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Rains unlikely to make much impact as the heat continues

Rains unlikely to make much impact as the heat continues

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Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up again today as a combination of fairly deep Gulf moisture and heating created a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the rains have been sporadic and amounts overall have been fairly light over most of the area. Even a 0.32 inch downpour this morning at Scholes Field and a 0.08 inch shower there yesterday, left the Island with a 2 inch rainfall deficit for the month compared to what would be expected. Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service at League City still had a meagre 0.02 inches of rain for the first 17 days of the month.

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Hydration Basics for Summertime: 6 Health Benefits of Water

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Water is the most important — and often most forgotten — nutrient needed for survival. A certain amount of water is essential to every cell in…

July off to the driest start in 20 years

July off to the driest start in 20 years

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No need to state the obvious. This month, so far, has been drier and hotter than normal. The official NWS recording station at Scholes Field m…

Dragon boats battle on Offatts Bayou

Dragon boats battle on Offatts Bayou

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Dragon boat teams from Texas and Louisiana competed Sunday, July 10, 2016, in the Texas Dragon Boat Association's Island Party that was part o…

Photos: Astros vs. Athletics

Photos: Astros vs. Athletics

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The Houston Astros fell just short in a come from behind effort at Minute Maid Park on Saturday afternoon.

Hot, mostly dry weather in store for the holiday as summer strengthens its grip

Hot, mostly dry weather in store for the holiday as summer strengthens its grip

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Weather over the long July 4th Holiday weekend should come close to stereotyped impressions of the summer event. There will be plenty of sunsh…

Typical summer weather to prevail, but early July could be “interesting”

Typical summer weather to prevail, but early July could be “interesting”

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Near to slightly above normal temperatures for this time of year and near normal precipitation should prevail through the end of June. This is…

Heat to linger, a “chilly” day in June, and a look at the Tropics

Heat to linger, a “chilly” day in June, and a look at the Tropics

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By most accounts, the muggy, somewhat oppressive conditions we are now seeing are unlikely to fade anytime soon. Generally forecasts are calli…

Rain and the Tropics: what can we expect?

Rain and the Tropics: what can we expect?

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Several people have asked me about the Tropics, especially since Bonnie and Colin have popped up, and I promised a few days ago to write a blo…

Photos: Clear Creek High School 2016 Commencement

Photos: Clear Creek High School 2016 Commencement

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More than 470 seniors graduated from Clear Creek High School on Sunday, June 5, 2016, during their Commencement ceremony at Challenger Columbi…

Photos: Friendswood High School 2016 Commencement

Photos: Friendswood High School 2016 Commencement

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Friendswood High School held their Commencement ceremony Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the Dan Coleman Coliseum in Spring.

Photos: UTMB School of Medicine 2016 Commencement

Photos: UTMB School of Medicine 2016 Commencement

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More than 200 graduates from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine received their degrees Saturday, June 4, 2016, during t…

Photos: 2016 Dickinson High School Graduation

Photos: 2016 Dickinson High School Graduation

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A rain delay and shortened ceremony didn't dampen the spirits of the 605 Dickinson High School seniors who comprised the Class of 2016 on Frid…

Photos: Hitchcock High School 2016 Commencement

Photos: Hitchcock High School 2016 Commencement

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Hitchcock High School held their Commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2016, at Bulldog Stadium. It was one of the largest classes at the scho…

Photos: Texas City High School Commencement

Photos: Texas City High School Commencement

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Texas City High School held their Commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2026, at Stingaree Stadium.

Photos: Santa Fe High School Commencement

Photos: Santa Fe High School Commencement

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Santa Fe High School graduates didn't let a little rain dampen their spirits Friday, June 3, 2016, as they took the field at Joe Raitano Stadi…

Photos: La Marque High School 2016 Graduation

Photos: La Marque High School 2016 Graduation

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La Marque High School held its 2016 commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2016. 

Photos: Ball High School 2016 Commencement

Photos: Ball High School 2016 Commencement

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More than 400 Ball High School graduates received their diplomas Thursday, June 2, 2016, during their commencement ceremony at the Moody Garde…

Photos: Clear Springs High School 2016 Graduation

Photos: Clear Springs High School 2016 Graduation

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Clear Springs High School held its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster Thursday, June 2, 2016. 

Photos: Clear Falls High School 2016 Graduation

Photos: Clear Falls High School 2016 Graduation

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Clear Falls High School held its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster Wednesday, June 1, 2016.