they end with a "guided wind-down designed to help you on your journey to better sleep."  It'll be out in two weeks.

 

Meanwhile, Headspace's rival app Calm teamed up with HBO Max for a show called "A World of Calm".

 

(Hollywood Reporter)

 

 

By: James Hibberd

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Abilene Chamber of Commerce applauds airport's 'Master Plan'

 

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC)- This past Thursday, the City Council approved the airport’s Master Plan, which sets the stage for the next five, ten, and twenty years. 

 

“Many communities don’t leverage their airport and ours again is one stop from anywhere in the world,” said Doug Peters, Abilene Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. 

 

The Abilene airport while small, could be seeing come big changes over the next 10-20 years. 

 

“As important piece of infrastructure for our community as roads and bridges or anything else,” said Peters. 

 

Peters says the airport is an indicator of how well our economy is doing. 

 

“The more successful our airport is, the more accessible the air service is, in and out of our community, the more successful our community will be,” said Peters. 

 

Don Green, Transportation Services Director says the airport master plan maps out new ways for economic development and expanding our airports success. 

 

“It’s a very useful document for airport management,” said Green. “It looks at forecasts of what our passenger growth could be… The regional jets are getting larger, and we want to be able to fully accommodate those, we can now, but we look to the future in adding gates and seating space, and the overall flow of passengers in and out of the terminal.” 

 

Which in the long run, helps not only the Chamber of Commerce, but the City of Abilene as a whole. 

 

“They have help cast a vision that helps us to really maximize of the footprint of the airport,” said Peters. “We applaud the work of the airport, we applaud the council for supporting the ability to advance the interest, the economic interest of our community.” 

 

The airport staff will continue working to maximize opportunities and say in the next 10 years we can expect to see some upgrades, including another TSA lane. 

 

 

By: Marley Capper

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Four Things You Can Do in Under Ten Minutes to Increase Your Happiness . . . For Free

 

It's Friday!  If that's not a good enough reason to be excited today, here are four things you can do to feel happier.  And the best part is, they all take less than 10 minutes, and they're FREE...

 

1.  Message someone you know.  Reach out to someone you haven't spoken to in a while.  Even if it's just to send them a funny photo or a fun memory that you had.

 

2.  Organize your errands.  Organize all the small errands you need to do and start checking them off.  Planning like that helps reduce procrastination so we feel less stressed out.

 

3.  Check your vacation day balance.  Knowing how many days you have and thinking about what you may do with them allows you to visualize ACTUALLY taking a vacation.

 

4.  Watch relaxing videos.  When you have a spare couple minutes, try watching some relaxing videos on the internet.  Nature videos are especially good for this. 

 

A recent study out of UC Berkeley found that people who watched parts of that BBC series "Planet Earth" felt an increase in joy, amusement, and curiosity.  And the videos also reduced feelings of fatigue, anger, and stress. 

 

(CNBC)

 

 

By: Gili Malinsky

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The "Friends" Reunion Special Will Finally Film This Week

 

The "Friends" special we've been waiting this whole pandemic for is FINALLY shooting this week.  At least that's what "sources" are telling the "Hollywood Reporter".  HBO Max hasn't confirmed it yet.

 

The show was originally supposed to debut on May 27th of 2020 . . . but it kept being pushed back due to COVID-19.

 

There's no word yet on a new premiere date.

 

(Hollywood Reporter)

 

 

Rick Porter

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Four Things to Look Forward to in April

 

Here a few things to look forward to in April . . .

 

1.  In sports:  Major League Baseball gets started today . . . the Final Four is this Saturday with Baylor vs. Houston, and Gonzaga vs. UCLA . . . then the championship game is Monday . . . The Masters is next weekend . . . and the NFL Draft is April 29th.

 

2.  Awards season wraps up this month with the Screen Actors Guild Awards this Sunday . . . the BAFTAs a week later . . . and the Academy Awards April 25th.

 

3.  Lots of TV is on the way this month, including some new stuff:  The "Law & Order: Organized Crime" spinoff lands tonight on NBC.  Joss Whedon's Victorian-era superhero show "The Nevers" hits HBO next weekend . . .

 

Jamie Foxx's new sitcom "Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me" hits Netflix on the 14th . . . and season four of "The Handmaid's Tale" will finally premiere on Hulu April 28th.  (The last new episode aired August 14th, 2019.)

 

4.  And finally, the holidays:  The big one is Easter, which is also the last day of Passover.  But Monday is Deep Dish Pizza Day . . . National Beer Day is April 7th . . . National Pet Day is the 11th . . . Wear Pajamas to Work Day is the 16th . . . Earth Day is the 22nd . . . and Arbor Day is April 30th.


Four Signs It's Time to Take a Break from Social Media

 

Chrissy Teigen quit Twitter earlier this week after revealing it was taking a toll on her mental health.  It's probably a good idea for ALL of us to reevaluate our relationship with social media.  Here are four signs you might need a break . . .

 

1.  You compulsively check your phone.  We're all way too attached to our phones to begin with, but if you're checking your notifications, messages, and likes every few minutes, or in a way that affects your job or family time, that's a big problem.

 

2.  You wake up or fall asleep feeling "off."  If you're waking up worried about something you said or saw on social media the night before, it might be time to set some boundaries with your accounts.

 

3.  Your real-life interactions are suffering.  If you've been interacting with your friends and family less while getting wrapped up in Facebook arguments or scrolling on Instagram, it might be time to reassess your priorities.

 

4.  You've started viewing yourself negatively.  Social media can be dangerous because people only share things they want you to see.  It's like viewing a "highlight reel" of their life. 

 

And if you're constantly comparing yourself to someone else's highlights, it might make you feel anxious, depressed, or lonely when your life doesn't quite measure up.  If that happens, it's definitely time for a break. 

 

(USA Today)

 

 

Sara M Moniuszko

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Three Things You Can Do to Your House to Put Yourself in a Better Mood

 

You've probably spent a LOT of time inside your house in the past year . . . more than you ever expected.  So what have you done to the place to make yourself happy . . . or at least SANE?

 

A new survey asked people what they do to their house to put themselves in a better mood.  And the top three are . . .

 

1.  Keep it clean.

 

2.  Make sure it smells good.

 

3.  Set the temperature so it's comfortable.

 

The survey also found two-thirds of people have taken time in the past year to try to fix up their place so it helps their mood. 

 

(Yahoo)

 

 

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Fallen Down a 'Rabbit Hole' Lately? We Spend 35 Hours a Year Researching Stuff We Didn't Mean To

 

I meant to check the weather last night, and then spent 20 minutes researching why cats are afraid of cucumbers.  So this definitely applies to me . . .

 

The average American falls down an online "rabbit hole" five times a week, according to a new survey.  That's where you get sidetracked or sucked in, and end up researching something you didn't mean to.

 

We spend an average of eight minutes on a topic each time it happens.  So that's a total of 35 hours a year researching stuff accidentally.

 

The most common subjects we do it with are celebrities or entertainment . . . news and current events . . . history . . . science . . . and health issues.

 

Politics, true crime, and technology also made the Top 10.

 

(Yahoo)

 

 

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Tomorrow Is the First Day of Spring! Here's Why It Might Make You Happier and Healthier

 

The first day of spring is tomorrow.  Here are some ways the changing season could make you happier and healthier . . .

 

1.  There's better light.  We just changed the clocks so it's brighter later now.  And the sudden jump in the amount of sunshine we get can have a big impact on our mood.

 

2.  The sky is bluer. It's not your imagination, the sky actually looks more blue in the springtime.  It's due in part to the Sun's position in the sky this time of year.  

 

3.  You might sleep better.  Being exposed to more sunlight during the day can help you sleep better at night.  And if you're sleeping better, you'll feel more awake and able to concentrate during the day.  

 

4.  Activities like gardening are a mood-enhancer.  Any activity that gets you outside and moving is probably good for your health and wellbeing.  It can affect everything from your metabolism, weight, and mood, to things like cardiovascular disease and even eyesight. 

 

(The Guardian)

 

 

By: Amy Fleming

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Five Ways to Adjust to Daylight Saving Time

 

 A lot of people have trouble falling asleep on time after we spring forward.  But here are five things that can help you adjust . . .

 

1.  Get some exercise today.  Even a brisk walk can help your body crave sleep a little more and compensate for that extra hour.  Just don't do it too late in the day.  The Better Sleep Council says no later than two hours before bedtime.

 

2.  Skip that extra cup of coffee later in the day.  Caffeine stays in your body up to 12 hours.  And even if you swear it doesn't affect your sleep, it won't hurt to cut yourself off a little early.

 

3.  Don't eat dinner too late.  Try to eat at least three hours before bed.  Later than that can mess with your sleep.

 

4.  Don't drink tonight.  Alcohol can help you fall asleep faster, but the quality of your sleep suffers.  So if you're trying to adjust and get a good night's sleep, avoid booze.

 

5.  Put your phone away.  You've heard it a million times, but the blue light messes with your hormones and keeps you up.  And the stimulation from scrolling or playing games makes it harder for your brain to relax.  So if you need to fall asleep tonight, stop using your phone and computer one hour before bed. 

 

(Real Simple)

 

 

By: Maggie Seaver

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Netflix cracking down on password sharing: 'You need your own account to keep watching'

 

(WJW/NEXSTAR) — Netflix is cracking down on those who may be borrowing other people’s passwords to watch its streaming service.

 

The streaming platform and production giant is attempting a trial crackdown by sending pop-up messages to those they think are watching by way of someone else’s account.

 

The prompt tells customers “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”

 

In order to continue, they need to verify the account with a E-mail or Text Code, or create a new account with a 30-Day Free Trial, according to The Streamable.

 

A Netflix spokesperson told The Streamable, “This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so.”

 

Some users report they simply pressed “verify later” and the warning has yet to return a second time, according to GammaWire. Netflix terms of use state an account can only be shared with members of your household: “The Netflix service and any content viewed through our service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household.”

 

It’s not clear if the tests will lead to more widespread account crackdowns.

 

 

By: WJW, 

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9-year-old Breckenridge boy being hailed as hero after saving family home from fire

 

BRECKENRIDGE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A 9-year-old Breckenridge boy is being hailed as a hero after saving his family and their home from a fire early Thursday morning.

 

Rhyder Patterson was in his room around 1:30 a.m. when he looked out his window and saw smoke.

 

The 9-year-old boy says he first thought it was his family outside roasting S’mores, but quickly realized when he saw flames, the house had caught on fire.

 

Patterson walked into his mother and stepdad’s room to alert them.

 

“He comes busting through the door, ‘Mom, the house is on fire,'” said Rhyder’s stepdad, Anthony Briseno. “As I’m coming through this bedroom door, I look out this window and I could see the glow of the flames.”

 

Briseno says a section of the front porch had caught fire and then it quickly spread into one of the children’s rooms.

 

“[The room] was filled with smoke and the flames were coming [up from the bottom of the home],” said Desaray Briseno.

 

Rhyder was able to get his siblings out of the house, but before he walked outside, he made sure to close his sister’s bedroom door when the fire had started.

 

“[I was thinking] let’s get it put out, let’s fix this, my babies are in here, let’s fix this,” said Desaray.

 

Rhyder helped both Desaray and Anthony fill buckets of water to contain the blaze until the fire department arrived.

 

Fire crews say if it wasn’t for the 9 year old, who closed the bedroom door, the whole house would have caught fire.

 

“Looking back, I sit and cry about it because I think, I don’t know where he got it from. [Rhyder] was so calm,” said Desaray.

 

Rhyder says it was just his instinct to close the door because he’s done it so many times before.

 

 

By: Jessica Ranck

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The ACM Nominees Are Led by Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton

 

The ACM nominees were announced Friday, and Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris picked up six each.  Miranda Lambert got five, which ups her career total to 68, and keeps her as the most-nominated artist in ACM history.

 

The Entertainer of the Year boys club is back.  Those nominations went to Thomas RhettLuke BryanEric ChurchLuke Combs, and Chris Stapleton.  (Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett were EOY co-winners last year.)

 

For the first time in ACMs history, four Black artists were nominated.  They are:  Jimmie AllenKane BrownMickey Guyton, and John Legend.  John shares the Video of the Year nomination with Carrie Underwood for "Hallelujah".

 

Here's another milestone:  Every nomination for Single of the Year features a woman artist.  Those being Miranda Lambert, Gabby BarrettIngrid Andress, Maren Morris, and Carly Pearce, who shares her nomination with Lee Brice.

 

And the ACMs weren't kidding about "halting Morgan Wallen's eligibility" for this year's awards.  He got zip. 

 

(The full list of nominees is here.)


Five Things to Look Forward to in March

 

Here are five things to look forward to in March . . .

 

1.  Daylight Saving Time starts this month.  We spring forward on March 14th.  So the days will start feeling a little longer, but in a good way.  And after some crazy late-winter weather, the first day of spring is coming up on the 20th.

 

2.  The first March Madness in TWO YEARS gets started March 18th and runs through April 5th.  Last year's got cancelled because of covid.  It's the only time that's ever happened since the tournament started in 1939.

 

3.  The Golden Globes were last night, but we've still got The Grammy Awards in two weeks on March 14th.  Then the Oscar nominees are announced a day later.

 

4.  Some big shows come back this month:  "The Voice" returns tonight . . . "Good Girls" this Sunday . . . "The Masked Singer" next Wednesday . . . "Grey's Anatomy" next Thursday . . . and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" on the 18th.  Also, the new "Godzilla vs. Kong" movie hits theaters and HBO Max March 31st.

 

5.  And finally, the holidays.  The big ones are St. Patrick's Day on the 17th, and Passover, which starts March 27th.  But we've also got some lesser-known holidays coming up . . .

 

 

This Sunday is National Cereal Day . . . Ranch Dressing Day is the 10th . . . National Napping Day on the 15th . . . Crunchy Taco Day is the 21st . . . National Puppy Day on the 23rd . . . and International Waffle Day on March 25th.


Plumbing relief assistance available to certain Taylor County residents

 

 

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Local non-profits are teaming up to help some Taylor County residents who are dealing with damage from February’s severe winter weather.

 

Beltway Park’s Boots on the Ground Ministry and Big Country VOAD are now offering plumbing relief assistance to residents who meet certain income requirements.

 

“Homeowners living in Taylor County with low income, without insurance or with a high insurance deductible that homeowners are unable to meet” are welcome to apply, United Way of Abilene explains.

 

The following documents are required at the time of application:

 

  • Valid ID
  • Documents from income and/or fixed income sources
  • Documents showing homeowner insurance deductible amount (ONLY required if insured)

 

Applications can be downloaded here. Once completed, send them to the United Way of Abilene via at uwab@unitedwayabilene.org along with the required documents.

 

Anyone who needs assistance with the application process or has questions can call the United Way of Abilene at (325)677-1841 from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

All applications must be submitted by March 10, 2021.

 

 

By: Erica Garner

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Three Braum's locations pending in Abilene

 

 

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Abilene could soon be home to multiple Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores.

 

City officials confirmed three locations for the fast food chain/convenience store are currently in the pre-development phase.

 

If everything works out as planned, one will be located on Hardin-Simmons owned property off Ambler Avenue, one will be located on Abilene Christian University property near KFC on Judge Ely Blvd, and one will be located at the corner of Antilley Road and Memorial Drive in south Abilene.

 

Both Judge Ely Blvd and Antilley Road locations are still in the pre-development planning phase, which means city officials and engineers are working closely with Braum’s to get the logistics for these new locations set.

 

The location of Ambler Avenue cannot begin planning process until two rezoning requests are passed through city council. Both rezoning requests will be subject to a final reading and public hearing at the upcoming meeting on March 1.

 

“Braum’s has not submitted any site plans for these properties which is one of the first steps in the building process, so we do not have a timeline for when the restaurant and convenience grocery store will open,” city officials explain.

 

KTAB and KRBC have reached out to Braum’s corporate office to get more information on the possible timeline.

 

Braum’s was started more than 50 years ago in Oklahoma, and now boasts nearly 300 locations throughout five states. 

 

Their nearest location is currently in Mineral Wells.

 

Braum’s previously applied for a sign variance in south Abilene in 2019, but those plans never developed any further.

 

 

By: Erica Garner

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Additional counties approved for individual assistance from FEMA, Taylor included

 

 

AUSTIN, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Thirty-one additional Texas counties have been added to the President’s Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance, including Taylor County.

 

In a press release issued by Governor Abbott’s Press Office, the Governor announced that 31 additional counties will be able to receive assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA.

 

The following counties were the initial 77 counties approved for Individual Assistance Saturday afternoon:

 

Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Lavaca, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McLennan, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Polk, Rockwall, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Scurry, Shelby, Smith, Stephens, Tarrant, Travis, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton, Wichita, Williamson, Wilson, and Wise Counties.

 

Since then, 31 additional counties have been approved:

 

Anderson, Austin, Bosque, Bowie, Burnet, Cherokee, Colorado, Erath, Fannin, Freestone, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Hill, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jim Wells, Jones, Limestone, Lubbock, Medina, Milam, Navarro, Rusk, Taylor, Tom Green, Val Verde, Washington, Wood.

 

“Additional counties will continue to be re-requested as the State of Texas continues to receive information reported from individuals who have suffered damage from the winter storm. Texans are urged to fill out the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool (TIART) to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather,” said the press release.

 

How to apply for individual assistance:

Texas homeowners and renters in the 77 counties designated for individual assistance who sustained damage may now apply for disaster assistance with FEMA.

 

If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

 

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.

 

If it is not possible to register online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

 

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

 

  • A current phone number where you can becontacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number, if available
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • If insured, the insurance policy number, or the agent and company name

If it is safe to do so, start cleaning up now. Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.

 

Disaster assistance may include financial assistance for temporary lodging and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

 

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses, homeowners and renters. Call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 800-877-8339) or visit www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

 

The entire press release reads as follows:

"

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an additional 31 Texas counties to be added to the President’s Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. The Governor originally requested Individual Assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 13th. On February 20th, the White House partially approved Texas’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration. The partial approval included Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties. 

 

Additional counties will continue to be re-requested as the State of Texas continues to receive information reported from individuals who have suffered damage from the winter storm. Texans are urged to fill out the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool (TIART) to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. FEMA has asked the state of Texas for additional information regarding the amount of damage in the counties that have yet to be declared, and TDEM will continue to present that information until all Texas counties that qualify for federal assistance receive the assistance they need.

 

“I thank FEMA for their swift approval of these additional counties and for their continued partnership as we ensure Texans have access to relief following the winter storm,” said Governor Abbott. “I urge Texans to use the Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool so that the state can continue to identify damages and fight for the crucial assistance that our communities need.”

 

Counties included in this approval are Anderson, Austin, Bosque, Bowie, Burnet, Cherokee, Colorado, Erath, Fannin, Freestone, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Hill, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jim Wells, Jones, Limestone, Lubbock, Medina, Milam, Navarro, Rusk, Taylor, Tom Green, Val Verde, Washington, Wood.

 

 

By: Martin Mercado

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Friday, February 12, 2021: Freezing temperatures and cloudy skies continue today with upcoming heavy snow chances

 

FORECAST SUMMARY:

 

Friday will be dry and very cold. Expect highs in the middle 20’s under cloudy skies. There will be a breezy NNE wind. With the wind, it will feel like it is in the teens. Overnight, expect temperatures to fall to near 20° under cloudy skies. There will be a slight breeze out of the NNE.

 

Saturday will see a slight chance for snow showers. Impacts from this will be small if any at all. High temperatures will reach the middle 20’s under cloudy skies.

 

Sunday (Valentines Day) will see highs in the upper teens and lower 20’s. Better chances for snow will move in as well. The best chance for snow will be Sunday night into Monday morning. A *WINTER STORM WATCH* is in effect from 6 AM Sunday through 12 PM Monday. This may be of the heavy variety. We are tracking this storm very closely because of the big potential impacts this may cause. Right now most areas look to see around 4″-6″ of snow. This includes Abilene and the I-20 corridor. Higher amounts may be seen in the northern Big Country. Lower amounts look to be seen in the southern Big Country and Heartland. These numbers are subject to change. It is still a few days out.

 

Monday (Presidents Day) morning will see low in the single digits. Wind chill values will be in the negative teens. It will be windy. The chance for snow will taper off during the afternoon.

 

Tuesday morning will see low in the single digits. Wind chill values will be near -5°. It will be mostly cloudy. High temperatures will recover to the upper 20’s as the winds shift to the south.

 

A Wednesday morning cold front will keep temperatures a couple degrees below freezing. There will be a chance for a wintry mix as well.

 

Thursday will be cold and dry. Expect highs in the middle 30’s along with lots of sun.

 

FORECAST DETAILS:

 

Today: Mostly Cloudy. Breezy. High Temperature: 26° Winds: NNE 5-15 MPH

 

Tonight: Cloudy. Low Temperature: 20° Winds: NNE 5-10 MPH

 

Saturday: Cloudy. 20% Snow Showers. Breezy. High Temperature: 24° Winds: NNE 5-10 MPH

 

Sunday (Valentines Day): *WINTER STORM WATCH* Cloudy. 60% Snow. 90% Overnight Snow. High Temperature: 20° Winds: NNE 15-20 G25 MPH

 

Monday (Presidents Day): *WINTER STORM WATCH* Partly Sunny. 90% Snow AM Snow. AM Wind chill: -15° High Temperature: 12° Winds: NNW 10-15 G25 MPH

 

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy. AM Wind chill: -10° High Temperature: 29° Winds: SSE 10-15 MPH

 

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy. 40% Wintry Mix. High Temperature: 28° Winds: N 10-15 MPH

 

Thursday: Mostly Sunny. High Temperature: 36° Winds: NW 10-15 MPH

 

Average High Temperature: 60°

 

Average Low Temperature: 36°

 

Sunrise: 7:24 A.M.

 

Sunset: 6:22 P.M.

 

Meteorologist Zach Gilday

 

 

By: Zach Gilday

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What's the Most Romantic Thing to Drink on Valentine's Day?

 

If I drink ALL of these on Valentine's Day, does it cease to be classy?

 

 

2,000 people were asked to name the most romantic boozy beverages you can drink on a date.  Here are the top 10.  (They were allowed to pick more than one.)

 

 

1.  Red wine.  41% of people said it's one of the most romantic options.

 

2.  Champagne, 38%.

 

3.  White wine, 37%.

 

4.  Rosé, 29%.

 

5.  Wine cocktails like sangria, 26%.  So the top five are all wine.

 

6.  Martinis, 19%.

 

7.  Beer, 19%.

 

8.  Vodka soda, 14%.

 

9.  Gin and tonic, 14%.  And 16% said none of the above.  

 

(SWNS)

 

 

By: Joseph Staples

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The Top Reasons Non-Football Fans Watch the Super Bowl Are to Socialize, Eat, and Avoid FOMO

 

A lot of us watch the Super Bowl for the ads or halftime show, not the game.  And a new survey of NON-sports fans asked people WHY they watch major sporting events.  Here are the top ten reasons . . .

 

1.  For the atmosphere.

 

2.  To get together with family and friends.

 

3.  For the social factor.  So the first three are all mostly about socializing.

 

4.  To learn about the sport.

 

5.  So they can join in on conversations about the game the next day.

 

6.  For the adrenaline.

 

7.  The food.

 

8.  FOMO, or the "fear of missing out."

 

9.  To keep up to date with sports news.

 

10.  To impress someone. 

 

The top people we try to impress by watching sports are our friends, coworkers, and a significant other. 

 

(Express)

 

 

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Just in Time for Valentine's Day: The Best and Worst States for Single People

 

Good news:  If you're single and can't stand Valentine's Day, it's probably going to be a lot more muted this year.  And more good news:  You have plenty of time to RELOCATE so you're not single for next year's Valentine's Day.

 

The website WalletHub just ranked all 50 states from the best place for single people to the worst.

 

The rankings are based on 27 factors including the percentage of single adults, the gender ratio, online dating opportunities, drink prices, restaurants per capita, affordability, online dating safety, and how few Covid restrictions they have.

 

Based on all that, the top 10 states for single people are: Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, California, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri.

 

And the 10 worst are:  New Mexico, West Virginia, North Dakota, Hawaii, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Wyoming, Alaska, and Mississippi. 

 

(WalletHub

 

 

(Check out the full list ranking all 50 states.)

 

 

By: Adam McCann

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Here's the Disproportionately Popular Super Bowl Food in Every State

 

This year may have way fewer Super Bowl parties than in previous years . . . but don't worry, you can still eat your way through the game.

 

Google just released a map showing the most disproportionately popular Super Bowl food in every state from last year's game. 

 

Two foods were number one in six different states:  Cake and seven-layer dip.

 

A few other foods were the most popular in five states:  Chili . . . buffalo chicken dip . . . and spinach artichoke dip.

 

Some states' disproportionately popular Super Bowl food were way more unique, though.  Louisiana's was taco soup . . . Hawaii's was the very specific chicken club ranch roll-ups . . . and Alaska's was paleo salmon cakes. 

 

(Delish)

 

(Here's the map with every state's disproportionately popular Super Bowl food.)

 

 

By: Alexis Morillo

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Five Responsible Things to Do with Your $600 Stimulus Check

 

Hopefully you didn't blow your whole $600 stimulus check on Mega Millions tickets.  Here are some SLIGHTLY smarter ways to use that money . . .

 

 

Someone polled 6,000 people who keep a monthly budget, and asked how they're using their $600.  Here are the top five things people who stick to a budget are doing with it . .

 

1.  Putting it in savings, or building up an emergency fund.

 

2.  Paying off debt.

 

3.  Getting a month ahead on expenses.

 

4.  Paying bills.

 

5.  Buying groceries.

 

Two-thirds of people who keep a budget said they actually saved more money last year than they did in 2019.  And less spending was the reason.  The top things they saved on were travel expenses, gas, and restaurants.

 

 

(PR Newswire)

 

 

By: Haley Messner

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Here's How to Turn Your Failed New Year's Resolution Into a Habit You'll Actually Do

 

If you've given up on your New Year's resolution already, you're not alone.  According to a study, January 17th is the day most resolutions fail . . . and that was last weekend. 

 

But here are three tips on how to turn your failed New Year's resolution into a habit you'll actually stick with . . .

 

1.  Pick something that you WANT to do.  If you hate going to the gym, you're not going to stick with it.  So pick something you don't HATE, and you'll be much more likely to make it a habit.  Something like going for a walk outside every day.

 

2.  Choose something you CAN do.  Like if your goal was to eat home-cooked meals during the week, but you realized it's just not possible with your work schedule, try just cooking on the weekends.

 

3.  Whatever you choose, it should still be effective.  For example, if you're trying to reduce stress and you start meditating . . . but then you notice that meditation just makes you MORE aware of how stressed out you are, that's not effective.  And it's definitely not something you'll keep up long-term.

 

(CNN)

 

 

By: Sandee LaMotte

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