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The disturbance in the northern Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Barry. At 10 am, Barry was centered near 27.8 N and 88.7 W, or about 95 miles south-southeast of the Mississippi River. Sustained winds were 40 mph and barometric pressure was 1005 MB (29.68 inches). Barry was…

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At 10 am, the National Hurricane Center announced that a tropical cyclone is likely to form in the northern Gulf of Mexico and may present a threat to Louisiana or the Upper-Texas coast. At that time, the system was centered near 25.8 N and 86.4 W., or about 170 miles south of the mouth of t…

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High pressure aloft and at the surface will continue to bring typical mid-summer weather with sunny days, seasonably hot temperatures and light winds to the Galveston area for the next few days.

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In August, 1913, the local forecaster in Galveston (W. F. Stewart) wrote an article titled “Midsummer Showers At Galveston, Texas”. In his article, he noted that the typical showers that impact inland areas “fall only occasionally on Galveston Island.”

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Tuesday's storms in Galveston County caught many by surprise as up to 2 ½ inches or rain soaked Galveston Island and the eastern half of the county. Meanwhile, the western half of the county generally received from ½ inch to 1 ½ inch of rain from the storms.

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An upper-level high pressure ridge over Texas and south-southwest winds are bringing extreme summer heat to Galveston. Although high temperatures will range from the near to low 90s at the coast and mid-90s inland over the county, heat and humidity will put heat indexes in excess of 100 degr…

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The official 2019 season for the Tropical Atlantic Basin begins tomorrow. As if on schedule, we do have an area of broad low pressure moving northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula that has some potential for development as it moves into the Bay of Campeche.

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Water levels remain above normal this morning over the Bay and along the coast as brisk southerly to southeasterly winds persist. Wind gusts last night were still up to 30-mph in Galveston fostering dangerous rip tides on area beaches. However, the good news is that lighter wind speeds shoul…

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Read the annual Hurricane Guide for tips and information about preparing for the season.

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If you’re going to stay for a hurricane, you’ll need to be prepared for weeks of sweltering humidity without electricity, so having a reliable generator can help you stay cool, calm and connected.

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Staying connected on the road means having to charge phone and laptop computer batteries, and one simple device can keep you in the loop.

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Sometime about Sept. 14, 2008, a lot of people who’d stayed for Hurricane Ike made a depressing discovery: All the emergency water they’d run into their bathtubs had leaked out.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, even people in Jeeps with snorkel kits attached were driving around on four weak links — the tires.

 

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Low pressure over the Oklahoma Panhandle and high pressure to the east is creating a strong pressure gradient and strong southerly winds over the Galveston area. Winds early this morning gusted to 39-mph in Galveston with gale force gusts common over offshore waters. This has led to a Coasta…

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District officials are considering what to do with the old Clear View High School building after Webster decides against using the facility as a visitors center.

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Showers and thunderstorms continue to develop along and off the Texas coast this morning. The storms are associated with a stationary frontal boundary along the coast and a 1010 MB low moving slowly northeastward along middle and upper-Texas coast.

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After a night of pouring rain and howling wind, Galveston County residents awoke Friday morning to asses the damage of what forecasters warn was only a first round of storms expected to pass through the area.

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Showers and thunderstorms will develop again tonight and into Saturday morning. Heavy rainfall will be possible and could result in flash flooding. There could be as much as another 5 inches of rain over the next day, according to the weather service.

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The National Weather Service in League City has issued two alerts and advisories for parts of Galveston County as storms continue to move across the greater Houston area.

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The expansion, which will add a six-story, 150,000-square-foot medical office building on land adjacent to its current campus in Nassau Bay, is the first part of a multi-year plan, said Carla Medlenka, spokeswoman for the hospital.

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Although rain chances will increase later today across parts of Southeast Texas with heavy rain possible, significant rainfall amounts are likely to remain north of Galveston County. The rain will be in conjunction with an upper-level disturbance moving into North Texas associated with a low…

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The weather this past weekend was about as good as it gets in Southeast Texas. Sunny skies, low humidity levels, fairly light winds and cool to mild temperatures led to a picture perfect Holiday, weather-wise. Even the cold front, which had overnight lows dipping to a chilly 54° in Galveston…

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Although storm systems have moved across Texas on a regular basis, rain is still needed in most of Galveston County as we move through the third week of April. The system that passed through the area on Friday and Saturday brought only 0.01 inch of rain to Galveston and only 0.13 inch to Lea…

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A developing storm system and area of low pressure over the central Plains will result in gusty winds and Small Craft Advisories for Galveston Bay and offshore Gulf waters. The winds are a result of an intense storm moving out of the Rockies into the Plains. This storm will bring prodigious …

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Spring weather is returning after winter paid a brief and gusty visit to Galveston County. The good news is that, if intermediate to long-term forecasts hold, we may be in for a long spell of mild, spring weather. Maximum temperatures should climb well into the 70’s in the Galveston-Houston …

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A number of people have commented on the rather dramatic line of thunderstorms that rolled across Galveston County on Monday night. They were particularly curious about the fact that most forecasts put the chances of thunderstorm development at only 20-30% and a few media outlets called for …

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The fracking boom is driving environmental disasters like the Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Deer Park petrochemical fire. The ITC fire isn’t the first such disaster, and so long as Texas government prioritizes oil and gas industry profits ahead of public health, it won’t be the last.

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Spring will officially arrive on Wednesday, accompanied by a full moon and probably clear enough skies to make for a fine spring evening. Sunny skies through the end of week may also cheer up those weary of the persistent clouds, fog and rain that have prevailed over the past couple of month…

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There has been a lot of discussion about the “beer-to-go” issue in the state legislature, yet only 10 independent brewers, out of the 315 in Texas, are currently unable to sell beer to go with the proper license.

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A strong cold front sent overnight temperatures plunging to as low as 30 degrees over inland parts of the county. Fortunately, as predicted, Galveston Island and areas close to the bay, avoided freezing temperatures with morning lows of 35 degrees at Scholes International Airport in Galvesto…

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With many weekend events planned, including the second week end of Mardi Gras, there is plenty of interest in what the weather will bring for the next five to seven days.