A heavy thunderstorm has developed over Interstate 45 from Conroe south to Spring to Houston Intercontinental Airport. This storm has produced 1.28 inches of rain in 15 minutes at Interstate 45 and Spring Creek. We talked about areas that can’t handle much rain earlier and this area is one of them. Based on continued training of thunderstorms over the region and produced rainfall rates thus far there is the potential for this to rapidly escalate into a major flash flood event. Many roads may already be flooded or could be flooded rapidly. Creeks and streams will quickly jump their banks. Locations that may not usually flood could do so in this case. A dangerous situation may be developing for Spring.

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
525 PM CDT WED JUN 1 2016

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MONTGOMERY TX-HARRIS TX-
525 PM CDT WED JUN 1 2016

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY AND NORTH CENTRAL HARRIS COUNTIES…

AT 522 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. 0.70 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN
IN 15 MINUTES AT SPRING CREEK AND I-45 AND 0.76 INCHES AT CONROE IN
JUST EIGHT MINUTES. RAINFALL RATES ARE INTENSE, PLEASE AVOID AREAS
WITH HIGH WATER. FLASH FLOODING IS ONGOING OR WILL BEGIN SHORTLY.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
CONROE…TOMBALL…WILLIS…PINEHURST…SPRING…THE WOODLANDS…OAK RIDGE
NORTH…PANORAMA VILLAGE…SHENANDOAH…MAGNOLIA…STAGECOACH…WOODLOCH…
LAKE CONROE DAM…PORTER HEIGHTS…SPLASHTOWN…HOOKS AIRPORT…THE
WOODLANDS PAVILLION AND CHATEAU WOODS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.