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Old 08-08-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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someone told me this when i was new here in houston. it's a short rain in a small area that quickly goes away and then pops up in another area. she said we call this _________ in texas.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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someone told me this when i was new here in houston. it's a short rain in a small area that quickly goes away and then pops up in another area. she said we call this _________ in texas.
popcorn showers.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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Popup showers
Sea Breeze showers
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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ok thanks. i was talking about that to my pinoy friends in houston, that there is a term texans use for that.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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question: do you also have a term, when it's raining and sunny at the same time?

because in phils we call this: tikbalang (demon horse) are getting married in the clouds
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: West Houston
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question: do you also have a term, when it's raining and sunny at the same time?

because in phils we call this: tikbalang (demon horse) are getting married in the clouds
There is no term, but in Texas, we say "The Devil is beating his wife."
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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There is no term, but in Texas, we say "The Devil is beating his wife."
i just googled "the devil is beating his wife"

funny so thats how you called it.

this is very useful information
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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How about rain cells?
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Isolated thunder showers is what the weathermen call them so that's what I've always called them too. Of course in Houston they are more commonly called afternoon rain showers. The closeness to the ocean is usually what causes these & they mostly occur during the Summer months.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: West Houston
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55 years in Texas and I never heard it called a popcorn shower.
Not many of those 55 years in Dallas, eh?

Troy Dungan, who was the bow-tied weatherman on Channel 8 for decades used that term, and it caught on there. I lived there for years. To me they'll always be "popcorn showers".


(Troy also coined the term "Metroplex")
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