Occasional observations about the weather near the Willow Fork of Buffalo Bayou in Katy, Texas. Severe weather reported first to NWS & emergency mgt.
By: racrutchfield, 3:41 PM GMT on May 03, 2016
Its a question often asked, why is the weatherman always wrong ? Or people will say, “I don't listen to the weather their always wrong anyway.” As we will see this is not exactly correct. Such an attitude can also deprive a person of much needed information at a critical time, and as a result put them in much more danger than need be.
Much of the answer comes down to understanding how weather forecasting works. Modern forecasting makes use of various...
By: racrutchfield, 2:55 AM GMT on September 08, 2014
Some areas along and near the Willow Fork got as much rain today as the rest of the last month put together. From what I have seen we got a day of just the kind of slow soaking rain that we badly needed. Rain slowly fell over about a four hour period.
.64 inches fell at the Willow fork of Buffalo Bayou, and Highway 90 in Old Katy. Other Katy Area rain amounts included. 1.32 inches at Mayde Creek and Peek Road, .83 inches in Firethorne, .07 inches at Pine ...
By: racrutchfield, 9:56 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Mid morning today for the first time in a string of days with decent rain chances we finally got some actual rain. It rained like it wouldn't quit around and near Katy Mills. At least for about 5 minutes it did.
The rain gauge at Buffalo Bayou and Highway 90 in Old Katy registered .08 inches of rain. By comparison Mason Creek at Prince Creek Drive on the other side of the Grand Parkway recorded just over twice as much during the same period. They came in...
By: racrutchfield, 3:07 PM GMT on August 27, 2014
Even though much of the Houston Area has received up to 5 inches of rain over the last thirty days, as usual areas around the Willow Fork Branch of the Buffalo Bayou and Old Katy are left out. Even some parts of Greater Katy have received over 3 inches of rain in the last month. However at Buffalo Bayou and Highway 90 in Old Katy only .56 inches have been recorded in the same period.
There is a promising system off shore moving this way that should increa...
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