Archive for the 'Weather' Category


Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Posted from work:

More about our Ike experience after the power and Internet come back on.

Eye on Gustav

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Although he’s not a meteorologist, SciGuy Eric Berger provides some of the best, most rational analysis of hurricane threats to Houston. Of course, that includes the latest threat to the Texas coast, Gustav. This morning — the third anniversary of Katrina’s landfall — Eric notes that, although it’s way too early for the models to [...]

This is the Lion

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

We’re going to get wallopped

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

As I write this, the leading edge of this storm system is passing over us. Unlike most storms that we can hear coming for some time before they hit, we didn’t hear much ahead of this one except some faint thunder five minutes or so before the wind and rain began. It’s going to be [...]

Updated: Where did this come from?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

It rained on me all the way to work this morning. When I got to my desk, I checked the radar to see how long I could expect the rain to last. There was just a hint of circulation in the clouds, but it appeared to be centered over land and had no organization. It [...]


Sunday, May 27th, 2007

What if you threw a hurricane season and nobody came?

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Today marks the last day of the 2006 hurricane season. If I didn’t know better, I’d think the season had been canceled months ago. It’s been so quiet this year, as compared to last year’s crazy season, that we might as well not even have had a so-called hurricane season.
Let’s review.
In 2005 we had 28 [...]

Happy Birthday Boo-Boo

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

It’s the first day of Autumn and we’re expecting highs in the low 90s today, with cooler weather to arrive this weekend. One year ago today, we were on the road, on the run from Hurricane Rita. In our eighteen years on the Texas gulf coast, it was the first time we’d had to evacuate, [...]

Temperature inversion

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Conditions at 8:21 PM CDT:

Update: At 6:20 AM, my Google home page still shows exactly the same conditions as listed above. I think their weather station needs a reboot.

Hot enough for you?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

How hot is the heat wave sweeping across the US? It’s so bad that houses are exploding in Illinois and New York. People who have trouble with 100-degree weather get absolutely no sympathy from me. The funny thing about this summer’s weather is that the summer here on the Texas gulf coast has been one [...]


Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Everything the rain touches

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Looks like another very rainy day. It rained almost all day yesterday, only letting up in the late afternoon. I drove through that rain yesterday morning on my way down to Angleton to protest (successfully) my annual property appraisal. Today the rain started early. It was already raining lightly when I left for work at [...]