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Old 09-09-2018, 01:17 PM
 
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I recently moved to Houston from the west coast. I work by consulting with clients over phone or web meetings. I usually need the room to be quiet when I have calls/meetings. The constant loud thunderstorms is being a problem for me.

How many thunderstorms are there every year in Houston where people on the other end of the phone can actually hear them? How do business people have meetings/calls with clients with constant, nonstop thunderstorm sounds in the background?
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:48 PM
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I recently moved to Houston from the west coast. I work by consulting with clients over phone or web meetings. I usually need the room to be quiet when I have calls/meetings. The constant loud thunderstorms is being a problem for me.

How many thunderstorms are there every year in Houston where people on the other end of the phone can actually hear them? How do business people have meetings/calls with clients with constant, nonstop thunderstorm sounds in the background?
I'm on the phone a lot myself and really can't recall a time when thunder interrupted anything I was doing. My dog has been a much bigger problem, so I think you are exaggerating the problem. Does it scare your clients to hear the thunder ?
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Afternoon thunderstorms are common here but they don't last long. About an hour of thunder and it's quiet again.
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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oh cmon ☻
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:58 PM
 
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What? Lots of business going on in Houston even during storms.
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:25 PM
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What? Lots of business going on in Houston even during storms.
Evidently the OP's clients (who I assume are not in Houston), get scared when they hear thunder through the phone and this disturbs the OP..
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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You sound every bit of ridiculous. How would thunderstorms even be a problem over the phone?

They happen daily, that is how many
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:18 PM
 
Location: lake charles
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anywho, to answer the question, heavy thunderstorms are most common during the warmer months of the year. the cooler months of the year are drier, and the rain that does happen tends to be that drawn out overcast type as you see in west coast winters.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:36 PM
 
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I'm not sure what sort of structure you live in, but my wife and I take long conference calls from home for work several times a week each on average and have done so for years. Many of these calls have been in strong thunderstorms and neither of us have heard any reference to them at any point.
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I recently moved to Houston from the west coast. I work by consulting with clients over phone or web meetings. I usually need the room to be quiet when I have calls/meetings.
Are you standing in front of an open window, OP? If you are so disturbed by thunderstorms - try broom closet or bathroom. Those usually have no windows and are pretty quiet even during severe thunderstorms

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How many thunderstorms are there every year in Houston where people on the other end of the phone can actually hear them? How do business people have meetings/calls with clients with constant, nonstop thunderstorm sounds in the background?
Constant, non-stop thunderstorms? Seriously?
Thunderstorms are most common in Summer. Per stats there are in average:
7 in June,
11 in July and
10 in August
now, how constant and nonstop is that?
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