Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Severe Weather Update for Southcentral Texas...

As detailed in the last post, a Tornado Watch has been issued for southcentral Texas until 5am CST on Wednesday morning. This watch includes Austin and San Antonio.  Remember, a tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.

If you live in these areas, please review severe weather preparedness tips now. Make sure that you have a way of receiving severe weather warnings overnight and be prepared to seek shelter immediately if a warning is issued for your area.

Strong thunderstorms are developing near the Big Bend at this hour:

Thunderstorm activity is expected to increase in coverage and intensity as it moves and develops toward the I-35 corridor overnight.  At this time, it appears that the activity will approach the Austin-San Antonio corridor after 2am CST on Wednesday morning.

Large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few isolated tornadoes are possible with severe storms overnight.  Locally heavy, possibly flooding, rainfall can also be expected with stronger storms.

Thunderstorms will then continue on to the East, reaching the coastal Plains by dawn on Wednesday, with a continued threat of large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

Severe weather can be particularly dangerous at night.  Please prepare now before you go to bed, and make sure that you are ready to get your family to a safe place if threatening weather approaches your area overnight.

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Anthill_Goddess said...

Oh! This is by you this time! Praying (regardless of if you're there or not) that everyone has a safe and relatively easy night of it. (I pray for you nightly, so thankful for your help and information)

Hoping "just some storms" blow through tonight with little/no damage!!

Rob White said...


Thank you very much. That certainly means a lot! Yes, I am here (Austin area). Could get interesting overnight....we'll see. Don't want Diane Sawyer telling me it came without warning, so I'm all over the situation...