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First looking at our local weather: after a welcome taste of autumn weather following Harvey, summer conditions have returned with a vengeance. In addition to a sorely needed dry spell, temperatures have climbed back to summertime levels. Over the past six days, temperatures have run from 1-…

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It is said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does mimic itself. The same can be said for tropical cyclones. While each storm is unique, there are enough commonalities that we can learn from them.

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Cooler and drier conditions have been a welcome balm for those recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Even better, despite three active hurricanes in the Tropical Atlantic Basin, none are expected to threaten the local area in any significant manner. A high pressure ridge building …

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An evolving weather pattern with an upper-level high pressure ridge to our west and a deepening low pressure trough moving into the Great Lakes and Midwest and eastern third of the country this week will play a very important role in our weather both locally and over the U.S.

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Galveston County and several cities are requesting assistance from experienced boaters willing to help with the large number of high water rescues waiting to be made across the area.

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Tropical Storm Harvey inundated most of Galveston County on Saturday night continuing into Sunday. Parts of League City and Friendswood have seen more than 20 inches of rain, with more expected. Readers can submit their photos to photo.desk@galvnews.com.

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Photographs related to Hurricane Harvey in Galveston County. New photos will be added to this gallery as the disaster unfolds.

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I would like to say that better weather is on its way, but that is not the case. At 8 a.m., Hurricane Harvey was still packing sustained winds of 80 mph as it moved slowly north-northwest near Victoria.

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Harvey will make landfall northeast of Corpus Christi in a few hours as a major (Category 3) hurricane with sustained winds of 120-mph. We can expect major damage in areas near the path of the eye as it moves inland. Meanwhile, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for much …

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At 1 pm, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Harvey to a Category 1 hurricane. On its projected path, Harvey will likely become the first hurricane to directly strike the Texas coast since Hurricane Ike in 2008. At that time, Harvey was located near 24.0 N and 93.6 W, or about 335 miles s…

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At 10 a.m., the National Hurricane Center upgraded Harvey to a tropical depression. A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect from San Luis Pass to High Island. In addition, Hurricane Watch is in effect from Port Mansfield to High Island and a Storm Surge Watch from Port Mansfield to High Island.

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It is now time to switch from watching the eclipse to the locally least favorite late summer pastime —watching the Gulf of Mexico for tropical activity.

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I’ve had a number of questions about the time of Monday’s eclipse locally. We should begin seeing partial effects of the eclipse by 11:48 am, with the eclipse reaching its zenith (about 2/3 of the sun obscured by the moon) around 1:19 pm and the sun returning to its normal, full brilliance around 2:47 pm in Galveston.

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Summer has definitely tightened its grip on Southeast Texas, though increased wind speeds, a few more clouds and a somewhat elevated chance for scattered thundershowers may make the heat a little more bearable over the next 2-3 days. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next week and beyond sug…

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We own a beach house on the West End, and I pass numerous signs saying "No Vehicles on Beach." While I was taking a morning walk, I also passed a golf cart of a family taking a morning ride with their dog. This is not my first encounter with a golf cart; however, they were driving slowly.

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Tropical Storm Emily spun up overnight from a 1,011 millibar low along a lingering frontal boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. The main threat from Emily will be heavy rains over Florida as the system tracks east across the state toward the Atlantic. While not entirely unexpected, Emily is a goo…

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Weather during the last half of July is often fairly benign in Galveston County. Weather systems over the country tend to be quite sluggish this time of year, with persistent high pressure and minimal impact from frontal systems that tend to stall to our north. So, barring the occasional tro…

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On April 11, 1842, an itinerant printer and adventurer named Samuel Bangs pulled a single sheet of paper off a hand-cranked press he’d installed in rented space in downtown Galveston, launching The Daily News. The articles, photographs and illustrations collected here chronicle and commemora…

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July has begun on a very different note than June. Through the first six days of June, Galveston had already received 4.14 inches of rain. By contrast, no rain has been reported at either Scholes Field in Galveston or the National Weather Service Office in League City.

  • By STACEY RIDDLE
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A year has passed since our family changed forever. My daughters, Brianna, 19, and Jade, 17, were so full of life, enthusiasm and love for the world around them. They were my babies and my only two children. I say “were” because on March 20, 2016, my daughters were killed in a terrible crash…

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More showers rolled across the already soggy coastal areas of Galveston County this morning. Even before these latest rains, Galveston had measured 9.22 inches of rain, giving the Island city its wettest June since 2004 when 10.98 inches of rain were recorded. While inland areas of the Count…

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first tropical storm since 2015 to near the Texas coast, made landfall early Thursday morning, but left a less-than-lasting impression on the Galveston County area.

  • By MALCOLM D. GIBSON
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I marvel at how indelibly I recollect certain images and sentiments from my high school and college days. The most poignant usually channel the optimism I felt about the future. Though later buffeted by reality, their clarity still resonates.

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This morning, Tropical Storm Cindy is a disorganized storm that is still producing 60-mph hour sustained winds over sections of the Gulf of Mexico. The center is located around 200 miles southeast of Galveston with the storm currently tracking to the northwest at 8-mph. The latest thinking i…

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first named tropical storm to appear in the Gulf of Mexico this year, formed on Tuesday, and Galveston County is among the places on the Texas Coast that could feel its effects in coming days.

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The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy. A Tropical Storm Warning extends west from Louisiana to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch from High Island to San Luis Pass and the west end of Galveston County. At 1 p.m., CDT, Cindy was centered near 25.4…

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The 10 a.m. CDT update from the National Hurricane Service has extended Tropical Storm Warnings west to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch has been extended across Galveston Island to San Luis Pass. This reflects uncertainty on how far to the west the system will track before making its …

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The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for part of the Louisiana coast, with a storm watch in effect from west of Intracoastal City, Louisiana to High Island.

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Although not technically a tropical storm yet, the National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southeast Louisiana coast and a Tropical Storm Watch from southwest Louisiana to High Island, Texas. At 4 pm, the center of Potential Tropical Storm #3 was located 380 mil…

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High pressure over Texas and the Southwest, high pressure to the east and a frontal boundary and low pressure over the Plains are likely to bring us a sunny, breezy and warm weekend. While the surf may be a little rough, it should be a good weekend overall for outdoor activities if you do no…

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I’ve always felt that true summer begins when the overnight lows fail to drop below 80 degrees on the Island and struggle to get much below that mark on the mainland. At that point, the weather outside begins to feel downright muggy as I can attest after walking my dogs. With high humidity l…

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Seabrook Police seek a burglar that homeowner chased through the Lake Cove neighborhood Tuesday morning.

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Summer can be a tough time for many varieties of vegetation in Galveston County. Long hours of near peak sunshine and a combination of high evaporation rates and extremely warm soil temperatures can put maximum stress on local plants — to the dismay of area gardeners.

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The Tropical Meteorology Project released its updated pre-season outlook today, revising its April forecast calling for a below-average season (in terms of the number of named storms) to one projecting an about average season. This is more in line with the outlook issued by the National Hurr…

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Read the annual Hurricane Guide for tips and information about preparing for the season.

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While the bulk of the weekend is likely to be breezy and warm, the chances for another spell of rain will be creeping up from late Sunday into Monday. A cool front is expected to drift southward across the state over the weekend, stalling somewhere between the northern part of Southeast Texa…

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Galveston County received welcome sunshine and mild temperatures today, following yesterday’s heavy rains that created street flooding, isolated tornadoes and power outages in some spots. The needed rain over the past two days brought amounts ranging from 3.66 inches in Santa Fe, 3.07 inches…

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A sure sign of the changing season is the appearance of annual hurricane preparedness meetings. This year’s round kicked off in League City last Saturday and continues with a meeting in Santa Fe this evening (see link). Other meetings will be in Galveston on Saturday, Friendswood on June 1 a…

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An El Lago man was arrested Tuesday after one of his tenants complained he’d tried to video record her in the bathroom, according to a complaint affidavit.

  • By VARCHIA MORGAN
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For nine years, I have rented out my house in West Beach to groups looking for accommodations that allow them to stay together under one roof. When I first purchased my property 20 years ago, it sat idle when I wasn't using it. Years later, as more families wanted to rent whole homes, it onl…