Weather

3 Common Causes of Fire in Winter and How To Avoid Them

Winter in Australia is full of long chilly nights and a long wait for the warm spring days.  During this season, we use the maximum electricity to keep our homes and offices warm and pleasant. This is especially true for those homes which are not built properly to withstand the low winter temperatures. Apart from the inflated power bill, we tend to spend most of our time indoors during winter, lighting a few extra candles […]

3 Ways To Keep The Weather From Destroying Your Plants and Crops

Whether you’re a small farmer looking for some solutions in the agricultural industry or you’re just a homeowner who wants to have a more successful garden or crop this year, finding ways to work with the weather in your area can make all the difference for your yields. However, with weather in all areas going from one extreme to another, it can be helpful to know how to respond to all types of weather that […]

Cold Weather Safety for Older Adults

Cold weather can be a challenge, but it can also be a lot of fun. Some things that you can do to make the most of the cold weather are: Bundle up and go outside! There’s nothing like feeling the snow crunching under your boots or the wind whipping through your hair. When the temperature drops below freezing, it is important to take precautions to stay safe. Make sure to dress in layers and keep […]

Harris County Commissioners Court Approves Burn Ban

Harris County, Texas –Today, Harris County Commissioners Court enacted a burn ban due to an increased threat of wildfires across unincorporated Harris County. There are now 171 Texas counties with burn bans, including Harris, Galveston, Waller, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Liberty counties.   “Unprecedented temperatures and a lack of rain has elevated KBDI levels for this time of the year” said Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. ”Although we have seen some rain, it’s not enough to lower the drought […]

How To Protect Your Vehicle From Extreme Weather Conditions

It’s no secret that extreme weather conditions can take a toll on your vehicle. Whether it’s sub-zero temperatures in the winter or blistering heat in the summer, your car or truck is susceptible to damage from the elements. That’s why it’s important to take steps to protect your vehicle from extreme weather conditions. By taking some simple precautions, you can help keep your car or truck in top condition no matter what the weather throws […]

Sen. Cruz Encourages Disaster Preparedness During Hurricane Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement in preparation for hurricane season:   “Hurricane season has officially begun. An increase in the potential for devastating storms and floods ought to be accompanied by an increase in preparedness for such an event.”   “Taking commonsense steps to prepare for these storms is the best way that we can protect our homes and businesses in Texas. We’ve felt the devastation of hurricanes time and time again […]

How Does The Weather Impact Solar Panel Efficiency?

Solar systems are superior when it comes to using the most widely available renewable source of energy; sunlight. Although the amount of energy that hits the Earth per hour from the sun is enough to sustain the whole globe for a year, only fractions of this reach our panels to produce electricity. The reasons? Solar panel efficiency and the weather. While the Australian golden sun is pretty generous, it’s also clear that its intensity keeps […]

Weather Satellites: Forecasting and Monitoring Weather From Space

The advent of satellite imagery has brought about many advantages to weather forecasters. Long before this technology, lots of weather forecasting was done blindly without any equipment that could predict accurate weather patterns. The effects of this lack of technology were felt by the people of Galveston, Texas, when a hurricane took about 6000 lives on September 9, 1990. It is considered one of the worst hurricanes that the US has ever encountered. After this […]

Ice storm disrupts airline operations, prompts disaster declaration across Texas counties

A year after the February deep freeze, a multifaceted winter storm that trekked across the middle of the nation tested the mettle of the state’s power operations and caused icy mayhem across other hard-hit states. Ice plagued a large swath of the United States Thursday evening as the multifaced storm continued its trek, contributing to power outages and life-threatening travel conditions across the nation. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 17 counties Thursday […]

Strong Job Growth Forecast For 2022 As Region Continues Its Post-Pandemic Recovery

As of November, the Greater Houston area has regained nearly 75 percent of jobs lost at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic according to analysis released today by Workforce Solutions. After being down as much as 360,000 jobs in spring 2020, the region has narrowed the employment gap to just under 100,000 with the month’s job figures. “As we head into the third year of the pandemic, I expect we’ll see job growth return to […]