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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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…

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I was going to write a blog yesterday about the system, Invest 95, over the southeast Bahamas (which has potential development) and another (Invest 94) with some potential for tropical development as well. However, at that point in time, the model forecasts showed very little agreement about…

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It will come as no surprise to most that last month brought the 2nd hottest August ever to the Island (exceeded only by 2011 with records going back to 1871. In fact, all the top ten have occurred since 1995. The monthly August average in Galveston was 87.8°, which was 2.8° above long-term n…

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Yesterday, Galveston saw record heat for the day with the muggy morning low of 86° and afternoon high of 96°exceeding the previous record temperatures for the day. League City, likewise, felt the heat with the overnight temperature dropping to only 82°, followed by an afternoon high of 94°. …