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Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« on: May 18, 2013, 06:07:32 AM »
Grapefruit sized hail.
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EXTREME WEATHER: Tornadoes Rip Through North Texas - 6 Dead, Over 100   17,306 Views

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 01:08:42 PM »
TEXANS it's not over storms and a chance of a tornado over a large portion of the US today. Please take care,
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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 03:06:04 PM »
Stormy weather is moving into Texas soon. By Sunday there could be tornadoes.
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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 03:32:36 AM »
Yowbarb Note
Texas is just one big weather alert tonight through tomorrow night so please check your local weather. Roads will be icy in many areas. Travelling will be dangerous. In other areas to the south tornadoes are a possibility. These images are not even the half of it.


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http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/
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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 08:24:27 PM »
Some tornadoes may be spawned during the arrival of Tropical Storm CINDY... Lots of rain potentially fatal conditions of various types...
Exercise caution...
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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 01:10:36 AM »
http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=TXZ213&warncounty=TXC201&firewxzone=TXZ213&local_place1=Houston%20TX&product1=Hurricane+Local+Statement&lat=29.7606&lon=-95.3697#.WZ_Y2iiGO1s

Hurricane Harvey Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 19A
TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-251500-

Hurricane Harvey Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 19A
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL092017
151 AM CDT Fri Aug 25 2017

This product covers Southeast Texas  **DANGEROUS HURRICANE HARVEY STRENGTHENING**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch are in effect
      for Chambers and Harris
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Austin, Colorado,
      Fort Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
      Jackson and Matagorda
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for Brazoria and Galveston

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 230 miles south of Freeport TX
    - 25.6N 95.1W
    - Storm Intensity 105 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 315 degrees at 10 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------
Category 2 Harvey is forecast to continue strengthening and will
most likely become a major hurricane before it makes landfall

somewhere along the Middle Texas Coast Friday. The primary impact from
Harvey still remains very high rainfall amounts that will induce
extreme widespread flooding across southeastern Texas. Tropical storm
force winds, with occasional hurricane force wind gusts, and storm
surge will occur along the coast as early as late Friday afternoon and
persist through Tuesday. Harvey`s wind field has expanded, and
therefore higher storm surge can be expected along the Upper Texas
coastline. Coastal flooding will remain an issue throughout the
weekend and possibly into next week as strong onshore winds will keep
water piled up along the coastline. Again, the primary emphasis is on
the high rainfall amounts that will likely lead to widespread and
prolonged flash flooding.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
devastating impacts across southeastern Texas.

Potential impacts include:
    - Extreme rainfall flooding may prompt numerous evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may overwhelmingly overflow their banks
      in many places with deep moving water. Small streams, creeks,
      canals, and ditches may become raging rivers. Flood control
      systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter numerous structures within multiple
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
      away. Numerous places where flood waters may cover escape
      routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of raging water
      with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become very
      dangerous. Numerous road and bridge closures with some weakened
      or washed out.

* SURGE:
Protect against life-threatening surge having possible devastating
impacts across the upper Texas coast.


Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Widespread deep inundation, with storm surge flooding greatly
      accentuated by powerful battering waves. Structural damage to
      buildings, with many washing away. Damage greatly compounded
      from considerable floating debris. Locations may be
      uninhabitable for an extended period.
    - Near-shore escape routes and secondary roads washed out or
      severely flooded. Flood control systems and barriers may become
      stressed.
    - Extreme beach erosion. New shoreline cuts possible.
    - Massive damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Numerous small craft broken away from moorings with many lifted
      onshore and stranded.

Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across Galveston Bay.

* WIND:
Protect against life-threatening wind having possible devastating
impacts across Matagorda Bay from Port O`Connor to Sargent.

Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with complete roof
      and wall failures. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Damage
      greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles. Locations
      may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
    - Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
      roadway signs blown over.
    - Many roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Many bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Widespread power and communications outages.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts

across Southeast Texas. Potential impacts include:
    - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:
For those under evacuation orders, leave as soon as practical with a
destination in mind
. Gas up your vehicle well ahead of time. Be sure
that you take all essential materials from your emergency supplies kit.
Let others  know where you are going and when you intend to arrive.

If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look for
additional  traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen to
select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

For those not under evacuation orders, understand that there are
inherent risks to evacuation (such as traffic congestion, accidents,
and driving in bad weather), so evacuate only if necessary. Help keep
roadways open for those that are under evacuation orders.

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:  Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.


Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a pet. Take essential items with you from your Emergency Supplies Kit. Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 Emergency
Services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends, and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter. Be a Good Samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads. Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the road, seek an alternate route. Always obey official road signs for closures and detours.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE   The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Houston/Galveston TX around 430 AM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

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Storm Surge Watch
STORM SURGE WATCH
NWS HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
124 AM CDT FRI AUG 25 2017

TXZ213-251408-
/O.CON.KHGX.SS.A.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
124 AM CDT FRI AUG 25 2017

...Storm Surge Watch issued August 25 at 1:24AM CDT by NWS
Houston/Galveston TX...

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for
strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
- To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
significant wind impacts. Remaining efforts to secure
properties should now be brought to completion.
- Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
may result in injury. Move to safe shelter before the wind
becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with
damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few
buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door
failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored.
Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within
urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways,
and access routes impassable.
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more
prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

* 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: Around high tide

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
-  Be safe and heed the instructions of local officials when moving

about. Do not enter flooded areas.
- Exercise due safety.

- REALIZED IMPACTS: Being Assessed
- Little to no additional surge impacts expected. Community
officials to be assessing the extent of actual surge impacts
accordingly.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 12-18 inches, with
locally higher amounts

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Extreme
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat of
extreme flooding where peak rainfall totals vastly exceed
amounts conducive for flash flooding and rapid inundation.
Rescues and emergency evacuations are very likely.
- To be safe, aggressively prepare for the potential of
devastating to catastrophic flooding rain impacts.
- Life-threatening flooding is possible. Failure to take
action may result in serious injury, significant loss of
life, or human suffering. If flood related watches and
warnings are issued, heed recommended actions. Poor
decisions may result in being cut off or needlessly risk
lives. If vulnerable, relocate to safe shelter on higher
ground before flood waters arrive.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Devastating to Catastrophic
- Extreme rainfall flooding may prompt numerous evacuations
and rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may overwhelmingly overflow their
banks in many places with deep moving water. Small streams,
creeks, canals, and ditches may become raging rivers. Flood
control systems and barriers may become stressed.
- Flood waters can enter numerous structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
washed away. Numerous places where flood waters may cover
escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
raging water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
become very dangerous.
Numerous road and bridge closures
with some weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- When implementing emergency plans, include a reasonable
threat for isolated tornadoes.
- To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited tornado
impacts.
- Listen for tornado watches and warnings. Be ready to
shelter quickly if a tornado approaches.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the
execution of emergency plans during tropical events.
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with
power and communications disruptions.
- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings,
chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or
overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off,
shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown
off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

LAT...LON 2987 9499 2989 9501 2990 9499 2989 9498
          2987 9499
LAT...LON 2986 9503 2984 9501 2986 9498 2982 9492
          2970 9492 2966 9496 2965 9499 2955 9499
          2954 9503 2955 9506 2949 9517 2954 9518
          2955 9523 2958 9526 2965 9526 2962 9534
          2970 9535 2968 9537 2970 9542 2971 9543
          2974 9539 2976 9542 2979 9542 2990 9523
          2989 9520 2990 9515 2995 9514 2994 9512
          2990 9512 2995 9507 2986 9503

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 08:28:02 AM »
22 minutes ago -
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http://abc13.com/weather/watch-live-harvey-strengthens-to-category-2/39346/

WEATHER
Harvey strengthens to Category 2 hurricane with landfall expected today

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Hurricane Harvey has strengthened to a Category 2 storm this morning as it closes in on the central coast of Texas.

WATCH LIVE: Casey Curry answers your questions about Hurricane Harvey: http://abc13.com/live/23374/

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The storm has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
Harvey was already expected to make landfall as a "major hurricane." The direct impact will be felt along the Texas coast later this evening into Saturday morning.

A Hurricane Wind Warning has been issued for the Texas coast from Port Mansfield to Sargent.

A Tropical Storm Wind Warning has been issued for much of southeast Texas, including Houston and Galveston.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for coastal sections of Matagorda, Galveston and Brazoria counties. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Chambers and Harris counties.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of southeast Texas through Monday morning.

After landfall, the moisture from Harvey is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and flooding to southeast Texas starting Friday and continuing through the weekend. Over 25-35" of rain is possible across parts of southeast Texas. Major flooding is likely.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 11:04:39 AM »
A NOAA spokesperson said, about an hour ago this will probably be the strongest hurricane and weather event Texas has faced for fifty years.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 12:13:11 PM »
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/  Hurricane Harvey 
...2 PM CDT POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE... ...HARVEY STRENGTHENS INTO A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...
2:00 PM CDT Fri Aug 25
Location: 27.2°N 96.4°W
Moving: NW at 10 mph
Min pressure: 943 mb
Max sustained: 120 mph

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 03:57:07 PM »
video -

Texas Gov Abbott Prepares for Harvey

https://youtu.be/7paZKbYuw3g

Published on Aug 25, 2017
1-800-Red-Cross - Runs on food, water, gas and other supplies have already begun as residents along the Texas coast prepare for Harvey. Evacuees have started arriving in Dallas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a disaster for 30 Texas counties. Hurricane Harvey Could Impact Gas Prices Nationwide; Oil Rig Workers Evacuated off oil rigs in the Gulf. At least one college campus will close and evacuate Thursday.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 03:58:27 PM »
It is almost 6 PM there in TX. If they are going to use those 500 buses and get people out of there, let's hope it's well underway, now...

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 04:09:49 PM »
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

6 PM CDT POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE... ...HARVEY BECOMES A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE... ...SUSTAINED HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS SPREADING ONTO THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST...

6:00 PM CDT Fri Aug 25
Location: 27.7°N 96.7°W
Moving: NW at 8 mph
Min pressure: 941 mb
Max sustained: 130 mph

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 04:10:31 PM »
video, 4 hrs ago

Published on Aug 25, 2017

Evacuations underway as Hurricane Harvey barrels towards Texas  5;30

CBS News correspondent David Begnaud is in Corpus Christi, Texas, where tens of thousands of people are evacuating and making last-minute preparations as Hurricane Harvey strengthens off the coast.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 05:33:25 AM »
Video on page:

Updated 30 mins ago

http://abc13.com/211000-customers-without-power-as-harvey-strikes-texas/2340044/

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Officials said more than 211,000 customers in Texas are without power after Hurricane Harvey made landfall overnight near Rockport.

About 57,000 of those customers can be found right here in the Houston area.

ERCOT said it is monitoring power grids to ensure overall reliability across the state, but that high winds were expected to impact electricity.
Where there are high winds with a tropical system, you'll find power outages.

Check the CenterPoint outage tracker for the latest information. Customers can also sign up for alerts from the company with estimates on power being restored.

Centerpoint Energy said they have thousands of workers ready to tackle outages caused by Hurricane Harvey, but cautioned they may need help from outside Houston to get the lights back on.

Saturday morning
As Hurricane Harvey slams Texas at its peak, the lights are likely to go out in Victoria, Palacios, and areas as far north as Wharton County.

Saturday evening
If you live in the Houston area, this is when you would most likely begin seeing power outages, particularly in the southern parts of Harris County.

Sunday morning
Centerpoint crews will most likely be found working to restore electricity in areas like Angleton, Wharton, Victoria, and down the coastline. The power might also be out in Beaumont, Galveston, Liberty and east Harris County.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2017, 05:39:47 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Harvey#Texas   Hurricane Harvey

[This article documents a current disaster. Information regarding it may change rapidly as more information becomes available...]

Hurricane Harvey is a currently active tropical cyclone that recently made landfall in Texas as a major hurricane. Being the first storm of such intensity to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, it ended a 12-year period with no storms making landfall in the United States at Category 3 or greater intensity. It is the first category 4 hurricane since Charley in 2004 to affect mainlaind U.S. For the state of Texas, it is the first hurricane to hit the state since Ike in 2008, and the strongest to hit the state since Carla in 1961. It is also the strongest hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Rita in 2005.

The eighth named storm, third hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Harvey developed from a tropical wave to the east of the Lesser Antilles on August 17. The storm crossed through the Windward Islands on the following day, passing just south of Barbados and later near Saint Vincent. Upon entering the Caribbean Sea, Harvey began to weaken due to moderate wind shear and degenerated into a tropical wave north of Colombia early on August 19. The remnants were monitored for regeneration as it continued west-northwestward across the Caribbean and the Yucatán Peninsula, before re-developing over the Bay of Campeche on August 23. Harvey then began to rapidly intensify on August 24, re-gaining tropical storm status and becoming a hurricane later that day. Moving generally northwestwards, Harvey's intensification phase stalled slightly overnight from August 24–25, however Harvey soon resumed strengthening and became a Category 4 hurricane late on August 25. Hours later, Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas at peak intensity.