Archive for April, 2010

Turn Around Don’t Drown
April 21, 2010

How deep is this water?  It could be as little as 1 to 2 inches, but looking at the right and left side of the road, it would seem likely that it is much deeper.  Maybe a foot … how about two feet? Maybe a lot more.  The honest answer is, I don’t know — and if you are ever driving and don’t know how deep the water is, don’t drive through it.  Two feet of water will lift up and move most cars; SUVs and trucks don’t do much better. 

The state of Texas leads the nation in flash flooding deaths and most of those occur in cars at night.  Click the above image to check out the 30 second public service announcement on keeping our families safe when it floods. 

TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN

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A Cool Houston Winter
April 5, 2010

 

Houston may have the reputation of being hot and humid all year round, but the 2009-2010 winter months were all below normal in temperature.  In fact, the last time the months of December through March were all below average was 1976-1977. 

The last time Houston had four consecutive months with below normal temperatures was in 1997.  April through August were all below average.   

To view other weather quiz answers click here:
Past Weather Quiz Answers

Squirrel Watch Archive Pictures
April 1, 2010

 

Photo by: Bobbi Gore, The Woodlands

Backyard bird feeder with the squirrel doing her best to eat and hang on.   

To see other squirrel watch photos click here: Squirrel Watch 2010