Minor Coastal Flooding south of Port Aransas again along with High Risk of Rip Currents Saturday September 27th, 2014

Good Morning South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters, and Media Partners,

…Minor Coastal Flooding for Beaches south of Port Aransas later This Afternoon and Evening…

…High Risk of Rip Currents for Gulf Facing Beaches of middle Texas coast through Tonight…

…Scattered to numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms across South Texas Today…

Timing and Overview:

Scattered to numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms will move across South Texas today (Saturday) as an upper level disturbance moves across the region.  Rain with the embedded thunderstorms could be heavy at times today leading to localized street flooding.  Drier conditions expected on Sunday.South Texas Impacts:Rainfall:   A coastal trough along with a favorable upper level pattern will result in scattered to numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms today. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible…especially along the coast and across the southern coastal plains. Average rainfall amounts today through this evening will range from 1/4 to 1/2 an inch with isolated amounts of 1 to 3 inches possible. This could lead to localized street flooding, swollen creeks and drainage ditches.  

Tides:  Tide levels are currently running slightly above 1 foot above normal early this morning.  These above normal tides will continue through the weekend. As tide levels increase toward high tide late this afternoon and early this evening, tide levels are expected to be slightly above 2 feet mean sea level along the beaches south of Port Aransas. This will result in minor tidal overflow with water reaching the dunes from Mustang Island to Padre Island National Seashore. This will make driving along these beaches difficult to impossible.  A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until 10 PM this evening for Mustang Island and Padre Island.​

Rip Currents:   There is also a high risk for Rip Currents on Gulf facing beaches through this evening. With moderate east to northeast winds and increasing swells with large periods, a high risk of rip currents will exist for the Gulf facing beaches from Port O’Connor to Baffin Bay. Rips are typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers.

​Additional updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please reference the additional resources below for more information. 
Additional Information Resources: NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers:  888-579-9731 or 361-289-0725NWS Corpus Christi Webpage:  http://ift.tt/1qoKywR Christi Facebook: http://ift.tt/1vA4yzq Corpus Christi Twitter:  @NWSCorpusSign up for Weather Alerts:  http://ift.tt/Px6Oi9 up to be Rainfall Observer:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo3 Flood Reporting:  http://ift.tt/1qoKBsm Rainfall Totals:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo5 River Forecasts:  http://ift.tt/1v8dTMm Tinsley

NWS Corpus Christi, TX

Minor Coastal Flooding south of Port Aransas along with High Risk of Rip Currents Friday September 26th 2014

Good Morning South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters, and Media Partners,

…Minor Coastal Flooding for Beaches south of Port Aransas later This Afternoon and Evening…

…High Risk of Rip Currents for Gulf Facing Beaches of middle Texas coast through Tonight…

…Heavy Rainfall possible across South Texas Today through Saturday…

Timing and Overview:

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms over the Gulf waters early this morning will move inland across South Texas during the day today (Friday) as an upper level disturbance approaches from the west.  Rain with the embedded thunderstorms could be heavy at times today leading to localized street flooding.   Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible again on Saturday as the upper level disturbance moves across South Texas.  Drier conditions expected on Sunday.South Texas Impacts:Rainfall:   Locally heavy rainfall will be possible…especially along the coast. Average rainfall amounts today through Saturday will range from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches with isolated 3 inch amounts possible.  This could lead to localized street flooding, swollen creeks and drainage ditches.  Never drive through flooded roads and children should not play in flooded drainage ditches.  Rainfall amounts will be less across the Victoria Crossroads averaging 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

Funnel Clouds/Waterspouts:  A few tropical funnel clouds or waterspouts may be possible today.  If a funnel briefly touches down, it could cause damage to trees, signs, or portable structures. 

Tides:  Tide levels are currently running slightly above 1 foot above normal early this morning.  These above normal tides will continue through the weekend. As tide levels increase toward high tide late this afternoon and early this evening, tide levels are expected to be slightly above 2 feet mean sea level along the beaches south of Port Aransas. This will result in minor tidal overflow with water reaching the dunes from Mustang Island to Padre Island National Seashore. This will make driving along these beaches difficult to impossible.  A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until 10 PM this evening for Mustang Island and Padre Island.

Rip Currents:   There is also a high risk for Rip Currents on Gulf facing beaches through this evening. With moderate east winds and increasing swells with large periods, a high risk of rip currents will exist for the Gulf facing beaches from Port O’Connor to Baffin Bay. Rips are typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers.

​Additional updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please reference the additional resources below for more information. 
Additional Information Resources: NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers:  888-579-9731 or 361-289-0725NWS Corpus Christi Webpage:  http://ift.tt/1qoKywR Christi Facebook: http://ift.tt/1vA4yzq Corpus Christi Twitter:  @NWSCorpusSign up for Weather Alerts:  http://ift.tt/Px6Oi9 up to be Rainfall Observer:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo3 Flood Reporting:  http://ift.tt/1qoKBsm Rainfall Totals:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo5 River Forecasts:  http://ift.tt/1v8dTMm Tinsley

NWS Corpus Christi, TX

More Heavy Rainfall is expected across South Texas Thursday through Saturday

Good Afternoon South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters, and Media Partners,

…More Heavy Rainfall is expected across South Texas Thursday through Saturday…

Timing and Overview:Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop over the gulf waters late tonight, and will move inland across the Coastal Bend during the day Thursday as tropical moisture moves in from the Gulf of Mexico.  Rain and embedded thunderstorms could be heavy at times leading to localized street flooding.   Showers and thunderstorms will be more numerous late Thursday Night and continuing Friday, as a potent upper level disturbance moves across South Texas.  The wet weather will continue into Saturday with drier conditions expected on Sunday.South Texas Impacts:Rainfall:   Rainfall amounts will average 1 to 2 inches along the coast with locally higher amounts.  This could lead to localized street flooding, swollen creeks and drainage ditches.  Never drive through flooded roads and children should not play in flooded drainage ditches.  Rainfall amounts will be considerably less across the western brush country and Rio Grande plains averaging 1/4 to 1/2”.

Waterspouts:  A few waterspouts or tropical funnel clouds may be possible.  If a funnel briefly touches down, it could cause damage to trees, signs, or portable structures. 

Tides:  Tide levels are currently running about 1/2 to 1 foot above normal.  These above normal tides will continue through the weekend and may result in minor beach flooding.  Water levels may approach the dunes in isolated locations, especially during high tide this afternoon, Thursday afternoon, and Friday afternoon.  

Rip Currents:   There is a moderate risk for Rip Currents on gulf facing beaches the next several days. This risk could become high during the day on Thursday as swells increase.  Only experienced surf swimmers should enter the water. Rips are typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers.

​Additional
updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please reference the additional resources
below for more information. 

Additional
Information Resources: NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers:  888-579-9731
or 361-289-0725NWS Corpus Christi Webpage:  http://ift.tt/1qoKywR Christi Facebook: http://ift.tt/1vA4yzq Corpus Christi Twitter:  @NWSCorpusSign up for Weather Alerts:  http://ift.tt/Px6Oi9 up to be Rainfall Observer:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo3 Flood Reporting:  http://ift.tt/1qoKBsm Rainfall Totals:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo5 River Forecasts:  http://ift.tt/X36KzC for Information: Please relay all flooding
reports and/or photo’s of flooding to our office ASAP.  Please e-mail photo’s  to sr-crp.all@noaa.gov or text message to
361-232-8289 (John Metz cell phone).
Sincerely,
John
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

Additional Heavy Rainfall is Expected this Week

Good Afternoon South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters, and Media Partners,…Additional Heavy Rainfall is Expected this Week…

Timing and Overview:Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop over the gulf waters tonight, and will move inland across the coastal bend and brush country on Tuesday, as a tropical wave moves into South Texas. This will result in the potential for locally heavy rainfall, which continue across South Texas for most of the week.     South Texas Impacts:Rainfall:    Rainfall amounts through the period will average around 1/2 inch across the western brush country, near the Rio Grande, to 2 inches near the coast.  Isolated amounts between 3-6 inches will be possible. Locally heavy rain could lead to localized flooding of roads, creeks and drainage ditches.

Waterspouts:  Isolated waterspouts or tropical funnels are possible. Most of these funnels will be short lived and should not reach the ground.  However, you should be prepared to seek shelter in the unlikely event a funnel does reach the ground.

Wind:  Locally gusty winds up to 40 mph near the strongest storms.

Additional
updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please reference the additional resources
below for more information. 

Additional
Information Resources: NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers:  888-579-9731
or 361-289-0725NWS Corpus Christi Webpage:  http://ift.tt/1qoKywR Christi Facebook: http://ift.tt/1vA4yzq Corpus Christi Twitter:  @NWSCorpusSign up for Weather Alerts:  http://ift.tt/Px6Oi9 up to be Rainfall Observer:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo3 Flood Reporting:  http://ift.tt/1qoKBsm Rainfall Totals:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo5 River Forecasts:  http://ift.tt/X36KzC for Information: Please relay all flooding
reports and/or photo’s of flooding to our office ASAP.  Please e-mail photo’s  to sr-crp.all@noaa.gov or text message to
361-232-8289 (John Metz cell phone).
Sincerely,
John
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

Much Needed Rainfall Expected to Continue through Middle of Week


Good Afternoon South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters, and Media Partners,Tropical Rainfall will Continue Today:

A cold front moved through South Texas this morning.  Temperatures dropped into the 60s area wide and will struggle to reach 80 degrees this afternoon. Scattered tropical rain showers and a few thunderstorms will continue across the Coastal Bend through the afternoon and should end by this evening as drier air moves into the region.  Minor flooding of streets is possible near the heavier downpours.   

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Monitoring the Tropics:

The area of low pressure that was over Florida yesterday, is now located over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. This system has not become any better organized, and upper-level winds are not favorable for significant development as it moves generally westward during the next few days.  The probability of tropical cyclone development in the next 5 days is only 30%.  Whether a tropical system develops or not, model guidance continues to indicate a potential for tropical moisture to stream into South Texas Monday through Wednesday of this week and bring much needed rainfall.   

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South Texas Impacts:

Only minor street flood is possible today as well as a moderate risk for rip currents on gulf facing beaches.  Locally heavy rainfall between 2 to 5 inches will be possible Monday through Wednesday which could lead to localized flash flooding.  No significant impacts are expected to area rivers.  Increasing swells could lead to higher than normal tide levels and an elevated risk for rip currents. 

Additional
Information Resources:NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers:  888-579-9731
or 361-289-0725National
Hurricane Center:  http://ift.tt/193wYB3 Rainfall Totals: http://ift.tt/QubQ3J
Corpus Christi:  http://ift.tt/PvrlB9
Corpus Christi Facebook: http://ift.tt/1vA4yzq Corpus Christi Twitter:  @NWSCorpusSign up for Weather Alerts:  http://ift.tt/14y7PvC
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

Monitoring the Tropics - Fri Sept 12, 2014


Good Morning South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters, and Media Partners,
Here is the latest information as of 8 AM CDT concerning the broad area of low pressure over South Florida.

Forecast:

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a broad area of low pressure over South Florida, just south of Lake Okeechobee.  Shower activity is currently poorly organized, and strong upper level winds, as well as interaction with land, will likely inhibit development of this system today.  However, once this low moves over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, conditions could become a little more conducive for tropical cyclone formation over the weekend, while this system moves westward at around 10 mph.  The probability of tropical cyclone development in the next 5 days is 40%.  Whether a tropical system develops or not, model guidance shows a potential for tropical moisture to stream into South Texas again early next week.  

South Texas Impacts:

In addition to the heavy rains expected with the frontal boundary this weekend, tropical moisture may increase across South Texas again early next week.  Daily chances for showers and thunderstorms will exist with favored locations over the Gulf Waters and Coastal counties.  In addition to the rainfall, the threat of dangerous rip currents and higher than normal tides may increase. 

​South Texas Residents should pay close attention to the tropics over the weekend.  Take this opportunity to review your preparedness plans in the event a depression or tropical storm develops in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend. However, at this time, the probability of this occurring is 40%.

Additional
Information Resources:NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers:  888-579-9731
or 361-289-0725National
Hurricane Center:  http://ift.tt/193wYB3 Rainfall Totals: http://ift.tt/QubQ3J
Corpus Christi:  http://ift.tt/PvrlB9
Corpus Christi Facebook: http://ift.tt/1vA4yzq Corpus Christi Twitter:  @NWSCorpusSign up for Weather Alerts:  http://ift.tt/14y7PvC
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

Potential for Heavy Rainfall Friday Night and Saturday as Cold Front Moves Through South Texas

Good Afternoon South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters, and Media Partners,

…Potential for Heavy Rainfall Friday Night and Saturday as a cold front moves Through South Texas …

Timing and Overview:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop across the Coastal Bend Friday afternoon and evening as tropical moisture moves in from the Gulf of Mexico and interacts with an approaching cold front.  A few strong storms may be possible, with locally heavy rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning strikes.  Rainfall coverage will increase Friday Night as a cold front moves through South Texas. The front will reach northern areas of the Coastal Bend from Cotulla to Victoria after midnight, and then moves off the coast Saturday morning.  A weak to moderate east to northeast wind flow will develop in the wake of the front.  Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue through Saturday with a potential for locally heavy rainfall and localized flooding.  Precipitation will become scattered on Sunday and isolated Monday as drier air moves into the region.South Texas Impacts:Rainfall:   Many areas of South Texas will receive about 1 inch of rainfall over the weekend, with areas near the coast receiving 1 1/2 to 2 inches.  Isolated higher amounts of 4” or more will be possible near the stronger storms.  Locally heavy downpours could lead to localized flooding of city streets, drainage ditches, and creeks, especially Friday Night and Saturday.  Never drive vehicles through flooded roadways. 

Lightning:  Dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes will be possible near thunderstorms throughout the weekend. Remember, there is no safe place outdoors with a thunderstorm is nearby.  Enclosed vehicles offer good protection from lightning. 

Tides:  Tides will be slightly above normal through the weekend due to a deep easterly fetch across the northern Gulf of Mexico.  Tide levels could extend half way to the dune line along short beaches, especially during peak high tide.  However, no significant impacts are anticipated at this time. 

Rip Currents:  There will be an elevated risk for rip currents along gulf-facing beaches over the weekend.  Only experienced swimmers should enter the water. Be especially careful around Jetties, inlets and piers. 

Additional
updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please reference the additional resources
below for more information. 
Additional
Information Resources: NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers:  888-579-9731
or 361-289-0725NWS Corpus Christi Webpage:  http://ift.tt/1qoKywR Christi Facebook: http://ift.tt/1vA4yzq Corpus Christi Twitter:  @NWSCorpusSign up for Weather Alerts:  http://ift.tt/Px6Oi9 up to be Rainfall Observer:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo3 Flood Reporting:  http://ift.tt/1qoKBsm Rainfall Totals:  http://ift.tt/NVPSo5 River Forecasts:  http://ift.tt/X36KzC for Information: Please relay all flooding
reports and/or photo’s of flooding to our office ASAP.  Please e-mail photo’s  to sr-crp.all@noaa.gov or text message to
361-232-8289 (John Metz cell phone).
Be Safe!
John
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

…Chance for a Few Strong Thunderstorms Across the Coastal Bend this Evening and Tuesday…

Good Evening South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters and Media Partners,

..Chance for a Few Strong Thunderstorms Across the Coastal Bend this Evening and Tuesday…

Timing and Overview:

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will move into South Texas this evening ahead of a weak cool front.  Although severe weather is not expected, a few strong storms are possible, primarily across the northeast Coastal Bend, near Goliad, Victoria, and Port Lavaca.  This front will move into South Texas on Tuesday and bring the chance for additional scattered showers and thunderstorms.   South Texas Impacts:Winds:  Wind gusts up to 45 mph. (40 knots over water)

Hail:  small hail 

Rainfall:   1/10 to 1/4” with a few locations receiving 1/2 to 1”

Lightning:  Dangerous Cloud to ground lightning strikes

Remember, lightning can be deadly.  If you hear thunder, or see lightning, seek safe shelter immediately.  Check out this video, for tips on lightning safety. 

Additional
updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please reference the additional resources
below for more information. Additional
Information Resources: NWS Corpus Christi Contact Numbers: 
888-579-9731 or 361-289-0725NWS Corpus Christi Webpage:  http://ift.tt/1lQhlnH Storm Prediction Center:  http://ift.tt/ZayEJV Rainfall Totals:  http://ift.tt/QubQ3J Corpus Christi Facebook: http://ift.tt/1vA4yzq Corpus Christi Twitter:  @NWSCorpusSign up for Weather Alerts:  http://ift.tt/SjZmdN Severe Weather Reporting: 
http://ift.tt/V0TyTI for Information: Please relay all storm reports and/or photo’s of damage
to our office ASAP.  Please e-mail
photo’s  to: sr-crp.all@noaa.gov or text message to
361-232-8289 (John Metz cell phone).
Sincerely,John
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

CB Hurricane Conference - Registration Ends April 30th

2014 Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference- May 7 & 8

Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds 

1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd., Robstown Tx

Registration closes on April 30…Register Today @ http://ift.tt/1jdHI4T

 

Registration is still moving along great for our much anticipated 2014 Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference. Approximately 350 have already registered.  We expect to reach full capacity this year so please get your registration completed today if you have not already done so.

We still have plenty of room for additional vendors and equipment displays to highlight our community partners and responder organizations. Please let us know if you are interested as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to seeing you in a few short weeks!

Danielle Hale, Nueces County EMC

Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference Planning Committee

Coastal Bend Emergency Management Association 

CBHurricaneConference@gmail.com

Like us on Facebook @ Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference & join the #cbhurcon conversation! 

Reminder: Tornado Drill Tomorrow, Wed Mar 5th @ 10AM CST

Hello South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters and Media Partners,

…Severe Weather Awareness Week Continues this Week…

…Tornado Drill Tomorrow, Wednesday March 5th @ 10:00 AM CST…

Your local NWS will continue to retweet severe weather safety messages each day throughout this week.  Follow us on Twitter @NWSCorpus.  Just a reminder, we will also be hosting a Tornado Drill Tomorrow, Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM CST.  This drill will provide you an opportunity to test your procedures, in the event of a real tornado emergency. When a real tornado is sighted, the most important rule is to get low and stay low.  For more safety tips check thislink:  

Tornado Drill Details:   Tomorrow Wed March 5th, at 10:00 AM CST, we will send a test message across NOAA Weather Radio which will mark the start of the drill. Therefore, you will want to ensure your NOAA Weather Radio is powered on, working, and has a fresh set of batteries.  This EAS message will be sent in the form of a required weekly test (RWT), which we normally conduct every Wednesday.  At that time, you should execute your predefined tornado sheltering procedures.  (caution, some of the Midland brand NOAA Weather Radio’s do not sound an audible alarm for test messages).   Click Here For a Printable Tornado Drill Poster 

Media Partners… We ask for your participation in the Tornado drill by playing or scrolling a brief message on Television or Radio at 10 AM so citizens of south Texas can exercise their tornado safety plans and procedures.  (again EAS will be activated in the form of a required weekly test (RWT), however we will not activate a real Tornado Warning EAS code) 

RSVP… if your school or business is planning to participate in this Tornado Drill, please send me a short reply message stating your level of participation.  Thanks to those who have already RSVP’d.

Thanks Everyone and Be Safe!

Most Sincerely,

John