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Post by Rip76 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:16 pm

Of course.

What time?

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Post by David Paul » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:25 pm

10 pm newscast.

Thanks and Cheers!

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Post by Rip76 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:29 pm

Haha awesome.

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Post by Ptarmigan » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:18 pm

Katdaddy wrote:The Flash Flood Watch has expired for SE TX this evening as we head toward a more typical late Summer pattern with scattered afternoon showers.

33 year's ago this evening, CAT 3 Hurricane Alicia was approaching the Upper TX Coast.
How a summer cold front set off thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico. Those thunderstorms became Hurricane Alicia. That can happen easily even in quiet years like 1983.

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Post by GBinGrimes » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:37 pm

If I remember correctly, in the spring of '83, Houston had a rash outbreak of tornadoes. I grew up and lived in Oak Forest. There were trees down everywhere. Pine trees had twisted tops and when I drive back thru the neighborhood I can still see a few of them alive today, having survived in a mangled fashion, growing at angles not synonomous with pines. Limbs that were ripped from trees were scattered across rooftops, streets, sidewalks and yards. I remember waking up in the midst of it during the night. The lightning was so intense and quick, it was as if someone was switching a light switch on and off in the sky. The train sound...yes it was heard.

We may not have "seasons" in Southeast Texas but there are days when a day can be a season unto itself. That's why I love weather.

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Post by Skyguy » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:21 pm

GBinGrimes wrote:If I remember correctly, in the spring of '83, Houston had a rash outbreak of tornadoes. I grew up and lived in Oak Forest. There were trees down everywhere. Pine trees had twisted tops and when I drive back thru the neighborhood I can still see a few of them alive today, having survived in a mangled fashion, growing at angles not synonomous with pines. Limbs that were ripped from trees were scattered across rooftops, streets, sidewalks and yards. I remember waking up in the midst of it during the night. The lightning was so intense and quick, it was as if someone was switching a light switch on and off in the sky. The train sound...yes it was heard.

We may not have "seasons" in Southeast Texas but there are days when a day can be a season unto itself. That's why I love weather.

Where can I find out more about that? My friend, CoreChaser1 is a science teacher lecturing his students about tornadoes. Any info you can refer me to I'll pass on to him. :D :) ;)

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Post by Katdaddy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:48 am

May 1983 brought a significant severe weather event to SE TX which pounded Houston and areas to the N. Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop along the coastal and move inland similar to yesterday. Rain chances decrease to 30% Saturday but ramp back up to 60% for Sunday. Models show Invest 99L turning more NW before entering the Caribbean Sea.
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Post by David Paul » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:44 am

GBinGrimes wrote:If I remember correctly, in the spring of '83, Houston had a rash outbreak of tornadoes. I grew up and lived in Oak Forest. There were trees down everywhere. Pine trees had twisted tops and when I drive back thru the neighborhood I can still see a few of them alive today, having survived in a mangled fashion, growing at angles not synonomous with pines. Limbs that were ripped from trees were scattered across rooftops, streets, sidewalks and yards. I remember waking up in the midst of it during the night. The lightning was so intense and quick, it was as if someone was switching a light switch on and off in the sky. The train sound...yes it was heard.

We may not have "seasons" in Southeast Texas but there are days when a day can be a season unto itself. That's why I love weather.
... and December 1983 brought a hard Christmas FREEEEEZE! I ran the sprinklers and killed all the plants in the backyard, but the icicles were amazing.

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Re: August 2016: Significant Pattern Change/Rain Chances Ret

Post by Katdaddy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:06 pm

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
138 PM CDT FRI AUG 19 2016

TXZ199-200-213-191930-
LIBERTY TX-HARRIS TX-MONTGOMERY TX-
138 PM CDT FRI AUG 19 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN LIBERTY...SOUTHEASTERN
MONTGOMERY AND NORTH CENTRAL HARRIS COUNTIES THROUGH 230 PM CDT...

AT 138 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT...OR NEAR GREATER GREENSPOINT...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HUMBLE...ALDINE...SPRING...GREATER GREENSPOINT...KINGWOOD...NORTHERN
NORTHSIDE / NORTHLINE...PATTON VILLAGE...ROMAN FOREST...WOODBRANCH...
BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT...PORTER HEIGHTS...SPLASHTOWN...HIDDEN
VALLEY...EASTEX / JENSEN AREA...LAKE HOUSTON...PORTER AND NEW CANEY.

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Re: August 2016: Significant Pattern Change/Rain Chances Ret

Post by Ounce » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:11 pm

David Paul wrote:
GBinGrimes wrote:If I remember correctly, in the spring of '83, Houston had a rash outbreak of tornadoes. I grew up and lived in Oak Forest. There were trees down everywhere. Pine trees had twisted tops and when I drive back thru the neighborhood I can still see a few of them alive today, having survived in a mangled fashion, growing at angles not synonomous with pines. Limbs that were ripped from trees were scattered across rooftops, streets, sidewalks and yards. I remember waking up in the midst of it during the night. The lightning was so intense and quick, it was as if someone was switching a light switch on and off in the sky. The train sound...yes it was heard.

We may not have "seasons" in Southeast Texas but there are days when a day can be a season unto itself. That's why I love weather.
... and December 1983 brought a hard Christmas FREEEEEZE! I ran the sprinklers and killed all the plants in the backyard, but the icicles were amazing.
Was that the year that frozen pipes were cracking right and left? Or was that 1989 when it got to 9 or 10 degrees? My now ex-wife thought I wasn't doing enough to prevent that, but with metal pipes and insulation draped over the pipes, I thought we were fine. And we were. :lol:

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