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Under the Gun

1 hour rainfall total, per NOAA radar. FYI, I’m located about the “u” in “Houston”

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Tornado warning

From radar, headed right into my area. 3 inches of rain in the last hour. Things are getting real now. Greens Bayou (my main concern) has flood warnings upstream. the rain is moving up the watershed, making for the exact … Continue reading

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Problems

I don’t know if it’s my computer, my connection, or the load on various sites, but I’m starting to have trouble getting the Harris County Flood Control District and Weather.com to load.

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Now This is A Bit More Like It

Note that this is the ONE hour rainfall totals through southwest Houston. I mean, I’m not wishing anyone harm or distress, but this has been much ado about nothing in my area. I got tired of the media obsessing over … Continue reading

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That Sounds Good, But

99.35% of your customers in power sounds really great, until you realize that with a customer base the size of Houston, that means, 15000+ are without power…. Bonus points if you can name the movie I’m misquoting. Hint: They’re lyrics, … Continue reading

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Reminds Me of an Old Movie

You know the one, WWII, where someone’s standing in a street, shooting at a strafing plane and the bullets from either wing-mounted gun go right to either side of him? I think Patton did that? Well, that’s Houston right now, … Continue reading

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What A Difference Six Hours Makes (Updated)

Well, technically, within seconds of my shutting the computer off last night, the first tornado warning was sounded for far southwest Harris County. I got up almost two hours ago to do some last-minute “should-have-been-done-yesterday” stuff, and took this snapshot … Continue reading

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