Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
240 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

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BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-LIBERTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...
CLEVELAND...DAYTON...FREEPORT...FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON...
LAKE JACKSON...LEAGUE CITY...LIBERTY...MONT BELVIEU...PEARLAND...
TEXAS CITY...WINNIE
240 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS EXPANDED
THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
 INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING BRAZORIA...CHAMBERS...GALVESTON ...AND
 LIBERTY.

* THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING

* UNUSUALLY MOIST TROPICAL AIR WILL CONTINUE TO FLOW INTO THE AREA
  THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT. STORMS WILL DEVELOP TO THE NORTH
  AND WEST OF THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON THEN EXPAND INTO THE
  REGION OVERNIGHT. THE GROUND IS SATURATED AND ANY RAINFALL WILL
  RAPIDLY CONVERT TO RUNOFF. THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
  INTENSE RAINFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR. THESE STORMS
  MAY BECOME ANCHORED IN AN EAST TO WEST BAND WITH STORMS MOVING
  NORTH NORTH COLLIDING WITH THE BOUNDARY AND PROBABLY
  INTENSIFYING RAIN RATES. WHERE THE BOUNDARY SETS UP IS STILL
  DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT BUT PROBABLY IN THE ZONE BETWEEN THE
  INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR AND COLLEGE STATION AND HUNTSVILLE.
  RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES SHOULD BE WIDESPREAD OVER THE
  WATCH AREA WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES. STREET
  FLOODING MAY BECOME WIDESPREAD IN THE WATCH AREA AND TRAVEL
  OVERNIGHT SHOULD BE RECONSIDERED. RIVERS AND STREAMS ACROSS THE
  WATCH AREA MAY QUICKLY FLOOD WITH THE HEAVY RAINFALL. STAY
  INFORMED ON THE WEATHER OVERNIGHT.

  THE RAINS SHOULD GRADUALLY MOVE OUT OF THE REGION SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. MORE STORMS MAY FORM SUNDAY AND THEN ANOTHER SYSTEM
  ARRIVES MONDAY AND TUESDAY BRINGING MORE RAINFALL.


* STREETS...BAYOUS...STREAMS AND RIVERS WILL LIKELY HAVE THE
  GREATEST IMPACTS FROM THE HEAVY RAINFALL. MOTORISTS AND PERSONS
  WITH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD STAY ABREAST OF THE LATEST
  FORECASTS AND HAVE CONTINGENCY PLANS IN PLACE WHEN THE HEAVY
  RAIN ARRIVES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

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AUSTIN-BRAZOS-BURLESON-COLORADO-FORT BEND-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-
MADISON-MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-
WASHINGTON-WHARTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLVILLE...BRENHAM...BROOKSHIRE...
BRYAN...CALDWELL...COLDSPRING...COLLEGE STATION...COLUMBUS...
CONROE...CORRIGAN...CROCKETT...EAGLE LAKE...EL CAMPO...GROVETON...
HEMPSTEAD...HOUSTON...HUMBLE...HUNTSVILLE...KATY...
LAKE SOMERVILLE...LIVINGSTON...MADISONVILLE...MISSOURI CITY...
NAVASOTA...ONALASKA...PASADENA...PIERCE...PRAIRIE VIEW...
RICHMOND...ROSENBERG...SEALY...SHEPHERD...SUGAR LAND...
THE WOODLANDS...TOMBALL...TRINITY...WEIMAR...WHARTON...WILLIS
240 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
 AUSTIN...BRAZOS...BURLESON...COLORADO...FORT ...BEND...
 GRIMES...HARRIS...HOUSTON...MADISON...MONTGOMERY...POLK...SAN
 JACINTO...TRINITY...WALKER...WALLER...WASHINGTON AND WHARTON.

* THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING

UNUSUALLY MOIST TROPICAL AIR WILL CONTINUE TO FLOW INTO THE AREA
  THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT. STORMS WILL DEVELOP TO THE NORTH
  AND WEST OF THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON THEN EXPAND INTO THE
  REGION OVERNIGHT. THE GROUND IS SATURATED AND ANY RAINFALL WILL
  RAPIDLY CONVERT TO RUNOFF. THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
  INTENSE RAINFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR. THESE STORMS
  MAY BECOME ANCHORED IN AN EAST TO WEST BAND WITH STORMS MOVING
  NORTH NORTH COLLIDING WITH THE BOUNDARY AND PROBABLY
  INTENSIFYING RAIN RATES. WHERE THE BOUNDARY SETS UP IS STILL
  DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT BUT PROBABLY IN THE ZONE BETWEEN THE
  INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR AND COLLEGE STATION AND HUNTSVILLE.
  RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES SHOULD BE WIDESPREAD OVER THE
  WATCH AREA WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES. STREET
  FLOODING MAY BECOME WIDESPREAD IN THE WATCH AREA AND TRAVEL
  OVERNIGHT SHOULD BE RECONSIDERED. RIVERS AND STREAMS ACROSS THE
  WATCH AREA MAY QUICKLY FLOOD WITH THE HEAVY RAINFALL. STAY
  INFORMED ON THE WEATHER OVERNIGHT.

  THE RAINS SHOULD GRADUALLY MOVE OUT OF THE REGION SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. MORE STORMS MAY FORM SUNDAY AND THEN ANOTHER SYSTEM
  ARRIVES MONDAY AND TUESDAY BRINGING MORE RAINFALL.


* STREETS...BAYOUS...STREAMS AND RIVERS WILL LIKELY HAVE THE
  GREATEST IMPACTS FROM THE HEAVY RAINFALL. MOTORISTS AND PERSONS
  WITH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD STAY ADO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
  INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH
  MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. VEHICLES
  CAUGHT IN RISING WATER SHOULD BE ABANDONED QUICKLY. IF YOUR
  VEHICLE STALLS...ABANDON IT AND SEEK HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
  RAPIDLY RISING WATER MAY ENGULF YOUR VEHICLE AND ITS OCCUPANTS
  AND SWEEP THEM AWAY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.BREAST OF THE LATEST
  FORECASTS AND HAVE CONTINGENCY PLANS IN PLACE WHEN THE HEAVY
  RAIN ARRIVES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$



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