Latest John Nielsen-Gammon Stories

2009-07-02 11:33:33

A Texas A&M University professor says much of Texas is suffering severe drought, with some areas experiencing once-in-a-century dry weather conditions. Professor John Nielsen-Gammon, who is also Texas' state climatologist, says areas near San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus Christi are reporting record-breaking drought. According to the National Weather Service, the past 22 months have been among the driest ever for San Antonio, he said. In the Bryan-College Station area, the period from May...

2008-11-26 11:15:43

Storm watchers say this year's U.S. hurricane season was typical with one exception: Hurricane Ike, which showed how misleading labeling hurricanes can be. A Category 2 storm, Hurricane Ike bombarded the Texas Gulf Coast in September, causing $11.4 billion in damage, which Texas A&M atmospheric sciences Professor John Nielsen-Gammon says makes it the most expensive storm in Lone Star history. We learned from Ike that a storm surge even from a Category 2 storm can be devastating, said...

2008-06-29 09:01:33

FORTH WORTH, Texas _ For many farmers and ranchers, it's becoming an all-too-familiar routine: One drought ends and another begins. Over the last 12 years, Texas has weathered five droughts, and another might be in the works. South and Southwest Texas are in the throes of a major drought, and dry conditions are starting to creep into other parts of the state. Crops are withering, wildfires are burning, and water restrictions have returned to the Edwards Plateau in Central Texas. In...

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