Harvey Makes Landfall Again and Tropical Storm Irma Forms

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While the catastrophe associated with Tropical Storm Harvey continues to unfold across parts of Texas and Louisiana, a new potential (and long range) threat to land has appeared on the horizon. Irma, the ninth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season has developed in the far Eastern Atlantic. Forecasts call for gradual development for Irma and the cyclone is expected to become a hurricane … Read More

Harvey continues to flood out roadways and buildings

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By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) – A sodden Texas coastal community was becoming increasingly isolated Wednesday, as Harvey-fed rains flooded most major roadways leading out of the city and swamped a shelter for those displaced by the storm that ravaged the Houston area. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy Marcus McLellan said he wasn’t sure where the … Read More

Pair of 70-year-old dams protecting Houston overflow

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HOUSTON (AP) — A pair of 70-year-old reservoir dams that protect downtown Houston from flooding began overflowing Tuesday, adding to the rising floodwaters from Harvey that have crippled the city after five consecutive days of rain. Engineers began releasing water from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs Monday to ease the strain on the dams. But the releases were not enough … Read More

Catastrophic Flooding In Houston

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A potentially historical flood event is well underway in portions of Southeast Texas. More than a thousand rescues took place overnight after CATASTROPHIC FLOODING has been stranding citizens in Houston and surrounding areas as the water rises. Two people have died in the Houston area due to the torrential rain, according to the National Weather Service. Tropical Storm Harvey is … Read More

Hurricane Harvey Expected to Become A Major Hurricane Impacting Texas

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Hurricane Harvey has reformed over the Gulf of Mexico after previously dissipating as a tropical depression.  Harvey is in a location that is currently very favorable for rapid hurricane intensification: low wind shear and warm ocean waters.  Right now,  on the current forecast track,  Harvey is expected to make landfall along the Texas coastline late Friday night or early Saturday … Read More

Watching Two Tropical Waves in the Atlantic

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Despite the official start of hurricane season starting less than three weeks ago, we are watching two tropical waves in the Atlantic basin, one of which may eventually impact the United States. These two tropical waves (dubbed 92L and 93L) have been monitored for development by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) for several days now. Of the two, 93L located … Read More

Severe Weather Outbreak Thursday In Tornado Alley

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Severe weather season is ramping up and a severe weather outbreak is possible in the central and southern Plains Thursday. A big severe weather event just took place in the northern Plains, upper Midwest and western Great Lakes. Business owners and residents are cleaning up after large hail, damaging winds and tornados struck portions of the region. There was even … Read More

Severe Weather Continues for the South on Wednesday

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Severe weather will continue to impact parts of the Gulf Coast states through Wednesday and Thursday as a low pressure system begins to track northeastward into Missouri on Wednesday and will be located just southwest of St. Louis,  MO by Thursday evening.  Severe thunderstorms will develop along a cold front that will advance through the region over the next couple … Read More

Severe Weather Possible Tomorrow in TX and OK

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The Storm Prediction Center has highlight much of Oklahoma and Texas for a risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday. An area of higher concern would be in Northwest Texas and Southwest Oklahoma. That is where the SPC has mentioned the risk of significant severe weather (as shown in the hatched area in the picture above). Many of the convective allowing forecast … Read More

TORNADO WATCH for Much of Oklahoma & Parts of Texas Tonight

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The Storm Prediction Center has issued a TORNADO WATCH for much of Oklahoma and parts of Northern Texas until 11 PM CDT.     Conditions across the watch area are becoming favorable to supercellular thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes,  hail to 3″ in diameter,  and damaging wind gusts in excess of 70 MPH.  It is possible that a few tornadoes … Read More