With the exception of ARMY service a life long resident of the Houston area, I have been though 2 Majors (Alicia and Ike)and the Alison Flood event.
By: uptxcoast, 10:23 PM GMT on September 13, 2011
From The Houston ChronicleEric BergerLinkHouston’s never been this warm, this late in the year.The mercury has reached 102 degrees this afternoon at Bush Intercontinental Airport, reports the National Weather Service, smashing the old record of 98 degrees set in 1912.Houston has never recorded a temperature above 100 degrees after Sept. 12. Until today.Marcos Gonzalez, an iron worker at the Houston Dynamo soccer team's new stadium, drinks a cup of water today. (Ja...
By: uptxcoast, 2:53 PM GMT on August 18, 2011
Heat watch: Today may be August’s hottestPlease, make it stop.Houston hit 103 degrees Wednesday and it could get hotter today.So far this summer, and alas it’s far from over, College Station, Huntsville, Conroe and Houston’s Hobby Airport have all beaten the record for the most 100-degree days in 1980.Bush Intercontinental, Houston’s official weather site, now has just four to break its record as well.Of course we’ve already set the record for most 100-deg...
By: uptxcoast, 4:18 AM GMT on August 22, 2009
All in one day!Tornado touched down not far from where I live, North of Houston.Here you can see the Tornado that was confirmed by The police who spotted it. No reports of damage.Power out for a lot of people. Generators were heard for the first time since Ike.It was as impressive as yesterday storms and much more wide spread.Now lets see what happens to these storms once they get out over the gulf. The water is about VERY warm and I believe that there will be ver...
Updated: 4:44 PM GMT on July 17, 2011
By: uptxcoast, 1:14 PM GMT on August 21, 2009
Late yesterday afternoon and a pop up thunderstorm hit right over my area just north of Houston. It was very localized but intense.Power was out for about an hour. I got to break open my "Hurricane Box" (A big bin filled with flashlights, power strips, batteries and extension cords for the generator) and broke out the electric lantern. Gave me a good chance to go over the supplies one more time.Football and Marching band practice was in full swing as the storm po...
By: uptxcoast, 7:30 PM GMT on June 08, 2009
OK, first of all as anyone knows that has been in a Hurricane, you cant ever be prepared. Fact is, they are like nothing else and it takes a lot of thought, time and planning to get ready for one. Even then you will always find something you don't have or you did not think of. The common sense items can be found at any Hurricane Preperdness guide that most TV stations hand out at grocery stores.Here are a couple of rules:Rule Number 1: Evacuate if told soRule N...
Updated: 7:44 PM GMT on June 08, 2009