Weather Report

November 28, 2016
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Weather Report: White Christmas Forecast

As the classic tune goes, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” According to Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, though, that dream is unlikely to come true anytime soon. […]
September 6, 2016
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Weather Report: Texas Setting Rainfall Records

If you think August was a wet month in Texas, pick up your prize.  Preliminary totals indicate that August averaged about 5.69 inches of rain statewide, […]
June 2, 2016
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Red Cross Seeking Texas Volunteers

As severe weather and massive flooding continues to make its way through Texas, the American Red Cross Serving the Heart of Texas is looking for volunteers […]
January 27, 2016
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Weather Report: Blizzards

Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University answers your weather questions. This week’s edition: blizzards. Q: How strong does a snowstorm have to be before it’s called […]
January 19, 2016
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Texas A&M Research: Future of Arctic Might Depend on Permafrost

Whether the vast Arctic will retain its icy past or might instead become a dry landscape could hinge on something of an obscure nature – permafrost […]
December 1, 2015
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Weather Whys: Virgas

Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences answers “Weather Whys.” Q: Sometimes you hear the weather forecaster refer to “virga.” What is it? […]
September 1, 2015
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Weather Report: Godzilla El Niño

Don’t look now, but Texas has entered another drought, with at least 50 percent of the state rated as either abnormally dry or in moderate to […]
June 2, 2015

Storm Disaster Relief

Figures from the Office of the State Climatologist at Texas A&M University show that the month of May has been the wettest month ever in the state’s history, averaging 7.54 inches, besting the previous record of 6.66 inches in June of 2004. As such, many parts of Texas have been declared disaster areas.
May 26, 2015

Weather Report Nightmare: Raining Spiders

Q: It’s been all over the news that it was “raining” spiders in Australia the past few days.  It's not possible to rain cats and dogs, but sometimes you hear about frogs and other animals coming down from the sky. Is this possible?

 

May 19, 2015

Weather Report: Tornado Movement

Q: Is it true that tornadoes always move in the same direction?

A:  That’s not true, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University.