Slow-moving fireball over Austin, Texas

Slow-moving fireball over Austin, Texas

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over Austin, Texas at around 06:06 UTC on January 29, 2022. The event lasted about 12 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 72 reports from users in Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, and Texas. Fireball over Austin,…

Hurricane “Nicholas” makes landfall along the Texas coast

Hurricane “Nicholas” makes landfall along the Texas coast

Nicholas reached hurricane strength at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2021, and made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 15 km (10 miles) WSW of Sargent Beach, Texas at 05:30 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum…

Giant hailstone in Texas sets record as state’s biggest

Giant hailstone in Texas sets record as state’s biggest

A destructive hailstorm that hit southern Texas on April 28, 2021, dropped a giant hailstone with a remarkable size of 16.3 cm (6.4 inches) in diameter — now confirmed as the state's largest hailstone on record, according to NOAA/NWS. On April 28, a powerful…

Severe storms lash Texas and Louisiana, flood emergency declared

Severe storms lash Texas and Louisiana, flood emergency declared

Severe storms lashed parts of Texas and Louisiana over the past days, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to declare a flash flood emergency. Widespread flooding was reported throughout Lake Charles, which saw its third wettest day on record on Monday, May…

Deep earthquakes in Texas driven by shallow wastewater injection

Deep earthquakes in Texas driven by shallow wastewater injection

Virginia Tech geoscientists have found that shallow wastewater injections can drive widespread deep earthquake activity in oil and gas production fields. The team came up with the finding after studying the Delaware Basin in western Texas, one of the most productive…