Posts Tagged ‘rain’
Flash Flood Warnings for Austin & San Antonio Metros
- Published on Friday, 24 May 2013 15:02
- David Reimer
- 35 Comments
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays and Travis counties until 6:30 PM. This does include the Austin Metro area along with Lakeway, Dripping Springs, San Marcos, New Braunfels, and Seguin. Another Flash Flood Warning is in effect for the San Antonio Metro until 5:30 PM. A complex of strong thunderstorms has produced one to two inches of rain fairly quickly and there is concern that the local infrastructure will have issues keeping up. This may result in flooding of roadways and low-lying areas. Please be careful this afternoon and don’t drive into deep water. Not only could you end up drowning, your vehicle could get flooded out.
BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
246 PM CDT FRI MAY 24 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
WEST CENTRAL CALDWELL COUNTY…
EAST CENTRAL COMAL COUNTY…
WESTERN GUADALUPE COUNTY…
* UNTIL 630 PM CDT.
* AT 244 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE
DETERMINED THUNDERSTORMS TRAINING ACROSS THE SAME AREAS WILL
LIKELY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. HEAVY
RAINS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES HAVE ALREADY FALLEN OVER PARTS OF THE
AUSTIN METRO AREA…EXTENDING SOUTH ALONG I-35 AND TO NEAR
SEGUIN IN GUADALUPE COUNTY. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN
WILL BE POSSIBLE BEFORE RAIN CHANCES BEGIN TO DECREASE BY
AROUND 530 PM CDT.
* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
AUSTIN…DRIPPING SPRINGS…SAN MARCOS…SEGUIN…TANGLEWOOD
KYLE…LAGO VISTA…LAKEWAY…MANSFIELD DAM…MARTINDALE…
MCQUEENEY…ONION CREEK…ROLLINGWOOD…UHLAND…WEST LAKE HILLS…
WOODCREEK AND ZORN.
Today’s Weather Roundup – Friday May 24th
- Published on Friday, 24 May 2013 07:27
- Jenny Brown
- 8 Comments
More rain is in the forecast today for much of the southwest, central and north central regions. Currently, we’ve got an area showers in the form of a Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) over the southwest Texas/western Hill Country region. MCVs are basically mini low pressure systems that form in the wake of a Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS)…which is what blew through west central Texas yesterday evening/overnight. This feature is likely to remain over the region for much of the morning and bring some good soaking rain to the area. Additional rain is expected to spread northeast and into north central Texas this afternoon. Coverage will be spotty and difficult to nail down exactly where the showers will form, but the chances will be there. The risk for severe weather like we had yesterday afternoon is minimal. A few stronger storms could form during peak daytime heating with some small hail, wind and lightning, but widespread severe and the threat of tornadoes is minimal. Thank goodness!! We’ll have more updates on the rain chances plus a look at your Memorial Day Weekend forecast later today. Have a Blessed day, y’all!
Here’s a look at the current radar as of 7:20am…
Here’s what one hi-resolution forecast model (HRRR) the radar might look like around 3pm this afternoon…
Here’s a look at the forecasted highs for today…
And here’s the forecasted lows for tonight…
05/23/2013 Tornado Threat in Northwest Texas
- Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:31
- David Drummond
- 25 Comments
MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER in Northwest Texas today!
Just a quick forecast as I’ve stayed overnight in Norman, OK and need to hit the road for the Texas Panhandle shortly. The above graphic is the Storm Prediction Center graphic for tornado potential today in Northwest Texas. A boundary will set up in an area favorable for supercell development somewhere likely in the yellow 10% tornado area. We are confident in severe storms in northwest Texas, particularly in that area, but the exact location will highly depend on exactly where that boundary will end up, and the confidence is lower in where that will happen. Any storm on or near the boundary late afternoon through early evening will have an enhanced chance to produce tornadoes. My current thinking it will be in roughly the Hwy 287 corridor, perhaps north or south of it by 50 miles.
In addition, any storms in the Panhandle today will be potentially capable of producing very large hail, perhaps baseball size or larger. The SPC map below indicates the area with the greatest hail threat. Again, storms on or near that boundary, will certainly be enhanced, and will be the greatest threat for very large and damaging hail.
Additionally, there is also some concern for flash flooding as these storms will be moving rather slowly early on and by late evening should be evolving into large thunderstorm clusters. I guess on the good side, lots of folks could see lots of rain.
It’s that time of year folks, and it’s climatologically the peak of tornado season in Northwest Texas. Stay tuned to your weather information sources and have those weather radios on if you live in Northwest Texas today.
Weather Roundup for Thursday May 23rd
- Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:08
- Jenny Brown
- 2 Comments
Good morning and happy Thursday (or “Friday Eve” as I like to call it)! Storm chances return to portions of the Texas panhandle and northwest Texas today. David has a post out this morning with the risk area and specifics outlined, so definitely check that out. http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2013/05/23/145-am-severe-weather-threat-returns-today/ There’s also the chance for afternoon showers along the coast in and around the Houston area. Nothing severe is expected, but isolated showers with spots of heavy rain could cause issues with minor street flooding, so be on the lookout if you happen to be under one of those this afternoon. Hazy conditions expected across south Texas again today due to the continued effects of agricultural fires across portions of Mexico. Elsewhere, just hot and humid this afternoon east of the dryline…dry and humid west of the dryline. Remember to stay hydrated and don’t forget the sunscreen…especially for the kiddos out for end of the year field trips and so forth. Have a fantastic day everyone!
Here’s an overview of the forecasted highs for today….
And here’s the forecasted lows for tonight…
Weather Roundup for Wednesday May 22nd
- Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:19
- Jenny Brown
- 14 Comments
Good morning and happy Wednesday! Still a few showers and storms along the coast of southeast Texas this morning. Could see some areas of patchy dense fog develop east of I-35 this morning especially for areas that received rain yesterday. Only a slight chance of storms around the Houston area today, mainly this morning, as the frontal boundary will hang out for a bit before lifting out. Rain/storm chances return to western parts of the state and the panhandle region tomorrow and Friday as a weak upper level disturbances passes over, but other than that, pretty quiet and dry for most of us for the next few days. Despite the fact that yesterday’s storms were riding along on a cold front, temps will be right back up into the 80′s and 90′s across the state, but humidities will be down just a bit which means those 80′s and 90′s will be a whole lot more tolerable.
And I’m sure a lot of folks are wondering why we didn’t get the very high-impact weather that was expected yesterday across central and north central Texas. Conley will have a blog post out later this morning providing an analysis of yesterday’s events. Have a great morning everyone!
Forecasted highs for today….
Forecasted lows for tonight….