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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First, the good news is that the threat for tornadoes and severe storms has decreased a little for Galveston County. Generally, the latest prognostic outlook from the Storm Prediction Center and the Houston-Galveston National Weather Service has lowered the risk category for most of Galvesto…

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Tuesday was a wet, windy, chilly day that perhaps only my border collie could love. With temperatures dropping into the 40’s on the mainland and the 50’s on the Island during the day, persistent showers and winds gusting to 45-mph at Scholes Field, the conditions could best be described as dreary.

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Although the two major global models (the American “GFS” and the European “ECMWF”) have come into somewhat closer alignment, much uncertainty remains about the details for the weather from late tomorrow night into Saturday evening. This is especially true with respect to amounts and timing o…

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September 2019 went into the record books as the hottest month ever observed in Galveston, where the 86.1° monthly average topped the previous all-time mark set in 2005. Three of the last four Septembers have made the top ten hottest September list (with records going back to 1871).

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Based upon forecasts for the next five days, this month is a lock to go into the record books as the warmest September ever observed in Galveston County. With a monthly average of 86.1° (3.8° above normal) this handily eclipses the previous September monthly record of 84° set in 2005. Three …

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The upper-level low and surface trough in the Gulf of Mexico continues to drift slowly west towards the Texas coast, accompanied by a large pool of moisture. This situation is increasingly viewed by the National Weather Service and Weather Prediction Center as likely to produce heavy to exce…