…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

Next Week is Severe Weather Awareness Week - March 2-8, 2014

Hello South Texas Emergency Managers, Spotters and Media Partners,

…Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 2-8, 2014…

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

Severe weather can strike on a moments notice, resulting in large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes and flash flooding. It can also threaten the lives and property of the citizens in South Texas. The peak in the severe weather season runs from March through June, with the month of May being the most active month. Next week is severe weather awareness week (SWAW) in Texas.  SWAW provides south Texas residents an opportunity to learn the risks and develop a safety plan in the event severe weather threatens your location.  

Your local NWS will be retweeting severe weather safety messages each day throughout the week.  We will also be hosting a Tornado Drill on 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 this link:  

Tornado Drill Details:   On 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 for 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 Everyone!

Most Sincerely,

John

2014 CB Hurricane Conference Update

Hello South Texas Partners,

Planning for the upcoming 2014 Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference is moving along great!  We are pleased to announce that we now have a website.  This is a work in progress but please check in periodically to see what is new for this upcoming year.   Website: http://ift.tt/1dqr4Bs

Also, please see our attached Exhibitor and Sponsor packet.  We are hoping for continued support from our community partners to help keep this conference affordable enough for all our community stakeholders.  We have plenty of room to grow, so please share this information with any organization that may be interested in being an exhibitor and/or sponsor. 

Lastly, we are hoping to make our final selections for our slate of speakers late next week.  If you plan to submit a presentation idea, please do so as soon as possible.  Our call for presentations deadline is this coming Tuesday, January 14.

Please do not hesitate to email us with any of your great ideas or question at CBHurricaneConference@gmail.com.  Looking forward to seeing you all in May! 

Danielle Hale, Nueces County EMC

Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference Planning Committee

Coastal Bend Emergency Management Association

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

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