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WEATHER: (July 7, 2022) THURSDAY – High yesterday was 99° at 4:00; this 

morning’s low was 75° at 7:00. KPANcast: Mostly cloudy and hot with a 

high near 97°. 35% chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

LOCAL: The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows much of the Southwest 

completely in drought conditions. New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and 

California are all states with 100% coverage from some form of drought. 

Parts of the Texas Gulf Coast have seen relief over recent days, but 46% 

of the state remains in D3-D4 conditions. Deaf Smith, Oldham and Castro 

Counties are in D3-D4 drought……Funeral services for Patricio Nieto, age 

88, are today at 10:00 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He died Sunday 

in Hereford……Funeral services for Juan Rodriguez, age 69, are tomorrow 

at 10:00 at San Jose Catholic Church. Viewing is today from 2:00-8:00 at 

Mendez and Mullins. Juan was an Army Veteran, serving from 1971-1975. He 

died last Thursday in Dimmitt……Afternoon showers skirted Hereford 

yesterday but did drop their bounty in the area. Northern Deaf Smith 

County and Oldham County were again the beneficiaries of rainfall, with 

more than an inch falling just south of Vega. Above normal temps and 

afternoon/evening shower and thunderstorm chances will continue into the 

weekend……KPAN salutes Cindy Cassels as the Good Neighbor of the Day……We 

have roots where others have branches – First National Bank.

KPAN PUN: It’s so hot I saw a bird pull a worm out of the ground with an 

oven mitt.

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