Severe Weather Awareness Week, day 2 (Severe Thunderstorms)

Severe thunderstorms are a way of life here in Texas, and yet far too often we underestimate the potential they have for damaging property and causing significant injuries or death. How are thunderstorms caused, and what’s the difference between a regular thunderstorm and a severe thunderstorm? The National Severe Storms Laboratory has an excellent website…

Winter Weather Prompts Brownwood ISD to Cut Holiday Break Short

What happens anytime there’s winter weather and all area schools are closed? You guessed it! Brownwood ISD goes to school! Brownwood ISD students took to Twitter Sunday afternoon when the winter weather advisory was issued to proclaim their dismay of returning to school with a shortened Christmas break.  The Twitter account belonging to Gaye P….

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Brown County

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning for Brown County until noon Thursday. The warning states that up to a quarter inch of ice could accumulate. Brown County residents have since demolished all grocery stores in Brownwood in an attempt to stock up on supplies. Dollar stores were not spared the paranoid…

Area man travels to De Leon in search of Chilli Mac

It was a normal day for retired Bangs citizen Lester Holt. A day of watching the Price is Right, contemplating world affairs during the “judge show” block, and eating a warm hearty lunch on a cold and dreary day. However, not all was going according to plan. Holt called the Examiner to report bare shelves,…

Tropical Depression 2 Forms

Tropical Depression 2 has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and is currently moving west-northwest. The storm has a chance to become Tropical Storm Bertha later this week if it keeps strengthening. Currently, the storm poses no threat to Brownwood and only those in the Carribean Sea should be on alert. If the storm does…

Rare July Snow Falls in Central Texas

As if it wasn’t rare enough to have a cold front move through Texas in July, parts of Texas, including Brownwood saw up to 4 inches of snow overnight. With overnight lows hovering in the 70s, the snow quickly melted. “I tried to build a snowman, but it melted before I got to his torso,”…

UPDATE: Arthur Misses Texas Entirely

  As the rain usually does, Arthur has missed the state of Texas, and is now headed toward the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Arthur currently has winds of 90 mph, is located some 1300 miles east-north-east of Brownwood and is moving northeast at 23 mph. You may proceed with your 4th of July plans…

Hurricane Arthur Currently Poses No Threat to Brown County

Hurricane Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 storm season last night, and though the storm currently poses no risk to Brown County, the weather team at The Brownwood Examiner will continue to monitor the situation. Blanket resident and 100 yard lawnmower drive champion Joe Joe Hudson stated, “I don’t trust those predictions, we get more…