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Severe Weather Puts a Damper on Houston’s Arts Community

Posted on · If your holiday weekend plans involved time outside, you may have watched the forecast well in advance. The severe rains and flooding earlier this summer has made outdoor events tricky for many, including the arts community. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop spoke with some of the biggest — and smallest — organizations […]

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The National Water Model: The Next Wave of Flood Prediction Technology

Posted on · Remember when you first upgraded to an HDTV? Suddenly, you were able to see all the detail you didn't know you were missing. Well, the National Weather Service will soon be making a similar upgrade — in terms of its flood prediction technology — when it launches its new National Water Model later this summer. […]

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The Forecast for Houston’s 2016 Hurricane Season

Posted on · It feels a little bit like betting on March Madness teams, but hurricane forecasters say that they have done their scientific homework and know where storms are going to develop. So, here at the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, what are conditions out there looking like? And should Houston be worried? We talk […]

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Preparing Houston for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted on · The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins today (June 1, 2016). To find out what Houstonians need to know to be prepared for the season, we talk with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Judge Emmett discusses how recent floods might have jump-started public awareness of natural disasters in Greater Houston and what lessons we've learned about […]

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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 — […]