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Winter Weather

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    10 Cold Songs For Houston's Endless Winter

    Will this winter ever end? All signs point to no. While Houston endures the harshest winter on record in a very long time, many of us will be stuck inside our homes, mindlessly playing music to entertain ourselves through the intense boredom. You may want to forget all the ice, sleet and finger-num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Terrible Weather Makes for Good Instagram Pictures

    Glad this wasn't a Monday. The winter is giving us a sign that it's not ready to go yet, causing highway grief as well as power outages, close to 30,000 people were without power early this morning according to various reports. Freezing rain pelted roofs throughout Houston and we even got a little t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Weather Week: Snowpocalypse IV - The Iceman Cometh Again?

    I am a native Houstonian and, as such, have lived here almost my entire life. I have weathered hurricanes and droughts and even an entire week where the temperature didn't get above 20 and Galveston Bay froze over. But, I've never quite seen a winter like this one. On average, Houston sees freezing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    NFL May Luck Out with Weather on Super Bowl Sunday

    When the NFL announced that it would host a Super Bowl in New York New Jersey in MetLife Stadium, which has no roof, there were more than a few raised eyebrows. The first weekend in February isn't exactly balmy along the upper east coast, and one of the big concerns, at least from fans of the actual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Snowpocalypse Part Two: The Wrap Up

    It's hard to believe, but our long, frigid nightmare is over. OK, it wasn't particularly long or even that nightmarish, but Snowpocalypse the Sequel is over and we can get back to what we do well in southeast Texas. No, not sweat. We'll save that for August. For now, we'll have typical January weath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Snowpocalypse Part Two: City, County Shutting Down for Storm

    Last week, most everything shut down, but some apparently not soon enough. This time around, no one in the city our county is taking any chances. Judge Ed Emmett and Mayor Annise Parker announced separately on Monday that both county and city offices would close Tuesday. They along with the Texas De ... 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

    January 28, 2014

    Snowpocalyspe Part Two: Pics or It Didn't Happen

    As we head towards the tail end of this "winter event," a strange and miraculous thing happened around the inner metro area of Houston. Strange, tiny (almost impossible to see) white flakes of ice fell from the sky. That's right, snow. For the first time since last week's Snowpocalypse, most of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Weather Week: Snowpocalypse Part Two. Could It Be Worse Than Part One?

    Not all sequels are terrible. Many believe Godfather II was the best of that series and I am much more fond of Empire Strikes Back than I am of Star Wars (episode IV as it were). When it comes to the sequel to the winter weather we experienced less than a week ago, it is beginning to look like what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Freezing Precipitation Possibility Increasing for Early Friday Morning Across Southeast Texas

    More and more, it is looking like Houston will get at least a little frozen precipitation late Thursday night and into Friday morning as an approaching blast of cold air filters south into Texas and sends temperatures plummeting throughout the region. While a hard freeze is not expected in Houston, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Actual Winter Weather Possible Overnight Thursday

    I've lived in Houston the vast majority of my life and have never lived in a northern climate. I prefer the balmy breezes of the Gulf to wind chill factors below zero, which literally make no sense to me. But, every once in a while, it's not a terrible thing to see a little wintry weather around her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Weather Week: Could Houston Get Some Freezing Rain This Week?

    In southeast Texas, there isn't normally much cause for alarm when it is suggested we might get some "winter weather." For us, that normally means it might reach the freezing point, probably in the middle of the night when we are asleep with the heater set to 72. But, on that rare occasion when we d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Recipe: Make Your Own Adults-Only Hot Cocoa

    Baby, it's cold outside. Just because we were not victims of the polar vortex doesn't mean we don't deserve a wintery liquid treat to help us cope with the sub-sixty degree temperatures. Hot chocolate or cocoa is the classic choice and there are certainly plenty of good options in Houston. (And th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Weekend Weather: Closing the Door on the Deep Freeze and Opening One to Spring?

    Only in Texas can temperatures swing 50 degrees in a matter of a couple days -- ok, probably not ONLY here, but you get it. Tuesday morning, temperatures across the region were in the lower 20s. I have nearly dead plants that were too big to cover in my back yard to prove it. Fortunately, for us and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Baby, It's Muggy Outside: An Ode to the Gulf Coast and Its Weather in the Dead of Winter

    Toward the end of last summer, I was standing in the Atlantic waters off New Jersey. I was cold. The temperature outside was hovering in the upper 70s and the water was colder than that. The coastline of New Jersey, with it's long, raised boardwalks and bell-ringing ice cream vendors was pleasant an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Weather Week: Houston Winter Bringing 20s and 70s in Same Week

    A hard freeze warning remains in effect for Houston and most of Texas for that matter as bitterly cold Arctic air filters down into the state bringing with it some of the coldest temperatures we've had in three years. Overnight temperatures fell into the 20s and it is expected tonight they will get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Weekend Weather: You Ready for Some Cold Weather? I Don't Think You Are

    A lot of Houstonians appreciate the cold weather when it finally comes. It's a nice change of pace from the brutally hot weather we are forced to endure during the late summer months. This past week, the muggy, warm conditions felt more like late spring than mid-autumn, but all that is over after a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Three Feet Of Snow? Some Blizzard Tips, And Comparing A Nor'Easter To A Hurricane

    New York, Boston and the rest of New England are expected to be pounded today and tomorrow with a massive storm that could dump three feet of snow on residents. Being used to awesomely bad weather here on the Gulf Coast, we have a couple of tips. We also would like to compare massive blizzards to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    How To Eat Your Weatherman: Groundhog Stew

    Even though I grew up in central Pennsylvania and have a spot for Punxsutawney Phil, I still get annoyed that we give credence to meteorological predictions made by buck-toothed rodents. When I lived in Massachusetts, I used to get downright angry at these woodchuck forecasts, especially when th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Weekly Weather: Heat and Rain Followed by More Beautiful Weather

    If you have been wondering if it was hotter than normal lately, it was, but like much of last year, it didn't come in the form of high temperatures. Sure, it's been in the 70s the last few days, but what is really odd is the extremely warm low temperatures. Monday, the official minimum temperature w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Weekly Weather: Here's Your Cold Weather, Complainers

    Right around Christmas, all anyone seemed to be able to talk about was how warm it was. "It doesn't feel like the holidays when it is warm outside" was the familiar refrain online and off. Oh, to have the glorious cold winter weather to make us feel like celebrating. Well, here you go. This week in ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Welcome to Winter in Houston: More of the Same in Store

    Courtesy Harris-Mann Climatology.​In August and September when we in Houston are suffering through brutal heat and humidity, there is a tendency for people from here to bemoan the hot Texas summers and for our friends in the northern part of the country to brag about 75-degree summer highs. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Ice Storm II, The Re-Pain in the Assing: One Day More

    Not much ice this time around, thankfully​Houston escaped a horrific commute last night and this morning, as precipitation stayed away. So Ice Storm II: The Re-Pain in the Assing turned out to be somewhat of a flop, as a lot of sequels are. We're just about out of the woods -- it's cold, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Ice Storm II -- It Cometh Again? (With a Closings List)

    Photo by Abrahan GarzaThe re-reckoning​The forecasters got everything right about the big snowstorm that hit us last week, except for the fact it didn't include snow. It did include plenty of dangerous icy road conditions, though. Get ready: The sequel is here. It's been drizzling all day an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Ice Storm: By the Numbers

    ​Today's ice storm by the numbers: 0 -- Number of public officials who said, "Yeah, what the hell -- go in to work this morning if you feel like it" 1 -- Number of Willie Nelson concerts canceled 1 -- Number of roadside babies delivered 2 -- Possibly sexist comments about Mother Nature by med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Call Ahead If You're Dining Out Tonight

    That's not water...anymore.​I was greeted with closed doors at The Sam Bar this afternoon when I tried to hit up the cozy spot in the Alden Hotel for lunch this afternoon. Its big sister restaurant, *17, was also closed -- albeit because it was a smidge after 2 p.m. -- and the maitre d' told m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Ice Storm Hooky: Why Aren't You Spending Your Ice Day in the Bar, Houston?

    No one knows how to spend a snow day anymore​It was a happy moment when Hair Balls' editor gave us permission to leave the office and cover the ice scare in a bar. Specifically, we were asked if we would go out and see where the biggest Friday early afternoon party is, presumably comprised of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Icy Weather & Plants: Five Tips From a Decided Non-Expert

    These could be your cold...ummm....leaves and branch​Cold weather continues to envelop Houston, although not to the degree that anyone in Chicago would notice. But any below-freezing temperatures always bring with them loud and insistent demands that everyone wrap up their plants. We wanted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Epic Houston Snowstorms: Five Terrifying, Videos of Armageddon Through the Years

    The forecasters have issued their grim decrees: Houston will get smothered Friday by a massive snow storm. Accumulations of over an inch are possible, if your mind can wrap itself around the idea of such carnage. Houston, of course, is well familiar with such snowstorms. YouTube provides the eviden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    How to Cook Like a Champ - Even During a Blackout

    God, I hope they cleaned that fireplace grate first.​The crock pot recipes that EOW blogger Kevin Shalin shares here each week have become one of our most popular series of posts, but what are you to do when rolling blackouts prevent you from making those tasty crock pot recipes at home? And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Hard Freeze Tonight: The Only Tips You Will Ever Need (As Long As It Stays Warm)

    Don't forget to wrap your icicles​There are hard-freeze warnings for tonight in the Houston area. That means Houston must brace itself for an overwhelming barrage of tips on how to deal with temperatures in the 20s, or maybe the very low 30s. There are tips like the first one on KHOU's list, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010

    Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

    The longest running show in London livens up Houston’s summer

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Crawfish Season? Yes and No

    ​Several people have asked me if crawfish season has started. There are signs popping up all over town advertising crawfish, so I guess the answer is "yes." At Baja, the new oyster bar and seafood restaurant on Westheimer where Tommy's Steakhouse used to be, crawfish were recently selling for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Tyagaraja/Alpha Rev Show Postponed Due to Cold Weather

    Rocks Off isn't sure whether or not "postponed due to cold weather" is actually code for "postponed due to slow ticket sales" or not, but either way tonight's show at Warehouse Live (also featuring the Fox Derby and the Language Room) has been put off until January 29. Enjoy the above video in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    The Last Day of Giftmas: Fashion

    ​Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. So the Twelve Days of Giftmas are winding down and you only have one more week to shop for your Christmas/Hanukkah/Muharram/Solstice/Kwanzaa gift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Dreaming of a White Christmas

    Houston is predicted to have a much wetter and colder winter this year thanks to a fading El Niño pattern. And if anything was proven by last week's snowstorm, it's that it may very well be possible for Houston to have a white Christmas in a few weeks. Photo by Matt Harding Hermann Park​ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    It's (Maybe) Gonna Snow In Houston!! Be Prepared!!

    ​Forecasters are still telling us there's a chance that it will snow in Houston tomorrow. We'll believe it when we see it, but the theory is that sometime Friday afternoon we may get hit with anywhere from a trace to an inch of solid white precipitation.This, of course, would be an earthshaking ev ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009

    The Ice at Discovery Green

    Warm weather won't keep Houstonians from ice skating outdoors

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    2009 International Quilt Festival/Houston

    The world's largest show of fabric arts comes to town

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    That Snowstorm Was No Fun For Fliers Or On-Time Statistics

    Remember that freak snowstorm that hit Houston late last year? Fun, right?Not if you're an airline worried about your on-time statistics.The federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released its latest report, and while overall airline performance improved -- mostly because there's fewer flig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    At Least Someone Wants To Come To The Texas Bowl

    Okay, so Notre Dame somehow preferred the Hawaii Bowl to the Texas Bowl. Some people just prefer Honolulu to Houston, we guess.But ND's replacement, Western Michigan University, is pleased as punch to be coming here.That can happen when you live in Kalamazoo (Motto: No, We Are An Actual City).The an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007
  • Calendar

    August 3, 2006

    Freeze Frames

    The Aurora Picture Show says come into the cold

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
  • Film

    November 6, 1997

    Sex in the Suburbs

    In The Ice Storm, promiscuity seems merely pathetic

  • Dining

    January 19, 1995
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