Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Severe Weather Update - Southcentral Texas...



Over the last hour, a tendency has developed for storms moving up the I-35 corridor to weaken once they cross to the North of I-10 in the San Antonio area.  This has resulted in a decrease in the severe weather threat for the Austin-Kyle-Buda area, particularly with respect to damaging winds, large hail and/or tornadoes.  

Some of the stronger storms that move into the northern part of the Austin-San Antonio corridor may still produce small hail and gusty winds of 30-40 mph overnight, however widespread severe weather does not appear likely at this time.

The threat of flash flooding, however, will continue across the City of Austin and much of Hays County, as additional storms producing heavy rainfall will continue to move North/Northeast across the same areas that have already received heavy rains.  Storm total rainfall amounts of 3-6 inches will be quite common during the overnight hours, with locally heavier amounts possible.

Further South, mainly to the South and East of the San Antonio Metro area, a more pronounced severe weather threat will continue through the pre-dawn hours, mainly in the form of large hail and strong, possibly damaging wind gusts.  Isolated tornadoes also cannot be ruled out in this region.

Flash flooding will also continue to be a pronounced threat in the San Antonio Metro area as well, with additional heavy rains yet to come on already saturated grounds.

If you live in these areas, make sure that you have a way to receive severe weather warnings at night.  Have your shelter prepared that way you can go there quickly if severe weather is observed or a warning is issued...

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1 comment:

Leslie Richardson-Hill said...

Thank you for the updates.