Archive for the 'Weather' Category

It’s a Beautiful Morning in Texas

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

For the first time in a week, the morning isn’t overcast and rainy. The sun is out, the sky is blue, and the only clouds in the sky are white, fluffy, and friendly. It’s about time.

Summer’s Here…

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

…It arrived at 7:26 this morning. I don’t know how they can calculate it down to the exact minute. Maybe that’s the time that the weatherman gets out of bed.

Some Memorable Storms Have No Name

Monday, June 19th, 2006

The weather forecast had predicted a couple of days of rain, but nobody said it was going to be this severe. At 5 AM Sunday morning the sounds of thunder and rain woke me up. This morning, it was thunder that woke me up at 4 AM. There was no rain, but an amazing light [...]

Rita: Lessons Learned

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Eric Berger, science writer and blogger at the Houston Chronicle, has written a nice article for hurricane season: Four hurricane lessons we should have learned. His top two items align well with my observations of the Rita evacuation: traffic planning was horrendous, and gas supplies woefully inadequate. I exchanged blog comments and email with Eric [...]

Hurricane Season is Here and I Finally Feel Like Writing About the Previous Season

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Most people around the nation will naturally remember the 2005 hurricane season for Katrina; after all, it all but destroyed one of our nation’s most historic cities. For those of us on the Texas gulf coast, the 2005 season will remembered as much for Rita as for Katrina. I won’t pretend that what we went [...]

But Hurricane Season Wasn’t Supposed to Start Until Tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

No, it’s not a hurricane, but it’s one nasty track of weather bearing down upon us even as I write this:

That long train of storms sticking out perpendicular to the coast appears to be headed towards the Pearland area like a javelin, so that all of it will all pass right across our house. Where [...]

Cold…

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Somebody forgot to tell the weatherman that it’s April and springtime has arrived. It’s forty degrees here this morning, and was probably colder last night. And me without my footy pajamas…

Storm Warning!

Friday, April 7th, 2006

The story of today is the weather. It was about all that Leigh Ann could talk about on the drive from the airport to Dad’s house. Many North Alabama schools let their kids out early today, in anticipation that the storms might arrive early. This system has already killed eleven people in Tennessee, and all [...]

It’s About to Get Crazy

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Update: We had some thunder and good rainstorms, but by 4:30 PM, the rain had cleared off, and the sun was shining.

It Only Happens a Couple of Times Every Winter…

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

It’s colder here in Pearland than it is in North Alabama. Let’s turn that statement around to emphasize what’s more important here: It’s warmer in North Alabama than it is in Pearlend.

Here Comes the Rain

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Update: things have now settled down:

Brrr…

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Yeah, it’s cold out. I think it’s refreshing when, after a long sweltering summer, we have a cold spell or two. But I’ll make no excuses about it: I’m a warm weather boy, and I’m not happy when the temperature falls into the thirties. Most of you know how, when Wendy and I got married, [...]