Category Archives: Tropics

Another Year In The Life of TWIA For Coastal Ratepayers Is In The Books

Dealing with the ever questionable Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) is almost a never ending battle for residents and businesses along the Texas Gulf Coast. For years the ratepayers have seen this group as a thorn in their side that promises to be by their side when they need them the most. But on Christmas Eve many Texans that call

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Delta makes landfall as a Cat Two Storm

Hurricane Delta just made landfall Friday evening near Creole, Louisiana with 100 mph winds. Creole is just 13 miles east of where Hurricane Laura made landfall in August. Hurricane Delta has now become the season’s 10th named storm to make landfall in the United States, breaking the record set in 1919 and is the 4th landfall in Louisiana and the

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Tropical Storm Gamma Forms Off The Yucatán

Tropical Storm Gamma has formed off the Yucatán this evening. Data from recon aircraft found a fairly well defined center and winds of tropical storm force. We just aren’t too worried about direct impacts to our coastline because steering currents and dry air are not working in favor of the system. It will likely cross the Yucatán near Cozumel on

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Texas prepares for Hurricane Laura ahead of landfall later this week

As Marco continues to cling to life some residents along the Texas Gulf Coast are making preparations for what could be a major hurricane later in the week. The threat that Laura is posing to the Texas Gulf Coast has even caused some leaders to call for evacuation orders. The City of Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown has issued

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City to provide sandbags

The city of Corpus Christi is planning and helping you prepare for the possibility of tropical weather. City crews have been working to fill sandbags which will be provided to the public free of charge if the need arises. The city says that they have already prepared 6,000 sandbags and will be ready to distribute on Monday morning if needed.

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Thursday Weather Talk

Happy Thursday afternoon!  Have you noticed how warm it is outside? It is pretty typical for this time of year and with a ridge of subtropical high pressure across West Texas slowly inches its way northward, we will see that easterly flow begin to increase the chances of showers across the Coastal Bend on Friday. As I am putting this

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Hurricane Hanna: No Close Call At All

Journalist Matt Pierce Briscoe spent days not only covering Hurricane Hanna but collecting vital data to share with researchers who study storms. This special presentation “Hurricane Hanna: No Close Call At All,” takes a look at the storm from his perspective in the field both as a journalist and a NOAA Storm Spotter. Hurricane Hanna: No Close Call At All

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What to do now ahead of the storm if you have not done by now (which you should have)

We know there’s a chance of bad weather coming our way this weekend and being prepared is key. There are things you can do and buy now that might make the coming days and the rest of Hurricane Season a little more bearable. Go to the grocery store. Get the essentials and nonperishable food items. Head to the gas station

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Tropical Depression 8 Expected To Become Tropical Storm Hannah

D. Mason Tropical Depression number eight formed yesterday in the Gulf of Mexico, and the National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Watch all the way along the Texas coast from High Island to Port Mansfield. This developing system will move into the northwestern Gulf Thursday, which should bring us a pretty nasty and muggy day. We believe it will

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