Monthly Archives: April 2011

Leasing Solar Panels for Your Home

We’re always interested in conserving energy, being more “green” etc., so when I saw a Houston Chronicle article online about Texas homeowners soon being able to lease solar panels for their homes, I was intrigued. Unfortunately, this is an idea … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfire Update 4/30/11

Here is the latest from the Texas Forest Service. When will this end? Current Wildfire Status – April 30, 2011 (10 a. m. update) Recent Response: • Texas Forest Service responded to six major fires on Friday. • We’re currently working … Continue reading

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Elevated Fire Danger in The Woodlands

I was just outside and felt about three drops of rain fall before it stopped. The patio isn’t even wet, but at least something damp fell from the sky, and no, there were no birds around. At any rate, we’re … Continue reading

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Smithville, Mississippi tornado upgraded to an EF-5

The National Weather Service has made a preliminary report on the tornado that severely damaged Smithville, Mississippi, upgrading that storm to an EF-5, the highest storm rating. The statistics on this particular tornado are startling. Notice the estimated wind speed. … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfire Map of Activity for Past Seven Days

Here’s a good map which shows the wildfire activity throughout Texas in the past seven days. It’s surprising to see so many fires in the eastern part of the state. Click once on the map to go to the TICC … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfires: Current Conditions 4/29/11

Here is the daily update from the Texas Forest Service. Current wildfire status – April 29, 2011 Extreme fire weather conditions are predicted in West Texas today with red flag warnings in effect. Recent response: · Texas Forest Service responded … Continue reading

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Aftershocks in Japan Continue: Update 4/29/11 with Map

Aftershocks from Japan’s great earthquake continue at a regular pace. It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at them, so I’ve got a list of the aftershocks in just the past couple of days for you below. As … Continue reading

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