January tornadoes in Iowa and a major winter storm in France
Hey y’all and welcome back to the wild weather blog! Last week we focused on the the dry ski hills in the Alps and the extreme precipitation events in California. As an update, California has continued to see heavy rains and intense snowfall but there is relief in sight with the next two weeks forecast to be drier-than-normal. This is excellent news, as they desperately need to dry out after seeing record-breaking precipitation.
Tornado outbreak in the plains and a rare November hurricane
Hello and welcome back to the extreme weather blog! We have not seen wild weather locally this week. Most of this week here in Houston has been hot, humid and muggy, but we’re in for a big cool down this weekend. Personally, I’m very excited about finally making soups, stews and, of course, chili!
Tropical Storm Nalgae, flooding in Australia and Hurricane Lisa in Belize
Hello, and welcome to November! Typically this can be a very active time for us here in Southeast Texas with cold air moving in and interacting with our warm moist Gulf air, forming a secondary severe weather season. Thankfully for us here, our tropical season is done, but that is NOT the case across the globe.
Deputies investigate Harris County’s first death that may be related to freezing weather
A man in Harris County died Monday afternoon after possible exposure to cold temperatures, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. This could mark the first weather-related death reported as the historic icy storm bears down southeast Texas. Deputies said a 60-year-old homeless man was found before noon at an overpass at Interstate 10 East at Sheldon Road. They said they believed the man died from the extreme weather conditions but they will conduct an autopsy. Members of the Homeless Outreach Team previously offered to take the man to a warming center, but he declined, according to Harris County Sheriff’s Office.