Author: David Reimer

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for South Texas/Middle Coast till 11PM

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for South Texas and the Middle Coast. This watch is in effect until 11 PM. Laredo, Cotulla, Beeville, Mathis, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Rockport, and Victoria are a few cities included in this watch. The strongest storms over the next few hours may produce hail slightly larger than the size of a golfball, localized wind gusts up to 70 MPH, and locally heavy rainfall. We expect scattered strong to severe storms to move into northern sections of the watch area by 8 PM – and storms as a whole will progress south through...

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530PM Severe Weather Update

Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms have developed over the last hour across portions of South-Central, Central, and East Texas. A few of these storms are now severe and capable of producing quarter size hail along with localized 50 to 60 MPH wind gusts. One of these storms crossed I-35 just north of downtown Austin while additional storms are building just south and southwest of the San Antonio metro. More storms, possibly producing hail, will move east into Austin over the next hour. Another severe storm will be moving into Lufkin in the next 30-40 minutes. The storms south of...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 PM CT…

Moments after I publish a blog saying a watch doesn’t appear imminent we see a severe thunderstorm watch issued. Sounds about right! We now have a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 PM for portions of Central Texas, South-Central Texas, the Brazos Valley, Southeast Texas, and parts of East Texas. San Antonio, San Marcos, Austin, Waco, Corsicana, Palestine, Tyler, Lufkin, Conroe, Houston, and Bryan/College Station are included in this watch. For the timeline and forecast aspects please see the blog I published about ten minutes prior to this watch being issued – click here for that post. Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 259 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 330 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of central and southeast Texas * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until 1100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include… Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY…Scattered thunderstorms now forming across parts of central Texas are expected to increase in coverage and intensity while developing eastward and southeastward toward mid and upper Texas coastal areas through this evening. Strongest activity will be capable of producing severe hail and potentially damaging surface...

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Scattered Storms with Hail/Wind possible in Southeast & South TX through this evening

The potential for a few severe storms is increasing this afternoon across parts of Central Texas into the Brazos Valley. A severe weather watch is possible, but one does not seem to be imminent. What we’ll be watching for over the coming hours is increased thunderstorm development as a cool front moves south from South-Central and Central Texas east into Southeast Texas. Conditions north of the front are considerably cooler and below-average for late May. Conditions south of the front are relatively unstable and in an enviornment with enough wind shear to support organized storms. Coverage will remain isolated...

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Squall Line Expected This Evening in West Texas, Big Country, & Concho Valley

A low-end threat for a brief/weak tornado will continue along the Southeast Texas coast through the afternoon hours. The primary focus for this severe weather outlook will be in the southwestern Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Permian Basin, eastward into the Concho Valley and Big Country. Those regions are where the Storm Prediction Center have outlined the “standard” level 2 risk of severe weather. Midland, Lubbock, San Angelo, and Abilene are a few of the larger towns included. A “marginal” level 1 risk includes the Hill Country, North Texas, and most of the Texas Panhandle. Dalhart, Amarillo, Childress, Wichita Falls,...

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