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Tallis Rockwell

Severe storms and flash flooding for May 7-13

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It had a few really impressive velocity scans as it passed near or over Howardwick TX just now. Hopefully there was nothing on the ground. 
More than likely farm equipment, center pivot sprinklers, and cattle.

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Rotation seems to be strengthening and tightening up as it approaches Alanreed and McLean TX.

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Hgx finally issued a flash flood watch.

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Surprised no TE...

Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Norman OK
1136 PM CDT Tue May 7 2019

OKC149-080500-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0040.000000T0000Z-190508T0500Z/
Washita OK-
1136 PM CDT Tue May 7 2019

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT FOR SOUTH
CENTRAL WASHITA COUNTY...

At 1136 PM CDT, a confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado
was located near Rocky, moving northeast at 25 mph. People in and
near Rocky need to take cover now!

This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!

HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

SOURCE...Weather spotters confirmed tornado.

IMPACT...You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may
         be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes
         will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes,
         businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction
         is possible.

Locations impacted include...
Rocky.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To repeat, an extremely dangerous and potentially deadly tornado is
on the ground. To protect your life, TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a storm
shelter, safe room, or an interior room on the lowest floor of a
sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile
home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and
protect yourself from flying debris.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Norman OK
1147 PM CDT Tue May 7 2019

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Central Washita County in western Oklahoma...

* Until 1230 AM CDT.

* At 1146 PM CDT, a confirmed and dangerous tornado was located 4
  miles north of Rocky, moving north-northeast at 30 mph. This
  tornado has produced damage in Rocky. This storm is moving toward
  Cordell.

  This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!

  HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

  SOURCE...Weather spotters confirmed tornado.

  IMPACT...You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris
           may be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile
           homes will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes,
           businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete
           destruction is possible.

* Locations impacted include...
  Cordell and Bessie.

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Looks like tornado has lifted... for now...

Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Norman OK
1201 AM CDT Wed May 8 2019

OKC149-080530-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0041.000000T0000Z-190508T0530Z/
Washita OK-
1201 AM CDT Wed May 8 2019

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 AM CDT FOR NORTH
CENTRAL WASHITA COUNTY...

At 1201 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located 3 miles south of Bessie, moving northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and ping pong ball size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

Locations impacted include...
Bessie.

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1 minute ago, yoda said:

Looks like tornado has lifted... for now...

Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Norman OK
1201 AM CDT Wed May 8 2019

OKC149-080530-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0041.000000T0000Z-190508T0530Z/
Washita OK-
1201 AM CDT Wed May 8 2019

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 AM CDT FOR NORTH
CENTRAL WASHITA COUNTY...

At 1201 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located 3 miles south of Bessie, moving northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and ping pong ball size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

Locations impacted include...
Bessie.

NWS said another cell impacted it before it hit Cordell. But I don’t know if that means it lifted before then or what. 

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Gonna need a warning on the dill city cell soon. Also, the cell all alone down by KFDR Should be watched 

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13 minutes ago, MUWX said:

Gonna need a warning on the dill city cell soon. Also, the cell all alone down by KFDR Should be watched 

The isolated cell north of KFDR is starting to look very impressive on radar. 

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3 minutes ago, Torchageddon said:

Can a Lightning lit/transformer blow-up shot make a nighttime tornado and its environment look that vibrant? Typically they look very different from that.

Editing no doubt was involved too. They seem to have taken up exposure or contrast. 

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I'm in the DFW area and we already have a (non-severe) thunderstorm complex knocking on our door right now.

I wonder if we will manage to clear out earlier than expected?  That said, there are still storms west of Abilene, one of which is severe, so it doesn't seem like things will clear out.  I believe those storms are the ones that were modeled to form the main MCS, but this complex ahead of them might be problematic as they move eastwards.

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4 hours ago, BrandonC_TX said:

I'm in the DFW area and we already have a (non-severe) thunderstorm complex knocking on our door right now.

I wonder if we will manage to clear out earlier than expected?  That said, there are still storms west of Abilene, one of which is severe, so it doesn't seem like things will clear out.  I believe those storms are the ones that were modeled to form the main MCS, but this complex ahead of them might be problematic as they move eastwards.

Yeah we are about to get hit again. I don’t think it’ll clear out in time for a second initiation. 

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The good people at HGX are exhausted this morning.

 

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
726 AM CDT WED MAY 8 2019

TXC015-039-071-089-157-167-201-481-081815-
/O.NEW.KHGX.FA.W.0006.190508T1226Z-190508T1815Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
COLORADO TX-WHARTON TX-AUSTIN TX-GALVESTON TX-FORT BEND TX-
BRAZORIA TX-CHAMBERS TX-HARRIS TX-
726 AM CDT WED MAY 8 2019

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL COLORADO COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  NORTHEASTERN WHARTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  SOUTHEASTERN AUSTIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  NORTHWESTERN GALVESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  FORT BEND COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  NORTHERN BRAZORIA COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  WESTERN CHAMBERS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
  SOUTHERN HARRIS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...

* UNTIL 115 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* AT 713 AM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED 
  THAT HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING OVER THE AREA. HEAVY RAINFALL HAS 
  CAUSED FLOODING OVER THE WARNED AREA, AND FLOODING IS ONGOING. 
  UPWARDS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN THIS AREA OVER 
  THE PAST 24 HOURS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  PASADENA, PEARLAND, LEAGUE CITY, SUGAR LAND, BAYTOWN, MISSOURI
  CITY, FRIENDSWOOD, LA PORTE, DEER PARK, ROSENBERG, ALVIN, STAFFORD,
  SOUTH HOUSTON, BELLAIRE, WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE, SEABROOK, RICHMOND,
  GALENA PARK, JACINTO CITY AND WEBSTER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS
WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

There's no rain falling in that area, and only some very light showers elsewhere.

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It's been reported that up to 400 homes in Kingwood in NE suburban Houston flooded from yesterday's rains.  I also just saw an LSR come across that an apartment complex in Eagle Lake, well to the west of Houston, flooded.  Eagle Lake had a tornado on Friday.

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8 hours ago, mob1 said:

These images are breathtaking, there's something eerie about nighttime tornadoes. 

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I believe this is the only photo of the 5/22/87 Saragosa tornado. From the WP article about that one:

 

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However, at 8:16 PM, another tornado touched down just east of the town about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Saragosa, north of Interstate 10. Initially, it destroyed farms and outbuildings before evolving into a large multiple vortex tornado before entering Saragosa while intensifying sharply into a violent F4 tornado. Twenty-two people were killed inside Catholic Hall of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, where a graduation ceremony for pre-schoolers was taking place. Eight others were killed elsewhere across the town, including one inside a car.

The worst of the damage occurred inside most of the business and residential area. Trees were debarked and homes were reduced to their foundations. Eighty percent of the town was destroyed. In addition to Catholic Hall, 118 homes, the post office, a grocery store, two churches and a school were also heavily damaged or destroyed.[1][2] Damage was estimated at about $1.4 million. The path length of the tornado was nearly 3 miles (4.8 km) long and about 800 meters wide.[3]

 

One of those instances of a violent tornado with an amazingly short path length.

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5 hours ago, BrandonC_TX said:

I'm in the DFW area and we already have a (non-severe) thunderstorm complex knocking on our door right now.

I wonder if we will manage to clear out earlier than expected?  That said, there are still storms west of Abilene, one of which is severe, so it doesn't seem like things will clear out.  I believe those storms are the ones that were modeled to form the main MCS, but this complex ahead of them might be problematic as they move eastwards.

My bad, I thought it was from last night's tornado. 

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