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Texas Significant Weather Events

March 23, 2021

By Paul Homewood




It is easy to cherry pick extreme weather events, whichever side of the fence you are on.

As you know, I have been comparing UK weather this year with the weather of 50, 60, 70 and 80 years ago. The Texas Almanac is full of examples of the significant weather events of the past, so let’s take a look back at 1941, 51, 61 and 71:


In September 1941, a Category 3 hurricane caused great damage:


The Texas freeze up this winter made headlines worldwide, but back in 1951 it was even colder:



Ten years later, Category 4 Carla tore through the state. Carla is the second most intense storm to hit Texas, second only to the Indianola hurricane of 1886.



In 1971, Texas was hit by a paralyzing blizzard in February, as well as devastating floods from Hurricane Fern in September:




 Which all goes to show that bad weather can happen anywhere at anytime.

    • Ian Magness permalink
      March 23, 2021 12:37 pm

      OMG that’s simply insane on so many levels. And, given that chalk is quite a rare rock on a global scale (yes, most of it is in Britain), where does he think he’ll get the billions of tons necessary to have any effect? Shall we just gift him the cliffs of Dover and the South Downs? Any offers to make Box Hill flat for cyclists?

    • Broadlands permalink
      March 23, 2021 12:40 pm

      “It will send 2kg of chalk into the stratosphere 12 miles above the Earth’s surface.”

      Using only renewable energies to mine, comminute and transport? And after it settles out? Do it again…and again until when? Gates needs a new EXCEL spreadsheet?

  1. Broadlands permalink
    March 23, 2021 12:29 pm

    For more on Texas weather events:

    Meteorological Extremes of the Southwest (US)…

    Download the pdf. Published in 1934, one of the warmest years on record for the US 48 states. Carbon dioxide at pre-industrial levels.

  2. MrGrimNasty permalink
    March 23, 2021 1:16 pm

    Argus has started a series of ‘climate education/awareness’ articles.

    Usual junk, local XR mob haven’t woken up yet as the comments are all rubbishing.
    I got banned for quoting official science/data in response to their nonsense some time ago. Apparently school kids are being taught this as fact too.

    • Coeur de Lion permalink
      March 23, 2021 4:17 pm

      Read MrGN’s link. Aye de mi, I remember having a last picnic with my mum and brothers con the beach at Littlehampton as the anti-invasion scaffolding was being put up. Stand there now, oops, wavelet wet my boots, level must have gone up. Only a passing motorboat.

  3. Gerry, England permalink
    March 23, 2021 1:26 pm

    I wonder how the power grid fared in Texas back in 1971?

  4. March 23, 2021 4:23 pm

    NASA on Climate change;

    That graph is getting heavily cited.

    Sorry for leaving this here but apparently there is no contact info for this website.

    • Broadlands permalink
      March 23, 2021 7:00 pm

      “This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution.”

      Nobody is denying that CO2 has risen since the Industrial Revolution. It is now almost 50% higher. But few are recognizing that the global mean temperature has risen less than one degree C and sea level less than a foot during all that time. Why these small changes are being considered a climate crisis and emergency is what NASA and NOAA, the MET Office, the IPCC need to explain more clearly. The evidence seems obvious that it is an ensemble of climate models that are predicting all these dire and catastrophic futures that make global warming an existential crisis and emergency. Models that cannot forecast the Earth’s natural variabilty long-term, or even get the last 20 years right. So, with all the science settled, the policy-makers are out to prevent this crisis by getting rid of this trace gas down to zero and Net-zero. Rely on “renewables” for our energy needs… and destroy global economies in the process. How does that make any sense?

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