Effective: 09:01 AM CDT on 05/25/2013
Expires: 06:00 PM CDT on 05/25/2013
Alert: ...HEAVY RAIN PATTERN EXPECTED TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING TODAY ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS... .A WEAK AND NEARLY STATIONARY DISTURBANCE OVER CENTRAL TEXAS COMBINED WITH ABUNDANT TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL RESULT IN A DANGEROUS FLASH FLOOD THREAT TODAY FOR PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS. THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS HIGHEST ALONG AND EAST OF A LLANO TO COMFORT TO JOURDANTON LINE...WHERE A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED THROUGH 6 PM. SOILS FROM HEAVY RAINS FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT HAVE ALREADY BECOME SATURATED...AND ADDITIONAL EXPECTED RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES WILL LIKELY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...ATASCOSA...BASTROP...BEXAR...BLANCO...BURNET... CALDWELL...COMAL...DEWITT...FAYETTE...GILLESPIE...GONZALES... GUADALUPE...HAYS...KARNES...KENDALL...LAVACA...LEE...LLANO... TRAVIS...WILLIAMSON AND WILSON. * UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING * EXPECTED HEAVY DOWNPOURS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES TODAY. * DUE TO SATURATED SOILS...ANY HEAVY DOWNPOURS THAT DEVELOP WILL QUICKLY PRODUCE RUNOFF AND A FLASH FLOOD THREAT. RIVER RISES HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED IN SOME LOCATIONS AND WILL BE PRONE TO ADDITIONAL RAPID RISES.
Instructions: A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN OR NEAR THE WATCH AREA. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA...PLAN NOW FOR WHAT YOU WILL DO IF FLASH FLOODING DEVELOPS. STAY INFORMED AND BE READY TO ACT IF YOU SEE FLOODING OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.
Target Area: Atascosa; Bastrop; Bexar; Blanco; Burnet; Caldwell; Comal; DeWitt; Fayette; Gillespie; Gonzales; Guadalupe; Hays; Karnes; Kendall; Lavaca; Lee; Llano; Travis; Williamson; Wilson
Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva reported that U.S. 181 in the vicinity of Karnes City was closed but the roadway has been reopened to one lane. There also were reports ... Read More
Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva reported that U.S. 181 in the vicinity of Karnes City was closed but the roadway has been reopened to one lane. There also were reports of funnel clouds being spotted in the areas of Karnes City, Helena, and Runge earlier today.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE... MEDINA RIVER...SALADO CREEK...SAN ANTONIO RIVER THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ... Read More
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE... MEDINA RIVER...SALADO CREEK...SAN ANTONIO RIVER THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER NEAR ELMENDORF. * FROM THIS EVENING TO MONDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 8:30 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.7 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET. * MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...THE RIVER LEVEL WILL RISE TO CREST AROUND 42 FEET SUNDAY MORNING. * IMPACT...AT 43.0 FEET...MODERATE LOWLAND FLOODING INUNDATES AND DAMAGES CROP AND PASTURELAND BELOW SAN ANTONIO TO BELOW FLORESVILLE. NUMEROUS ROADS AND BRIDGES ARE FLOODED. OIL WELL PUMP JACKS AND IRRIGATION PUMPS ARE FLOODED AND DAMAGED.
ALL PERSONS WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS...AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. RIVER STAGE FORECASTS ARE BASED ON OBSERVED RAINFALL ALONG WITH PREDICTED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS. IF ACTUAL RAINFALL VARIES FROM FORECAST VALUES...FORECAST RIVER STAGES WILL VARY. DO NOT DRIVE AUTOMOBILES THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER...18 INCHES OF WATER OR LESS CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES...INCLUDING TRUCKS. IF YOU SEE FLOOD WATERS OR COME UPON A FLOODED ROADWAY...REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN. FOR THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AT WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/EWX