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National Weather Service Releases 2012 Hurricane Predictions [VIDEO]
National Weather Service Releases 2012 Hurricane Predictions [VIDEO]
May 27- June 2, is national Hurricane Preparedness Week. To help Texans better understand and prepare for the hurricane season especially in hurricane-prone areas, videos and audio public service announcements featuring NOAA hurricane experts and the FEMA administrator, are being made available in both English and Spanish. Are you ready for hurricane season?
2011 is Record Setting Year for Weather in Texas
2011 is Record Setting Year for Weather in Texas
2011 has been reported as the driest year on record to date and the second hottest year since the 1920's. As I wrote about the "Worst Storms in Recent History" in July of 2011, number one on my list was drought, The National Climatic Data Center reported 2011 as the driest year in recorded history for Texas. The NCDC reported that until now the previous driest year was  in 1917 with only
Worst Storms In Recent Memory – Our Top 5
Worst Storms In Recent Memory – Our Top 5
I believe that we West Texans are lucky. Lucky because we haven't been hit by a major loss of life storm. Like the 1987 tornado that killed 30 and injured 121 of the 297 residents in the small West Texas town of Saragosa. If fact the only three fatalities in Taylor County that were caused by weather, all happened in separate storms decades apart. In 1985 one death caused by a tornado, in 1993 high wind claimed another and in the flash flood of 2007 claimed yet another. From 1950 to current date, in Taylor County alone, there have been 767 severe weather events causing over 110 million dollars in property damage and over 237 million dollars in crop damage. And the numbers keep climbing, because the official numbers from the April 2011 storms are not all in. Let's look at our "Worst Storms" by the sheer dollars in damage.