Weather Roundup- Friday August 1st
- Friday, 01 August 2014 07:50
Good morning and TGIF!!! Just two areas of rain concerns to talk about this morning…southeast Texas and far western Texas. Our old frontal boundary is currently draped all along the coast and up towards the El Paso area and into southern New Mexico. This weak and stalled boundary will remain a focus for additional rain and storms today. We’ve already had one round of heavy showers and storms overnight around the Houston area. Those are currently moving offshore creating a lull in activity before showers and storms are expected to develop once again across this area later this afternoon. Across far west Texas in the El Paso area, showers and storms continue to drift east into the area this morning and last throughout the day. Flash Flood Watches are in effect for El Paso and Hudspeth counties until early Sunday. Rain and storm chances across western Texas are expected to last through early Sunday which will bring much needed rain into the region.
Highs today, not bad at all for it being the first of August! Highs around 79 to 82 expected in the DFW area, Amarillo at 81, Lubbock 86, Austin, 91, Houston 89, Corpus at 90 and Brownsville at 95…all not bad at all for the peak of summertime heating. Cloud cover is expected to stick around for most of the day across north central, northeast and east central Texas which will limit heating greatly depending upon how long they stick around. Sames goes for western Texas and our coastal zones as storms pop up during the afternoon hours. West central and down into southwest and south Texas will have the best opportunities for sunshine today overall. These cooler than typical temps are expected to last for a few more days before we pop back up into the realm of “normal” readings for this time of year; however the overall trends in the long-range forecasts have temps at or just below seasonal averages for the next several weeks for central and northern portions of the state. We’ll take that!
Flash Flood Warning for Cooke County in North Texas
- Wednesday, 30 July 2014 23:45
Cooke County has been upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning until 1:30 AM. Numerous reports of flooding have been received out of Gainesville including several cars underwater and multiple roadways closed. Don’t go driving into water especially when you don’t know the height. Turn Around Don’t Drown! Radar indicates over two inches of rain has fallen over the past hour across the county.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1133 PM CDT WED JUL 30 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
COOKE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS
* UNTIL 130 AM CDT
* AT 1132 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 12
MILES EAST OF RAY ROBERTS PARK JOHNSON BRANCH TO 13 MILES SOUTH OF
MUENSTER…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. VERY HEAVY RAINS HAVE
ALREADY OCCURRED ACROSS THE WARNED AREA…AND ADDITIONAL HEAVY
RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING THROUGH 130 AM CDT.
* THE STORMS PRODUCING THE HEAVY RAINFALL WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER
MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF THE INDICATED COUNTY.
THIS RECENT RAIN IS IN ADDITION TO OVER AN INCH THAT FELL EARLY
TODAY. MORE THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING TO THE WEST OF THE AREA AND
WILL LIKELY TRAIN OVER THE AREA ALREADY SOAKED BY THE EARLIER RAINS.
DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. TURN AROUND…DONT
DROWN. IT ONLY TAKES TWO FEET OF MOVING WATER TO CARRY AWAY MOST
VEHICLES…INCLUDING PICKUPS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. TAKE A
DIFFERENT ROUTE TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION OR WAIT UNTIL WATER
RECEDES. CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER PLAY AROUND HIGH WATER…DRAINAGE
DITCHES…STORM DRAINS…OR FLOODED STREAMS.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODS. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT AT NIGHT TO TELL HOW
MUCH WATER IS ON THE ROADS OR IF THE ROAD HAS BEEN DAMAGED OR WASHED
AWAY. TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION OR WAIT UNTIL
Weather Roundup – Tuesday July 29th
- Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:57
Good morning and happy Tuesday! Yesterday’s cool front has stalled out across central Texas, but its western edge is expected to begin lifting north today which will reorient the front in a more northwest to southeast fashion across the state mainly west of I-35. Chances of rain today will reside along this frontal boundary as it shifts around, with the best chances mainly south and southwest of the DFW metro area and then swinging up into the panhandle region. This highest amounts of rain today are expected across the northern and northeastern portions of the panhandle. A few of the storms that develop could become severe with gusty winds, lightning and hail being the main threats. Flash Flood Watches are also in place for the northern panhandle counties and up into the OK panhandle as well.
Temperatures today will be largely influenced by the cool front and residual cloud cover expected today. Further south ahead of the front, the dog days of summer still have a stranglehold over the region with temps into the low 100’s expected across much of south Texas. No Heat Advisories are in place over this region; however head index temperatures are expected to range from between 105 and 109 by later this afternoon. We’ll keep an eye on the radar this afternoon and provide updates as necessary. Stay cool!!
Another “Rare July Cold Front” Moving Through!
- Sunday, 27 July 2014 20:33
Good evening everyone! Sorry about the lack of updates today, but I had to work all day and David was also out of pocket, so time to get back on track! OK…first up…the greatly-anticipated Rare July Cold Front is currently positioned in east/west fashion from across the southern panhandle to just north of the Red River. This front will continue to slowly drift south over the next 24 hours, eventually ending up across central Texas by tomorrow evening. This is front #1 expected this week, and it’s rather lame, so don’t expect too much of a drastic drop in temps just yet. It won’t be until later in the week, Wednesday through Thursday, that another slightly stronger front will arrive pushing further south into the state with cooler temps.
Behind the front across the panhandle, widespread rain is expected to develop after midnight and into early tomorrow morning, with additional scattered shower and thunderstorm development possible across north Texas as the front slides south tomorrow morning and into the early afternoon hours. By mid-afternoon and evening, more widespread showers and storms are possible along and south of I-20 into southern north Texas and central Texas. Widespread severe weather is not expected, but a few storms could become strong with high winds and lightning as the main threats.
The rainfall accumulation expected through tomorrow is not all that much. The better chances for heavier rain will come Wednesday through Friday starting with the panhandle on Wednesday/Wednesday night, northern Texas Thursday, then further south by Friday as the 2nd cold front arrives and tracks south through a good 2/3rds of the state. That’s just a broad generalization of the timing, so stay tuned for more specifics on that as this event unfolds.
Highs tomorrow will be quite pleasant for the northern panhandle, but still in the upper 80’s to low 90’s (dependent somewhat on residual cloud cover) tomorrow across northern Texas. Definitely not sweater weather, but anything less than 100 degrees is a good thing at the end of July in Texas! South of the front, hot once again with upper 90’s and low 100’s expected once again. It’s expected that Heat Index readings will remain high and in the 105 to 110 degree range for the central coastal region including Corpus Christi and its surrounding counties. The Big Bend region will remain under Heat Advisory as well with highs around 105 expected. That’s it for this evening’s update! We’ll have more tomorrow and throughout this week as we enjoy our second rare July cold front!
Significant Flooding Expected in San Antonio
- Friday, 18 July 2014 02:17
Thunderstorms producing tropical rains with extremely heavy a rates will cause flooding across San Antonio this morning. Se me locations have already recorded 5 inches of rain. That kind of rain will cause significant flooding in trouble spots.
…A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 AM CDT FOR
CENTRAL BEXAR COUNTY…
AT 155 AM CDT…NWS METEOROLOGISTS CONTINUED TO DETECT A CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN OVER THE SAN ANTONIO AREA
AND VICINITY. RAINFALL RATES CONTINUE ELEVATED WITH UP TO 5 INCHES
PER HOUR. FLASH FLOOD IS LIKELY WITH THESE VERY HEAVY RAIN.
LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
WINDCREST…UNIVERSAL CITY…SHAVANO PARK…LIVE OAK…HOLLYWOOD
PARK AND HELOTES.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY…COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS…STREAMS AND OTHER LOW
LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE
UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS
SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.