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The Galveston County Daily News: Webster

October 1, 2016


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Two records, a gradual return to summer-like weather, and a look at the tropics

A 66° reading this morning at Scholes Field in Galveston brought the coolest temperature to the Island since May 27th. Cool, dry high pressure will set the stage for near perfect early autumn weather for this weekend. In addition, the cool-down over the past couple of days will keep this September from going into the record books as the warmest ever since observations began in 1871. Instead, September, 2016 will likely end up being either the 2nd or the 3rd warmest ever, depending on how the temperatures today impact the final monthly average. Still, the relief was more than welcome after a seemingly endless summer.

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Starliner training simulator installed at Johnson Space Center
Posted: September 28, 2016

NASA and Boeing Space Exploration mark a major milestone in nation's return to space.  

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Monday 09/26/2016
Barrios Technology's Annenkova receives NASA's coveted Silver Snoopy
Posted: September 26, 2016

Barrios employee Vera Annenkova was recently honored with NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy, in recognition of her work on the Johnson Space Center Engineering, Technology and Science Contract and support of NASA’s Orion program.

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Friday 09/23/2016
Front to bring rain and touch of autumn next week, but much remains uncertain
Posted: September 23, 2016

An influx of deep Gulf moisture, a low pressure trough to the west and a cold front expected to move into Texas by Sunday will bring us periods of shower and thunderstorm activity through the weekend into next week. Some heavy rain will be possible in our area, especially from Sunday night into late Monday or early Tuesday. In addition, the front should move to the coast by late Monday or early Tuesday, delivering more seasonably appropriate temperatures to Galveston County.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Last scam artist looks like the next scam artist
Posted: September 21, 2016

In October 2008, immediately after Hurricane Ike, a wave of contractors flooded Galveston Island to help repair Ike-induced flood damage.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
The warmest September ever?
Posted: September 20, 2016

Yesterday saw another day and another late season heat advisory. Based on the temperatures this month and projected warmth over the coming 7 days, this month is on track to become the hottest September in Galveston County since records began in 1871.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
More wet weather, a Gulf disturbance, and questions on when we might see a real cold front
Posted: September 14, 2016

We are going into our sixth consecutive day with rainfall being reported in at least some areas of Galveston County. Rainfall amounts overall during this latest wet spell have ranged from around 1 inch over parts of Galveston Island up to nearly 3 inches over some inland locations. Since we are (believe it or not) running below normal for the month so far, I cannot say that the precipitation has been entirely unwelcome. The good news is that wet weather is likely to continue for the next week or two, with heavy amounts possible near the coast.

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Monday 09/12/2016
Education summit aims to address students in crisis
Posted: September 12, 2016

One goal of the Bay Area organization is to raise public awareness of what for many remains a hidden problem. To that end, the group is organizing and promoting “Kids in Crisis: A Summit on Education,” set for Oct. 25 in the main auditorium of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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Sunday 09/11/2016
Firefighters climb stairs in League City in 9/11 remembrance
Posted: September 11, 2016

They walked 110 flights at the League City Volunteer Fire Department training field, 718 N. Kansas Ave., a tribute to the number of stairs in twin towers. 

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Friday 09/09/2016
Rain chances, a cold front and something to watch in the Gulf of Mexico?
Posted: September 09, 2016

A mid to upper-level low, an influx of deep moisture and a sluggish cold front that should stall somewhere over Southeast Texas could bring a good chance of rain this weekend. How much rain falls in Galveston County may be dependent upon where the frontal boundary stalls, with some models keeping the front north of Houston, and others taking it south to the coast. Rain chances locally would be higher if the front does make it to the coast before hitting the brakes.

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