Flash Flood Watch issued May 29 at 9:55AM CDT until May 30 at 12:00AM CDT by NWS Austin-San Antonio
Event: Flash Flood Watch
Effective: 09:55 AM CDT on 05/29/2013
Expires: 12:00 AM CDT on 05/30/2013
Alert: ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM BURNET TO BANDERA TO DERBY FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND FLASH FLOODING... .THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. SOME OF OUR HIGH RESOLUTION MODELS ARE SHOWING HEAVY CONVECTION EXTENDING INTO THE EVENING HOURS AS DISTURBANCES ALOFT SWEEP NORTHEAST. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE WATCH AREA LATER TODAY. A PLUME OF ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE ABOVE WHAT IS CONSIDERED NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR COUPLED WITH A LOW LEVEL JET SWEEPING DEEP GULF M0ISTURE INLAND WILL CREATE THE CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEAVY RAINS AND RESULTANT FLASH FLOODING. IN ADDITION...THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER IS FORECASTING A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE STORMS ACROSS WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE FLOOD WATCH AREA INCLUDING THE I-35 CORRIDOR. WITH ALREADY SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS...ANY FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF HEAVY RAINS OVER THE WATCH AREA COULD RESULT IN RAPID RUNOFF AND RESULTANT FLASH FLOODING. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR * THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...ATASCOSA... BANDERA...BASTROP...BEXAR...BLANCO...BURNET...CALDWELL... COMAL...DEWITT...FAYETTE...FRIO...GONZALES...GUADALUPE... HAYS...KARNES...KENDALL...LAVACA...LEE...MEDINA...TRAVIS... WILLIAMSON AND WILSON. * THROUGH THIS EVENING * HEAVY RAINS MAY DEVELOP DURING THE DAY TODAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE NEAR 1 TO 3 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS NEAR 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. * DUE TO SATURATED SOILS...ANY HEAVY DOWNPOURS THAT DEVELOP WILL QUICKLY PRODUCE RUNOFF AND A FLASH FLOOD THREAT. RIVERS MAY BE PRONE TO 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; Bandera; Bastrop; Bexar; Blanco; Burnet; Caldwell; Comal; DeWitt; Fayette; Frio; Gonzales; Guadalupe; Hays; Karnes; Kendall; Lavaca; Lee; Medina; Travis; Williamson; Wilson
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