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 about weather for The Daily News for more than a decade.

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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 ligh…

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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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Stan Blazyk commented on Sun and a tropical concern

Yes. Hoping high pressure will allow the system to head north rather than west over time.


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Gary, this column was not about global warming, but the local weather. But, since you brought this up, I need to point out a couple of misconceptions. First, the fact that there have been warm and cold cycles is not disputed by any climate scientist. However, just as the fact that there f…

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Rusty, I appreciate your concerns. Certainly there are areas of the County who can get by with little or no rain over the coming week or two. However, gardeners closer to the coast are noticing a distinct drying of the soil, which will gradually get worse without additional rainfall. Hopeful…

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Thanks for the compliment, Jarvis.

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At this point, it is not looking like that. In fact, the latest Euro and GFS models are trending for slightly less colder conditions locally. Freeze on the Island and near the Bay looking less likely. Still possible over inland areas of the County.

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Thanks for the report.

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3.29 inches at Scholes Field in Galveston and 4.29 at League City (both counting some light rain on Saturday).

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Gary, with 52.18 inches of rain so far, 2018 is already wetter than average (annual 30 year average is 50.76 inches for January 1 through December 31. This makes the 4th consecutive year of above average rainfall in Galveston.

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Let's hope it doesn't become the 4th. Still I would rather be in our shoes than in Wilmington North Carolina's shoes.

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Thanks for the report. Although I haven't emptied the gauge yet at our house, it seems as though our storm total will reach or exceed 10 inches.