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Anthony Franze


Missoula, MT, United States

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Past articles by Anthony:

OSIRIS-REx mission to bring back a sample from an asteroid

OSIRIS-REx will collect its sample in October 2020 and arrive back to Earth by 2023 → Read More

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Odessa

The earthquake struck at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday morning → Read More

Uniquely West Texas: Balmorhea State Park offers an oasis in the heat

The pool has even reopened, just in time for you to finish your summer vacation. → Read More

Chilly and rainy weather expected with ice in SE New Mexico

Rain continues into Thanksgiving Day before drying out in the late afternoon → Read More

Severe storm threat that shifted South to the Basin

Last night we saw active severe thunderstorms move through southeast New Mexico and the Permian Basin. While the rain is nice, I’m sure many of us could have done without the hail and flash floods. IMPACTS: Large hail was the biggest concern with these storms. Of course, heavy rain and flooding was always a factor in West Texas. This picture sent in to us was taken 30 mins after the storm passed… → Read More

Tornado warnings in effect for Pecos, Scurry and Borden Counties

We're tracking severe weather across West Texas → Read More

Infant fur jackets recalled because of choking hazard

The jacket’s snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. → Read More

Driver who hauled horse in pickup truck could face charge

Corrigan police told us the driver was ticketed for a defective taillight. The case was then referred to the district attorney's office. → Read More

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Winter weather in the forecast

Late tonight and early Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day for the chance of accumulating snow in portions of the Permian Basin and southeast New Mexico. → Read More

Strong thunderstorms possible through Trans Pecos, Permian Basin

Monday sees a high probability of storms throughout the Permian Basin and Trans Pecos area. → Read More

Local Missoula business donates sandbags to flood victims

Sometimes the worst situations bring out the best in people.That was the case with Boyce Lumber today. Managers say they'll do whatever they can to help those struggling with flooding in the Orchard Homes area.The 82-year-old Missoula company is donating t → Read More

Water quality a growing issue as floods persist

The water in Missoula’s Orchard Homes area has receded some in the last few days. However, the quality of water is getting worse.Flooding brings feet of unwanted water through people's property, but it also contaminates the water already there.Anybody who' → Read More

River heights may rise to historic levels

This spring's flood season may end up being one for the record books.At its highest point so far this year, the Clark Fork River near Missoula reached 10.8 feet at 11:30 p.m. April 30. Minor flood stage is 10 feet.Flooding has already caused havoc on Kehrw → Read More

Above-average snowpack contributed to great ski season

Mountains across western Montana recorded well above-average snowpack this winter.The snowpack is between 23 and 55 percent above normal throughout all of western Montana for the end of March. That is positive news for local ski shops, whose business depen → Read More

Pothole season ramps up in western Montana

As winter transitions to spring, and ice and snow melt off the roadways, a new travel hazard emerges -- the pothole.In western Montana the melting snow uncovered thousands of potholes this March.There are potholes everywhere. It doesn't matter what city yo → Read More

Light snow tonight, larger storm Thursday

An active late-winter and early-spring weather pattern is upon us in western Montana. We're tracking chances of light rain and snow this evening and again on Wednesday, especially in southwest Montana. Our next big weather maker is set to arrive Thursday.T → Read More

Active weather continues into Monday morning

Snow has transitioned to rain in many western Montana valleys this afternoon, including the Bitterroot and Missoula Valley. Precipitation will slowly dissipate through this evening , not before allowing for additional light accumulations, especially in the → Read More

St. Patty's Day welcomed with snow

A low pressure storm system in Idaho will continue moving into western Montana, bringing with it accumulating snowfall Saturday night and into Sunday. Precipitation may start as rain this evening for many valleys before transitioning to snow.WINTER WEATHER → Read More

Heavy snowpack may lead to dangerous flood season

Mountain snowpack through western Montana is well above average, ranging from near 125 to 160 percent of normal levels.As it melts it will cause an enhanced flooding threat throughout western Montana this spring and summer.The latest spring flood outlook m → Read More

Hundreds of Missoula students participate in walkouts

From elementary schools to high schools, walkouts were held across western Montana in honor of the 17 lives lost in a Florida school shooting last month.Overall we're advocating for student safety. We’re not advocating for Democratic students or Republican → Read More