Stan Blazyk

Stan Blazyk is a life-long weather enthusiast, long-time Galveston resident and author of "A Century of Galveston Weather." He has written about weather for The Daily News for more than a decade.

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Technically the “dog days of summer” refers to the period from July 3 through August 11. This is when Sirius, the brightest star visible from anywhere on earth, rises in conjunction with the Sun. Sirius is part of the constellation Canis Major (or Greater Dog), hence the reference to “dog days”.

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Most of Galveston County got a break over the July 4th holiday weekend. Although some locales did receive heavy rains and isolated street flooding, most areas of the County saw only intermittent showers and thunderstorms, which provided opportunities for outdoor activities and fireworks displays.

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The Tropical Atlantic Basin has suddenly become active as we move into mid-June with three areas having potential for development over the coming five days. One, off the coast of North Carolina has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, another in the far eastern Atlantic has a …

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High pressure gradually building in from the east and low pressure along the dry line in West Texas will result in brisk southerly winds and warm summertime conditions for much of this week. With high humidity and maximum temperatures expected in the mid-80’s to low-90’s across the Galveston…

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Thunderstorms rumbled across Galveston County on Thursday and night, bringing up to 3 inches of rain to some areas along the Bay and the extreme northwest part of the County. By late evening, outflow boundaries set off additional storms closer to the coast bringing precipitation totals there…

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Watering the lawn is unlikely to be a priority as we move into June as yet another system promises to bring more rain to Galveston County and Southeast Texas. This, combined with a cooler and wetter than normal May will keep soggy conditions around for the next week or two.

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A most, somewhat unstable atmosphere is producing showers and isolated thunderstorms this morning with one line of showers tracking south-southwestward into the Houston-Galveston area and another line of thunderstorm rumbling across Deep East Texas.

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A relatively well-defined 1010 millibar low has formed in the Gulf of Mexico with winds of 30 to 35 mph near and east of the center. The National Hurricane Center has raised the probabilities of development to 60 percent. So far, convection and thunderstorm activity is minimal near the cente…

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Thunderstorms rumbled across Galveston County yesterday afternoon and evening, bringing amounts from ½ inch to a little over 1 inch for much of the County, with rainfall totals generally ranging from 2/3 to ¾ inch.