National Weather Service

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Untapped Festival Postponed Until Next Month

    The heavy rains that have blanketed the Houston area the past 48 hours have forced the postponement of tomorrow's Untapped festival due to the conditions at Discovery Green. According to the festival's Facebook page, the makeup date is October 11. Untapped released this statement a few minutes ago: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Heavy Rains Should Continue Throughout Friday and Into Saturday

    With all the heat last week, it seemed inevitable that Houston was due for a change. With scattered heavy rain across the entire area since Thursday, that change has certainly come and it promises to continue right into Saturday. In fact, the National Weather Service is predicting as much as 2 to 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Turn-Around-Don't-Drown Weather We're Having Today

    Update: We've added a screencap of road closures from Houston Transtar on the next page. A flood warning was issued this morning for Harris County, an upgrade from a flash flood watch overnight. Houston has received around 2 to 4 inches of rain so far since getting hit by rainfall last night, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Snowpocalyspe Part Two: Winter Storm Warning Canceled, Watch in Effect

    The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning and put into effect a Winter Storm Advisory. Temperatures in the immediate Houston area are slightly warmer than expected and continue to remain above freezing. While it is raining lightly throughout the area, it appears that most of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Could We Have Our First Real Hard Freeze Next Week?

    Never say the weather around here isn't interesting. Early this week, we've been getting into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees with high humidity and morning fog. By Tuesday, it could be more than 50 degrees colder. The National Weather Service is closely monitoring a blast of Arctic air that shoul ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    The Dark Wall: Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras's Last Ride

    The story of Tim Samaras and the largest tornado ever documented.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Severe Weather Is Here (w/Pictures!): Save Those Files, Use the Tunnels & Tip Your Pizza Guy Better (Updated: Person Hit By Lightning)

    If you don't have a window, you might not realize it's 10 p.m. in parts of Houston. It's a dark and stormy night out there, as Edward George Bulwer-Lytton would say. Last night saw some major thunderstorm activity, with impressive lightning shows in some parts of town. (This being Houston, other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Evening Commute Will Be a Very Wet One

    As predicted, the wet weather is on us and much of the area has gotten a good soaking, at least an inch-and-a-half by 2 p.m. this afternoon. The rain will continue throughout the afternoon as a warm front moves north through the area colliding with cooler, drier air to the north. The storm system h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Weekly Weather: Severe Weather Could Be in Our Near Future

    Cold and damp. That is classic Houston winter weather. And we've been living with it for the last couple of weeks. For this week, the trend will be a gradual warmup moving towards the weekend -- we could see highs in the mid and upper 70s by Saturday before another cold front moves through -- but be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Houston Area Might See Some Winter Weather as Soon as Friday

    It's so damn hot in Houston most of the time, we forget what cold weather feels like. Then, we get a week where it doesn't make it out of the 50s and we wish for warmer climates if only because frozen margaritas seem so much less appealing when it is 40 degrees outside. Right now, we're in the midst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot: Houston and Galveston Break All-Time Temperature Records, But It's Cool Right Now

    It's funny how perception works when it comes to weather. In 2011, the combination of a brutal drought -- that continues, by the way, for most of the state and still threatens our area -- and record daily high temperatures made it seem like the hottest year, well, ever. But the truth is that cooler ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Some Local Doppler Radars are Slower Than Others

    With all the rain we've had over the last few days, no doubt many of you have been keeping an eye on radar offered on dozens of websites and smartphone apps. But, have you ever looked at the the time stamp on those radar images? You should because not all radars are equal. In looking through the ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    [PHOTOS] Remember How the Rain Was Supposed to Stop? Neither Do We

    A funny thing happened on the way to drier weather, a funny thing called Mother Nature. After a fairly quiet late afternoon and evening, and with much of the storms we experienced the last couple days moving mostly off to the east of town, there was reason for optimism, reason to think the rain migh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    UPDATED: Flash Flooding Will Be a Problem Through Early Afternoon

    UPDATE 8:30 a.m. - More than 14,000 residents are without power thanks to the storms rolling through. A line of storms is moving very slowly through the entire area and will continue to be a problem through lunch. Original Post:The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch yesterday that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    App of the Week: NOAA Hi-Def Radar's Tracks Rain, Hurricanes and More

    App: NOAA Hi-Def Radar Platform: iPhone Website: Apple Store Cost: $1.99 Anyone who knows me or reads my posts on this blog (thanks, mom!) knows I am a bit of a weather nerd and by that I mean I am a serious weather nerd. I've ranked and reviewed numerous weather apps and have an entire folder on m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Tropical Storm Debby Apparently Wants to Do Florida

    We know, we know, but that joke is never going to get old. As we discussed last week, that disturbed area of weather in the southern Gulf of Mexico has done spun itself up into a tropical storm. The National Weather Service designated Tropical Storm Debby on Saturday afternoon and reported she it co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    App of the Week: WeatherBug Elite

    ​App: App Shopper Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Palm Web site: WeatherBug Website Cost: $0.99 People who know me know I'm a weather nerd. I love reading about it and talking about high pressure areas, cold fronts, hurricanes and the like. The doppler radar plays a pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Update: Rough Weather, Tornados Rolling Through Houston, Affecting Airports

    As has been mentioned by weather forecasters in recent days, some pretty rough weather is passing through Houston this morning as part of a cold front. The storms are spanning high winds, torrential rain (some areas could receive up to five inches), flash flooding and potential tornadoes. According ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Rainy, Cold Post-Thanksgiving Houston!

    There's a saying that if you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait. Well, this weekend qualifies, particularly for those of you all hopped up on turkey, Christmas songs and holiday joy as you flit about the area malls and Best Buys scraping and clawing your way to gift-buying bliss. Most peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Severe Storms, Hail Moving Through the Area

    Courtesy of Wunderground​So, you wanted some rain, eh? Well, here you go. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Harris and Montgomery counties. Strong storms that include heavy rain, damaging winds and even hail are moving through the area from the north ahe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Hot Stuff: Will The Texas Heat Melt Your Vinyl LPs?

    Note: All temperatures in the following article are given in degrees Fahrenheit. Here is a helpful Celsius conversion calculator. ​You might not have noticed it lately, but outdoors, rays of this thing called "sunshine" are hitting the Earth like the planet didn't bring the Sun a sandwich wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Galveston Beaches, Bars, Hotels Had Big Weekend (Also: From Iran, The Most Unintenionally Funny Galveston Doomsday Scenario)

    A true lifeguard rocks the Sam Elliott `stache‚ÄčIt could be the bad economy and high gas prices, it could be the oil spill that's avoided Texas (so far), it could be that the relatively cold winter had people yearning for the beach -- whatever it was, Galveston had a banner Memorial Day Weekend.Pet ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009

    Life, Post-Ike

    One year later, Galveston residents like Marie Creasy have dug in for the long haul

  • News

    March 19, 2009

    Sondheim, Con Men and Certain Death

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    How Much More Clear Than "Certain Death" Can You Be?

    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has a story up today about how the National Weather Service plans to offer guidelines on changing the warnings it gives for hurricanes and tornadoes, because not enough people are paying attention to them.Reports the paper:"It's not necessarily an overhaul. It's just b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Can't Anyone Just Predict "Slightly Breezy And Seasonably Cool"?

    You want your warnings of catastrophe? We got `em right here. From CNN: "Forecasters warned Ike would bring "certain death" to anyone who remained in Galveston Bay homes. Rarely do forecasters use such forceful language." Weather Underground's Jeff Masters: "We must assume Ike will intensify to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    How To Best Keep Track of Edouard

    If you're obsessing over Edouard, there are plenty of places on the web to follow the action. Weather Underground has lots of info and charts, and Jeff Masters' blog is always informative. The National Weather Service is trying out a new deal, a "multi-media briefing," that is supposed to keep you ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 21, 2006
  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Holy Sh--!

    The most-hyped hurricane season ever is upon us

  • Dining

    July 3, 2003

    Summer Breakfast Strategy

    Waffling is one of the hot-weather defenses dished up at the venerable Frank's Grill