Stan Blazyk

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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 the weather blog for the Galveston County Daily News for more than a decade.

Mild to warm temperatures, light winds and plenty of sunshine continue to bring what some locals call “Galveston’s second summer”. Gulf waters remain relatively warm, but the heat is less intense, inviting those who have discovered the joys of late September and early October to area beaches and bays.

This past month was the wettest September in Galveston since 2002 with the 11.13” at Scholes Field nearly matching the 11.38” measured back th…

The combination of an mid and upper-level low over Texas and a surface low in the northwest Gulf of Mexico have brought two days of rain to mu…

The term “Indian summer” dates back to at least 1778. The National Weather Service has defined it as a period of “sunny and clear” weather wit…

The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor an area of disturbed weather in the western Gulf of Mexico (L-94) associated with a surface trough and low in the area. This may help spread some deeper moisture back into the Galveston area by mid-week along with a chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms.

While we saw a break yesterday and possibly today, more storms are likely from later today into Friday as a slow-moving cold front plows into warm, moist air over Southeast Texas.

Last week, torrential downpours of up to 9 inches in La Marque and from 3-5 inches over much of the county led to widespread street and locali…

Writing in the August, 1913, issue of Climatological Data-Texas Section, local forecaster W.P. Stewart made a number of observations about Gal…

A cold front will be drifting south into Southeast Texas tonight and tomorrow. The front may increase our chances for rain a little later toda…

After a long spell of seemingly endless hot, sunny days and a quiet Tropical Atlantic Basin, we finally have plenty of weather topics for us t…

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Severe thunderstorms with high winds and possible tornadoes racing into Galveston County. Stay alert and take precautions, if necessary.

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Tornado Watch in effect until 1 pm for most of Southeast Texas, including Galveston County as thunderstorms move east and northeastward through the area. These storms will be capable of producing isolated thunderstorms as well as strong winds and heavy downpours.

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The mercury climbed on more degree yesterday afternoon after this blog was written. Giving the Island its warmest December temperature ever, with records going back to 1871.

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Stan Blazyk commented on Soggy weather looming this weekend

I'll try my best!

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Stan Blazyk commented on Soggy weather looming this weekend

George. That is impressive. Yesterday's total at 7.68" set a new December 24-hour rainfall record for that location, eclipsing the old record of 6.30" set in 1995.

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Stan Blazyk commented on Soggy weather looming this weekend

6.34 inches at Scholes Field in Galveston through 4 pm today and 7.21 inches through 5 pm. Yes, the event is unfolding in record fashion, both here and over the southern half of the County.

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Stan Blazyk commented on Soggy weather looming this weekend

Sounds like an excellent idea, given the unfolding weather event!

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Yesterday's (November 2) high of 85 degrees tied the all-time high temperature record for the month of November.

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Somewhat cooler and drier this weekend. European has backed off some on the cool down late next week....but GFS still is reasonably optimistic. Maybe fall will arrive after all!

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The 88 degree high temperature today not only set a warm temperature record for the date, but is the warmest temperature ever observed in Galveston for so late in the season since observations began in 1871.