Anthony's Blog Archive

Khambrel Marshall

Why does it never rain at my house?

In weather patterns, like the one we've had this week, this question comes up.  Why does it never, or, why does it always rain at my house.  I explain.

See the Blood Moon overnight

The total lunar eclipse is tonight and it's known as the blood moon.  Here's why.

Allison Bee, Birmingham, Alamama

Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds

You may not know but the sky behaves a lot like the ocean.  With the right conditions you can actually see waves in the sky.

How low do temperatures have to be for pipes to freeze?

It's pretty rare that temperatures go so low in southeast Texas that residents need to protect their pipes. If they do, here's what homeowners need to do to prevent those pipes from bursting. 

Forecasting beyond 7 days: What's our Christmas forecast?

I get questions like these quite often before important holidays.  The last several days I've received a lot about the Christmas forecast, much more than usual.

Amy Stonesifer

December Squirrel Watch 2013

We are coming to the close of another year and we've received some great squirrel pictures in 2013. I hope you are in the mood, because it's time for Squirrel Watch 2013!

Craig Churchill

Viewers' Hot Shot Pictures 2013

Viewers e-mail pictures to hotshots@click2houston.com for KPRC Local 2 meteorologists to feature in their weathercasts. Check out some of your pictures.

Ric Fennell

If it's not a rainbow, what is it?

While mistaken as a rainbow, what you are looking at is called a halo. 

Roll Clouds

Roll clouds are one of the most unique looking clouds you'll ever see.  Here is how they form.

Sergio Gil

October Squirrel Watch 2013

Summer is transitioning to fall and our Houston squirrels are up to no good.  It's time for Squirrel Watch 2013!

Rick Tindal

September 2013 Squirrel Watch caption contest

Caption contest! The person who described this picture the best will win a Local 2 Morning Show Mug, KPRC hat or KPRC shirt.

Jonathan Dzoba

August Squirrel Watch 2013 caption contest

I asked for captions for this photo, and you sent them in! Here are my top three, and now it's time for you to pick the best of the best.

George Campbell

September Squirrel Watch 2013

August is always a hot month and the squirrels have been feeling it.  See how they cool off in Squirrel Watch 2013!

Todd Bush

Perseid meteor shower visible Sunday, Monday

It's the best meteor shower of the year, and starting Sunday the shooting stars fall.

August Squirrel Watch 2013

It's the hottest month of the year, so how about a cool break? It's Squirrel Watch 2013!

How fast does your car heat up?

When it's hot outside, a car heats up very, very quickly. If a person or animal is left inside that hot car, it can lead to death in a short amount of time.

Doug Wright, Lake Jackson

WHO made me laugh uncontrollably

Well this is embarrassing, Owen finally got me.

Kathie Kellner, Montgomery

July Squirrel Watch 2013

It's the beginning of a hot new month and that means it's time for a cool break.  It's time for squirrel watch 2013!

Have a Local 2 Meteorologist visit your school or business

If you would like one of our KPRC Local 2 Meteorologist to visit your business or group here is how you do it.

Ryan Sandlin

June Squirrel Watch 2013

It's the end of May and that means it's Squirrel Watch 2013 time.

Forecasting beyond 7 days

I get asked the question quite often: "What does the forecast look like past seven days?"  Here is your answer.

O.J. Miller, Seabrook

May Squirrel Watch 2013

It's May 1 and that means it's Squirrel Watch 2013 time. 

Be a part of our weather team

Find out how much rain is falling where you live and become a part of the weather team.

John Brower

April 2013 Squirrel Watch

Here are the Squirrel Watch 2013 photos I showed on KPRC Local 2 on April 1.

March 2013 Squirrel Watch

Here are the Squirrel Watch 2013 photos I showed on KPRC Local 2 on March 1.

What you need to know about Friday's asteroid, meteorite

Space is in the news today, from meteorites hitting Russia to a near miss asteroid this afternoon.  Here's what you need to know. 

Thank you card Tuesday!

I made the trip to St. Francis De Sales Catholic School and spoke to their fourth grade class about the weather.  The entire class wrote me thank you cards for visiting.  Here is one of them.

Photo by Micah Lack, Sugar Land

If this isn't a rainbow, what is it?

Photos like these are often mistaken as rainbows. What are they and how do they form?

Doug Nistler

February 2013 Squirrel Watch

Here are the Squirrel Watch 2012 photos I showed on KPRC Local 2 on Feb. 1.

Call me maybe ... not

Jan. 25, 2013: Jennifer stings me when I tried to make a pop culture reference while giving out the Weatherline number.

Watch fog time lapse

Jan. 23, 2013: Drivers had a tough commute Wednesday morning because of the fog. Watch a time lapse of the fog moving in and out.

Rain relieves SE Texas drought conditions

It's been a rainy January, and that is good news for our drought.

Mia Romero

January 2013 Squirrel Watch caption contest

Congratulations to Roy Born, this months Squirrel Watch caption contest winner!

Just call us old man winter

Jan. 3, 2013: How cold is it in Houston?  Cold enough to put on the Beardskis...

Greg Joyce, Conroe

How hole punch clouds are made

If you didn't win today, try texting in again Monday.  Click picture for an explanation of Thursday's answer. 

2012: Houston's warmest year on record

Even after the brutal drought and heat of 2011, 2012 will go down as Houston's warmest year on record. 

Pink snow is falling

If you didn't win today, try texting in again Monday.  Click picture for an explanation of Friday's answer. 

Jaime Brochu

December 2012 Squirrel Watch

Here are the Squirrel Watch 2012 photos I showed on KPRC Local 2 on Dec. 28.

Matthew Murphy

Viewers' Hot Shot Pictures 2012

Viewers e-mail pictures to hotshots@click2houston.com for KPRC Local 2 meteorologists to feature in their weathercasts. Check out some of your pictures.

What it takes to get a hard freeze warning

If you didn't win today, try texting in again tomorrow.  Click picture for an explanation of Thursday's answer. 

2012 Record warmth in Houston

If you didn't win today, try texting in again tomorrow.  Click picture for an explanation of Wednesday's answer. 

How often it rains on Christmas

If you didn't win today, try texting in again tomorrow.  Click picture for an explanation of Tuesday's answer.

Our Last White Christmas

If you didn't win today, try texting in again tomorrow.  Click picture for an explanation of Monday's answer.

How the wind chill started

If you didn't win today, try texting in again on Monday.  Click picture for an explanation of Friday's answer.

Origins of the word blizzard

If you didn't win today, try texting in again tomorrow.  Click picture for an explanation of Thursday's answer. 

The first snowflake

If you didn't win today, try texting in again tomorrow.  Click picture for an explanation of Wednesday's answer.

Cold front on the way

The cold front that is wreaking havoc across the Plains, bringing snow, will bring the cold back to southeast Texas.

Snow with a heat wave

If you didn't win today, try texting in again tomorrow.  Click picture for an explanation of Monday's answer. 

Sean Tisdale

Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight

The Geminid meteor shower can be seen tonight. With clear skies, it should be quiet a show. 

Lowell Hinsdale, League City

November 2012 Squirrel Watch caption contest

It's that time again -- time to pick your favorite caption for this photo!

Sue Klosterman

November 2012 Squirrel Watch, Part 2

Here are the Squirrel Watch 2012 photos I showed on KPRC Local 2 on Nov. 30.

NASA

Leonid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend

While it won't be an incredible showing of meteors "falling" from the sky, this weekend's Leonid meteor shower is one to check out. 

Southeast Texas wakes up to cold temps

A good part of the state wakes up to freeze warnings. How long will it last?

Colder weather moving in

The chill is back in southeast Texas. Temperatures are in the 50s this morning with a brisk north wind.

Kay Nauman

November 2012 Squirrel Watch

Here are the Squirrel Watch 2012 photos I showed on KPRC Local 2 on Nov. 2.

Anthony flies with Blue Angels

It's the ride of your life and indescribable.  Flying with the Blues Angels is a once and a lifetime experience.   

Cold front comes through tomorrow

After one more hot and humid day, temperatures plummet Sunday.

Penny and George Bevill

September 2012 Squirrel Watch Caption Contest - Winner

Congratulations to John N Christina Elliott, his comment, "What the Fluff?!?!" won our KPRC Local 2 prize.

Showers kick off the weekend

The combination of rich tropical moisture and and cold front could produce rain amounts of 6 inches this weekend.

Cynthia A. Buenzow

September 2012 Squirrel Watch, Part 2

Here are the Squirrel Watch 2012 photos I showed on KPRC Local 2 on Sept 28.

Penny and George Bevill

September 2012 Squirrel Watch

Here are the Squirrel Watch 2012 photos I showed on KPRC Local 2 on Sept. 6.

Why mosquito bites itch

With fears of West Nile rising, understanding the mosquito’s life cycle and ecology can help you avoid getting bitten.

Unrelenting heat until...

Temperatures will be near 100 degrees every day but there is relief in sight.

Not impressed with my forecast

Olympics are over but I'm still sifting through Mckayla Maroney not impressed pictures at hotshots@click2houston.com. Here is one of them and your Monday forecast. Make sure you watch all the way through, after the 7-Day you'll seen Owen's take on my forecast.

Tropical disturbance in Atlantic gets better organized

There is a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean moving toward the Caribbean.  

Amy Perez

Squirrel Watch 2012 -- Olympics Edition

This month's edition of Squirrel Watch 2012 celebrates the 2012 Olympics in London.

Squirrel Watch caption contest winner

Congratulations to Susan Viereck who wins our Squirrel Watch 2012 caption contest.

Gordon Reed

Squirrel Watch Caption Contest

Here is your chance to test your creativity and come up with something clever.  Describe this Squirrel Watch Photo.

July 2012 Squirrel Watch

The squirrels featured in this month's edition of Squirrel Watch 2012 all have something in common -- they're trying to find relief from the heat!

Ozone -- What it means to you

Sometimes there are ozone problems, but many people don't know what that means. 

Beware of heat stroke

Dangerous heat with a heat advisory in effect until 8pm, high temperature 101 but feeling like 107-111 degrees. 

Another day of record-breaking heat

Temperatures climb back into the triple digits this afternoon but no heat warnings in place.  

Debby bringing flooding rains to Florida

We now know Tropical Storm Debby won't be a problem for Texas, but why has it been a difficult and ever-changing forecast?

Debby to Southeast Texas this week?

Tropical Storm Debby at 7pm Saturday with 50mph winds and stationary. 

Tropical disturbance -- Will it develop into storm?

There haven't been any drastic changes with a large area of low pressure in the Gulf, but that could change soon.

Why it's hotter in the city

Why does your car thermometer in the city read 105 degrees while the actual high is only 92? Blame the urban heat island effect.

Emily

Storm Shots! June 12 damage

Storms moved through the area on June 12, and some KPRC Local 2 viewers grabbed their cameras and took photos of the destruction. Check out some of the best pictures.

What is the heat index?

You hear us mention what it feels like outside, here is how we come up with that number. 

Congratulations Ben Sigmond

Ben, you win our weather radio and flash light.  Please send me your address so I can mail your winnings.  anthony@kprc.com

Vicki & Bud Moss, Cypress

Squirrel Watch 2012 photos

We're halfway through Squirrel Watch 2012!

What to make of this year's hurricane forecast

The predictions are out.  It should be an average season, but what does that mean for your family?

What makes this forecast different?

The Weather Research Center makes a hurricane forecast different from everyone else.

We are in for a busy hurricane season, right?

Hurricane season hasn't officially started, but we've already seen two named storms.  It's got to be a busy season, correct?

Sharon Stephens, Sea Isle (Near Jamaica Beach)

2 suns = sundog

Have you ever looked to the sky and seen TWO suns?

Elving Ellis, Baytown

Funny moment of the day

May 17, 2012 - Our funny moment of the day.

Rain amounts where you live

Find out how much rain is falling where you live and become a part of the weather team.

Squirrel Watch 2012 caption contest

Submit your best caption of this picture to win a prize. 

Why does official temperature come from one spot?

Houston is a big city. Why is the official temperature taken from just one place?

What does a 30% chance of rain mean?

If there's a 30 percent chance of rain, does that mean 30 percent of the area will get rain for sure? Does it mean there's a 30 percent chance that wherever I am there will be rain? Does it mean there is a 30 percent chance somewhere in the area will get rain? Here's the answer ...

Why is there a hole in these clouds?

For a long time scientists believed hole punch clouds were caused by a plane's combustion. The latest research shows this is not always the case.

Why is Conroe colder?

People are always asking me why Conroe's official temperature seems low. There is a reason.

What is the hottest part of the day?

I often get asked -- "When is the hottest part of the day?"  Most people think it is noon. On this webcast, I explain why late afternoon is the hottest part of the day.

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