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The Galveston County Daily News: Webster

January 20, 2017


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Freeze to be followed by milder weather, periods of fog and a good chance of rain this coming weekend

A 30° low Saturday morning brought the first freeze to Galveston in two years (the last being a 31° low on January 8, 2015). The 25° low in League City was the coldest at that location in three years (a 23° low in January, 2014). Galveston’s minimum temperature on Saturday was also the coldest at that location since a 28° reading in January, 2014.

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Tuesday 01/03/2017
A record-breaking December and a look forward at some chilly, wet weather
Posted: January 03, 2017

Rainfall of slightly over an inch in Galveston on December 31st, placed December, 2016 in the record books as the wettest December since official observations began in 1871. Temperatures this past month also were well above normal, with the monthly average running 6.0° above normal in League City and 5.6° above normal in Galveston. This gave Galveston its 4th warmest December ever.

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Friday 12/30/2016
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Tuesday 12/20/2016
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Posted: December 20, 2016

A pattern change will keep the coldest air bottled up well to our north as we move into Christmas weekend. In fact, sunny skies and somewhat milder conditions today are a good indication that we may be able to exchange our parkas for short-sleeved shirts this weekend as we rebound from the coldest outbreak so far this season. Monday morning’s low temperatures reached 32° in League City and 37° in Galveston, giving both inland and coastal locations their coldest temperatures since last winter.

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Tuesday 12/13/2016
Record warmth to fade later this week, with chilly conditions returning next week
Posted: December 13, 2016

An 80 degree temperature at Scholes Field this afternoon tied the record for the warmest reading ever at that location for the month of December. Meanwhile, temperatures hovering from the upper-70’s to the low-80’s over inland areas of the County prompted many people to abandon winter-wear for summer outfits as they hit the local stores and malls.

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Thursday 12/08/2016
We should be honoring Clayton's legacy
Posted: December 08, 2016

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Wednesday 12/07/2016
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Posted: December 07, 2016

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Sun returns, but gusty cold front to bring high winds and a chill
Posted: December 06, 2016

The welcome sight of bright sunshine greeted area residents today, following record rains that brought up to 14.77 inches to parts of the County. Elsewhere, Scholes Field officially measured 9.83 inches during the rain event and League City a more modest, though hardly inconsequential, 6.59 inches. Galveston needs only 0.46 inch of rain through the 31st to have its wettest December ever.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Soggy weather looming this weekend
Posted: November 29, 2016

Rains of 4-5 inches are not out of the question for many localities in Galveston County and various advisories are likely to be issued as the weekend nears.

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Monday 11/21/2016
A peek at Thanksgiving week weather and beyond
Posted: November 21, 2016

This week brings one of the longest and busiest holidays of all with Thanksgiving and the long Thanksgiving week looming. With many people planning to travel during this holiday, I thought it would be good to see what kind of weather we may have during this time.

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