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  1. This tornado went within 1-2 miles of me last Saturday (May 23): .SHADY HOLLOW TORNADO... RATING: EF-0 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.5 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: MAY 23 2015 START TIME: 911 PM CDT START LOCATION: 2 N HAYS / TRAVIS COUNTY / TX START LAT/LON: 30.1533 / -97.8694 END DATE: MAY 23 2015 END TIME: 913 PM CDT END LOCATION: 1 NNW TANGLEWOOD FOREST / TRAVIS COUNTY / TX END LAT/LON: 30.1824 / -97.8443 SURVEY SUMMARY: A NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOUND EVIDENCE THAT AN EF0 TORNADO WENT THROUGH THE SHADY HOLLOW AREA OFF BRODIE LANE IN SOUTH AUSTIN. NUMEROUS STREETS HAD SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE ALONG WITH SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO SOME HOMES. THE TORNADO MOVED NE AND APPEARS TO HAVE DISSIPATED NEAR W SLAUGHTER LANE. WIND DAMAGE WAS REPORTED FURTHER NE INTO THE CITY OF AUSTIN BUT THIS DAMAGE COULD NOT CONCLUSIVELY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO PATH. I had some very strong winds with that storm and there were a few tornadoes around Austin that night. The airport reported wind damage and a gust to 75 mph.
  2. Possibly. It was on my iPhone, so I did what I could. I caught some awesome mammatus on Memorial Day and some other pics I have in the picture thread. Those were the best mammatus I've seen-they literally stretched across the entire sky. That was as the MCS that nailed us was closing in on Houston-the anvil trailed hundreds of miles back.
  3. Up to 2" of rain fell in an hour under the T-storms I had a few hours ago. Downtown received very little-the bad areas were on the west and SW sides of town. My area (Sunset Valley) was absolutely drenched and received some of the heaviest totals. The creek near my apartment is out of its banks and flooding again-I'm under a flash flood warning for the next few hours I believe. I'm pretty sure I'm near 20" this month-I'm not far from Camp Mabry and the rain gauge nearest me was keeping up with them until this week when my area was nailed by a few storms they missed. The sun's coming out and it's a nice sunset-hopefully a sign of a dry couple of weeks coming up. El Nino can finally take a breather (Please, God...) Really cool rainbow now, I tried taking pictures but they didn't come out too well. Catches too much of the green and none of the red.
  4. Something like that. Also, outflow boundaries from past storms are all over central TX and pop up storms all the time. A weak front also pushed through early this morning. Radar estimating 1.5" of rain already. My area has been one of the rainiest in the metro-I must be pushing 20" this month.
  5. Torrential training storms developing overhead again. Pouring outside like crazy.
  6. http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish/story/1550260-crazy-time-lapse-of-lake-travis-water-rising The massive rise on Lake Travis this month. Much of the rest of that spit of land is likely gone today-the lake has risen another 3+ feet since that article was posted. This is the main reservoir for the city of Austin-it's a 30-40 min drive from downtown. It actually missed the heavy rain Austin proper saw early this month (on May 5th, Austin had locally 6" of rain), so it would likely be past full had that rain hit them. This is actually one of the drier areas this month, since the lake is fed from the northern Hill Country and sees no benefit from rain just along I-35. The Memorial Day weekend rain hit the Blanco River watershed to the south and closer to downtown, where the smaller creeks are fed, which violently flooded through a chunk of the city.
  7. Hey, that's pretty much what made Long Island. Good thing the woolly mammoths didn't litter.
  8. Almost 18" for the month in Austin. The DFW area was the latest to get severely flooded last night-up to 6" of rain there.
  9. Rain coming down at a good clip, winds so far 30 mph or so. Nothing close to severe, at least not at my place. My backyard will go back to being a lake for sure. Actually scratch that-winds are picking up now.
  10. 3 warnings in 3 days. And numerous other severe and tornado warnings this month, and flash flood watches/warnings. Can't say living in LB prepared me for this. Hearing the first rumbles of thunder now. Line is pounding into western Travis County. Velocities still suggest 60+ mph gusts in there.
  11. Storms are getting into the source areas for the rivers that massively flooded in Central TX now. Luckily these are moving and not training like the storms last weekend, but this can still dump a couple of inches of rain. The lower half of the line is starting to bow out, so there should be some healthy wind gusts. The instability from Waco south is a little stronger than north of there-they didn't have much opportunity to clear out from the morning convection. CAPE from there south is over 3000 and LI is -8 to -10. This should be able to blast in some form all the way to the Gulf Coast. It's about an hour away from us along Waco-San Antonio. Kinks are starting to show in the line over the eastern Hill Country that may generate tornado warnings soon. One is coming into Blanco County now. Some very impressive velocities starting to show up-I bet there are gusts over 60 mph in there.
  12. Try this http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=EWX-N0Q-1-24
  13. Looking quite likely that the I-35 corridor in TX will be slammed again tonight. Looks to be plenty of instability to sustain it for quite a while. After the storms today we shot up to 87F for a high with 72-75 dewpoints. This has to be one of the longest squall lines I've ever seen-hundreds of miles long. From south-central OK to the Rio Grande. I think 20" for MBY this month is in reach. This weekend is looking wet as well with a stalling out front. Today and yesterday were supposed to have isolated activity at best and numerous storms popped up here which made for severe warnings on both days.
  14. Under another severe T-storm warning. Loud thunder rumbles to the south.
  15. More heavy rain and storms in Austin. I've never seen heavy rain consistently day after day like this.
  16. Up to this month, Aug 2011 was the rainiest year I can remember. This May's probably a tie at this point. 10" of rain in one morning followed by a tropical storm is about as crazy as it gets on Long Island.
  17. Massive flooding events like what's been happening here are certainly interesting to me, but rain to me is mehh. Watching puddles grow != watching drifts grow.
  18. Tornado spotted in eastern Blanco County, just west of Wimberley.
  19. Storm is pulsing down but more are firing over the Hill Country in a place to feed the rivers which flooded already. 2" of rain fell in the town of Manchaca which is a south Austin suburb.
  20. Severe T-storm warning now for hail. This storm is practically stationary-only crawling north. A mile or two south of where I am is getting crushed.
  21. Flood Advisory up again, 1 to 2" of rain expected. Thundering loudly at my office now.
  22. We're about to get more, here come more storms.
  23. People have been telling me this all day-wherever I am, there's a flood. I'd take in a second the 50"+ winter you all enjoyed. There was one day here we had some glazing on cold surfaces and that was it. And the heat is already atrocious, and temps are below average. Our average high now is 90.
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