Temperatures in Galveston have gotten warmer and the island also has gotten drier over the past 30 years, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Michelle Aycoth

Meanwhile just 20 minutes away in Galveston county it has gotten wetter and cooler.

I don’t think you can look at any one isolated area like Galveston island and come to any conclusions about anything related to climate change.

Andy A.

Ted Gillis

Except that ya’ll have pedigreed (red wolf related) coyotes on the island, while the rest of us on the mainland have just your garden variety ugly coyotes.

You can promote that as one of the island’s climate advantages.

Gary Miller

Galveston getting warmer and drier"again"! I'm old enough to remember it like this before. Pay attention to the daily record high temp as reported by TV weather reports. Nearly all are 20 to a 100 years old.

Bailey Jones

Just to be clear, this represents a recalibration of "normal" - which is an average based on the last 30 years. This is updated every 10 years. So, a daily temperature that might have been described as 5 degrees above normal last year, might be reported as 4 degrees above normal this year - because "normal" has changed due to global warming. in 2030 "normal" will be similarly updated again - and will be higher still.

Michelle Aycoth

CanI get you to read my future ?

Bailey Jones

I predict that some day you'll have your very own GCDN account, Andy.

Covfefe mann

It literally just snowed in Galveston a few months ago.

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