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Why Houston Needs More Weather Balloons

Posted on · Maybe you made one in school science class — a weather balloon you were told would help predict the weather. These days, with Doppler radar and 3D weather screens on the nightly news, you’ve probably forgotten all about them. Funny thing though: weather forecasters haven’t. Their simple technology can help predict those massive storms — or help […]

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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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Houston’s Population Growth Could Mean An Increase In Extreme Heat

Posted on · The consequences of Greater Houston’s population growth have been well documented – from its effect on traffic, to housing, to urban development. But it also could have another effect – it could be making this an even hotter place to live in coming decades, according to ongoing research using Houston as a predictor of what’s […]