Author: David Reimer

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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Stormy Sunday Night Forecast

Severe thunderstorms pounded Laredo earlier this afternoon. Hail up to the size of baseballs accompanied the first storm along with wind gusts up to 75 MPH. A second storm not long after rolled in with more hail and damaging wind gusts. I’ve seen a few photos from town showing damage to structures, including a fire station. Never underestimate supercells rolling across the border into Texas. They tend to form during the mid-afternoon hours int he higher elevations of Northeast Mexico and move east into Southern Texas. We’ve got a sub-severe storm moving into Texas just north of Eagle Pass and a line of severe storms passing just south of the border near McAllen. Light to moderate rain is moving northeast across southern North Texas into Central Texas. Other patchy rain/storms are moving northeast across Southeast Texas into South-Central Texas. Our expectation is that thunderstorm will tend to increase in coverage late tonight, generally after midnight, cross South-Central Texas east into Southeast Texas. A boundary is sitting across both of those regions. That boundary will tend to focus convective coverage late tonight. We could see scattered showers and storms extend as far north as Interstate 20 tonight from the Big Country east to D/FW, and along/south of Interstate 30 in Northeast Texas. A few of these storms may be strong with quarter size hail and localized damaging wind gusts. We...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for South-Central Texas until 5 PM CT

The National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center have issued a severe thunderstorm watch for South-Central Texas until 5 PM today. Eagle Pass, Crystal City, Cotulla, Beeville, Victoria, Kenedy, Pearsall, Hondo, Uvalde, San Antonio, and Cuero are a a few towns included. The strongest storms through the afternoon hours may produce large hail up to the size of tennis-balls, localized wind gusts up to 70 MPH, and heavy rainfall. An isolated tornado is not out of the question. Storms located between Uvalde and Hondo should generally move to the east/southeast and possibly become a small cluster of severe storms as they move into a relatively unstable airmass. Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 253 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1010 AM CDT Sat May 20 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of South Central Texas * Effective this Saturday morning and afternoon from 1010 AM until 500 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Strong/severe storms currently west of San Antonio are expected to develop eastward and southeastward along an outflow boundary into a very warm and moist air mass. The stronger storms will be capable of producing large hail and damaging wind gusts....

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Tornado Watch for North Texas until 11 PM Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of North Texas until 11 PM this evening. Wichita Falls, Granbury, D/DFW, Sherman, and Paris are a few towns included in this watch. Increasing thunderstorm development in the Big Country will push east into North Texas by the late afternoon/early evening hours. Some of these storms will be severe with a risk of hail up to the size of tennis-balls, damaging wind gusts to 70 MPH, and a couple of tornadoes cannot be ruled out. We’re chasing so further updates may not occur. Be sure to follow your preferred local media source if you come under a warning. As always we have free interactive weather radar available here on our website. Just click on the fancy link at the top of this page. Tornado Watch Number 249 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 325 PM CDT Fri May 19 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of northwest Arkansas southern and eastern Oklahoma northwest and north central Texas * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 325 PM until 1100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Increasing thunderstorm development is expected along an outflow...

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