SANTA FE -- Police said that a couple found dead in their house Friday both died of gunshot wounds from an apparent murder-suicide.
SANTA FE -- Police said that a couple found dead in their house Friday both died of gunshot wounds from an apparent murder-suicide.
GALVESTON — His fishing lines were in the water, a warm sun was in a clear sky and other anglers and their families were all around. Kerry Young Sr. was back in his favorite place.
Wylie East ousts Friendswood from state tourney
A look at high school baseball action from across Galveston County:
So what are you going to do now? I have heard this question many times over the past three months since I retired.
The Daily News named George P. Mitchell as its Citizen of the Year.
Our annual county tour of sermon teasers will take us from the island, north to Friendswood, with a wide variety of takes on the talks which have been especially prepared for the best-attended Sunday in the Christian calendar, Easter.
There are times in life when we find something “empty,” and we are disappointed, upset or frustrated. We like to think more is better.
TORONTO (AP) — Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of Raptors fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.
A strong late season cold front will roar into Galveston County today, bringing strong, gusty winds, a winter-like chill and a threat of showers and thunderstorms.
Rainfall has been elusive so far this month over Southeast Texas. Galveston has recorded but 0.04 of an inch through the first 10 days of the month — 10 percent of normal. League City has fared a little better with 0.46 of an inch for the month. But even that is less than half of what would be expected through April 10.
With summer rapidly approaching, April tends to be a pivotal month in southeast Texas.
March brought the fifth consecutive month with below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation to the area.
Severe weather is breaking out along a squall line in north-central Texas this afternoon. The good news is an upper-level cap (a layer of warm air aloft) may keep the severe weather north of Galveston County. This is particularly true along the coast, where cool, foggy conditions may keep temperatures below the threshold needed to “break the cap”. Still, I will be watching the radar closely this evening.
An upper-level system expected to track east from Southern California to Texas, combined with a surface trough that may develop along the coast and/or a dry line advancing eastward across the region may complicate efforts to clean up an oil spill in Galveston Bay.
Spring was definitely in the air yesterday, with sunny skies and mild temperatures in the afternoon after a cool start to the day. The long-term forecasts seem to indicate that we have finally turned the corner for good on winter. Still, there may be a few bumps in the road, before we can finally say goodbye to chilly weather.
It will come as no surprise that the first half of March in Galveston County has been much cooler than normal, with average temperatures running near 6 degrees below normal at both Galveston and League City. At this rate, March, 2014 has a chance to go into the record books as one of the 10 coldest of record, locally. Based on the temperatures so far, and long-term forecasts, it seems unlikely, however, that this month end up anywhere near the top five coldest of record.
A touch of spring was definitely in the air yesterday with sunshine and mild temperatures. Accompanying the generally pleasant conditions were increasingly brisk breezes this afternoon. The breezes are as much a sign of spring as the sunshine and milder temperatures.
Spring breakers will encounter unusually chilly water if they try wading or swimming. The cold water is a direct effect of a prolonged period of below normal temperatures that appeared in November and stubbornly persisted into March. Ironically, while southeast Texas shivered during January, it was turned out to be the fourth warmest January of record for the globe. I guess we just got the “luck of the draw.”
Early mornings may still have the bite of winter in the air, but spring has arrived; at least for the birds.
The weather seems to be somewhat of a “good news, bad news” situation. The good news is that more rain is likely over the coming seven days, with another round of rain likely by early Tuesday. The bad news is that unseasonably cold weather has again settled into southeast Texas.
This latest cold spell has found a number of people wondering when spring will really appear.
Both Galveston and League City are well on their way to having a fourth consecutive month of below normal rainfall. With the latest Climate Prediction Center suggesting a drier than normal March through May, this is not good news for local gardeners.
The first weekend of Mardi Gras festivities kicks off on Friday night with a host of parades and parties. A number of people have been asking about what kind of weather is likely for the events this weekend.
Sunshine brought a fabulous end today to a dismal spell of cold, wet weather in Galveston County. The strange part is that even though a couple of cold fronts may reach the area during the coming seven days, temperatures during this period will be much more moderate than we have seen of late.
Milder conditions eased back into southeast Texas with temperatures Sunday creeping back into the mid- to upper 60s. So far this month, temperatures have averaged more than 7.5 degrees below normal.
The chilly, cloudy weather we’ve seen since November should continue through this weekend. Two upper-level systems and a couple of cold fronts will be the culprits with this latest scenario.
This month will go into the record books as the driest January in Galveston County since 2009. It will also mark the third consecutive month with below normal rainfall, despite a couple of cold, wet spells with rain and freezing precipitation. Galveston will finish the month with a 1.36-inch rainfall total (2.84 inches less than normal) League City is even drier with a 0.78 inches total rainfall (a 3.690-inch deficit).
The Winter Storm Warning issued yesterday afternoon has been lifted for Galveston County as the bulk of the freezing rain, sleet and snow track north of the immediate area and temperatures remain above freezing.
The Winter Storm Watch in effect for all of southeast Texas, including Galveston County, has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. Some uncertainty remains on exactly what we will see tomorrow due to a somewhat drier outlook overall. Still, the chances for freezing rain, sleet and snow remain.
A winter storm threatening to bring freezing rain, sleet and snow, has prompted the Houston-Galveston National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning for our area.
It’s no secret by now that freezing precipitation may be headed toward southeast Texas. The big question is how serious is this threat to Galveston County? The short answer is that the chances of having to deal with freezing rain and sleet will be moderate to high in the northwest part of the County and progressively lower as you near the coast and Galveston Bay.
Although temperatures will creep into the 70s this afternoon across most, if not all, of Galveston County, we will be saying “goodbye” to our seasonably mild weather for a while. In fact, it may seem downright wintry by the end of this week.
Although the past couple of years have brought relief to drought conditions over the county and much of southeast Texas, a dry trend beginning in early November has some people worried that we may be headed back to the severe drought experienced in 2010-11.
A shift in the upper-level pattern to a more west-to-east zonal flow will cut off, at least for the time being, the flow of cold Arctic air into our region. As a result, milder conditions are likely to continue through the next week or so, although a Pacific cold front may bring cooler weather by late in the weekend and early next week.
A major outbreak of Arctic air will push into southeast Texas on Sunday, bringing freezing temperatures to most, if not all, of Galveston County by Monday and Tuesday mornings.
First, and probably most important, it was a very quiet year along the Texas Gulf Coast and most of the United States for tropical activity. Despite, pre-season predications for a very active hurricane season, with a 40 percent chance of a hurricane in the western or central Gulf of Mexico, the season passed with no distinct threats to Southeast Texas.
The weather pattern for the past couple of weeks, with seasonally cool to chilly temperatures, followed by brief spells of somewhat milder weather and periods of clouds and light rain, should continue through the New Year’s Holiday into early January.
We will continue to see a wide variety of weather leading up to Christmas Day. Onshore winds and increasing humidity levels are contributing to fog formation and the issuance of a dense fog advisory for Galveston County through Saturday morning. The fog may cut visibility to 1/4-mile or less at many locales.
First the good news:. Milder weather is on the way for most, if not all of this week, as winds swing to the south ahead of the next system. Even better, the models have backed off the really frigid Arctic outbreak for Christmas.
An upper-level low and trough to our east should result in increasing clouds and a good chance for rain on Friday. The rain and clouds will be slow to move out on Saturday, but seasonably chilly temperatures and sunshine are likely by Sunday.
A weather pattern is developing that should keep cold air around Galveston County through the middle of next week. In fact, longer term forecasts suggest mostly chilly, cloudy, wet weather will persist into the third weekend of December with only brief spells of sunshine and somewhat milder temperatures.
Depending on their costume choice, visitors to last year’s Dickens either enjoyed or sweltered in daily record high temperatures, as the mercury soared to 78 degrees on Saturday and 79 degrees on Sunday.
Cold, high pressure, a developing surface low in the Gulf of Mexico and a deep upper-level low tracking across the Texas Panhandle will lead to cloudy, wet, chilly conditions for Galveston County through tomorrow.
The coldest air of the season is headed for Texas today, with the front moving through southeast Texas tomorrow afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the cold front and clouds and cold rain may linger into early next week as a low develops off the Texas coast by Monday and tracks t to the northeast.
Dense fog rolled into Galveston County marking the dramatic start of the winter fog season (3/4 of all dense fog events in this area occur between November 15 and March 31).
An Arctic cold front brought an abrupt change to our weather and the coldest temperatures since January to both Galveston Island and the mainland.
The strongest cold front of the season pushed through Galveston County Tuesday afternoon. The cold front prompted a Wind Advisory for the Galveston area, where sustained winds of 31-mph and gusts to 38-mph had already been recorded at Scholes Field by 4 pm. The same front is prompting Gale Warnings over the Gulf of Mexico and the immediate coast where gusts to 45-mph or higher will be possible before winds begin diminishing on Wednesday.
The coldest air of the season will push into southeast Texas on Tuesday. Temperatures in the 40s are likely over the county, even near the coast, by Wednesday morning. In addition, the possibility of very strong northerly winds behind the front has resulted in the issuance of a Gale Force Watch along the upper-Texas coast.
If you like the current spell of cool, autumn weather then you will love the weather by late next week. A Canadian cold front is expected to bring the chilliest temperatures of the fall to Galveston County.
After heavy rains on Thursday and early Friday, cooler, drier air moved into southeast Texas. The same pattern of low pressure troughs and cold fronts migrating from west to east across the county will continue, however, and the next system is likely to bring us rain through Wednesday night if current projections hold.
A flash-flood watch has been issued for much of Southeast Texas, including Galveston County as rains of up to 4 inches per hour will be possible in areas where storms track.
The wet pattern that brought rains ranging from ½ “to nearly 1 ½ “across Galveston County today, shows no sign of vanishing just yet.
People have asked me about the spectacular sunsets we have seen of late. Certainly, they have been outstanding.
A weather pattern is in place that promises to bring a wide variety of weather over the next few days. With a low pressure trough hanging back to our west, a jet stream configuration that promises to bring upper-level disturbances across Texas and another cold front heading for the state, we are likely to see a wide variety of weather through early next. Periods of rain will alternate with nearly ideal autumn weather and relatively cool temperatures.
During the past few days, I have been asked about the weather outlook for the weekend of Oct. 18-21. This is an important question for many, with at least three major outdoor events planned (ARToberFEST on Postoffice Street,, the 13th Annual D’Feet Breast Cancer Walk/Run at Moody Gardens and Clean Galveston Walk-About).
Many people that I know think that this time of the year is the best season for living on the upper-Texas coast. I agree with them.
Not unexpectedly, the disturbance near the Yucatan has formed into the season’s 11th named storm in southern Gulf of Mexico . A Hurricane Watch has been issued for a section of the Louisiana coast from Morgan City east to Indian Pass, Fla., including the New Orleans metropolitan area. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the area from west of Grand Isle, Louisiana east to the New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain area.
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