Author: David Reimer

Flood Watch for Houston Metro on Friday

[caption id=”attachment_5930″ align=”aligncenter” width=”600″ caption=”Flash Flood Watch for Friday”][/caption] The National Weather Service in Houston has issued a Flood Watch for much of their County Warning Area beginning tomorrow morning and continuing through the remainder of Friday. A flood watch is issued when there is the potential for heavy rainfall to cause flash flooding in vulnerable areas and on rivers. Flooding isn’t new to Houston due to their proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and their drainage issues. Be alert for any roadway closings tomorrow and remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown! Here’s the text of the Flood Watch URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 321 PM CST THU FEB 16 2012 TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-171200- /O.NEW.KHGX.FA.A.0001.120217T0800Z-120217T2000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND- GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA- MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON- WHARTON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...BAY CITY... BELLVILLE...BRENHAM...BROOKSHIRE...BRYAN...CALDWELL...CLEVELAND... COLDSPRING...COLLEGE STATION...COLUMBUS...CONROE...CORRIGAN... CROCKETT...DAYTON...EAGLE LAKE...EDNA...EL CAMPO...FREEPORT... FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON...GROVETON...HEMPSTEAD...HOUSTON... HUMBLE...HUNTSVILLE...KATY...LAKE JACKSON...LAKE SOMERVILLE... LEAGUE CITY...LIBERTY...LIVINGSTON...MADISONVILLE... MISSOURI CITY...MONT BELVIEU...NAVASOTA...ONALASKA...PALACIOS... PASADENA...PEARLAND...PIERCE...PRAIRIE VIEW...RICHMOND... ROSENBERG...SEALY...SHEPHERD...SUGAR LAND...TEXAS CITY... THE WOODLANDS...TOMBALL...TRINITY...WEIMAR...WHARTON...WILLIS... WINNIE 321 PM CST THU FEB 16 2012 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...BRAZOS...BURLESON... CHAMBERS...COLORADO...FORT BEND...GALVESTON...GRIMES... HARRIS...HOUSTON...JACKSON...LIBERTY...MADISON...MATAGORDA... MONTGOMERY...POLK...SAN JACINTO...TRINITY...WALKER...WALLER... WASHINGTON AND WHARTON. * FROM 2 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON * AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE COUPLED WITH AN INCREASE IN MOISTURE AND FAVORABLE UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL PRODUCE PERIODS OF...

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Cooler on Thursday; Next Storm System arrives Saturday

For complete details, see our Daily Weather Video… Today’s Severe Weather Threat The Storm Prediction Center maintains their standard slight risk of severe weather for southeast Texas, but as the visible satellite image shows, widespread cloud cover has remained in place across the affected areas this afternoon. The slight risk extends from Bay City on the Texas Coast, northeast to College Station, and east to the Louisiana State line near San Augustine. As you can see on this surface based instability graphic, there really is no instability within the severe weather risk zone. There is over 2,500 joules per kilogram (J/Kg) of...

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Wednesday Severe Weather Update

[caption id=”attachment_5913″ align=”aligncenter” width=”600″ caption=”Surface Based Instability at 3 PM Wednesday”][/caption] This post is a supplemental update to our daily weather video posted this afternoon. The 0Z North American Model continues to advertise marginal instability values for tomorrow. Still, it does look like instability values may have come up a tad bit. The severe weather threat isn’t significant on Wednesday, but a few severe storms are not out of the question beginning tomorrow morning through the late afternoon. I expect the severe weather threat to be east of Texas by 6 PM tomorrow. Primary threats continue to look like coin-size hail (penny,...

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Severe Weather Risk Tomorrow

[caption id=”attachment_5903″ align=”aligncenter” width=”600″ caption=”Severe Weather Outlook for February 15, 2012″][/caption] The Storm Prediction Center has issued a standard slight risk of severe weather for much of Dixie Alley for Wednesday. In terms of Texas, the slight risk extends along the Interstate 10 corridor west to Houston, northward to Palestine, the northeastward to Texarkana. [caption id=”attachment_5904″ align=”aligncenter” width=”600″ caption=”12Z NAM: Most Unstable Instability at 12 PM Wednesday“][/caption] Taking a brief look at the instability amounts for tomorrow, I’m not really impressed with the numbers coming off the North American Model. Instability values are generally under 500 joules per kilogram. That’s pretty low, even for a cool season event. Instability values are a bit higher towards the coast. Still, we have to keep an eye on this event. I’ll keep looking at data and will have a full discussion with our afternoon video. Look for that to be out around 4...

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