• Flood Watch

    * WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...Portions of south central and southeast Texas, including the following areas, in south central Texas, Coastal Jackson and Inland Jackson. In southeast Texas, Austin, Bolivar Peninsula, Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Matagorda, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston Island, Inland Brazoria, Inland Galveston, Inland Harris, Inland Matagorda, Matagorda Islands, Southern Liberty, Waller, Washington and Wharton. * WHEN...From Tuesday evening through late Wednesday night. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Widespread showers and thunderstorms associated with an approaching tropical disturbance in the Western Gulf will produce 4-8 inches of rainfall within the watch area with areas south of the I-10 Corridor more likely to see the higher amounts. Some locally higher amounts are possible. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/floodMore

  • Flood Warning

    ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas... Trinity River at Liberty affecting Liberty County. Trinity River at Riverside affecting Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Trinity Counties. Trinity River near Moss Bluff affecting Liberty and Chambers Counties. For the Trinity River...including Crockett, Riverside, Romayor, Goodrich, Liberty, Moss Bluff...Major flooding is forecast. * WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * WHERE...Trinity River near Moss Bluff. * WHEN...Until further notice. * IMPACTS...At 15.2 feet, Moderate lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gage. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 9:30 PM CDT Monday the stage was 14.5 feet. - Bankfull stage is 9.2 feet. - Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 9:30 PM CDT Monday was 14.5 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to remain steady above flood stage at 14.5 feet. - Flood stage is 12.2 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 14.5 feet on 07/21/2007. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/floodMore

  • Flood Warning

    ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas... Trinity River at Liberty affecting Liberty County. Trinity River at Riverside affecting Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Trinity Counties. Trinity River near Moss Bluff affecting Liberty and Chambers Counties. For the Trinity River...including Crockett, Riverside, Romayor, Goodrich, Liberty, Moss Bluff...Major flooding is forecast. * WHAT...Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. * WHERE...Trinity River at Liberty. * WHEN...Until further notice. * IMPACTS...At 29.0 feet, Major lowland flooding begins as homes in several subdivisions above Liberty begin flooding. Extensive flooding over much of Liberty County can be expected with each incremental rise in the river. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 9:15 PM CDT Monday the stage was 28.7 feet. - Bankfull stage is 21.0 feet. - Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 9:15 PM CDT Monday was 28.7 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to remain steady above flood stage at 28.7 feet. - Flood stage is 26.0 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 29.0 feet on 03/15/2016. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/floodMore

  • Rip Current Statement

    * WHAT...For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents. For the Coastal Flood Warning, significant coastal flooding expected. Inundation up to 3 feet is possible on beaches, beach access roads and low areas around bays and waterways. * WHERE...Aransas Islands, Kleberg Islands, Nueces Islands and Calhoun Islands Counties. * WHEN...For the High Rip Current Risk, through Wednesday evening. For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 1 AM Tuesday to 7 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads will likely be closed. Beach roads will be impassable. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure will be inundated. Some shoreline erosion will occur. Rip currents can sweep even the most experienced swimmers away from shore into deeper water. These rip currents can become life-threatening to anyone entering the surf.More

  • Coastal Flood Warning

    * WHAT...For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents. For the Coastal Flood Warning, significant coastal flooding expected. Inundation up to 3 feet is possible on beaches, beach access roads and low areas around bays and waterways. * WHERE...Aransas Islands, Kleberg Islands, Nueces Islands and Calhoun Islands Counties. * WHEN...For the High Rip Current Risk, through Wednesday evening. For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 1 AM Tuesday to 7 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads will likely be closed. Beach roads will be impassable. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure will be inundated. Some shoreline erosion will occur. Rip currents can sweep even the most experienced swimmers away from shore into deeper water. These rip currents can become life-threatening to anyone entering the surf.More

  • Coastal Flood Warning

    * WHAT...Significant coastal flooding expected. Inundation up to 3 feet is possible on beaches, beach access roads and low areas around bays and waterways. * WHERE...Coastal Aransas, Coastal Kleberg, Coastal Nueces, Coastal San Patricio and Coastal Calhoun Counties. * WHEN...From 1 AM Tuesday to 7 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads will likely be closed. Beach roads will be impassable. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure will be inundated. Some shoreline erosion will occur.More

  • Tropical Cyclone Statement

    HLSCRP This product covers South Texas **TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Aransas Islands, Calhoun Islands, Coastal Aransas, Coastal Calhoun, Coastal Kleberg, Coastal Nueces, Coastal Refugio, Coastal San Patricio, Inland Calhoun, Inland Kleberg, Inland Nueces, Inland Refugio, Inland San Patricio, Kleberg Islands, and Nueces Islands * STORM INFORMATION: - About 550 miles south-southeast of Port Aransas TX or about 560 miles south-southeast of Corpus Christi TX - 20.8N 93.0W - Storm Intensity 40 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ A very large area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche has increased its likelihood of development into a tropical system over the next few days as it traverses the western Gulf. The National Hurricane Center is expecting for this low pressure system to develop into a tropical storm Tuesday night into Wednesday. A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect along all coastal counties, bays and Gulf waters out to 60 nm from Baffin Bay through Port O'Connor. Regardless of development and eventual landfall location, there are several hazards and impacts expected across South Texas from tonight through Thursday due to the large extent of this system. The main threats will be: - Flash Flooding: Moderate to high threat of flash flooding mainly east of I-37, especially in urban areas Tuesday through Thursday. Rainfall accumulations of 8-10" are expected along the Coastal Bend with localized rainfall amounts up to 15". Across the rest of the region, the Victoria Crossroads could see accumulations of 6-8" through Thursday, while the Brush Country could have amounts as high as 4-6". - Coastal Flooding: Significant coastal flooding is expected with up to 3 ft of inundation possible across the Middle Texas Coast including the bays between Baffin Bay and Matagorda Bay. In addition, there will be a High risk of rip currents. - River Flooding: Considerable river flooding along portions of the eastern Coastal Plains and Victoria Crossroads from Tuesday night through Thursday. There is a 15% chance of Major flooding at Oso Creek. - Winds: Sustained winds of 30-35 mph with gusts to 40-45 mph can be expected across the Coastal Bend, while winds of 30-40 knots can be expected over the marine zones. - Hazardous Seas: Wave heights 12 to 15 feet with occasionally up to 18 feet. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across the eastern Coastal Plains and Victoria Crossroads. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across the eastern Coastal Plains and Victoria Crossroads. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across the Coastal Bend. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * WIND: Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the Coastal Bend. Potential impacts in this area include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. Elsewhere across South Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * TORNADOES: Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across South Texas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: Follow the advice of local officials. * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the center of the storm. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground. Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on Texas evacuation routes, see txdot.gov/driver/weather/hurricane.html - For information on creating emergency kits, see texasready.gov - For state assistance in an emergency event, tdem.texas.gov/response/state-of-texas-emergency-assistance-registry - For information on registering for emergency notifications in your area visit the websites below... - Corpus Christi and Nueces County: cctexas.com/reversealert - San Patricio, Aransas, and Refugio County: coastalplainlepc.org - Victoria County: vctx.org/page/oem.home - Calhoun County: www.calhouncotx.org NEXT UPDATE ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi TX around 4 AM CDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.More

  • Tropical Storm Watch

    * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Port Lavaca - Port OConnor - Seadrift * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be underway. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: through Thursday afternoon - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Shelter against storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: All flood preparations should be complete. Expect flooding of low-lying roads and property. - ACT: Stay away from storm surge prone areas. Continue to follow the instructions of local officials. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding - Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 6-10 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely. - PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds may still occur. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest tornado situation. - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - https://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=crpMore

  • Tropical Storm Watch

    * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be underway. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: through Thursday afternoon - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Shelter against storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: All flood preparations should be complete. Expect flooding of low-lying roads and property. - ACT: Stay away from storm surge prone areas. Continue to follow the instructions of local officials. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding - Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 6-10 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely. - PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds may still occur. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest tornado situation. - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - https://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=crpMore

  • Tropical Storm Watch

    * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Kamay - Long Mott * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be underway. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: through Thursday afternoon - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Shelter against storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: All flood preparations should be complete. Expect flooding of low-lying roads and property. - ACT: Stay away from storm surge prone areas. Continue to follow the instructions of local officials. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding - Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 6-10 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely. - PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds may still occur. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest tornado situation. - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - https://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=crpMore

  • Rip Current Statement

    * WHAT...For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents. For the Coastal Flood Warning, significant coastal flooding expected. * WHERE...Gulf-facing beaches, including the Matagorda Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. * WHEN...For the High Rip Current Risk, through late Wednesday night. For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 1 AM Tuesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads may be closed. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure will be inundated. Some shoreline erosion will occur. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.More

  • Coastal Flood Warning

    * WHAT...For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents. For the Coastal Flood Warning, significant coastal flooding expected. * WHERE...Gulf-facing beaches, including the Matagorda Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. * WHEN...For the High Rip Current Risk, through late Wednesday night. For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 1 AM Tuesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads may be closed. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure may be inundated. Some shoreline erosion may occur. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.More

  • Rip Current Statement

    * WHAT...For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents. For the Coastal Flood Warning, significant coastal flooding expected. * WHERE...Gulf-facing beaches, including the Matagorda Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. * WHEN...For the High Rip Current Risk, through late Wednesday night. For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 1 AM Tuesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads may be closed. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure may be inundated. Some shoreline erosion may occur. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.More

  • Coastal Flood Warning

    * WHAT...Significant coastal flooding expected. * WHERE...Gulf-facing beaches, including the Matagorda Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. * WHEN...From 1 AM Tuesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads may be closed. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure may be inundated. Some shoreline erosion may occur.More

  • Coastal Flood Warning

    * WHAT...For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents. For the Coastal Flood Warning, significant coastal flooding expected. * WHERE...Gulf-facing beaches, including the Matagorda Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. * WHEN...For the High Rip Current Risk, through late Wednesday night. For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 1 AM Tuesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads may be closed. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure will be inundated. Some shoreline erosion will occur. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.More

  • Coastal Flood Warning

    * WHAT...Significant coastal flooding expected. * WHERE...Gulf-facing beaches, including the Matagorda Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. * WHEN...From 1 AM Tuesday to 1 AM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Numerous roads may be closed. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure will be inundated. Some shoreline erosion will occur.More

  • Tropical Cyclone Statement

    HLSCRP This product covers South Texas **TROPICAL STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Aransas Islands, Calhoun Islands, Coastal Aransas, Coastal Calhoun, Coastal Kleberg, Coastal Nueces, Coastal Refugio, Coastal San Patricio, Inland Calhoun, Inland Kleberg, Inland Nueces, Inland Refugio, Inland San Patricio, Kleberg Islands, and Nueces Islands * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Aransas Islands, Calhoun Islands, Coastal Aransas, Coastal Calhoun, Coastal Kleberg, Coastal Nueces, Coastal Refugio, Coastal San Patricio, Inland Calhoun, Inland Kleberg, Inland Nueces, Inland Refugio, Inland San Patricio, Kleberg Islands, and Nueces Islands * STORM INFORMATION: - About 570 miles south-southeast of Port Aransas TX or about 600 miles south-southeast of Port Oconnor TX - 20.3N 93.2W - Storm Intensity 40 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 7 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ A very large area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche has increased its likelihood of development into a tropical system over the next few days as it traverses the western Gulf. Therefore, the National Hurricane Center has upgraded it to Potential Tropical Cyclone One this afternoon. A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect along all coastal counties and marine zones from Baffin Bay through Port O'Connor. Regardless of development and eventual landfall location, there are several hazards and impacts expected across South Texas from tonight through Thursday due to the large extent of this system. The main threats will be: - Flash Flooding: Moderate to high threat of flash flooding mainly east of I-37, especially in urban areas Tuesday through Thursday. Rainfall accumulations of 8-10" are expected along the Coastal Bend with localized rainfall amounts up to 15". Across the rest of the region, the Victoria Crossroads could see accumulations of 6-8" through Thursday, while the Brush Country could have amounts as high as 4-6". - Coastal Flooding: Significant coastal flooding is expected with up to 3 ft of inundation possible across the Middle Texas Coast including the bays between Baffin Bay and Matagorda Bay. In addition, there will be a High risk of rip currents. - River Flooding: Considerable river flooding along portions of the eastern Coastal Plains and Victoria Crossroads from Tuesday night through Thursday. There is a 15% chance of Major flooding at Oso Creek. - Winds: Sustained winds of 30-35 mph with gusts to 40-45 mph can be expected across the Coastal Bend, while winds of 30-40 knots can be expected over the marine zones. - Hazardous Seas: Wave heights 12 to 15 feet with occasionally up to 18 feet. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across the eastern Coastal Plains and Victoria Crossroads. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across the eastern Coastal Plains and Victoria Crossroads. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across the Coastal Bend. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * WIND: Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the Coastal Bend. Potential impacts in this area include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. Elsewhere across South Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * TORNADOES: Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across South Texas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: Follow the advice of local officials. * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the center of the storm. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground. Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on Texas evacuation routes, see txdot.gov/driver/weather/hurricane.html - For information on creating emergency kits, see texasready.gov - For state assistance in an emergency event, tdem.texas.gov/response/state-of-texas-emergency-assistance-registry - For information on registering for emergency notifications in your area visit the websites below... - Corpus Christi and Nueces County: cctexas.com/reversealert - San Patricio, Aransas, and Refugio County: coastalplainlepc.org - Victoria County: vctx.org/page/oem.home - Calhoun County: www.calhouncotx.org NEXT UPDATE ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi TX around 10 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.More

  • Flood Watch

    * WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. * WHERE...All of south Texas, including the following areas, Aransas Islands, Bee, Calhoun Islands, Coastal Aransas, Coastal Calhoun, Coastal Kleberg, Coastal Nueces, Coastal Refugio, Coastal San Patricio, Duval, Goliad, Inland Calhoun, Inland Kleberg, Inland Nueces, Inland Refugio, Inland San Patricio, Jim Wells, Kleberg Islands, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces Islands, Victoria and Webb. * WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Extensive street flooding and flooding of creeks and rivers are possible. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - http://www.weather.gov/safety/floodMore


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