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Old 09-11-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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We are supposed to leave for Kemah tomorrow and spend Sat evening and Sunday all day at the boardwalk and the children's festival. Monday we were going to go to NASA and then Tuesday we were going to drive over to Galveston and try to hit the Strand and a beach.

But now the weather is predicting 30%-40% chance of scattered thunderstorms the whole time we are there. We don't mind a sporadic rainstorm or two, but if it's raining the whole time, that would be a wasted trip since 2 of the 3 activities are outdoors.

Those of you in Houston now, what is the weather doing (off and on, or raining all day?) Would you still go or try to postpone?

Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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There is a system in the gulf that is sending sporadic showers to the area. I think its supposed to be cloudy and rainy. This time of year it often rains everyday some where in the Houston area, but its a small patch of clouds. It may rain on one side of the loop and not the other.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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You never can tell. It could pour in Clear Lake and be completely dry in Glaveston. Plus most of NASA is indoors and parts of Kemah
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: California
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It's so hard to tell what the weather would do. I am in Seabrook....just over the Bridge from Kemah and we have not had any rain the last couple of days, when everyone else had downpours. So far, today, it looks like it could rain any second, but have not had a drop. Wish I could be of more help. But that is Tx weather for you!
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Thanks everyone - that helps

We live in San Antonio, so we know the Texas weather can turn on you very quickly - but we were still discouraged to see a good chance of rain the *whole* time we are supposed to be there! We have considering postponing until next weekend, but we also know in September there is a good chance of rain in along the coast anyday.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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Unfortunately the weather isn't going to be perfect for your trip, but I don't think you should cancel. It rained on my way to the office today, but I haven't seen a drop since. It's been spurts of clouds, then sunshine. I don't know how the storm will develop, but the rain now seems very scattered and short showers. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Isn't it funny. I was sitting there looking at San Antonio on Google earth at the river walk saying..."Man, it must be nice to live near there and be able to take the family there". ( I live in League City, near kemah) I plan on taking a trip out there in the next couple of weeks. And here you are coming all the way down here just to see "Little o' nasa and kemah".

Sometimes its hard to see something you've grown up around as a "tourist attraction"...puts things in perspective and makes you want to appreciate it more. (Not that I haven't spent my fair share of time in kemah with the family..it IS a wonderful place)

Even if it rains...Kemah has a roof over the boardwalk "Porch" that looks over the fountains in the middle. The "porch" runs along the outside of all the little shops...and of course there are covered outside and inside restraunts that still over look the water. If this is the only weekend to go..I say go, although I would try to plan a kemah visit around a day when its hot and the kids can play outside in the water fountain that shoots out of the ground, watch the guy juggle fire and bowling ball pins..and listen to a live band play. (Bring a extra pair of clothes for the kids and towels so they can change after playing in the water.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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Isn't it funny. I was sitting there looking at San Antonio on Google earth at the river walk saying..."Man, it must be nice to live near there and be able to take the family there". ( I live in League City, near kemah) I plan on taking a trip out there in the next couple of weeks. And here you are coming all the way down here just to see "Little o' nasa and kemah".

Sometimes its hard to see something you've grown up around as a "tourist attraction"...puts things in perspective and makes you want to appreciate it more. (Not that I haven't spent my fair share of time in kemah with the family..it IS a wonderful place)
That's funny - a friend of mine did a "staycation" here and went down and stayed on the riverwalk and saw the Alamo. My reaction was "booorrriiing" LOL To me, the Kemah boardwalk "sounds" so cute - probably like the riverwalk sounds to you!

We just want to go somewhere different and somewhere within 4 hours or less - and we've done Port Aransas/Corpus already several times this year. Kemah sounds cute and the kids have never seen NASA I'm going to check it out on Google Earth - hadn't thought of that!

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Even if it rains...Kemah has a roof over the boardwalk "Porch" that looks over the fountains in the middle. The "porch" runs along the outside of all the little shops...and of course there are covered outside and inside restraunts that still over look the water. If this is the only weekend to go..I say go, although I would try to plan a kemah visit around a day when its hot and the kids can play outside in the water fountain that shoots out of the ground, watch the guy juggle fire and bowling ball pins..and listen to a live band play. (Bring a extra pair of clothes for the kids and towels so they can change after playing in the water.
Good to know! They are having a children's festival this weekend and the people at the "Boardwalk" said it won't be cancelled unless there is a constant downpour - so here's hoping if it does rain, it's sporadic and light! Maybe the rain will keep it from being SOOO hot.

Thank you!
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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I woke up Sunday to cloudy skies and a light drizzle, but decided to chance a trip to Galveston anyway. Ended up spending the entire day under a beautiful blue sky on the beach. Have the sunburn to prove it! It was a gorgeous day!
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