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Galveston in Labor Day weekend

D-Town
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Galveston in Labor Day weekend

what should we expect?

what are the water temp. like?

climate?

knr
Houston, Texas
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1. Re: Galveston in Labor Day weekend

It's been hot and dry all summer long....probably will have more of the same. Water temps are in the 80's.

Otherwise, keep an eye on the tropical forecast....we've been praying for some tropical waves to come this way.

Edited: 17 August 2011, 04:06
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2. Re: Galveston in Labor Day weekend

The water will probably feel warm like bath water. Things don't usually cool off until the end of September, and we're baking this year.

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3. Re: Galveston in Labor Day weekend

Not to be an alarmist, but you may recall that the most deadly hurricane ever to strike North America was the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. It hit on September 8th. This year, 2011, Labor Day is the 5th.

No one should panic, of course. Galveston knows all about hurricanes, if any city in the United States does, and has taken what steps it can to protect life and property, like its sea wall.

You should know, though, that Labor Day marks the bulls-eye of the hurricane season. In making your plans, keep at the back of your mind the possibility that your trip may coincide with a severe storm.

You've seen from TV what happens when the big winds come. For forty-eight hours before the eye-wall arrives on shore, the 6-lane causeway to the mainland is crawling, bumper-to-bumper traffic with evacuees. And remember that even if there's not a direct hit, the hurricane warnings will still trigger all the usual emergency preparations.

Those who ride out the storm, say in a high-rise hotel, will likely face the prospect of lengthy power failures. Even if you're safe on an upper floor, your car in the underground parking probably won't be.

It's not a cause for alarm. But remember that although you might get to enjoy the bathtub-warm Gulf water, there's a calculable chance that you won't. Keep an eye on the National Hurricane Center's internet site.

David

capetien10@gmail.com

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4. Re: Galveston in Labor Day weekend

Hurricanes are so unpredictable. It hasn't rained here for months due to a high pressure system over the area. We're behind on rain by about 20 inches. At this point, we'd almost welcome some tropical moisture.

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5. Re: Galveston in Labor Day weekend

is there any special events that LD brings to the island?

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6. Re: Galveston in Labor Day weekend

dearol, this is a good site to check for upcoming events.

http://www.galveston.com/default.asp

D-Town
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7. Re: Galveston in Labor Day weekend

thanks for all the comments.

will keep an eye on the National Hurricane Center...

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