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TTR Weather Update from NWS Corpus Christi, includes information for Calhoun, Goliad, and Victoria Counties.

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…A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for South Texas from Late Morning Sunday through Sunday Afternoon… 

…A Gale Watch is in effect for the Bays and Middle Texas Coastal Waters from early Sunday Morning through Sunday Evening…
Timing and Overview:

A cold front is expected to move across the region Saturday night with a strong to very strong northwest wind developing in its wake Sunday. The strong wind combined with very low relative humidity will lead to critical fire weather conditions across South Texas. In addition, In addition, gale force conditions are expected across the bays and coastal waters Sunday. As a result, a Fire Weather Watch and Gale Watch are in effect for South Texas and the Middle Texas Coastal Waters, respectively.
Forecast:

South Texas Impacts:

Wind:  West to northwest wind 20 to 35 mph with frequent gusts 40 to 50 mph. However, the potential exists for greater sustained wind speed and gust magnitudes.

Humidity:
  Minimum relative humidity values of 15 to 20 percent over the Rio Grande Plains to 25 to 35 percent over the Coastal Bend and over the Victoria Crossroads.

Impacts:   Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.  Extreme resistance to control efforts will occur over the Rio Grande Plains.  Substantial resistance to control efforts will occur over the Coastal Bend and Victoria Crossroads.

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Marine Impacts:


Wind:  Northwest 25 to 30 knots with frequent gusts to gale force across bays and nearshore waters and sustained gale force winds across offshore waters. Brief gusts to storm force will  be possible across offshore waters.


Seas/Bays:
  Bays rough to occasionally very rough. Seas building to 6 to 8 feet nearshore and 9 to 11 feet offshore.
Impacts:  Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

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Additional updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please reference the additional resources below for more information.

Additional Information Resources:

NWS Corpus Christi Marine Webpage:  http://www.weather.gov/crp/marine

NWS Corpus Christi Fire Weather Webpage:  www.weather.gov/crp/firewx
Texas Forest Service Predictive Services:  http://ticc.tamu.edu/PredictiveServices/FuelsFireDanger.htm

Sincerely,
Evans
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

TTR Weather Update from NWS Houston Galveston, Includes information for Colorado, Jackson, and Wharton Counties.

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Potential for severe weather this afternoon and tonight. Threat for locally heavy rainfall which with saturated grounds could lead to more flooding.

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Where: Southern half of SE Texas

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When: 3PM to 9PM today, very well could affect evening commute.

What: Slight Risk of Severe weather and flooding

Severe Weather Hazards: tornado/damaging winds, hail. Atmosphere will become favorable for storms to rotate which will support the threat for tornadoes and wind damage.

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Heavy Rainfall: strong/severe storms could produce isolated swaths of 2-3″ of rain. Areawide rainfall totals could be under 1 inch. Storms will be moving 40 mph but produce high rain rates.

Impacts: Should tornadoes/damage wind occur – damage to roofs of structures, trees down, power lines down, power outages. Flooding – rapid rises on bayous/creeks, street flooding in low lying areas.

Confidence: Confidence was low but with SPC upgrading our area to a Slight risk, there is at least low/moderate confidence.

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Thanks,

Scott Overpeck & Sean Luchs
NWS Houston-Galveston

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for South Texas from Late Morning Sunday through Sunday Afternoon

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There is high confidence for conditions favorable for the development of a high to extreme fire danger condition over South Texas from late Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon.
South Texas Impacts:

Wind:  West to northwest wind 25 to 35 mph with frequent gusts 40 to 50 mph. However, the potential exists for greater sustained wind speed and gust magnitudes.

Humidity:
  Minimum relative humidity values of 15 to 20 percent over the Rio Grande Plains to 25 to 35 percent over the Coastal Bend and over the Victoria Crossroads.

Impacts:   Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.  Extreme resistance to control efforts will occur over the Rio Grande Plains. Substantial resistance to control efforts will occur over the Coastal Bend and Victoria Crossroads.

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Additional Information Resources:

NWS Corpus Christi Fire Weather Webpage:  www.weather.gov/crp/firewx
Texas Forest Service Predictive Services:  http://ticc.tamu.edu/PredictiveServices/FuelsFireDanger.htm

Sincerely,

Waylon Collins
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

Flood Warning for Calhoun, TX, Victoria, TX

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…The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a Flood
Warning for the following river in Texas…

Guadalupe River Near Bloomington affecting Calhoun…Refugio and
Victoria Counties

.Recent and anticipated heavy rainfall over the aforementioned
river basin will result in river rises above flood stage
during the next several days.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

All persons with interests along the river should monitor
the latest forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary
precautions to protect life and property. River stage forecasts
are based on observed and predicted rainfall. If actual
rainfall varies from forecast values, forecast river stages
will vary accordingly.

For the latest river stages and forecasts visit our AHPS page at:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=crp

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TXC057-391-469-190806-
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/DUPT2.1.ER.170121T0032Z.170122T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
806 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a
* Flood Warning for the Guadalupe River Near Bloomington.
* From Friday evening until further notice…or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 7:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 13.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Forecast: River expected to rise above flood stage by Friday evening and
continue to rise to near 23.4 feet by Sunday morning.
* At 24.0 feet Moderate lowland flooding occurs, with the river
reaching well into the flood plain. Any oil tank batteries, pump
jacks, and secondary roads near the river may be flooded.

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Areal Flood Advisory from 1/17/2017 11:27 PM to 1/18/2017 2:30 AM CST for DeWitt County, Lavaca County.

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The National Weather Service in Austin San Antonio has issued a

  • Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
    DeWitt County in south central Texas…
    Lavaca County in south central Texas…
  • Until 230 AM CST

  • At 1124 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
    thunderstorms. This will cause small stream flooding in the
    advisory area which covers almost all of DeWitt and Lavaca
    Counties. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen from
    earlier rains. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible
    from an ongoing round of storms that should diminish over the
    area by 330 am CST.

  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Cuero, Yoakum, Hallettsville, Yorktown, Shiner, Sublime, Thomaston,
    Ezzell, Hochheim, Speaks, Westhoff, Worthing, Edgar, Terryville,
    Meyersville, Vienna, Koerth, Breslau, Mont and Sweet Home.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

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