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What’s It Like Flying Through a Hurricane?

Posted on · As Hurricane Matthew bears down on the east coast of Florida and the United States, you might well find a flight meteorologist like Jack Parrish in the middle of it. Parrish leads a team known as the Hurricane Hunters. They conduct tests for NOAA — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — while in and above tropical […]

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What’s It Like Flying Through a Hurricane?

Posted on · The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins tomorrow (June 1, 2016), and some forecasts predict it could be the most active season since 2012. However, the season develops, Jack Parrish and his team – known as the Hurricane Hunters – will be part of studying the disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. They’re the folks you […]

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Understanding Houston Weather: Frank Billingsley Answers Your Questions

Posted on · We live in a complex and fascinating meteorological world — one here in Greater Houston that is mercifully largely snow and ice-free. As Houston transitions from its own brand of winter into the inevitable heat and humidity of a long summer preceded by an all-too-short spring (hereby dubbed “sprummer”) we welcome your questions about weather: how it […]

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What’s It Like Flying Through a Hurricane?

Posted on · Jack Parrish, a NOAA Flight Meteorologist, is a part of the Hurricane Hunters – the team you hear about when giant storms are approaching and a plane heads up to take a look. The team conduct tests while in and above tropical storms and hurricanes to send data back to meteorologists on the ground who […]

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What You Need to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Posted on · New to Houston? Well, we have this thing called hurricane season, and you really need to know about it. First, it starts Saturday and continues through November. It’s the six month period in which hurricanes and major tropical storms are most likely to make landfall and potentially do some damage. And while Greater Houston has […]

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How Prepared is Houston for Severe Weather?

Posted on · As today’s cold weather and pockets of freezing rain and sleet remind us, we don’t just have to think about heat, humidity and hurricanes in southeast Texas. It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, an opportunity to remind us all that – while we’re far from Tornado Alley – twisters can and do touch down here on occasion, and we […]

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Nation’s Cold Snap Felt Even in Normally Balmy Houston

Posted on · As you’re well aware — it’s cold in Houston. And it’s supposed to be in January, but today we’re a good 20 to 25 degrees below normal temps. And while it all pales in comparison to the winter storms and dangerous below zero conditions felt in other parts of the country, it’s enough for us to […]

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Discussing Houston Weather

Posted on · After months of oppressive heat and humidity, autumn has arrived and the weather in Houston has been glorious in recent days. Seems like as good a time as any to talk about the weather. On this edition of Houston Matters, we field your questions for Houston Weather Research Center Chief Meteorologist Jason Luze, and Lance Wood, Science […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 22, 2013

Posted on · After months of oppressive heat and humidity, autumn has arrived and the weather in Houston has been glorious in recent days. Seems like as good a time as any to talk about the weather. On this edition of Houston Matters, we field your questions for Houston Weather Research Center Chief Meteorologist Jason Luze, and Lance Wood, Science […]