Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
430 AM CDT TUE JUL 19 2016

TXZ178-179-199-200-210>214-226-227-235>238-191700-
SAN JACINTO-POLK-MONTGOMERY-LIBERTY-COLORADO-AUSTIN-WALLER-HARRIS-
CHAMBERS-WHARTON-FORT BEND-JACKSON-MATAGORDA-BRAZORIA-GALVESTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SHEPHERD...COLDSPRING...LIVINGSTON...
CORRIGAN...ONALASKA...THE WOODLANDS...CONROE...WILLIS...LIBERTY...
CLEVELAND...DAYTON...COLUMBUS...EAGLE LAKE...WEIMAR...SEALY...
BELLVILLE...HEMPSTEAD...PRAIRIE VIEW...BROOKSHIRE...HOUSTON...
PASADENA...KATY...TOMBALL...HUMBLE...WINNIE...MONT BELVIEU...
ANAHUAC...EL CAMPO...WHARTON...PIERCE...SUGAR LAND...
MISSOURI CITY...RICHMOND...ROSENBERG...EDNA...BAY CITY...
PALACIOS...PEARLAND...LAKE JACKSON...ALVIN...ANGLETON...
FREEPORT...LEAGUE CITY...TEXAS CITY...FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON
430 AM CDT TUE JUL 19 2016

...FUNNELS AND WATERSPOUTS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING...

CONDITIONS ARE SOMEWHAT FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUD AND WATERSPOUT
DEVELOPMENT THIS MORNING WITH DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE IN PLACE
ACROSS THE REGION.

FUNNELS IN THIS TYPE AIRMASS ARE USUALLY SHORT LASTING AND RARELY
REACH THE GROUND. HOWEVER...DO KEEP AN EYE TO THE SKY IF ONE IS
OBSERVED AND BE PREPARED TO SEEK SHELTER IF IT APPEARS TO DESCEND
CLOSER TO THE GROUND. THEY CAN AND SOMETIMES DO BRIEFLY TOUCHDOWN
AND PRODUCE SOME LOCALLY STRONG WINDS.

WATERSPOUTS TYPICALLY FORM IN THE MORNING HOURS OFFSHORE AND IN
THE BAYS. DESPITE ANY MYTHS...THEY ARE HAZARDOUS TO BOATERS AND
BEACH GOERS AS THEY CAN PRODUCE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH. IF SUCH
A FEATURE IS OBSERVED...MOVE AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE FROM ITS
APPARENT MOTION AND DO NOT TRY TO NAVIGATE THROUGH ONE. THOSE ON
THE BEACH...SEEK STURDY SHELTER UNTIL IT HAS PASSED OR DISSIPATES.

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