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October 12, 2014 -- Tropical Storm Gonzalo has formed in the Caribbean Sea. More
October 11, 2014 -- Tropical Storm Fay has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. More
Victor Lang Remembered
September 19, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has issued an update regarding flooding conditions, reporting that South Mayde Creek remains out of banks near Greenhouse Road, but that water levels are falling. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for north and northwestern areas of Houston, effective until noon. More
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September 19, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for much of the western portions of the City of Houston, especially areas west of downtown. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for much of the city of Houston until 10:45 a.m. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District reports that as of 7:30 pm all bayous and creeks were falling, including those most affected by heavy rainfall. More
September 18, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch team is monitoring rainfall rates and bayou levels at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, along with other emergency management partner agencies. More
September 18, 2014 -- The National Weather Service says that the potential for heavy rain will continue throughout the afternoon and into this evening. More
September 17, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning effective until 4:15 p.m. for areas of southeast Houston. Rains are expected to continue through Thursday evening. More
September 02, 2014 -- Tropical Storm Dolly has formed in the Bay of Campeche off the eastern coast of Mexico. More
August 20, 2014 -- Texas A&M University storm expert Robert Korty today reported that unfavorable conditions in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, such as dry air and wind shear, has contributed to few hurricanes forming this year. More
August 11, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has begun issuing warnings for the Houston area as a line of strong thunderstorms begins impacting the City. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today issued a notice regarding severe thunderstorms predicted to move through the area tonight. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management today issued an advisory regarding the formation of Tropical Storm Bertha in the Atlantic Ocean, stating the storm poses no threat to the Gulf of Mexico, but advising residents to monitor tropical weather updates. More
August 01, 2014 -- The National Weather Service reports that areas of north Houston received over five inches of rain in three hours overnight. More
July 25, 2014 -- Chambers representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City met in Corpus Christi today to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 03, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for areas of southwest Houston (particularly south of I-10 and west of the 610 West Loop) until 5:30pm due to a strong thunderstorm moving through the area. More
July 02, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management has joined the Houston Urban Area Security Initiative, Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative, and Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council in hosting a seminar on accessibility in emergency response at the West Gray Multi-Service Center in Montrose. More
July 01, 2014 -- Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season, has formed in eastern Florida coast. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host a Hurricane Preparedness Luncheon on July 16. More
June 14, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has announced that residents can subscribe to receive information about hurricane-related news and preparedness on their mobile phones. More
June 11, 2014 -- Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough hosted his first City of Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Meeting at City Hall. More
June 09, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management will host its annual Houston Healthcare Hurricane & Emergency Preparedness Summit on Tuesday at the George R. Brown Convention center. More
June 05, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston professor William Merrell warns coastal residents to be wary of gulf-forming hurricanes, which can form early in the season. More
June 02, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry today urged residents to prepare for the 2014 hurricane season, which officially started on Sunday. More
June 02, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and TranStar officials hosted a media preview of the new Emergency Operations Center this morning. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to review their emergency plans and stay prepared as hurricane season begins on Sunday. More
May 29, 2014 -- The City of Kemah will host a hurricane awareness meeting on Tuesday at Kemah City Hall. More
May 29, 2014 -- The City of Galveston held its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday at the Island Community Center. More
May 28, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management has advised residents near the west fork of the San Jacinto River to be prepared for flooding conditions to begin overnight and continue into Thursday morning. More
May 28, 2014 -- The City of Missouri City today provided tips for preparing for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1. More
May 28, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today warned that subdivisions adjacent to the west fork of the San Jacinto River could experience street flooding due to potential weather conditions later today. More
May 28, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the west fork of the San Jacinto River. More
May 28, 2014 -- Harris County has received 6-8 inches of rain across the northern and western parts of Harris County over the past 48 hours, with 1-2.5 inches in less than an hour this morning. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District advises that as of 5 p.m., the west and northwest portions of Harris County have received 4-6 inches of rainfall and the remainder of the county has received 2-4 inches widespread; and advises residents to be aware of potential flooding conditions. More
May 27, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management advises that a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. More
May 27, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday at the Island Community Center. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today reminded residents to be mindful of flood risks due to heavy rainfall continuing to move through the county this week. More
May 27, 2014 -- A long line of rain and thunderstorms is passing across the region today, putting down an inch to two inches on its southeastern trek to the coast. More
May 26, 2014 -- Severe thunderstorms in the region continue and hazardous conditions will persist in Harris County overnight and during the next few days. More
May 26, 2014 -- Severe Thunderstorms have already begun impacting the City of Houston this evening, and should continue throughout the night. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today urged residents to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. More
May 22, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court recently declared May 25-31 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today urged residents to prepare early for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. More
May 19, 2014 -- The National Weather Service anticipates partly to mostly sunny conditions throughout Southeast Texas this week. More
May 16, 2014 -- Galveston Emergency Management Coordinator Charlie Kelly received the “Unsung Hero” award in Emergency Management from DRC Emergency Services at the 2014 Texas Emergency Management and Homeland Security Conference in San Antonio this week. More
May 15, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land will hold a full-scale hurricane exercise May 30-June 1. More
May 13, 2014 -- Heavy rain has already begun to fall across Houston as a storm system continues to move through most of Texas. Forecasts are predicting areas of heavy rain to keep falling throughout the morning, with moderate levels of rain continuing throughout the day. More
May 12, 2014 -- An upper level disturbance will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon over mainly the northeast half of Southeast Texas. The National Weather Service predicts that rainfall amounts will average around a quarter of an inch. More
May 12, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on May 28 at the Island Community Center. More
May 09, 2014 -- The National Weather Service reports that strong storms are going to begin impacting Houston in the next 1-3 hours and may persist through the evening. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has launched a digital countdown to the 2014 hurricane season via digital billboards in the county. More
May 04, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will experience plenty of sun today and mostly cloudy conditions for the next few days but the week will end with showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe. More
May 02, 2014 -- Texas A&M Forest Service urges residents to be mindful of local burn bans and exercise preventative measures to remain safe due to predictions of warm and dry weather this weekend. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reminded residents of tips for staying safe and healthy during hot weather, due to rising temperatures taking place today. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will get a preview of summer today as temperatures are projected to reach the low 90s. More
April 21, 2014 -- Isolated showers and thunderstorms, some heavy, as well as dense fog in some areas, will begin the week in Southeast Texas, followed by a partly sunny weekend. More
April 16, 2014 -- A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert reports that sub-freezing temperatures Tuesday morning put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury. More
April 15, 2014 -- The eclipse of the moon shot at 2:15am on Tuesday morning in Galveston. Photo by Robert Mihovil
April 14, 2014 -- Southeast Texas residents will experience a soggy start to the week leading up to Easter, which will also include chilly mornings and seasonably warm days, according to the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service. More
March 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday appealed United States President Barack Obama's denial of a major disaster declaration for fifteen Texas counties following severe winter storms last December. More
March 04, 2014 -- METRO will extend Park & Ride morning service by one hour to accommodate customers who are delaying their morning start due to the severe weather. More
March 04, 2014 -- The City of Houston Emergency Operations Center has returned to normal operations, after spending the early morning monitoring the winter weather which impacted southeast Texas. More
March 04, 2014 -- The City of Houston has posted an update on the winter weather currently impacting the City. More
March 04, 2014 -- All METRO HOV/HOT lanes will open for the Tuesday morning commute except 59 North HOV; and Park & Ride bus service will be running but expect delays as buses will avoid overpasses and bridges. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is working on a "game plan" to adjust service due to a potential winter blast expected to hit the Houston area in the morning. More
March 03, 2014 -- The City of Houston will activate the Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 a.m. in response to the Winter Weather threat expected to impact the area in the morning. More
March 03, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Houston from 11:00 p.m. until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday due to the potential for icy roadways and freezing rain. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department has advised residents to use caution when using heaters and when driving during winter weather conditions, which are expected to include freezing rain and ice tonight. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has extended its call for consumers to conserve electricity through to Tuesday morning due to winter weather conditions. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management today advised that it is monitoring winter weather conditions in the Southeast Texas region, advising residents to exercise caution though severe conditions are not expected in Galveston County. More
March 02, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to limit their electric use as much as possible on Monday morning. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is seeking volunteers from Texas to act as backyard data collectors. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urges residents to take precautions as the severe winter weather continues into the weekend. More
February 06, 2014 -- Update: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, grid operator for most of Texas, has canceled a conservation alert which had asked consumers to reduce electric use from 5 p.m. today through noon on Friday. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that all HOV/HOT Lanes will be open for the afternoon rush hour. More
January 28, 2014 -- As conditions across the Houston area improve, the City of Houston has deactivated the Emergency Operations Center. More
January 28, 2014 -- Update: The City of Houston is responding to winter weather conditions affecting the city, and has provided information on services impacted by the storm. More
January 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that the city will close all non-public safety services on Tuesday. Only those services (such as public safety) that are deemed "essential" will be operational. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today urged Texans to prepare for a winter storm expected to impact portions of Texas beginning tonight and continuing through Wednesday. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District Emergency Operations Center is monitoring forecasts of freezing weather moving into the Greater Houston area. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced possible service adjustments due to severe weather expected in the Houston area tonight and on Friday. More
January 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston will activate its Emergency Operations Center tonight in response to Winter weather conditions expected to impact portions of Southeast Texas. More
January 23, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning for Houston from 9 p.m. today until 3 p.m. Friday due to the mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow expected to impact the area. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District Emergency Operations Center is currently monitoring the winter weather and making preparations for the anticipated freezing weather moving into the greater Houston area over Thursday night/Friday morning. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is advising Texans to prepare for a strong cold front expected to impact parts of the state Thursday through Saturday morning. More
January 21, 2014 -- The City of Houston Fire Department urges citizens to practice safety when using heating devices. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that peak demand for electricity in the morning set a new winter record of 57,277 megawatts. More
January 06, 2014 -- The City of Galveston Fire Department reminds residents to be safe using heating equipment. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department today urged citizens to exercise caution and to follow safety guidelines when using space heaters, fireplaces and other heating sources during the current cold weather conditions. More
January 06, 2014 -- Update: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. has canceled an energy emergency alert issued due to high electricity usage, but encouraged continued conservation due to today's cold temperatures. More
January 05, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Watch for Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties, including the City of Houston from 3 a.m. until 9 a.m. Monday. More
January 05, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management is asking residents to be vigilant as freezing temperatures begin impacting the City early Monday morning. More
December 23, 2013 -- David Feldman of Long Island New York recently interviewed Jim Guidry via Skype. Feldman, who operates LongIslandNY.TV, a news website covering his area, is publishing a series of articles and interviews regarding the length of time it is taking for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. More
December 21, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has begun issuing watches for severe weather anticipated to impact southeast Texas today. The main threat for this system will be strong, damaging winds. More
December 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation’s Houston District is deploying crews and equipment to the Dallas and Fort Worth District’s to assist in efforts to clear roadways in the Dallas/Fort Worth area affected by the severe winter weather storm. More
December 05, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued an emergency proclamation directing additional state resources to prepare for a severe winter storm system that is moving across Texas. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urges residents to prepare for an arctic cold front expected to impact parts of the state during the next few days, including the weekend. More
November 27, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Harris County, including the City of Houston from Midnight until 8 a.m. Thursday. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to be prepared for winter weather conditions across parts of Texas. More
October 31, 2013 -- Dickinson Independent School District has announced changes to its after-school activities today due to severe weather conditions. More
October 31, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has canceled all after-school activities for today due to severe weather. More
October 31, 2013 -- Update: The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring creeks and bayous and advises residents to use caution. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Houston Office of Emergency Management has issued an alert that heavy rainfall is expected today and on Thursday, and urges resident to take precautions. More
October 04, 2013 -- Texas A&M University storm expert Robert Korty has reported that dry air was a possible cause for fewer and less intense hurricanes this year. More
October 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard has urged mariners and members of the maritime community across the Gulf Coast to prepare for Tropical Storm Karen. More
September 17, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday escorted 179 Mexican vessels out of the Ports of Brownsville and Isabel to escape threatening weather conditions in Mexican waters. More
September 13, 2013 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil, who documented the damages caused by Hurricane Ike, reports that after five years Galveston Island is "looking pretty good". More
September 03, 2013 -- The City of Galveston today hosted a hurricane preparedness meeting, receiving reports from government agencies and support services concerning their readiness as the most active weeks of the storm season begin. More
August 08, 2013 -- Galveston County officials recently spoke with the Weather Channel regarding the county's hurricane preparedness and proposed "Ike Dike" project. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Texas Hurricane Center will present the fifth annual conference, "Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and the Gulf Coast Region", on Friday at the University of Houston. More
July 25, 2013 -- Emergency responders from the public and private sectors in Harris County recently participated in a regional hurricane exercise to test emergency public information. More
July 10, 2013 -- Texas A&M University professor Richard Orville has upgraded the Lightning Mapping Array system in the Houston area. More
July 09, 2013 -- The City of Galveston held its monthly Hurricane Preparedness Meeting this morning at Galveston City Hall. More
July 08, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, hosted a hurricane season briefing for southeast Texas officials today at the Reliant Center. More
June 14, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach and the West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will host a hurricane preparedness meeting on Saturday at the Jamaica Beach Public Service Building. More
June 13, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on July 13 at 2425 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. More
June 13, 2013 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today announced that his office has published the Texas Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Natural Hazards, a guide for preparing homes for a storm, protecting yourself and your family, and advise on flood insurance. More
June 06, 2013 -- Jim Guidry has posted a commentary on first named storm of the 2013 Hurricane Season, which has formed in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management today hosted a hurricane emergency response exercise and resource showcase in Austin. More
May 31, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Francisco Sánchez, the public information officer for the Harris County Office of Emergency Management, today scheduled tours of the Transtar facilities and meetings with reporters on the eve of the 2013 Hurricane Season, which officially begins on Saturday. More
May 31, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today urged Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2013 hurricane season. More
May 31, 2013 -- CoreLogic today released its 2013 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report, featuring estimations on the number and value of single-family homes exposed to hurricane-driven storm surge damage in the United States for the upcoming hurricane season. More
May 30, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is participating in the Houston/Galveston National Weather Workshop on Saturday to talk to Houston residents on how to prepare their pets for an emergency. More
May 30, 2013 -- CoreLogic will release its annual Storm Surge Report on Friday in advance of the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston professor William Merrell advised that hurricanes that form early in the season often catch residents on the coast "off guard" and can be dangerous. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Texas Departments of Transportation and Public Safety on Wednesday in Houston staged a mock contraflow traffic exercise in preparation for hurricane season. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Harris County Public Library have formed a partnership to promote hurricane preparedness as the 2013 Hurricane Season begins on June 1. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management will conduct full-scale hurricane exercises on Wednesday and Thursday as part of "Operation Storm Ready". More
May 24, 2013 -- Texas A&M University research assistant and assistant state climatologist Brent McRoberts has reported that the recent storm that struck Moore, Oklahoma is one of more than 100 that have hit the Oklahoma City area in the last century. More
May 23, 2013 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that it is forecasting a 70-percent likelihood of 13-to-20 named storms during the 2013 hurricane season, with three-to-six becoming major hurricanes. More
May 23, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Sloan will host a news conference on May 31 to discuss preparations for the 2013 hurricane season. More
May 22, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on May 29 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
May 21, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management today advised citizens to monitor local weather and review their emergency plans due to forecasts of possible thunderstorms for the area tonight and Wednesday morning. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today activated the State Operations Center due to severe thunderstorms expected to make their way across north and central Texas. More
May 17, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday traveled to Granbury to participate in a briefing with Governor Rick Perry on the aftermath of Wednesday's North Texas tornadoes. More
May 16, 2013 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and the Office of Emergency Management today launched its countdown to the 2013 hurricane season with a digital billboard announcement in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Dr. Gerry Bell, a climate expert with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will present an online webinar on Tuesday to discuss the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has reported that heavy rains have been common during the past hours but that bayous, creeks and tributaries in the area remain within their banks. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will launch its virtual countdown to the 2013 hurricane season, which begins June 1, on Wednesday via digital billboards in the area. More
April 30, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook will host a Hurricane Preparedness Workshop on May 11 at Seabrook City Hall. More
April 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District reports that heavy and persistent rainfall in the past 24 hours resulted in an average 3-5 inches of rain reported from Katy to Pasadena, with 7-8 inches recorded over portions of southwest Houston and the Sugar Land area. More
April 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring the levels of bayous and creeks. More
April 28, 2013 -- Significant amounts of rainfall have fallen across the Houston area, and forecasters with the National Weather Service expect this weather to continue overnight. More
April 27, 2013 -- Sections of west, southwest and central Harris County are receiving heavy rainfall and the bayous and creeks in those areas are rising. More
April 25, 2013 -- Galveston County Emergency Management Coordinator David Popoff has posted a schedule of Town Hall Meetings to provide information about hurricane season preparedness. More
April 24, 2013 -- Mayor Becky Ames and the City of Beaumont Office of Emergency Management are hosting the National Weather Service SKYWARN Class on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
April 15, 2013 -- AccuWeather meteorologists have announced that the Lyrids, a major meteor shower, will be visible from Tuesday through April 26. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District, in observance of National Flood Safety Awareness Week, today provided another in a series of flood safety tips. More
March 19, 2013 -- Texas A&M University and Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon has forecast that global surface temperatures are likely to increase and set new records this year. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Monday participated in National Flood Safety Awareness Week by discussing Step One in flood preparation. More
March 05, 2013 -- Due to dry and windy weather conditions, the National Weather Service has been issuing Fire Weather Warnings (Red Flag Warnings) and related advisories for our area much of this week. More
February 27, 2013 -- The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is seeking volunteers to serve as backyard data collectors. More
February 27, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Warning, or Red Flag Warning, for a portion of southeast Texas including Houston from noon until 6 p.m. today. More
February 25, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning and a wind advisory for much of southeast Texas, effective noon through 9 p.m. tonight. More
February 23, 2013 -- The Causeway FunD Run sponsored by the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will be on March 2. More
February 12, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston has published a news release about the $250,000 contribution from the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation to support research on the Ike Dike coastal surge protection system. More
February 11, 2013 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen presented a $250,000 check to Texas A&M University at Galveston for the study of the Ike Dike at today’s meeting of the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation. More
January 09, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District reports that as of early this morning, Harris County’s creeks and bayous have performed well and handled rainfall amounts, which have ranged from ½-inch to 2 inches across the county since early Tuesday morning. More
January 09, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has been recognized as a StormReady Community. More
January 08, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has issued a reminder that residents can use the district's Flood Warning System mobile web site to monitor rainfall and bayou and stream levels in their area. More
January 08, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring the threat of heavy rainfall for the county and surrounding areas forecast for today and Wednesday. More
January 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today urged drivers to use extreme caution in the Houston area due to heavy rains and possible flooding. More
January 08, 2013 -- AccuWeater has reported that forecasts are showing the possibility of waves of frigid air moving southward across North America from the North Pole beginning near or just past the middle of the month. More
January 07, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Houston until midnight Thursday. More
December 25, 2012 -- All of Harris County remains under a Tornado Watch until 4:00 p.m. More
December 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that a 39-person Incident Management Team is being deployed to New York to support continued recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. More
December 23, 2012 -- AccuWeather reports that all the ingredients are coming together for a major snowstorm to unfold Christmas Day and spread from the southern Plains to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Houston Fire Department urges citizens to use safety when using heating devices. More
December 10, 2012 -- The National Weather Service has issued an area wide freeze warning for tonight and Tuesday. More
December 10, 2012 -- The City of Houston has issued a reminder to residents to protect themselves, pets, pipes and plants from cold temperatures expected tonight. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas A&M University professor and state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon reports that most of Texas is in a moderate-to-severe drought, but a storm forming 2,000 miles northwest of Hawaii may bring relief. More
December 06, 2012 -- AccuWeather.com has posted a report on the National Hurricane Center’s reasons for the non-issuance of hurricane warnings north of North Carolina for Hurricane Sandy in October. More
November 30, 2012 -- Today is the end of the 2012 Hurricane Season. More
November 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that a 15-person Incident Management Team has been deployed to New York City to support its continued recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. More
November 13, 2012 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association reports that wide sandy beaches and high dune systems were effective in keeping the waves away from upland property and infrastructure, and prevented flooding from the unexpected storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. More
November 02, 2012 -- AccuWeather.com has issued a news release stating that the National Hurricane Center did not issue hurricane warnings north of North Carolina for Hurricane Sandy. More
October 29, 2012 -- AccuWeather.com has posted an update on Hurricane Sandy. More
October 29, 2012 -- Google.org has published an interactive map about Hurricane Sandy, which projects the storm's path, current rain levels, and traffic conditions. Click Here
October 28, 2012 -- AccuWeather.com reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the orderly suspension of all subway, bus and commuter railroad service will begin at 7 p.m. EDT. More
October 27, 2012 -- AccuWeather.com has provided an update on Hurricane Sandy. More
October 18, 2012 -- Galveston County Emergency Management Coordinator David J. Popoff reports that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service has awarded Galveston County a "StormReady" certification. More
October 02, 2012 -- College of the Mainland will host a free class on October 9 on how to scan the skies for storms and report findings to the National Weather Service. More
August 31, 2012 -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, NOAA's National Weather Service Acting Director Laura Furgione, Red Cross Senior Vice President of Disaster Services Charley Shimanski, and U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Robert Parker held a conference call with media regarding Tropical Depression Isaac this afternoon. More
August 31, 2012 -- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Thursday visited the National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. where she participated in a video teleconference with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, and federal agencies actively involved in Isaac response and recovery efforts underway. More
August 29, 2012 -- The United States Geological Survey today reported that Hurricane Isaac is expected to impact beaches and barrier islands along the northern Gulf of Mexico that are vulnerable to beach and dune erosion. More
August 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has activated the Disaster District Committee in Beaumont and placed state and local emergency management assets on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac makes it way towards the Gulf Coast. More
August 25, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges residents in coastal areas to take steps to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac. More
August 13, 2012 -- Texas A&M University today announced that researchers with the university have co-written a study that finds hurricanes potentially intensify 50 percent faster if they pass over large areas of fresh water. More
August 07, 2012 -- The City of Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Team today met today to review their preparations for a possible storm. More
August 03, 2012 -- Galveston City Manager Michael Kovacs has updated city staff on preparations for Tropical Storm Ernesto, which has moved into the Caribbean. More
July 13, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the formation of a Water Conservation Task Force. More
July 13, 2012 -- The National Weather Service has extended a Flood Warning for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River at Kingwood until 4 p.m. Sunday. More
July 03, 2012 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen today presided over his first City of Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Meeting. More
June 27, 2012 -- The Galveston County Health District has offered suggestions for staying cool in hot weather. More
June 26, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard urges residents to remain cautious regarding Tropical Storm Debby. More
June 20, 2012 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston Professor William Merrell warns that hurricanes that form in the Gulf of Mexico during June can develop into "surprisingly strong storms" and "tend to catch gulf residents off guard". More
June 12, 2012 -- The Houston–Galveston Area Council has developed two new products, a website and a video, to help access and functional support needs individuals and others better prepare for hurricane season. More
June 12, 2012 -- Alvin Community College will host a hurricane preparedness seminar on June 28 at the college's Theatre. More
June 08, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena will host a Community Safety Fair and Hurricane Workshop on Saturday at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
June 07, 2012 -- CoreLogic, a provider of analytics and business services, today released its Storm Surge Report, finding that more than four million homes in the United States are at risk for hurricane storm-surge flooding. More
June 06, 2012 -- Rice University today announced the launch of a new online tool, the Storm Risk Calculator, for use in providing hurricane risk assessments for homes in Harris County. More
June 05, 2012 -- The Eye Clinic of Texas has advised Houston area residents to take steps for protecting their eyes from ultraviolet rays if working or taking part in outdoor activities. More
June 02, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management on Friday hosted a hurricane emergency response exercise and resource showcase in Austin. More
June 02, 2012 -- The United States Department of Homeland Security on Friday announced the beginning of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. More
June 01, 2012 -- The City of Galveston has issued a reminder of services it has available for Galveston residents to use in preparation for the hurricane season. More
June 01, 2012 -- The City of Houston has offered preparedness tips to mark the first day of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season. More
June 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today urged Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2012 hurricane season, which officially began today. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will celebrate World Oceans Day with the Texas Coastal Expo at Galveston's Moody Gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. More
May 30, 2012 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting tonight at the Galveston Island Convention Center, with a marine response group mass casualty training exercise to take place prior to the meeting. More
May 30, 2012 -- The United States Geological Survey has released a report finding that 70 percent of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is vulnerable to erosion during weaker Category 1 hurricanes. More
May 29, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District urges residents to "Plan, Prepare and Protect Your Family" for hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. More
May 29, 2012 -- The City of Seabrook will host a Hurricane Preparedness Meeting on Wednesday at Seabrook City Hall. More
May 29, 2012 -- Property Casualty Insurers Association of America today urged residents along the coast to be prepared for the hurricane season, which officially begins on Friday. More
May 28, 2012 -- This week is Hurricane Preparedness Week and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration urge Americans in areas of the country vulnerable to hurricanes and severe weather to "Be a Force of Nature". More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association today offered tips to Texans to use when preparing for the coming hurricane season. More
May 24, 2012 -- The City of Galveston will host its Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on May 30 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
May 18, 2012 -- Researchers with the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have advised Texas residents along the coast to remain on guard despite predictions of a less active hurricane season this year. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today noted the assistance of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, volunteers who provide rainfall data throughout the region, during rains on May 11-12. More
May 14, 2012 -- Rice University severe-storm expert Phil Bedient and researchers with the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center have published "Lessons from Hurricane Ike", a book providing information on the center's study of the storm and options for addressing storm damage risks in the future. More
May 10, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch team will be monitoring bayou and creek water levels Thursday through Saturday due to thunderstorms forecast for the area. More
May 09, 2012 -- Waves of Impact will be on Galveston Beach on May 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. organizing a free surf camp for children with special challenges. The nonprofit is teaming up with local volunteers to make the event happen. More
May 03, 2012 -- The City of Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Team met on Tuesday at Galveston City Hall. More
April 28, 2012 -- Members of Civil Air Patrol's Texas and Louisiana wings will participate from May 2 through 9 in a training scenario involving a hurricane striking Texas from the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host its annual no-cost seminar on hurricane readiness for small businesses on Thursday, May 3 at the San Luis Resort and Conference Center on Galveston Island. More
April 10, 2012 -- The first City of Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Meeting of 2012 was held this morning at Galveston City Hall. More
April 06, 2012 -- The Houston Community Preparedness Collaborative, a group of City of Houston officials, not-for-profit and private-sector partners met for the first time Friday at the Houston Emergency Center with the purpose of developing partnerships to enhance Houston residents' ability to prepare for disasters. More
April 03, 2012 -- The Texas Covernor's Office reports that the State Operations Center has been activated as severe weather impacts North Texas. More
April 02, 2012 -- The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is seeking volunteers in the Houston-Galveston region to collect rain data in their neighborhood. More
March 01, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has advised its members that fog conditions are expected to linger in the area until Saturday morning when a cold front is expected at or shortly after sunrise. More
February 17, 2012 -- In recognition of Southeast Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week, which begins on February 19, the Harris County Flood Control District urges residents to stay prepared for severe weather. More
January 24, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood District today advised residents to create a family preparedness plan, and noted that the district has a "Family Flood Preparedness" center at its web site. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today advised residents to monitor rainfall and bayou levels at the district's Flood Warning System web site due to thunderstorm warnings and heavy rainfall. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety today released a new report which provides an analysis of residential building codes in the 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast. More
November 14, 2011 -- Rice University's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center has issued a report providing recommendations for protecting Houston and Galveston from future hurricanes. More
September 24, 2011 -- A cold front is expected to move into Texas on Sunday afternoon, creating dangerous wildfire conditions for much of the state. More
September 03, 2011 -- Texas Forest Service officials note the forecast of strong winds and low humidity in Texas this weekend, combined with critically dry vegetation, and advise Texans to prepare for more potentially dangerous wildfires. More
September 01, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has renewed his emergency disaster proclamation for all 254 counties due to the ongoing threat of wildfires across the state. More
September 01, 2011 -- With weather experts and emergency preparedness officials closely monitoring a tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico, the Harris County Flood Control District urges all residents to review their hurricane preparation plans and be prepared to enact them if the system develops into a tropical storm or hurricane. More
August 29, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service today advised that dove hunters should practice fire safety measures during the season due to weather conditions favorable for wildfires. More
August 26, 2011 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association is anticipating significant beach erosion from Hurricane Irene. More
August 24, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. has issued a Level 2 Emergency, and is asking residents and business to conserve electricity until 7 p.m. More
August 24, 2011 -- Update: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. today issued a Level 1 Emergency, and is asking consumers and businesses to reduce their electricity use during peak usage hours, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., today and through the week and weekend due to high demand caused by high temperatures. More
August 22, 2011 -- The City of La Porte today issued a reminder to residents that Stage 1 drought contingency measures, which call for voluntary reductions in water usage, remain in effect. More
August 22, 2011 -- Galveston County Fresh Water Supply District No. 6, which serves Tiki Island, has instituted mandatory water conservation measures due to current drought conditions. More
August 19, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday hosted a roundtable discussion with Texas farmers and ranchers regarding the impact of the current drought on their businesses. More
August 19, 2011 -- The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has offered tips on hurricane preparedness for coastal residents. More
August 17, 2011 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department today announced plans to implement its Stage II Water Reduction Plan, which is anticipated to reduce the department's daily water usage by approximately 18 percent. More
August 17, 2011 -- The City of League City today implemented Stage 2 of its Drought Contingency Plan, and is enforcing mandatory water rationing throughout the city. More
August 16, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. today announced that it has executed short-term contracts with two generation owners to activate four "mothballed" units to address emergency situations during extreme heat and drought conditions. More
August 15, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today ordered mandatory water conservation measures due to drought conditions and decreasing water levels in Lake Houston. More
August 12, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service today advised Texans to water their trees due to drought conditions, which is causing trees in the state to die. More
August 12, 2011 -- The City of La Porte has reinstated its Stage 1 drought contingency alert and is calling for voluntary reductions in water usage by residents and business owners. More
August 11, 2011 -- The City of Galveston has enacted modified Stage 2 water restrictions, and is prohibiting all outdoor watering due to drought conditions. More
August 09, 2011 -- Texas AgriLife Extension Service on Tuesday released summaries of the crop and weather conditions in its twelve districts. More
August 05, 2011 -- The Galveston County Health District today advised citizens to take precautions to avoid heat illness with the recent extreme temperatures in the area. More
August 05, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. is asking consumers to continue conserving electricity during peak hours today and next week due to extreme heat that is creating capacity issues. More
August 04, 2011 -- The City of Galveston is lifting its Stage 2 water restrictions and enacting Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan, changing the limitations from mandatory to voluntary. More
August 04, 2011 -- Update: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. has initiated a Level 2 Energy Emergency Alert, and is asking consumers to conserve electricity between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. due to high temperatures creating high demand. More
August 04, 2011 -- Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon has reported that the current drought in Texas is the most severe one-year drought on records for the state. More
August 03, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. has initiated a level 1 energy emergency alert due to electricity reserves dropping below 2,300 megawatts, and is asking residents to conserve energy during peak hours. More
August 03, 2011 -- The City of Houston has activated its Heat Emergency Plan due to an excessive heat advisory issued for the Houston region. More
August 02, 2011 -- University of Houston will host a conference presented by the Texas Hurricane Center to address Gulf Coast preparation plans for the 2011 hurricane season. More
July 29, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard has set Hurricane Condition II and Port Condition Yankee in Victoria, Corpus Christi, Brownsville and the surrounding area in response to Tropical Storm Don. More
July 28, 2011 -- With Tropical Storm Don currently in the Gulf of Mexico, the Texas Department of Transportation urges everyone to be prepared this hurricane season. More
July 28, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry is urging Texas residents to prepare their homes and families for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Don, which is moving through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Texas coast. More
July 28, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Don, which is expected to make landfall late Friday night south of the Houston District More
July 28, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today urged mariners and residents along the Gulf Coast to begin planning and preparing for Tropical Storm Don. More
July 07, 2011 -- Port Manatee on the West Gulf Coast of Florida reports that it is prepared for Hurricane Season. More
June 07, 2011 -- Texas A&M University Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon has reported that the current drought is officially the third worst in the state's history. More
June 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday urged mariners and residents to begin planning and preparing for the 2011 Hurricane Season, which began Wednesday. More
June 01, 2011 -- The City of Galveston is urging residents to be prepared for any severe storms that may enter the Gulf of Mexico during the 2011 Hurricane Season. More
June 01, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it has prepared facilities and equipment for response during the 2011 Hurricane Season. More
May 27, 2011 -- As part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management has provided tips for evacuating with pets during hurricanes. More
May 26, 2011 -- The City of Pasadena, together with the Southeast Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee, will host a Community Safety Fair & Hurricane Workshop on June 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
May 25, 2011 -- "The Great Storm", the C. Grant Mitchell multi-media presentation about the 1900 hurricane, has been digitally restored from its 35MM slide presentation to an advanced wide-screen, high definition format and is being shown at the Pier 21 Theater. More
May 24, 2011 -- As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, Sheriff Adrian Garcia and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are urging citizens to prepare now and not wait until there’s a storm brewing in the gulf. More
May 24, 2011 -- With June 1 and the start of hurricane season just days away, Dr. William Merrell, a veteran marine scientist at Texas A&M University at Galveston, says being aware of perceptions of time and source of a storm can make a difference to people living in the Upper Gulf coast area. More
May 24, 2011 -- For the second day in a row, the United States Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer off Galveston. More
May 24, 2011 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management has provided tips for preparing for hurricanes as part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week. More
May 23, 2011 -- The Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a free, one-half day seminar on Thursday, offering help to small business owners prepare for the 2011 Hurricane Season. More
May 22, 2011 -- This is Hurricane Preparedness Week in Texas, prompting Jim Guidry to post a comment in support of the proposed "Safe Room" being considered by Galveston City Council. More
May 19, 2011 -- Galveston Island residents and property owners turned out for the City of Galveston’s annual Hurricane Awareness Town Meeting. More
May 13, 2011 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted to reject a $2,176,125 grant for the design of a “safe room” near the University of Texas Medical Branch to house emergency personnel during hurricanes. More
May 09, 2011 -- Texas A&M University Atmospheric Sciences Professor John Nielsen-Gammon, who also serves as the Texas State Climatologist, has reported that the state has experienced the driest seven months since record keeping began in 1895. More
May 06, 2011 -- AccuWeather.com has reported that the middle of the nation will see multiple severe thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain, including portions of western and central Texas. More
May 04, 2011 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski and Mayor Pro Tem Linda Colbert presided over a meeting of the Mayor’s Hurricane Preparedness Team on Tuesday. More
April 22, 2011 -- AccuWeather.com reports a storm system charging across the Plains will trigger violent thunderstorms from Dallas, Texas to Columbus, Ohio overnight and Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as the weekend begins. More
February 28, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reported to its members that there are no visibility issues near shore and conditions are expected to remain clear for the rest of the week. More
February 25, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service at Texas A&M University has reported that high-impact fire weather conditions are expected on Sunday for the area west of Interstate 35, particularly the West Texas Plains. More
February 25, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has reported that visibility has improved this morning, allowing pilots to move priority vessels in several Upper Texas Coast ports. More
February 24, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has reported that visibility remains low due to fog this morning, and that pilots have suspended boardings for traffic at various ports along the Upper Texas Coast. More
February 23, 2011 -- Updated: The West Gulf Maritime Association has provided an update to its members on fog conditions along the Upper Texas Coast, noting that visibility is steadily improving. More
February 22, 2011 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management, as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, today posted several facts about the hazards of flash floods. More
February 22, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has provided further updates on fog conditions continuing at ports on the Upper Texas Coast. More
February 20, 2011 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management has posted a notice that this is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Southeast Texas. More
February 15, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service at Texas A&M University today issued a warning for residents along and west of the Interstate 35 corridor to be prepared for the possibility of dangerous wildfires this week due to dry weather conditions. More
February 10, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is offering METROLift vehicles as "warming vehicles" for patrons through Friday morning due to winter weather conditions. More
February 09, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel has reported that, as of this afternoon, temperatures have fallen below freezing on western Galveston Island. More
February 09, 2011 -- The City of Galveston has announced that the Galveston Causeway will remain open despite weather, though travel may be restricted to one lane each way if ice accumulation requires closure of some lanes. More
February 09, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will operate its METRORail service on a normal schedule today, but is advising riders to expect delays in its Park & Ride and local transit services this afternoon due to weather. More
February 09, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel reports that freezing rain has arrived in parts of Houston, but that Chambers and Galveston counties are not covered by any winter weather advisories, watches or warnings. More
February 09, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman today announced that the Lynchberg Ferry is closing at 2:30 this afternoon due to the risk of icing. More
February 09, 2011 -- The National Weather Service has posted a hard freeze warning for all of Southeast Texas for tonight and Thursday morning, as well as a wind advisory this afternoon and evening for the western half of Southeast Texas and the coastal counties. More
February 09, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has crews prepared to mobilize in response to changes in the weather forecast in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas. More
February 05, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel, who has contributed valuable weather information to Guidry News Service over the years, has offered a commentary on the snow forecasts that did not materialize in Southeast Texas. More
February 04, 2011 -- All Houston Independent School District activities, including athletics events, scheduled to begin before 10 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, February 5, have been cancelled because of inclement weather and are being rescheduled. More
February 04, 2011 -- Houston police are asking motorists involved in traffic accidents that disable their vehicles in the icy conditions to call 9-1-1 and remain in their vehicles until a police officer or wrecker driver arrives at the scene. More
February 04, 2011 -- The Texas Deparmtent of Transportation Houston District Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor road conditions, and is advising motorists to stay off the roadways unless absolutely necessary. More
February 04, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that, due to weather conditions, METRO services will likely be altered for the weekend. More
February 04, 2011 -- Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel reports that much of Southeast Texas had an ice event rather than a snow event is because the air from about 5,000 to 8,000 feet above the ground warmed up to a few degrees above freezing and this temperature inversion aloft expanded as the night progressed. More
February 04, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman has announced that the Lynchberg Ferry will resume service on Saturday. More
February 04, 2011 -- Weather observer Jim O'Donnel reports that freezing conditions are impacting Southeast Texas roadways: the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) at the Southwest Freeway (US-59) in the Stafford/SW Houston area has been closed; US-59 has also been closed in Wharton and the Katy Freeway (IH-10) at Greenhouse Road near Katy in west Harris County has been closed. More
February 03, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel reports that snow is starting to develop over portions of West Texas extending eastward into the Texas Hill Country and the city of San Antonio and is moving toward Southeast Texas. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Salvation Army's Social Service Center in Beaumont will be closed on Friday due to the inclement weather; The Warming Station will be moved to the Emergency Shelter located at 2350 Interstate 10 East and will remain open. More
February 03, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel has posted his Thursday afternoon intermediate update on the winter storm expected to impact Southeast Texas tonight and Friday. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that the center, and outpatient clinics in Richmond and Conroe, will be open for normal operations on Friday. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Houston Police Department has issued an advisory for motorists to use extra caution due to icy road conditions. More
February 03, 2011 -- The City of Pasadena has closed its facilities today due to weather conditions, and will remain closed on Friday. More
February 03, 2011 -- The City of Galveston has issued an advisory to the public to take precautions due to winter weather conditions, and is closing non-essential city operations this afternoon. More
February 03, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman today assigned road and bridge crews to a 24/7 staffing schedule in preparation for anticipated snow and ice. More
February 03, 2011 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioners Jack Morman has announced that the Lynchberg Ferry will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. until the risk of icing on the boats, landings and roads leading to the ferry has passed. More
February 03, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel's Thursday morning update includes the prospect of some very light snow flurries or a brief shower of ice pellets (sleet) early this afternoon, and he believes that the main onset of wintry precipitation in earnest will be delayed until after 6:00 p.m. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today issued reminders to motorists to be aware the hazards of ice on roads under cold weather conditions. More
February 03, 2011 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, effective from noon today through noon Friday, for the Gulf Coast area, including Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Galveston counties. More
February 03, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood has canceled activities tonight, and will close the Friendswood Public Library at 6 p.m., due to weather conditions. More
February 03, 2011 -- Galveston Independent School District will dismiss all classes early today and has canceled all classes for Friday due to weather conditions. More
February 02, 2011 -- Galveston Island will be under a winter storm watch beginning tomorrow afternoon through Friday morning; The City of Galveston is taking precautions and preparing for the inclement weather. More
February 02, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel has posted a special intermediate update on the expected winter storm in Southeast Texas for Thursday afternoon through Friday morning to address some significant changes in the forecast, especially for coastal areas. More
February 02, 2011 -- The City of League City is taking preventive measures tonight in response to continued freezing weather. More
February 02, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel has posted an update on the winter storm that is developing in Southeast Texas, warning of dangerous driving conditions and the prospect of snow and sleet. More
February 02, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding rolling power outages taking place across the state as a result of the winter weather system moving across Texas. More
February 02, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will open warming areas today at Transit Centers and operate METROLift "Operation Warm" vehicles. More
February 02, 2011 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today issued a temporary closure of saltwater fishing along parts of the Texas coast due to freezing weather conditions. More
February 02, 2011 -- Houston Transtar today has reported that the mandated rolling power outages may affect traffic signals and Transtar's online traffic map. More
February 02, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood has made an emergency warming center available at the Friendswood Activity Center for residents who have lost heat due to power outages. More
February 02, 2011 -- Update: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has instructed utilties to begin return to normal operations, discontinuing rolling power outages, but has urged consumers to continue conserving electricity. More
February 01, 2011 -- Galveston Independent School District Police and Transportation Department personnel will monitor the road conditions in the early morning before school buses are dispatched to the streets to pick-up students. Updates will be posted on GuidryNews.com More
February 01, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel has posted an update on his forecast reasoning regarding the winter weather event expected in Southeast Texas. More
February 01, 2011 -- Texas Department of Transportation maintence crews in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties will be pre-treating all bridges and overpasses with a liquid magnesium chloride, anti-icing solution on Wednesday in preparation for the possibility of icy conditions Thursday night and Friday. More
February 01, 2011 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command today announced that it will not turn anyone away seeking refuge from the region's cold weather at its Houston shelters. More
February 01, 2011 -- West Galveston Island Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel has posted an update on the Arctic weather system that has moved into Southeast Texas bringing the likelihood of significant snowfall. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is taking precautionary measures due to reports of precipitation and freezing temperatures on Tuesday. More
January 31, 2011 -- The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement advising of an arctic cold front expected to arrive in Southeast Texas on Tuesday, bringing freezing temperatures to the Gulf Coast region, including Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties. More
December 13, 2010 -- Texas Department of Transportation Houston District maintenance crews are activating plans in preparation for emergent winter weather, including the potential for ice, snow and storms. More
November 30, 2010 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management today marked the end of the 2010 hurricane season, noting that the county fared well with no storm impacts. More
November 30, 2010 -- Today is the final day of Hurricane Season. The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management reports that forecasters expect that the southern United States will experience a warmer and drier winter this year thanks to a strengthening “La Niña” pattern. More
November 09, 2010 -- The National Weather Service and Galveston County Office of Emergency Management note that Wednesday is Winter Awareness Day More
October 27, 2010 -- The Texas Forest Service at Texas A&M University is predicting dangerous wildfire conditions for Southeast Texas on Thursday due to a cold front bringing strong winds and dry conditions to the drought-affected area. More
September 08, 2010 -- From the Archives: GuidryNews.com coverage of the commemoration of 100th Anniversary of the Great Storm, which devastated Galveston Island on September 8, 1900. More
September 07, 2010 -- Tropical Storm Hermine which formed over the Yucatan Peninsula over the weekend made landfall on Monday night just south of the Texas-Mexico border and has now moved into central Texas. More
August 10, 2010 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association cautions that the end of El Nino this year may result in a more active hurricane season. More
July 23, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that it is preparing ports in Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana for response to Tropical Storm Bonnie. More
July 23, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today urged Gulf Coast residents to be prepared for Tropical Storm Bonnie. More
July 13, 2010 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski presided over the first meeting of this Hurricane Preparedness team since taking office. More
July 08, 2010 -- Highway 87 Closed Highway 87 between High Island and Rollover Pass was closed around 4 AM with about 2 feet of water over the roadway. More
July 07, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation advises that State Highway 87 from the Rollover Pass Bridge to High Island will likely be submerged by tidal surge and will need to be closed today due to above normal tides. More
July 02, 2010 -- The Friendswood Office of Emergency Management has posted an update on street and creek flooding. More
July 01, 2010 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management today announced that Highway 87 from High Island to Rollover Pass remains closed due to flooding and debris from rains and high tides caused by Tropical Storm Alex. More
July 01, 2010 -- Although Alex has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to dissipate in central Mexico, the National Weather Service has extended the Coastal Flood Warning for parts of the Texas Coast including Galveston County. More
June 29, 2010 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor Alex and is taking steps to prepare for potential high tides and heavy rain. More
June 29, 2010 -- The City of Galveston today announced that Tropical Storm Alex will bring rain and high tides to the island this week, but is not expected to be a threat to Galveston. More
June 28, 2010 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today increased its readiness level due to Tropical Storm Alex's entrance to the Gulf of Mexico. More
June 15, 2010 -- "Infinite Monster", a new book about Hurricane Ike that was written by reporters Leigh Jones and Rhiannon Meyers, who covered the storm for the Galveston County Daily News, was released on Monday. More
June 01, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it is prepared for the 2010 Hurricane Season, which officially began today. More
May 25, 2010 -- The Project on Climate Science today issued a press release stating that upcoming hurricane predictions for the year will "provide a stark reminder of the threat America faces due to extreme weather associated with global climate change". More
May 25, 2010 -- Houston City Council Member for District E Mike Sullivan will host the district's 2010 Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on June 8 at the Garden Room at the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. More
May 24, 2010 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management today provided a list of supplies residents should keep in preparation for the hurricane season. More
May 21, 2010 -- The Texas Division of Emergency Management has announced that the week of May 23-29 is Hurricane Preparedness Week, and has provided tips on preparing for lengthy power outages following a storm. More
May 20, 2010 -- The City of Pasadena will host a Community Safety Fair and Hurricane Workshop on Saturday at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
May 18, 2010 -- As Hurricane Season begins on June 1, Houston officials continue to encourage preparedness, registration for evacuation assistance. More
May 12, 2010 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on May 19 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Southeast Harris County Hurricane Preparedness Workshop will be held on May 22 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
April 08, 2010 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado and Houston City Council Member Michael Sullivan will host a Hurricane Preparedness Community Meeting on Tuesday, April 20 at Garfield Elementary School at 10301 Hartsook Street. More
February 22, 2010 -- The Harris County Toll Road Authority will be spraying bridges on its road system tonight in preparation for possible freezing conditions. More
February 22, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it is preparing for possible freezing conditions for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning on roads in Montgomery and Waller counties. More
January 08, 2010 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management today issued a list of winter weather driving tips. More
January 08, 2010 -- Texas A&M University Meteorologist Brent McRoberts today reported that more cold weather and rain are forecast for Texas for a few months. More
January 08, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that its Houston Emergency Operations Center remains at increased readiness, and reports minor icing on some roadways. More
January 07, 2010 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has activated the City of Houston Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the city's health and safety response to the extreme cold. More
January 07, 2010 -- The Harris County Public Library is offering up its 25 locations as warming centers during the cold weather. More
January 07, 2010 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced extra measures to keep its patrons warm during the next few days. More
January 07, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that its Houston Emergency Operations Center is at increased readiness and continues to monitor weather and road conditions due to anticipated freezing weather. More
January 06, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Insurance has published information on protecting water pipes from the freezing weather. More
January 06, 2010 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has directed the activation of state resources, including Texas Military Forces personnel and high profile vehicles, as a precautionary measure as a winter weather system threatens many Texas communities. More
January 06, 2010 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has prepared some "tips" on dealing with freezing temperatures. More
January 06, 2010 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has issued some advice on pet care during the cold weather. More
January 06, 2010 -- The City of Dickinson has published tips from the Texas Department of Insurance on how to avoid damage from frozen pipes during extreme cold. More
January 06, 2010 -- Today maintenance crews in Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Montgomery and Waller Counties will be spraying a magnesium chloride solution on elevated structures to prevent any moisture accumulation from freezing. More
January 05, 2010 -- Shoreacres Mayor Jayo Washington has issued a report to his city's residents about the coming cold weather, advising that "it has been 20 years since a cold front like this has swept through Texas". More
January 05, 2010 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has issued an advisory on heater and fire safety during the cold weather months. More
January 05, 2010 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has issued a warning about carbon monoxide poisonings from heating sources during the expected very cold weather. More
January 04, 2010 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has issued an advisory to be prepared for freezing temperatures. More
December 04, 2009 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has published safe driving tips for slick or icy roads. More
December 04, 2009 -- National Weather Service-Houston/Galveston has issued a Winter Storm Warning and Freeze Warning for Harris County. More
November 30, 2009 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and the county's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management noted the passing of the 2009 Hurricane Season, which officially ends today. More
August 24, 2009 -- Guidry News Service has published an extensive review of the events leading up to Hurricane Ike's landfall on September 13, 2008; and the meetings and events following the storm. The report includes documentation in photos and audio of the indecision at Galveston City Hall before Ike's landfall, interviews at the Galveston County Emergency Operations Center in Dickinson as the storm approached and made landfall, and photos and interviews with officials and individuals from several vantage points during and after landfall. More
July 30, 2009 -- AccuWeather.com on Wednesday issued a report comparing the risks of a proposed biolab sight in Bexar County in Texas and Riley County in Kansas due to tornado activity in the area. More
June 24, 2009 -- Jim and Lynda Guidry recently toured the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management building on Highway 646 in Dickinson with Operations Coordinator Michael Lee Lockwood. More
June 11, 2009 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association announced that scientists have found that wave activity in the Atlantic Ocean has become more volatile in the past 10 years. More
June 04, 2009 -- The City of Galveston hosted its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Wednesday. Photos
June 04, 2009 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today issued tips on preparing for power outages due to hurricane impacts. More
June 01, 2009 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and representatives of the Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Communications Commission met with the news media Monday afternoon to discuss updates in the way Harris County and its residents need to prepare for this year's hurricane season, which began June 1. More
May 30, 2009 -- The Annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Meeting was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today. More
May 30, 2009 -- The Annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Meeting was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today. More
May 29, 2009 -- The National Weather Service has prepared a list of tips for Hurricane Season, which begins Monday. More
May 28, 2009 -- The first Tropical Depression of 2009 has formed in the Mid Atlantic. More
May 27, 2009 -- The City of Jamaica Beach and the West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will host a Hurricane Planning/Evacuation/Recovery town meeting on Saturday, June 6. More
May 26, 2009 -- Hurricane forecasters are predicting a near-normal 2009 hurricane season but John Nielsen-Gammon, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University who also serves as State Climatologist, warns that only one storm can devastate and cripple a region. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Meeting will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Saturday. More
April 29, 2009 -- Weather balloons will be launched in Texas City and at the Houston Ship Channel through May 31 in in an air quality campaign being coordinated by the Texas Environmental Research Consortium, Houston Advanced Research Center, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the University of Houston. More
April 28, 2009 -- The American Red Cross has opened a third shelter in Harris County for area residents affected by today's floods. More
April 27, 2009 -- The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings for Harris County. More
December 10, 2008 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is warning people trying to stay warm about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. More
December 10, 2008 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has isued a reminder to motorists that when temperatures reach at or just above 32-degrees, a thin layer of water on the roads and highways can turn to slick ice, making for dangerous driving conditions. More
September 25, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel of the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that his facilities were destroyed by the storm surge, wave action and hurricane force winds of Hurricane Ike. More
September 11, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory will cease operations later tonight before tides reach five feet. More
September 11, 2008 -- At 9:00 AM CDT...the tide in West Bay at the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory had already risen to 3.18 ft above Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW). This is 2.08 ft above the predicted astronomical (normal) tide of 1.10 feet for 9:00 AM CDT. More
September 10, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory is forecasting tropical storm conditions likely and hurricane conditions possible for Galveston Island Friday night and Saturday. More
September 09, 2008 -- Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas reported to a news conference Tuesday afternoon that the predicted track of Hurricane Ike has taken a turn to the north and is now expected to make landfall at Matagorda Bay. More
September 09, 2008 -- Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough reports that State and National Weather Service officials now expect Hurricane Ike to make landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast well to the south of Galveston County. More
September 08, 2008 -- Municipal and County officials this morning participated in a conference call with State officials and the National Weather Service to discuss Hurricane Ike and its expected impact on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 08, 2008 -- This is the 108th anniversary of the 1900 Storm, also known as the Great Storm, that devastated Galveston Island and killed more than 6,000 people. More
September 07, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel at the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that a northward moving warm front just off the upper Texas coast will move through the local area this afternoon; and warns that there are increasing indications that Hurricane Ike may have an impact on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 01, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory is continuing to monitor tides and weather on West Galveston Island. 1:40 p.m. Update
September 01, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory is continuing to monitor tides and weather on West Galveston Island. 11:35 a.m. Update
September 01, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory is monitoring the rising tide on West Galveston Island. 4 a.m. Update
September 01, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory has issued a special tide and weather observation for West Galveston Island. More
August 30, 2008 -- A Hurricane Watch is in effect from east of High Island, Texas to the Florida/Alabama border. Jim O'Donnel filed a report from the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory. Report
August 30, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel at the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports this afternoon that the probabilities of tropical storm or hurricane force winds in the Houston-Galveston area have increased since Friday. More
August 30, 2008 -- Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas and the City of Galveston Emergency Response Team continue to monitor Hurricane Gustav, and have NO plans to evacuate the Island. More
August 29, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel of the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports this afternoon that the probability of tropical storm or hurricane force winds in the Houston and Galveston area have doubled since Thursday. Report More
August 20, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel of the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory has provided five photos of Wednesday's sunset over West Galveston Bay, as captured by the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory's West Bay Tower Web Cam. More
August 20, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that the threat of heavy rain will continue today but coverage will start tapering off tonight and throughout the remainder of the week. More
August 18, 2008 -- Vandy Anderson, who was cited by then President Ronald Reagan for his coverage of Hurricane Alicia, recalled the event in an interview with GuidryNews.com. More
August 05, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports winds gusting to 43 miles per hour. More
August 05, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that wind gusts of 37 miles per hour have been recorded on West Galveston Island. More
August 05, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that the Houston/Galveston area will receive less of an impact than originally projected but the area will still see strong winds, heavy rain and a few isolated tornadoes. Tides will be minimal. More
August 04, 2008 -- Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas advised residents to be aware of potential wind gusts in the range of 70 to 80 miles per hour, rainfall of two to four inches, possibly six inches in some area, and a tidal surge of five feet or more due to Tropical Storm Edouard which is expected to make landfall Tuesday morning. More with Audio
August 03, 2008 -- The City of Galveston is notifying residents tonight that Galveston Island is being threatened by a Tropical Storm. More
August 03, 2008 -- A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect along the upper Texas coast from Port O'Connor, Texas eastward to west of Intracoastal City, Louisana. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Intracoastal City eastward to the mouth of the Mississippi River. From the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory
August 03, 2008 -- Southern Louisiana from the mouth of the Mississippi to Intracoastal City is under a tropical storm warning. Southwest Louisiana from Intracoastal City and Southeast Texas to Port O'Conner are under a tropical storm watch. From the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory
August 03, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that a disorganized area of disturbed weather that has persisted for several days over the northern Gulf of Mexico between the mouth of the Mississippi River and the Florida Panhandle appears to be becoming organized this morning and may be developing into a tropical depression. More
July 24, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reported a squall with 37 mph wind this morning. More
July 23, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel at the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that minimal effects are expected in the local area from high surf, above normal tides, periodic rain bands and squalls, with wind gusts reaching tropical storm force. More
July 22, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reported at 10 p.m. that the tide in West Galveston Bay at was 2.68 feet above Mean Lower Low Water, 1.98 feet above the predicted astronomical (normal) tide of 0.70 feet MLLW for 10 p.m. CDT. More
July 22, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observoatory reports that the tide in West Galveston Bay has not yet begun to rise as Hurricane Dolly continues to move toward the lower Texas coast. More
July 21, 2008 -- Tropical Storm Dolly continues to threaten the lower Texas Gulf Coast. More
June 22, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reported 56 mph winds Saturday night during a storm that Jim O'Donnel described as "one of the most violent and long-lasting supercell thunderstorms in recent memory". More
June 03, 2008 -- GuidryNews.com today announced to the City of Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Team the establishment of an Emergency Bulletin Board that is available to governments, businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, youth sports groups and others who need to communicate with their employees, members, players and the general public during times of emergencies such as tropical storms and hurricanes. More
May 31, 2008 -- West Galveston Island residents and weekend homeowners turned out for the annual Hurricane Awareness Town Meeting at the Jamaica Beach Public Safety Building on the eve of Hurricane Season. More
May 29, 2008 -- More than 400 people turned out for Wednesday's Hurricane Town Meeting at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis. More
March 18, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that the threat of severe weather has ended for the Houston/Galveston area as a squall line of thunderstorms has moved east of the region. More
March 18, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reported that the squall line of thunderstorms was moving into western Harris County and Houston about 7 p.m. More
March 18, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a squall line of thunderstorms moving into Southeast Texas has been weakening over the past several hours and the expected development of tornadic supercell thunderstorms ahead of the squall line has been effectively inhibited by a strong warm air temperature inversion aloft. More
March 18, 2008 -- Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that supercell thunderstorms are developing west of Houston and a tornado watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. for a large part of Southeast Texas. More
March 18, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that a significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes is possible in Southeast Texas today. More
March 17, 2008 -- The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has upgraded the potential for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in Southeast Texas and along the upper Texas coast on Tuesday to the "moderate risk" category. More
March 17, 2008 -- Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory today reported that high winds along the upper Texas coast are producing high surf and above normal tides. A wind advisory is in effect until Tuesday in Galveston, Brazoria, Jackson and Matagorda counties. More
March 16, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory is reporting that strong winds along the upper Texas coast are producing high surf and above normal tides. More
March 15, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that Saturday was the warmest March day ever on Galveston Island. More
March 10, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a severe storm has produced strong winds and reported hail in southern Galveston County. More
March 07, 2008 -- 11:30 a.m. Update: The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that the chance of seeing any more snow flurries in Southeast Texas has ended. More
March 07, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a band of light snow from Crockett to Sealy may affect parts of Harris County. More
March 07, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a band of light snow is moving into Southeast Texas and the Galveston Police Department has reported a few snow flurries on Galveston Island while snow is accumulating in College Station. More
March 06, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that the Canadian cold front has now moved off Galveston Island with post-frontal winds now gusting to 41 mph at the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory and 46 mph at the Galveston airport. More
March 06, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory issued a report concerning a tornado watch for coastal counties as well as heavy rain and thunderstorms and cold temperatures for parts of Texas. More
March 05, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that another strong cold front along with an upper level disturbance is headed for Southeast Texas and may bring a wintry mix of precipitation to portions of the area Thursday night and Friday morning. More
March 04, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory has issued an Election Day weather forcast for the four states holding primary elections. More
March 03, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that strong winds are gusting into Galveston and that the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until midnight for several Gulf Coast counties. More
March 03, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that a strong cold front will bring a drastic weather change to Southeast Texas today. More
February 17, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel of the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory has prepared a post storm commentary and area reports on the weekend's weather. More
February 17, 2008 -- Strong winds, including at least one tornado, moved across Galveston County Saturday night beginning about 9 p.m. More
February 16, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Obsevatory is reporting wind gusts of 40 miles per hour. More
February 16, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a line of intense thunderstorms is approaching Galveston Bay from the west. More
February 16, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory has issued a special update on the potential for severe weather in the Gulf Coast Region. More
February 15, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that several atmospheric parameters are coming together that are expected to result in a significant outbreak of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall across a large portion of Southeast Texas on Saturday. More
February 14, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that stormy weather is on tap for Southeast Texas on Friday and Saturday. More
February 12, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel with the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reported on a line of thunderstorms moving through Southeast Texas More
February 05, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel with the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening across Southeast Texas. More
January 25, 2008 -- NOAA officials today named Bill Read as the new director of its Tropical Prediction Center, which includes the National Hurricane Center and two other divisions, in Miami. More
January 24, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory predicts that the first weekend of Mardi Gras will begin with rain and gusty winds Friday night but that rain chances will decrease and winds will diminish on Saturday, bringing more favorable weather conditions for Saturday's parades. More
January 19, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory predicts that rain will end later this morning but cold weather will continue with a freeze expected tonight and Sunday morning over most inland locations including the Houston area. More
January 18, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reported late Friday night that rain mixed with sleet was falling in parts of the Houston area. More
January 18, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that another surface low will move up the Texas coast producing widespread cold rain today and tonight which may become mixed with sleet over inland areas of SE Texas. More
January 17, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel of the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory has prepared a weather outlook for the NFL Championship games. More
January 16, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds are affecting the upper Texas coast this morning with gale force winds and very high seas occurring offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. More
January 14, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a surface low pressure center will develop over the western Gulf of Mexico and will bring storm conditions; and he also predicted that the extended forecast for both NFL Championship games is for very cold weather. More
January 06, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a record high temperature was reached on West Galveston Island today. More
January 03, 2008 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that an all-time record high barometric pressure reading was recorded at Jamaica Beach on Wednesday. More
December 30, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a strong Canadian cold front will move through Southeast Texas and off the upper Texas coast by Monday evening with much colder temperatures and gale force winds. More
December 28, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that the new year will start off very cold in Southeast Texas. More
December 20, 2007 -- Jim O'Donnel has announced that he may close the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory in January. More
December 16, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory is reporting wind gusts above gale force, with a recent gust of 47 miles per hour at Jamaica Beach. More
December 14, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that the coldest weather of the season will arrive on Saturday. More
December 13, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that although colder weather has finally arrived, December has been a record breaking warm weather month. More
December 12, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that the warm weather is about to come to an end with cooler weather due this afternoon and another cold front on Friday night or Saturday. More
December 10, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that the Arctic cold front that has slowly pushed southward across the state over the past several days has stalled. More
December 09, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a strange weather pattern is developing in Southeast Texas as an Arctic cold front has unexpectedly drifted further southward into the state than was previously anticipated. More
December 02, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that Galveston Island enjoyed record warm temparatures on Sunday, but advises that a cold front is approaching. More
December 01, 2007 -- Jim O'Donnel of the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory has published comments on the end of the 2007 Hurricane Season. More
November 30, 2007 -- Skywarn Recognition Day, co-sponsored by the American Radio Relay League and the National Weather Service, is Saturday, December 1. More
November 30, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reported that favorable and unseasonably warm weather would greet those attending Dickens on the Strand events on Friday and Saturday, with rain chances increasing on Sunday. More
November 29, 2007 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will mark the end of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane season on Friday with a news conference and appreciation ceremony at the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management headquarters. More
November 28, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory predicts brisk onshore winds and unseasonably warm temperatures for the Dickens on the Strand Festival. More
November 26, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory, in an extended forecast prepared for GuidryNews.com, predicts that visitors to the Dickens on the Strand Festival will be greeted by partly cloudy weather with only a 20 percent chance of showers and high temperatures in the lower 70s. More
November 24, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a low pressure center is producing tides almost 2½ feet above normal in Jamaica Beach. More
November 23, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a developing low pressure system will bring a stormy weekend to the Texas coast. More
November 22, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that rain is mixing with sleet just north of Houston in Montgomery County More
November 22, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that heavy snow is falling in portions of West and North Texas. More
November 21, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory is advising that a Canadian cold front now moving swiftly through Texas will bring a dramatic weather change for Thanksgiving including snow in West and North Texas. More
November 19, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory advises that another strong cold front is on the way for Thanksgiving in Southeast Texas. More
November 13, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory predicts record warmth today will be followed by a strong cold front this evening. More
November 11, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that record high temperatures occurred Sunday at Jamaica Beach and Galveston. More
November 05, 2007 -- The Jamiaca Beach Weather Observatory has posted a special cold front update, advising that another blustery cold front is on the way to Southeast Texas. More
October 30, 2007 -- The College of the Mainland has published COM Briefs for the week of November 5 More
October 22, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory has posted a list of peak wind gusts from selected cities in Southeast Texas and along the Texas Coast. More
October 22, 2007 -- 11:00 a.m. - - The Jamiaca Beach Weather Observatory reports that the Canadian cold front has arrived on Galveston Island and is producing wind gusts to 48 miles per hour. More
October 22, 2007 -- 5:45 a.m. -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a strong cold front will move through Southeast Texas later this morning bringing the coolest temperatures so far this season along with gale-force winds and high seas to the offshore Gulf waters. More
October 20, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a strong cold front will move through Southeast Texas on Monday morning bringing the coolest temperatures so far this season along with gale-force winds and high seas to the offshore Gulf waters. More
October 18, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that a cold front will move off the upper Texas coast later this evening bringing very pleasant weather to the area on Friday and Saturday; and a stronger cold front will sweep across the coast Sunday night with an abrupt wind shift and strong, gusty winds that may reach gale force over the coastal waters. More
October 15, 2007 -- A Texas A&M Univerity Climatologist has issued a report on the 2007 Hurricane Season. More
December 25, 2004 -- Galveston Island was treated to a rare White Christmas in 2004. More


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