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    August 4, 2014

    Hurricane Season 2014: Hurricane Bertha Has Arrived

    Before digging too deeply into what is going on with hurricane number two of this Atlantic Hurricane Season, can we talk for just a moment about why someone thought Bertha was a good name for a hurricane? I guess if it grew very large, there could be quips about "Big Bertha" from the media. I could ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Weather Channel's Snarky Social Media Editor Probably Lost Their Job (UPDATED)

    Update:Looks like the Weather Channel is still working on damage control. We got the following statement from "This morning one of our team members used sarcasm in an unfortunate and unacceptable way on our Twitter account. It was not our intention to offend and we are sorry that we †... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Eagle Ford Shale is Causing Air Pollution -- Lots

    If you live around here and you haven't heard about the Eagle Ford Shale oil and natural gas play in the past few years, you just haven't been paying attention. The shale play that stretches from South Texas into Mexico is one of the key developments that has revitalized the U.S. energy sector after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Hype or Help: The Fine Line Between Weather Warnings and Scare Tactics

    Whenever there is a storm approaching, news media outlets go a little crazy. They know that, quite often, storms equal big ratings. No only are people watching for warnings, but they are sometimes captive participants in the drama unfolding outside their homes. The problem is when weather is hyped t ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    Do The Twist(er): Local Musician Chases Storms For Fun and Profit.

    Hank Schyma doesn't come off as insane... until you see his videos.

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    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

    August 29, 2013

    Do The Twist(er): Local Musician Chases Storms For Fun and Profit

    Hank Schyma doesn't come off as insane. Not at first. He speaks clearly and eloquently about being a storm chaser, and as you're talking with him, it seems like a perfectly reasonable thing. Hank Schyma, front man for Houston band the Southern Backtones, has been chasing storms for more than a deca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Keystone Pipeline Will Only be Approved if it Won't Make Climate Change Worse

    President Obama made a big speech on climate change on Tuesday afternoon at Georgetown University. He's going to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to draft rules on carbon emissions from power plants, a new round of fuel efficiency requirements for vehicles and a whole bunch of other stuff, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    And So It Begins: We Have Our First Tropical Depression of the Year

    There comes a time every May where the days start to get a little longer, the temperatures start to get a little hotter and our eyes turn to those big bodies of water flanking us that we've been ignoring the last few months. Hurricane season may start June 1, but the truth is hurricanes form when th ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2012

    Cambodian Weed

    The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Five Lessons Learned from Hurricane Isaac

    The circus has finally left New Orleans as they begin their clean up after Hurricane Isaac dropped boatloads of rain on the Big Easy earlier this week. Despite some dire early warnings and a near-miss of the GOP convention in Tampa Bay, Isaac was fairly tame by hurricane standards. That didn't stop ... 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

    April 4, 2012

    Hank Schyma: Southern Backtones Singer Is Fearless Tornado Chaser

    If you saw the dramatic footage out of North Texas Tuesday, hopefully from the safety of your living room or gathered around a TV at work, you know that weather events like those tornadoes can make pretty compelling television. And someone has to head straight into those storms to film all that vide ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break

    Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island

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    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

    December 29, 2011

    Angry Birds, Shazam & Evernote: My 10 Favorite Apps of 2011

    Evernote. Get it.​I buy a lot of apps for my iPhone; too many, really. Some are just to review. Others are for actual use, some even every day. But, truth is, there are more on my phone than I can reasonably be expected to use on a regular basis, but I like them all...mostly, and I do use them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Cheap Trick Escape Collapsing Stage, But Not Armageddon

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Monday morning, Rocks Off got up and prepared lunches, fed dogs, pants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Weather Porn: 5 Examples of When Meteorologists Go Bad

    Feels good​When the graphic to the right appeared recently in USA Today, it led to talk about how a good editor needs a dirty mind to spot things like, we guess, a huffing sun giving a hand job to a thermometer. But really, the weather always seems to attract the unfortunate sexual reference ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Five Reasons the Drought is Worse Than A Hurricane (i.e., Rick Perry Doesn't Make Us Pray About Hurricanes) (Yet)

    Some storms are just more fearsome than others.​Hurricane season opens June 1 -- unlike deer season, you don't get to hunt so much as be hunted by nature's version of Bambi on steroids -- and the collective hand-wringing from local news, nervous nellies and weather nerds will soon commence. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Rain? Really? Your Best Pics Of It Can Win Hangover 2 Preview Passes

    Weather ChannelStrange, unfamiliar symbols for the future​There is a rumor that -- if we can trust scientists that such a phenomenon actually can occur -- liquid will fall from the very heavens, tonight or tomorrow. We appreciate that your skeptical -- How can liquid come down from a cloud? ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    App of the Week: Ranking Nine Popular Weather Apps

    Even weather Hercules Jim Cantore could use some app help now and then.​My name is Jeff, and I'm a weather nerd. When I was very young, my father, an avid outdoorsman, would flip on the old-school weather channel on early cable television that consisted of nothing more than the current Houston ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Loko Oh No

    Testing the new fad drink

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    October 21, 2010

    The Weather Channel Picks Houston As One Of The Best Climates (Kind Of)

    We're Number One!!​Look, when The Weather Channel sets out to pick America's best climates, you pay attention. These guys are experts.So it's extremely satisfying that Houston has been named as one of the best climates in America. Obviously the TWC people are lovingly familiar with our comfortable ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Talking Christmas Music With Aaron Neville

    ​Even for a stone-cold atheist (which Rocks Off is not), listening to Aaron Neville sing "O Holy Night" has to be one of the true pleasures of the Western world. The best-known voice of New Orleans' No. 1 soul-funk family dynasty thanks to songs like "Tell It Like It Is" and Linda Ronstadt duet "D ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    App Your Way Through The Big Easy

    ​Every modern metropolis needs one. An urban playground within weekend driving distance, that is. Where what happens within the city limits stays within the city limits for all eternity. Well, except for the gift that keeps on giving. But it's not a jaunt of any consequence if you don't re ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Now That The Summer Heat Is Here: The Sweatiest Movies Ever

    How 'bout this heat? Spring has officially finished her fleeting annual jaunt through SE Texas and abandoned us to Summer, which is set to squat uncomfortably upon us for the next five months like that hippo ballerina in Fantasia.Not that you were caught unawares, of course. After all, humidity is a ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    June 1: And So It Begins......

    NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!! (MUST CREDIT HAIR BALLS!!!!!) Today is the beginning of the hurricane season.While the rest of the so-called mainstream media will ignore this important milestone simply because writing or airing stuff about hurricanes in Houston results in cheap increases in ratings and clic ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Turkeys of the Year

    DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors

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    August 5, 2008
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    June 27, 2008
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    May 3, 2007
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    June 21, 2001

    The Perfect Political Storm

    In this flood, Lee Brown has stayed high and dry (so far)

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    October 12, 2000

    Rainy Day Dream

    A forecasting veteran follows his vision for a Houston weather museum

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    April 9, 1998

    Taking the Waves

    A tale of love, life and longboarding

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    November 21, 1996
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    October 6, 1994