Matagorda

 Severe Thunderstorm Warning  Statement as of 5:39 am CDT on May 24, 2015


... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 615 am CDT
for western Brazoria... northeastern Wharton... western Harris...
eastern Austin... Waller... southwestern Montgomery... northeastern
Matagorda and Fort Bend counties...

At 535 am CDT... Doppler radar indicated a line of severe
thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60
mph. These storms were located along a line extending from near
Bellville to near San Felipe to Kendleton to 7 miles west of Sargent
to 25 miles southeast of Matagorda... moving east northeast at 20
mph. The segment of the line between Bellville to Simonton to Wallis
appears to be bowing out which signals potentially damaging winds as
the line pushes through Austin... Waller... northern Fort Bend and
western Harris counties.

Locations impacted include...
Sugar Land... Missouri City... Rosenberg... Lake Jackson... Angleton...
Stafford... Eastern Bay city... Katy... Freeport... Richmond... Clute...
Sealy... Hempstead... Prairie View... Brookshire... Bellville... West
Columbia... Sweeny... Surfside Beach and town west.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds... destructive hail...
deadly lightning and very heavy rain. For your protection move to an
interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business. Heavy
rains flood roads quickly so do not drive into areas where water
covers the Road.


Lat... Lon 2869 9580 2872 9574 2875 9575 2873 9582
      2882 9587 2941 9610 2971 9617 2995 9630
      3024 9583 3009 9580 3009 9575 2964 9552
      2893 9530 2873 9569 2876 9566 2873 9574
      2872 9573 2873 9570 2868 9579
time... Mot... loc 1035z 241deg 17kt 2993 9617 2976 9608 2946 9601 2887
9578 2851 9559




 Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 3:51 am CDT on May 24, 2015


... High rip current risk remains in effect through Monday
evening...

* timing... through Monday evening.

* Impacts... will pose a hazard to even experienced swimmers...
especially near rock groins... jetties and piers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely in the surf zone.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol...
flags and signs. Swim near a lifeguard.

If you become caught in a rip current... do not panic. Yell for
help. Do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.





350 am CDT sun may 24 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of southeast Texas... including the following
counties... Austin... Brazoria... Brazos... Burleson... Chambers...
Colorado... Fort Bend... Galveston... Grimes... Harris... Houston...
Jackson... Liberty... Madison... Matagorda... Montgomery... Polk...
San Jacinto... Trinity... Walker... Waller... Washington and
Wharton.

* Through Monday evening

* at least two rounds of showers and thunderstorms will move
through southeast Texas in association with a pair of upper
disturbances. The first round is expected today... with the
second round moving through Monday afternoon and night.
Additional periods of rainfall are expected between the two
disturbances as well.

* Impacts... the threat for flash flooding as well as mainstem
river flooding is high. Intense rain rates combined with the
potential for thunderstorms to repeatedly move over the same
areas will produce street flooding as well as rises on affected
rivers. Residents are urged to have multiple ways to get weather
information this Holiday weekend.

Total rainfall accumulations between now and Tuesday will likely
range between 2 to 4 inches across most of southeast Texas.
However... due to the high potential for training rains and a
favorable upper level pattern... isolated totals of 7 to 11 inches
are very possible. Localized... but possible.





 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 3:56 am CDT on May 24, 2015


... Wind Advisory in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Wind Advisory... which is in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening.

* Event... strong southerly winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts near 30
mph.

* Timing... early this morning through late morning along the
entire coast. Then this afternoon winds return though mainly in
and around the Galveston Bay area.

* Impact... strong Crosswinds for traffic along the coast and
especially on elevated roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Drivers of vans... campers... trailers... and other high-profile
vehicles should be alert to the danger of these winds...
especially when driving along east to west oriented roads






 Local Storm Report 



05/24/2015 0359 am

Palacios, Matagorda County.

Marine tstm wind m43 mph, reported by mesonet.


            Gust reported at e6086





05/24/2015 0359 am

Palacios, Matagorda County.

Marine tstm wind m43 mph, reported by mesonet.


            Gust reported at e6086




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