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TTR Weather Update for COLORADO, JACKSON, and WHARTON Counties from NWS HOUSTON – GALVESTON

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A series of upper level disturbances coupled with a cold front will bring several rounds of showers and thunderstorms to Southeast Texas beginning late Tuesday night or very early Wednesday morning and again late Wednesday afternoon and evening.

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An upper level disturbance will approach the region from the southwest late Tuesday night. This disturbance will bring showers and thunderstorms to Southeast Texas. Conditions with these storms look favorable to produce large hail and brief but locally heavy rain. The disturbance will exit the region around noon.

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Timing: Wednesday morning 4 AM to Noon
Confidence with the first event is moderate to high.
A second disturbance coupled with a cold front will trigger a second round of showers and thunderstorms toward evening. This episode of storms could also produce severe weather with strong damaging winds as the primary severe weather hazard.

Timing: Wednesday 4 PM to 11 PM
Confidence with the second event is low to moderate.

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Alternate Possibilities
Like Saturday night, a few of the models show capping in place for the second event which will limit the convective potential.
Cloud debris from the morning storms may limit heating and lower the threat for active weather in the afternoon.
Resources
NWS Houston/Galveston Webpage: www.weather.gov/houston
Hourly Forecasts (Click Your Location): http://forecast.weather.gov/gridpoint.php?site=hgx&TypeDefault=graphical
West Gulf River Forecast Center Webpage: www.weather.gov/wgrfc
AHPS Webpage: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=hgx

Charles Roeseler and Paul Lewis
National Weather Service – Houston/Galveston, TX
Twitter: @NWSHouston
Facebook: NWSHouston

TTR WEATHER UPDATE FOR VICTORIA CROSSROADS AREA AND COASTAL BEND, INCLUDING GOLIAD AND VICTORIA COUNTIES from the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi

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…Severe Weather Risk for Wednesday Evening…
…Gale Watch in effect for Wednesday Night…

Briefing:
A strong late season cold front will rapidly push south across the Middle Texas Coastal Waters Wednesday Night. A period of strong to very strong north flow is likely to occur in its wake. Gale conditions will be possible across the Offshore waters of the Middle Texas Coast and possibly the Nearshore waters off Padre and Mustang Islands. The worst winds should be over by sunrise Thursday.

 

A rapidly moving line of showers and thunderstorms may develop near the Victoria area early Wednesday evening and strengthen as it pushes south across the Coastal Plains. Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible along this line, if it develops, with the greatest threat of severe weather currently expected to be across the Coastal Plains and Gulf waters.

Forecast & Impacts:

Marine Wind:

Becoming north sustained 25 to 30 knots across area bays and adjacent nearshore waters.
Sustained north 30 to 35 knots with gusts around 40 knots across offshore waters.
Strongest winds from late evening until late in the night.

Seas/Bays:

Seas will rapidly build to 6 to 8 feet across the nearshore waters and 9 to 12 feet across the offshore waters.
Bays will become rough to occasionally very rough.
Impacts:

Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels.
The Gale Watch is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans.
It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.
Severe Weather:

A line of thunderstorms may develop across the Victoria area towards sunset and rapidly shift south during the evening.
If the line develops, it may strengthen as it moves across the Coastal Plains.
Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible as the line develops.
Strong straight-line winds, large hail, and frequent lightning will be the primary storm threats.

 

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Please reference the additional resources below for more information.
Additional Information Resources:
NWS Corpus Christi Marine Webpage: http://www.weather.gov/crp/marine
Storm Prediction Center: www.spc.noaa.gov/
Online Severe Weather Reporting: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=crp

Sincerely,

Rob Hart
Forecaster
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

TxDOT Celebrates 100 Years Of Service To Texans

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AUSTIN – To honor the past while anticipating the future, the Texas Department of Transportation celebrates a century of service this year with a traveling exhibit and other events to highlight the agency’s ongoing mission of connecting Texans to what matters most – the people they love and the places they need to be.

“Through 100 years of collaboration and leadership, TxDOT has helped connect communities to commerce and people to opportunity by building and maintaining the backbone of our healthy economy — now the tenth-largest in the world,” said Gov. Greg Abbott. “That robust transportation system paves the way to prosperity for more families and more businesses each and every day. On behalf of the people of Texas, I congratulate TxDOT on their first 100 years and look forward to continuing our work to accelerate economic opportunity and fuel Texans’ freedom to aspire.”

As the state’s economy and population continue to grow, TxDOT remains committed to meeting Texas’ ongoing and ever-changing transportation needs. In the early 1900s, the goal was connecting farms and ranches to market; today, it’s safely moving goods and a population of more than 27 million across a nation-leading 80,000 miles of state-maintained roadways – even in the midst of historic growth in our population and trade.

“A century ago, Texas’ state highway system was established to get Texans out of the mud,” said Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Tryon Lewis. “Now, under the leadership of Gov. Abbott, and with the support of the Legislature, the Transportation Commission is dedicated to getting Texans out of traffic jams and moving them as safely and efficiently as possible to their destinations, and then back to their loved ones.”

To commemorate this 100-year milestone, TxDOT invites the public to visit its centennial website. The public also is invited to “Track the Truck” and join in the celebration as a refurbished, 27-foot-long 1918 Liberty Truck makes its way across the state as part of a traveling exhibit that tells the district-by-district story of the agency’s 100-year history. Along with the truck, the exhibit will feature historical photos and a visual timeline highlighting significant dates and achievements.

“We are extremely grateful for the century of support from our elected leaders and citizens who most recently authorized measures to increase highway funding, which will allow us to deliver new projects to keep Texans moving for the next 100 years,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “Our traveling centennial exhibit affords us a great opportunity to thank the public and share a uniquely historical perspective of how our roadways have evolved from their early beginnings into the expansive network we know today.”

The TxDOT Story

Born as the Texas Highway Department on April 4, 1917, the earliest incarnation of the Texas Department of Transportation was tasked with a challenge that continues today – there’s a lot of ground to cover in Texas.

In its first nine months, the Texas Highway Department registered nearly 200,000 automobiles and drew the first official map showing the routes of 8,865 miles of improved roadways that would tie Texas together.

As Texas grew, so did the department’s responsibilities. In the 1970s, its scope would stretch beyond roads and highways to local and regional public transit providers. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, the agency was assigned additional duties, including aviation and railroads along with ports and waterways. It also was given a new identity – the Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT for short.

Today, TxDOT continues to address the state’s ongoing and growing transportation needs. From its humble beginnings of 10 employees and a 1918 construction project creating a 20-mile road between Falfurrias and Encino to the world’s first precast network arch bridge in Fort Worth, TxDOT has grown into one of the state’s largest agencies with more than 11,000 team members maintaining 80,000 miles of Texas roadways.

It’s been a century of service and TxDOT looks forward to the next 100 years of connecting Texans to what matters most.

ACTIVE AMBER ALERT for Michelle Estrada and Brandon Estrada from El Paso, TX, on 03/10/17, Texas plate HGV4546

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THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE TEXAS
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

THIS IS A CHILD ABDUCTION ALERT ISSUED BY THE TEXAS AMBER ALERT
NETWORK

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THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEARCHING FOR ASHLEY AND BRANDON
ESTRADA. BOTH CHILDREN WERE TAKEN WITH THEIR MOTHER, BRENDA ESTRADA.

ASHLEY MICHELLE ESTRADA, WHITE, FEMALE, 9 YEARS OLD, DATE OF BIRTH
3/25/07, 4 FEET 6 INCHES TALL, 100 LBS., BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES, AND
WEARING A T-SHIRT AND JEANS.

BRANDON JESUS ESTRADA, WHITE, MALE, 10 YEARS OLD, DATE OF BIRTH
3/1/08, 4 FEET 5 INCHES TALL, 90 LBS., BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES, AND
WEARING A DARK SHIRT AND JEANS.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR MIGUEL MENDEZ, WHITE, MALE, 29 YEARS OLD,
DATE OF BIRTH 1/4/88, 5 FEET 10 INCHES TALL, 210 LBS., BLACK HAIR,
AND BROWN EYES, IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR ABDUCTION.

THE SUSPECT IS DRIVING A BLUE/GREEN, 2001 ACURA TL WITH A TEXAS,
LICENSE PLATE NUMBER OF HGV4546.

THE SUSPECT WAS LAST HEARD FROM IN EL PASO, TEXAS.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THIS CHILD TO BE IN GRAVE OR
IMMEDIATE DANGER. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS
ABDUCTION, CALL THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 915-832-4498.

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Victoria County

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Gilbert Garza, 33, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Garza, who is a Hermandad de Pistoleros Latinos gang member, is wanted for obstruction/retaliation (three counts). All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Garza has ties to both the Jackson County and Victoria County areas. His last known address was in Bloomington, Texas (Victoria County). Garza’s criminal history includes aggravated assault with deadly weapon, burglary of habitation and harassment of a public servant. Garza should be considered armed and dangerous, and law enforcement authorities should use extreme caution if they encounter Garza. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=351.

garza2Lggarza1LgGarcia is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He has tattoos on both forearms, left hand, left leg and right wrist.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

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