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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Bands of thunderstorms rolled across parts of Galveston from yesterday afternoon, overnight and into this morning as expected. The downpours temporarily prompted a flood advisory that expired at 9:30 am this morning. Rainfall amounts around the County have ranged from 6 to nearly 7 inches ar…

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As anticipated, much needed rain moved into Galveston County late this week. Amounts ranging from 0.51” at Scholes Field in Galveston, 0.86” at the National Weather Service Office in League City put a damper on a two week dry spell. These and heavier rainfall totals of up to 1 1/3” to 1.70” …

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Any number of adjectives can be found to describe our weather of late. Steamy, muggy, sizzling and sultry are just a few that come to mind. July temperatures are running from 3.5° above normal in Galveston to almost 5° above in League City. Rainfall has totaled a paltry 0.16” at League City …

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Although a surface trough to our north and an upper-level trough dipping southward across the Mid-South have brought a few more clouds and some showers to our area over the past few days, rainfall amounts have been quite minimal. The first six days of July brought 0.32” of rain to Scholes Fi…

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A weak cold front pushed across the County this morning, bringing light rain (ranging from 0.18” at Hitchcock to 0.08” at Scholes Field in Galveston). The rain, brisk northerly winds gusting to 29-mph at Scholes Field and lowering humidity levels resulted in almost instant relief from two da…

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Tropical Depression #3 has formed in the Bay of Campeche. It is generally expected by the National Hurricane Center to develop into Tropical Storm Chantal within 36-48 hours if it takes a northward track and doesn’t interact too much with the landmass of southern Mexico.

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Early Monday, a gusty line of thunderstorms roared across Galveston County, bringing 56-mph wind gusts and up to 1.68 inches of rain on Galveston Island. By contrast, an expected round of storms this morning failed to produce much in the way of rain, gusty winds or lightning. Rainfall amount…

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The weather over Galveston County has been close to idyllic the past couple of days. Low humidity levels clear skies and morning temperatures of 62° in League City and 64° in Galveston and high temperatures in the 70’s. Coming in the wake of a cold front and dramatic squall line on Friday th…