Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
152 PM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS FROM 1 PM
SATURDAY THROUGH 7 PM SUNDAY...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...MAINLY WEST OF THE I 35 CORRIDOR. A BRIEF LULL IN THE
RAIN ACTIVITY WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOON BEFORE A BAND OF
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF MORE HEAVY RAINFALL BEGINS TO ENTER SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS BY EARLY SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS BAND OF HEAVY
RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE I 35 CORRIDOR INCLUDING AUSTIN
AND SAN ANTONIO AROUND MIDNIGHT. THEN HEAVY RAINFALL WILL PERSIST
THROUGH MUCH OF SUNDAY. RAINFALL TOTALS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE
FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES OR MORE
POSSIBLE.

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LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-MAVERICK-ZAVALA-
FRIO-ATASCOSA-WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-DIMMIT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LLANO...BURNET...GEORGETOWN...DEL RIO...
ROCKSPRINGS...LEAKEY...KERRVILLE...BANDERA...FREDERICKSBURG...
BOERNE...BLANCO...SAN MARCOS...AUSTIN...BASTROP...GIDDINGS...
BRACKETTVILLE...UVALDE...HONDO...SAN ANTONIO...NEW BRAUNFELS...
SEGUIN...LOCKHART...LA GRANGE...EAGLE PASS...CRYSTAL CITY...
PEARSALL...PLEASANTON...FLORESVILLE...KARNES CITY...GONZALES...
CUERO...HALLETTSVILLE...CARRIZO SPRINGS
152 PM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...INCLUDING THE
  COUNTIES OF...ATASCOSA...BANDERA...BASTROP...
  BEXAR...BLANCO...BURNET...CALDWELL...COMAL...DE WITT...
  DIMMIT...EDWARDS...FAYETTE...FRIO...GILLESPIE...GONZALES...
  GUADALUPE...HAYS...KARNES...KENDALL...KERR...KINNEY...LAVACA...
  LEE...LLANO...MAVERICK...MEDINA...REAL...TRAVIS...UVALDE...VAL
  VERDE...WILLIAMSON...WILSON AND ZAVALA.

* FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* PERSISTENT THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED
  TO DEVELOP AND SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE AREA. RAINFALL TOTALS OF
  2-4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH ISOLATED 6 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* DUE TO THE VERY MOIST CONDITIONS OF THE GROUNDS AND SOILS IN THE
  AREA...RAPID FLASH FLOODING OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND SOME
  ROADWAYS WILL BE POSSIBLE WHERE HEAVY RAINS DEVELOP. AREA RIVERS
  AND STREAMS ARE ALSO ELEVATED. SOME OF THESE RIVERS AND STREAMS
  MAY REACH THEIR FLOOD STAGES VERY QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN OR NEAR
THE WATCH AREA. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA...PLAN NOW FOR WHAT
YOU WILL DO IF FLASH FLOODING DEVELOPS. STAY INFORMED AND BE
READY TO ACT IF YOU SEE FLOODING OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS
ISSUED.

DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED ROADWAYS. THE MAJORITY OF FLOOD RELATED
FATALITIES OCCUR IN VEHICLES. IF YOU SEE A FLOODED
ROADWAY...REMEMBER...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

$$

TB3


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