Friday, September 30, 2011

Houston Thunderstorms! 9/29/2011

  (The storm below was the first storm and the clusters of storms above were the second and third storm.)

At around 3:30 in the afternoon I started to hear some thunder. At 3:38 it started to rain. The rain was light at first but got heavier as the storm got closer. At 3:48 the rain started to get really heavy and there was some 20 mph gusts with lightning and thunder. There also may have been some pea size hail, i'm not sure. You can hear something hard hitting the window in the video above. I think I saw a really small white ball on the roof. The power didn't go out but, the lights did flicker at 4:09 and 4:30. The clouds were still dark after the first storm. At around 5 I started to hear the thunder from the second storm. At around 5:30 it started to rain. Unlike the last storm the rain was light and it stayed light. There was some more 20 mph wind gusts. (The wind gusts may have been a higher, I didn't have anything to measure it.) Also there was some cloud to ground lightning. The rain stopped at around 6:10. There was still some lightning and loud thunder after the storm had past. At around 7 it started to rain again. The rain started out light then got a little heavier around 7:30. It stopped raining at around 8:30. The wind, lightning, and thunder ended at around 9. At around 10 the rain had dissipated and the clouds started to break apart.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hail Storm

These are pictures of a hail storm that went through my house on March 1, or 11, 2009. It brought alot of hail that covered my house with hail stones. It left little clumps of hail on the side of the road that made it look like it had just snowed. Even though there was alot of hail there wasn't any damage because the hail stones were small. It looked like someone poured a cup of crushed ice on our house. It was a exciting storm.

Friday, September 23, 2011

This Day in History!

I just read this on the Weather Channel's website. On this day in 2000 Dallas Fort/Worth International Air in Texas recorded 0.01 inches of rain. Ending a record 84 days without rain. And I thought the drought in Houston was bad. At least we've been getting some rain. That's about two and a half months of no rain. We almost went a month without rain in August. When didn't get any rain until the last week. I was worried this September would be dry as well. We didn't get any rain in the first two weeks. We've gotten about an inch so far and we may get some more. That didn't help the drought out that much but, it did help put out some of the wildfires. We've got a 30 percent chance for rain today and some more chances next week. I hope we get some more rain. We really need it to help stop this drought.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lightning Show!

This a video I took on August 24 of a storm that was right next to us. We didn't get that much rain from it but, we did get a good lightning show.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Ike!

This is a video I took of my neighborhood after Ike had passed over us. Sorry about the voices in the background I couldn't edit them out.

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Orleans Allison!

Tropical storm Lee dumped over 10 inches of rain in New Orleans. They've been having non stop rain these past two days. It reminds me of what happened in Houston with tropical storm Allison when it stalled over Houston and brought alot of flooding rain to us. That's what tropical storm Lee did to New Orleans. It was stationary when it got to Louisiana and dumped alot of heavy rain on them. Which was bad for them but, would've been good for us. At least we got some cooler temperatures and wind from it. We did get some rain from it but, it was only enough to wet the grass. Tropical storm Lee is now a depression and is moving toward the northeast. Which is currently recovering from Hurricane Irene. If Lee brings alot of rain to them then there going to have more flooding problems. Hopefully Lee will move away quickly and not bring too much rain to them. I really wish Lee would bring some of it's heavy rain to us but, oh well. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

No Rain!?

It looks like the tropical depression or storm is going towards Louisiana. I think it's because of the wind shear. The wind shear was supposed to die down and the storm was supposed to come to us but, since the wind shear didn't die down it's now going toward Louisiana. Not that I don't care about Louisiana because I think they need the rain too but, I really wanted the storm to come to Texas. Were are on a mandatory water restriction and the rain could've really helped us. Oh well at least the temperatures are cooler and the wind feels nice. We might still get some isolated showers from it. I don't know all we can do is pray and hope.