Metro Houston’s East Side is on Fire (and it’s definitely not pretty).

photo credit abc13.com I didn't have the news on yesterday and was totally ignorant of this fire that's been going on since about 10:30 Sunday morning. That is, I was ignorant til I got to work around 4 today. Once I hit the interstate on the way to work, I could see a massive black … Continue reading Metro Houston’s East Side is on Fire (and it’s definitely not pretty).

#081–Why do posted Hurricane evacuation routes in Houston mostly divert people eastward?

This is a question that's bugged me my whole life along the Texas coast. Thankfully, we got through Rita (2005) and Ike (2008) okay where I'm at, many miles inland and several feet above sea level. We've never evacuated, and not because of the inability to afford it, scoffing at the storms, or bravado. No--we … Continue reading #081–Why do posted Hurricane evacuation routes in Houston mostly divert people eastward?

This winter in Houston was–wait, it’s still going? WTF?!

It's times like this I really wish I'd have gone into meteorology, because we're all complaining about the same damned thing...and I like having answers when nobody else does. It balances out my incessant need to ask a trillion questions, so maybe it's only fair, or just a hyperactive extension of myself, trying desperately to … Continue reading This winter in Houston was–wait, it’s still going? WTF?!

2 days cut off from the outside world (thanks, Harvey) and I haven’t hung myself. Guess I’m not an internet addict…?

The landlines have been out since mid-Sunday. The power was out for about 16 hours and flickered a bit. My cellphone sucks and barely gets texts unless I turn it toward the window just right in not-so-windy weather (which cuts off calls, too). The cable was gone for two days, the Internet for nearly three. … Continue reading 2 days cut off from the outside world (thanks, Harvey) and I haven’t hung myself. Guess I’m not an internet addict…?

I’m Waiting for the Storm to Come: Harvey’s knocking down south… so far.

I'm a weatherbug. I'm the weirdo with a 35mm camera hoping to get great lightning shots in one click and waste a whole roll of film trying. I wanted to film hurricanes and tornadoes. I watched Twister and wanted to be a storm chaser when I grew up. Actually, the movie made me want to … Continue reading I’m Waiting for the Storm to Come: Harvey’s knocking down south… so far.