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A Tornado Watch remains in effect for all of Galveston County until 6 p.m. this evening. In addition, a Wind Advisory and Beach Hazard Advisory remain in effect as winds gusting to 44 mph in Galveston have led to tides running 2 ½ feet above expected values at Pier 21 and to some beach erosion along the coast.

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In addition, two lines of strong thunderstorms are now approaching Galveston County with a Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued just to the west of the county. Already, thunderstorms have produced 4 inches of rain northwest of Houston and winds are gusting to 60 mph west of that city.

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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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