Texas Storm Chasers https://texasstormchasers.com Texas Weather Blog Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:12:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 https://texasstormchasers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-Twister-32x32.png Texas Storm Chasers https://texasstormchasers.com 32 32 Scattered Showers in South/Southeast Texas Through Mid-Week https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/27/scattered-showers-southsoutheast-texas-mid-week/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/27/scattered-showers-southsoutheast-texas-mid-week/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:12:00 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55661 The weather story for most of Texas through mid-week will be increasing temperatures. After a few days of comparatively cooler weather, we’re heading back up the thermostat. Across the western half of Texas, we’ll see temperatures climb about five degrees higher on Wednesday and again on Thursday compared to the previous day’s high temperature. Further […]

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The weather story for most of Texas through mid-week will be increasing temperatures. After a few days of comparatively cooler weather, we’re heading back up the thermostat. Across the western half of Texas, we’ll see temperatures climb about five degrees higher on Wednesday and again on Thursday compared to the previous day’s high temperature. Further east where humidity levels will be higher we will not see as much of a rise in temperatures. However, the heat index will make it feel a few degrees warmer than the actual air temperature. Unlike last week we aren’t talking about record-breaking heat, but just the ‘typical’ temperatures you’d expect in Texas during the summer.

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are already underway near the coast and those chances will continue through the afternoon hours. The highest chance of rain will be across South Texas, Southwest Texas, South-Central Texas, east into Southeast Texas. Isolated to widely scattered showers are possible further north in Central and North Texas – also extending west into the Trans-Pecos. Severe thunderstorms are not expected, but some storms may contain small hail and strong wind gusts. Locally heavy rainfall will be the primary hazard today and localized flash flooding is possible. A quick two to four inches of rain may fall under one of these heavy showers, so this will be another day with hit/miss activity. Scattered showers may continue into the evening hours across South-Central and Southeast Texas, but should be fewer than during the daytime hours.

Wednesday and Thursday will bring additional chances for scattered showers and storms across the Middle Coast into Southeast Texas. Again, locally heavy rainfall will be possible with the hit/miss activity. Rain chances will increase on Thursday further north in East Texas. Severe storms aren’t likely either day, but small hail and gusty winds will be possible with the strongest pop-up storms. Like today localized flooding is the primary concern with a quick two to four inches of rain possible in very localized areas.

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Monday June 26th Weather Outlook https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/26/monday-june-26th-weather-outlook/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/26/monday-june-26th-weather-outlook/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:06:20 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55651 The remnants of yesterday evening’s strong storms across the panhandle and far western Texas regions continues to dissipate this morning.  A lull in activity is expected across western Texas, but strong to severe storms are expected to develop again later this afternoon across eastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado and move into the western panhandle […]

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The remnants of yesterday evening’s strong storms across the panhandle and far western Texas regions continues to dissipate this morning.  A lull in activity is expected across western Texas, but strong to severe storms are expected to develop again later this afternoon across eastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado and move into the western panhandle and far western Texas later this afternoon.  The Storm Prediction Center has outlined this region with a Marginal Risk (Level 1) of seeing severe storms later this afternoon and evening.  Storm coverage today is not expected to be as great as yesterday, but we still could see a few storms become severe with a large hail and gusty wind threat.  Further east across central and south central Texas, widespread scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are also likely this afternoon as we reach peak daytime heating.  For coastal zones, pop-up showers and storms will continue to develop just offshore this morning with a tendency to move inland with the daily seabreeze as we get into the afternoon hours.  Severe weather is not expected outside of the Marginal Risk area, so the main issues will be gusty winds, isolated heavy downpours and lightning…and a welcome shot of rainfall to help keep drought conditions at bay for a little longer.

Here’s a peek at the simulated model forecast radar between now and about 1am tomorrow morning.  As we always say, keep in mind this is just what the computer is projecting and reality could shape up a bit differently.  But it’s a good look at the potential for weather activity throughout the day.

Highs today remain on the cool side for late June. Enjoy it now because we will heat up as we get further into the week and high pressure begins to build in from the west.

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Much Cooler & Wetter Today! https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/24/much-cooler-wetter-today/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/24/much-cooler-wetter-today/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:02:01 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55642 Friday’s cold front has pushed south of the DFW area and stretches west towards San Angelo and Van Horn.  Much cooler temps are in the forecast today thanks to both the front and rainfall that has continued to develop both out ahead of the front and behind the front as well.  Rainfall across the northern […]

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Friday’s cold front has pushed south of the DFW area and stretches west towards San Angelo and Van Horn.  Much cooler temps are in the forecast today thanks to both the front and rainfall that has continued to develop both out ahead of the front and behind the front as well.  Rainfall across the northern half of the state will begin to diminish as we head into the afternoon hours.  Areas further south will see continued chances for rainfall today, especially across central, south central, southeast and south Texas during the afternoon hours. Rain chances decrease overnight but will return again on Sunday although coverage is not expected to be as widespread.  Rainfall amounts will vary from location to location.  Some parts of north Texas may pick up 1-2 inches or more this morning, with scattered half inch to 1-2 inches later this afternoon across central and south central Texas in a very hit or miss pattern.  Hopefully most of you will see enough to at least help water your lawn or garden.

Below is an animated look at how the radar is likely to look today and into the early overnight hours.  Once the rainfall across north Texas comes to an end later today, we’ll still be dealing with widespread scattered showers and storms across the southern half of the state.  While a few of the storms could become strong during the afternoon with a gusty wind and small hail threat, the main threat will be heavy rain and isolated flash flooding under the stronger cells.

Yes, we get a break from the relentless heat we’ve endured over the past several days!  Highs today and on Sunday for many will be a good 20 degrees lower than they were yesterday.  Unfortunately, due to the fact that the front is expected to wash out before reaching those living in south Texas, highs in the upper 90s to low 100s will stick around.  This “cooler” trend will be sticking around for several days into the coming week.  Temps will begin to creep back up as we get into the middle of next week, but at this time, we’re not seeing a major push back into the widespread 100s just yet.  Enjoy the cool down while it lasts!

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Mid-Afternoon Check on Tonight’s Increasing Storm Chances https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/23/mid-afternoon-check-tonights-increasing-storm-chances/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/23/mid-afternoon-check-tonights-increasing-storm-chances/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:37:35 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55635 A late season cool front will bring a glorious bout of cooler and drier airmass into at least the northern half of Texas for the weekend. At the time of this writing, the cool front was located just north of Lubbock to near Vernon extending east into Central Oklahoma. Temperatures in the Texas Panhandle are […]

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A late season cool front will bring a glorious bout of cooler and drier airmass into at least the northern half of Texas for the weekend. At the time of this writing, the cool front was located just north of Lubbock to near Vernon extending east into Central Oklahoma. Temperatures in the Texas Panhandle are only in the 70s with dewpoints in the 40s and 50s. Compare those beautiful temperatures to the 90s/100s with heat index values over 110 south of the cold front all the way to the Gulf Coast. Isolated storms are firing up ahead of the cold front in West Texas to the Red River Valley. Thunderstorm coverage will increase dramatically later tonight as the front continues to push south.

The Storm Prediction Center maintains the ‘standard’ level 2 risk of severe weather for portions of North Texas, Texoma, and Northeast Texas tonight. The ‘marginal’ level 1 risk encompasses the Permian Basin, Big Country, Concho Valley, Hill Country, Central Texas, and East Texas. The hazards will be the same in both risk categories with the strongest storms capable of producing localized winds over 60 MPH and perhaps hail up to the size of quarters. We’ll just see a few more severe storms in the level 2 risk zone compared to the level 1. Most storms will not be severe, but a few will become rowdy. All will produce heavy rain, but not everyone will get rain. The threat for a few severe storms will continue most of the night but will become lower as we get closer to sunrise.

The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) models show a substantial uptick in activity tonight as the cool front pushes south. That will result in scattered to numerous showers and storms from the Permian Basin east into North and Northeast Texas. The first storms may fire up fairly close to Interstate 20/30 in North Texas before we see many more storms fire up overnight. Eventually, we may just be dealing with a fairly large mass of rain/storms. With plenty of moisture in place, I do expect bouts of heavy rainfall. Most locations should pick up one to two inches of rain, which would not cause flooding issues. Localized higher rain totals are expected which may cause some minor flooding. Widespread flooding is not expected at this time. The highest chance for localized flooding will be in Northeast Texas tonight. Scattered showers and storms will continue on Saturday from the Hill Country and Central Texas into East Texas near what will be a stationary cool front. Conditions north of the front look to be pleasant for June temperature-wise with highs in the 70s and 80s. Muggy and hot conditions will continue south of the front with 90s/100s.

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Nasty Hot Today; Cool Front & Storms Arrive Tonight https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/23/nasty-hot-today-cool-front-storms-arrive-tonight/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/23/nasty-hot-today-cool-front-storms-arrive-tonight/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:10:16 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55629 The main story for today will be the heat before a cool front arrives with a chance of storms tonight. High temperatures today will only top out in the 70s across the Texas Panhandle, which is pretty cool for summer. South of the Panhandle, I’m afraid folks aren’t going to be as lucky. Temperatures will […]

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The main story for today will be the heat before a cool front arrives with a chance of storms tonight. High temperatures today will only top out in the 70s across the Texas Panhandle, which is pretty cool for summer. South of the Panhandle, I’m afraid folks aren’t going to be as lucky. Temperatures will easily top out above 100 degrees across the Borderland, Permian Basin, Big Country, Concho Valley, Southwest Texas, South Texas, and Deep South Texas. Temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees are expected in North Texas, Central Texas, and South-Central Texas. Temperatures this afternoon in the 90s are expected across East Texas and Southeast Texas, but with higher humidity values heat index values will easily top out in the 100-110 degree range.

A cool front will move south out of Oklahoma this evening. Thunderstorms are expected to develop in the proximity of that front from the Permian basin east through the Big Country, North Texas, into Northeast Texas. Scattered to numerous showers and storms are expected tonight, especially across North Texas and Northeast Texas. A general one to two inches of rain will be possible, some will see less, some may see localized amounts higher. Storm chances look to continue into at least the first half of Saturday across North Texas, Northeast Texas, and East Texas.

A level 2 ‘standard’ risk of severe weather is in place across parts of North and Northeast Texas tonight. The primary hazard with the strongest storms will be hail to the size of ping-pong balls and localized damaging wind gusts over 60 MPH. Not every storm is going to be severe. A level 1 “marginal” risk of severe storms extends west through the Big Country, Concho Valley, and Permian Basin. It also encompasses parts of Central Texas and East Texas. The relative highest number of severe storms should be in the level 2 risk zone, but stronger storms will be possible in both zones tonight. Storm chances look to continue into at least the first half of Saturday across North Texas, Northeast Texas, and East Texas. Severe weather chances will be lower on Saturday.

Temperatures on Saturday are going to be about 20 to 25 degrees cooler across the northern half of Texas with highs only in the 70s and 80s. For June that’s about as good as it gets. Dewpoint values will also drop off into the 50s, compared to the 70s we have today.

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Very Hot Conditions Expected Today Ahead of a Cold Front – Severe Storms Likely Later This Afternoon https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/23/hot-conditions-expected-today-ahead-cold-front-severe-storms-likely-later-afternoon/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/23/hot-conditions-expected-today-ahead-cold-front-severe-storms-likely-later-afternoon/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:42:35 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55614 The coverage of Heat Advisories has been expanded for today to include much of central and south Texas…as well as western Texas and portions of north central Texas.  Head Index values between 105 and 115 are expected across a large portion of the state ahead of a highly-anticipated cold front which is arriving as we […]

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The coverage of Heat Advisories has been expanded for today to include much of central and south Texas…as well as western Texas and portions of north central Texas.  Head Index values between 105 and 115 are expected across a large portion of the state ahead of a highly-anticipated cold front which is arriving as we are typing this blog update.  Its’s not a fast moving front, but it should make it down into central or south central Texas by tomorrow before it stalls out.  It will bring some relief from this heat and it will give us chances for storms today and additional rainfall on Saturday.

Little change was made overnight to the forecast highs for today.  We’re still looking at 99 as the official high for the Dallas area with a heat index reading of 108 by this afternoon, 100 for Austin and San Antonio with heat index readings of 106 to 108, 108 for El Paso, 106 out in the Midland/Odessa area and 109 out near Laredo where the heat index could top 115 later on.  Areas across the panhandle that saw the front pass through overnight will be looking at highs only in the low to mid 80s, which will be quite a relief for those folks.

 

Storm chances this afternoon will be most likely along and ahead of the frontal boundary which looks to be arriving just a tad slower than what the forecast models were showing yesterday.  As such, the Marginal Risk (Level 1) of severe weather for today has shifted north just a bit and will reside mainly north of the I-20 corridor across western north Texas, the rolling plains south of the panhandle and northern Permian Basin region.  Ample instability and decent moisture will be in place this afternoon ahead of the front…and the extreme heat across the region will help to break the cap later this afternoon with initially scattered storm development which will become more widespread as we get into the evening hours.  Additional rainfall is expected to develop across north central Texas overnight into early Saturday morning.  Quarter size hail and damaging winds are expected to be the main threats.

Simulated radar animation from about 3pm this afternoon through noon on Saturday. 

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Cold Front Arrives Tonight – Strong To Severe Storms Possible Tomorrow Afternoon https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/22/55605/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/22/55605/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:03:28 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55605 A cold front will move into the panhandle overnight which will result in a pretty significant drop in high temperatures tomorrow across the region.  Areas seeing upper 90s to 100s today will be a good 20 degrees cooler tomorrow, and into the weekend as well.  In fact, it looks like most of the panhandle will […]

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A cold front will move into the panhandle overnight which will result in a pretty significant drop in high temperatures tomorrow across the region.  Areas seeing upper 90s to 100s today will be a good 20 degrees cooler tomorrow, and into the weekend as well.  In fact, it looks like most of the panhandle will see highs only in the 70s by Saturday!  Areas south of the front will still be quite hot tomorrow, especially across the western half of the state which will see highs ranging from 100 to 110.  While parts of north and central Texas will not see many 100s, we will see upper 90s with lots of humidity in place which will make it really miserable by the early afternoon hours.  Heat Advisories will be in effect tomorrow for portions of north central Texas including all of the DFW metro, parts of central Texas around Waco to Killeen, the Permian Basin/Trans Pecos region including San Angelo, Midland/Odessa, Ft. Stockton and the Big Bend Region, and far western Texas including El Paso.  Make sure to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activity during the afternoon hours as much as possible!

Tonight’s cold front will bring chances for rain and some thunderstorms on Friday as it slowly drifts south through the state.  The Storm Prediction Center outlook for tomorrow has a Marginal Risk (Level 1) for severe weather across parts of north central Texas, west central Texas and the eastern portions of far western Texas for tomorrow afternoon.  Intense heating will allow for moderate instability to build ahead of the frontal boundary which should be draped along or near the I-20 corridor by early tomorrow afternoon.  Storms are expected to fire up first near Midland/Odessa then develop across north central Texas by mid to late afternoon. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats as these storms drift south/southeast through the evening hours.  Heavy rainfall under the more prolific storms may also cause isolated issues with flash flooding.  Additional chances for rain and storms will exist on Saturday both along the frontal boundary…which is expected to be draped across central Texas by Saturday…and behind the frontal boundary as well.

Here’s an animated peek at one of the short-range high resolution forecast models with a look at how the radar may shape up between 3pm Friday and 6am Saturday.  Keep in mind this is just a model forecast, so don’t get too caught up on exact location of any storms.  A lot will depend on where the frontal boundary ends up by tomorrow afternoon.

Simulated Radar Animation 3pm Friday to 6am Saturday

 

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Below-Average Rains Bring Return of Localized Drought Conditions https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/22/average-rains-bring-return-localized-drought-conditions/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/22/average-rains-bring-return-localized-drought-conditions/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:59 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55600 The last 30 days have featured below-average precipitation across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Northwest Texas, the Concho Valley, Hill Country, into South-Central Texas. A few spots did receive above-average rain amounts over the last month, including around the Borderland, Alpine, parts of D/FW, the Middle Coastal Bend, and far Southeast Texas. Those areas that […]

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The last 30 days have featured below-average precipitation across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Northwest Texas, the Concho Valley, Hill Country, into South-Central Texas. A few spots did receive above-average rain amounts over the last month, including around the Borderland, Alpine, parts of D/FW, the Middle Coastal Bend, and far Southeast Texas. Those areas that did receive heavy rains over the last month mostly did so due to slow-moving summer thunderstorms. Their impacts were limited due to their slow movement, with locations only a few miles away hardly receiving a drop. A few thunderstorm complexes did progress eastward in the early part of June, but those did not alleviate dry weather concerns.  The eastern Texas Panhandle, far Northwest Texas, and Southwestern Oklahoma only received 2 to 15 percent of their normal rainfall. Keep in mind this graphic takes into account rains over the last 30 days, a good indicator on how surface fuels may be reacting.

Per the US Drought Monitor, we’ve seen moderate drought conditions have expanded over the last week in the southeastern Texas Panhandle, far Northwest Texas, into portions of West Texas. Abnormally dry conditions now encompass just under a quarter of Texas’s real estate. Most lakes remain in fairly good shape. The concern for the next few weeks, assuming the drought isn’t eliminated by future rainfall, will be the increased risk of wildfires. Summer does not usually feature a big wildfire season in Texas, but if we don’t see rain soon, the spring green-up will start to go dormant. Dormant fuels burn much more easily and the summer heat certainly doesn’t do anything to lessen that risk. We’ve seen an uptick in grass fires over these drier areas over the last ten days. Winds are typically weak during the summer months, so that will help keep the risk of significant wildfire events low. However, there are always exceptions. A landfalling tropical storm in September 2011 brought high winds to the eastern half of Texas during a multi-year drought. What evolved ended up being the most devastating wildfire event in state history – the Bastrop Wildfire Complex – among many others during those few days.

Luckily for us, this isn’t the 2011 drought and so far has had limited impacts. There will be the chance of scattered showers and storms as soon as Saturday and continue into next week in areas that need rain the most. They’ll be hit and miss, but at least there will be some rain chances over the coming days. Expected rain totals won’t eliminate the moderate drought conditions, but may at least bring the overall drought numbers back down for a while. We need any rain we can get before the dog days of summer set in.

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Cindy Weakening but Dangerous Rip Currents Continue along the Coast https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/22/cindy-weakening-dangerous-rip-currents-continue-along-coast/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/22/cindy-weakening-dangerous-rip-currents-continue-along-coast/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:14:29 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55597 Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early this morning near the Texas and Lousiana state lines. It has since moved north and weakened into a tropical depression. As expected there really isn’t much rain west of the circulation center with the heaviest activity located several hundred miles east of Mississippi and Alabama. Scattered showers will remain […]

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Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early this morning near the Texas and Lousiana state lines. It has since moved north and weakened into a tropical depression. As expected there really isn’t much rain west of the circulation center with the heaviest activity located several hundred miles east of Mississippi and Alabama. Scattered showers will remain possible through the afternoon across East Texas. Cindy will turn northeast this evening and will be located near Memphis by Friday morning. Rain chances will decrease this evening across East and Northeast Texas and should be mainly out of the picture by Friday morning. However; scattered storms will return to the forecast by Saturday across a majority of Texas as a weak cool front moves south. This weekend’s activity will not be associated with a tropical cyclone. An additional one to three inches of rain may fall in parts of East Texas through the evening, but that is probably going to be a stretch. Localized flooding can’t be ruled out, but I think that threat has become fairly low as the heaviest activity is located well east of Cindy’s center. Rough surf and dangerous swimming conditions will continue into Friday across a majority of the Gulf Coast. The risk of rip currents is high! Try and keep your children and less-experienced swimmers in knee-high water or less to reduce the risk of any issues.

Tropical Depression Cindy Advisory Number 12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017
1000 AM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

…CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE…

 

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…31.0N 93.5W
ABOUT 165 MI…265 KM NW OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 10 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB…29.44 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Tropical Storm Warning from High Island Texas to Morgan City
Louisiana has been discontinued.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

There are no coastal watches of warnings in effect.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.

 

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Cindy
was located near latitude 31.0 North, longitude 93.5 West. The
depression is moving toward the north near 13 mph (20 km/h), and a
turn toward the north-northeast is expected later today, followed by
a turn toward the northeast on Friday. On the forecast track, Cindy
or its remnants will move into southeastern Arkansas early Friday,
and into Tennessee later on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Additional weakening is forecast and the depression is expected to
become a remnant low by Friday if not sooner.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL: Cindy is expected to produce rain accumulations of 3 to 6
inches with isolated maximum amounts up to 8 inches over extreme
eastern Texas, Louisiana, and southern and eastern Arkansas
through Friday morning. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4
inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches over southern
Mississippi, southern and central Alabama, and extreme western
Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning. This may
bring storm total rainfall in excess of 15 inches in some isolated
locations. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding
in these areas.

Heavy rainfall will expand across the Tennessee and Ohio valleys
today and across the central Appalachians Friday into Saturday.
Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of
6 inches are expected through Friday morning.

WIND: Gusts of tropical storm force in a few squalls are still
possible mainly to the east of the depression.

STORM SURGE: Inundation of 1 to 3 feet above ground level is still
possible along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast in areas of strong
onshore winds.

TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible through tonight from the
lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf
Coast.

 

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7:00am Update on TS Cindy https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/22/700am-update-ts-cindy/ https://texasstormchasers.com/2017/06/22/700am-update-ts-cindy/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:57:16 +0000 https://texasstormchasers.com/?p=55591 Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall between 2-3am this morning in southwestern Louisiana between between Port Arthur, TX and Cameron, LA.  Tropical Storm Warnings have been cancelled for the Houston/Galveston area, but will remain in effect for Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland and Sabine Pass until later this evening.  TS Cindy will continue to move north along […]

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Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall between 2-3am this morning in southwestern Louisiana between between Port Arthur, TX and Cameron, LA.  Tropical Storm Warnings have been cancelled for the Houston/Galveston area, but will remain in effect for Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland and Sabine Pass until later this evening.  TS Cindy will continue to move north along the TX/LA border decreasing in strength throughout the day.  The heaviest rainfall at the moment is occurring between Shreveport, LA and Lufkin, TX.  Flash Flood Watches will remain in effect until 7am Friday for most of far eastern Texas including the towns of Marshall, Longview, Henderson, Nacogdoches and Lufkin with rainfall between 2-4 inches likely…with some locations seeing locally higher amounts.  Periods of on and off heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected to continue across eastern Texas today and into this evening as Cindy’s rain bands rotate through the region.  By early morning on Friday, most of the effects of Cindy will have moved out of the region and the threat for additional rainfall will come to an end.

Here’s a look at how the radar may shape up for the remainder of the day. This takes us through about 11pm this evening.

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