Day: December 4, 2012

Severe Hail Storm approaching Raymondville; Heading towards Harlingen in the Valley

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing large hail has developed in higher instability values in the Valley. This storm is located just west of Raymondsville and is moving south/southeast. Current estimations keep the main hail core just west of downtown Harlingen, but we’ll watch the trends over the coming 20 minutes. This storm is moving at 20 MPH and is producing copious amounts of lightning. Here is the radar image along with the severe thunderstorm warning. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN CAMERON COUNTY IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS. WESTERN WILLACY...

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Major Cold Outbreak by Monday; Rain Chances Looking Up!

As we’ve been advertising for days, a major arctic outbreak is preparing to invade the United States. This cold air will begin moving south into the northern plains by Friday and begin pushing into the Texas Panhandle and Northwest Texas during the morning hours on Sunday. Warm temperatures look to continue across Texas through the first half of the weekend.  Let’s start off by showing analyzing the current surface temperatures across North America. Temperatures across Texas varied a bit today as a weak cold front moved across the state. In fact, we had a brief tornado issue in South Texas, but...

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TORNADO WARNING for Aransas, Calhoun, Refugio Counties

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has just put out a tornado warning for Aransas, Calhoun, Refugio Counties until 5:15 PM. Radar is showing a strong circulation that is now capable of producing a tornado. Take your safety precautions if you live in the path of this storm. Center room of the house on the lowest floor with no windows. BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX 423 PM CST TUE DEC 4 2012 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR… NORTHEASTERN ARANSAS COUNTY IN SOUTH...

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11:30 AM Severe Weather Update; Increased Risk

The Storm Prediction Center has gone ahead and issued a formal severe weather risk for coastal regions of Texas between Houston southwest to Corpus Christi. Our thinking hasn’t changed much since our update this morning. The overall risk of severe storms has increased slightly along the coast thanks to higher instability values in combination of a local maximum of wind shear. This combination will promote the risk for large hail and damaging winds in the formal risk zone. I’m still expecting storms to be in progress by 1 PM with the risk continuing until 8 PM. The risk will...

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Showers and Storms (some strong) in Southeast Texas later today

A weak cold front that is currently moving southeast across North Texas will be located in Southeast Texas later this afternoon. Seasonably high instability values along with the frontal forcing will allow for a broken line of showers and thunderstorms to develop. These storms should begin developing by mid-afternoon and move southeast towards Interstate 10 by 4 PM. It looks like Houston will have storms in the area just in time for rush hour. While instability values support organized thunderstorms, wind shear in the atmosphere is fairly weak. This will limit the severe weather threat and thus we are...

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