By admin ~ November 1st, 2013. Filed under: Gulf Coast-West.
The good news part of a summer of extreme heat, drought and high-pressure domes is that it keeps tropical weather activity to a minimum. While most of this area could use more rain, few would actually want to get it driven by high winds on top of storm surge, especially in a span of just a few days. The upper Texas coast actually had some relief from the dry spell in late August/early September, but it mostly brought a horde of hungry mosquitoes. Local government agencies normally spend a lot of time and tax payer dollars spraying for these little vampires, but the “cautious” cold fronts that move in early bring north winds light enough to move the bugs many miles offshore, which is some relief to those on the shore but a curse for fishermen and recreational cruisers on the Gulf.