Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
156 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

TXZ248>257-230400-
ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ZAPATA...HEBBRONVILLE...FALFURRIAS...
SARITA...RIO GRANDE CITY...ROMA...MCALLEN...EDINBURG...PHARR...
MISSION...WESLACO...RAYMONDVILLE...BROWNSVILLE...HARLINGEN...
PORT MANSFIELD...PORT ISABEL...SOUTH PADRE ISLAND...
LAGUNA HEIGHTS...LAGUNA VISTA
156 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...COLD FRONT TO USHER IN STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS TUESDAY...

THE STRONGEST FRONT OF DECEMBER SURGES THROUGH DEEP SOUTH TEXAS
AND THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING. MAIN IMPACT WITH THIS
FRONT WILL BE DEVELOPING STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. AS THE
FRONT PASSES BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASE
BETWEEN 20 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. A STRONG JET STREAM IN THE
MID LAYERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE MOVES RAPIDLY SOUTHEAST TRAVERSING
DEEP SOUTH TEXAS IN THE LATTER HALF OF THE AFTERNOON AND INTO
TUESDAY EVENING. WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED TO BECOME STRONGER AS THIS
WIND MAXIMUM MOVES OVERHEAD WITH AN INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH AND
GUSTS OF 45-50 MPH ANTICIPATED THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.
SUSTAINED WINDS DIMINISH A FEW HOURS AFTER SUNSET HOWEVER GUSTY
PERIODS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE STILL EXPECTED TO PERSIST MUCH OF THE
OVERNIGHT PERIOD. THERE IS HIGH CONFIDENCE OF A WIND ADVISORY
BEING ISSUED WITH LOWER CONFIDENCE OF A FEW HOURS OF HIGH WIND
GUSTS OF 50 MPH OR GREATER. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECORATIONS WILL BE
BLOWN AROUND AND POSSIBLY DAMAGED DUE TO THE STRONG GUSTY WINDS.
RESIDENTS MAY WANT TO SECURE LOSE OBJECTS LAWN FURNITURE AND TRASH
CAN AS WELL AS TIE DOWN ANY DECORATIONS THAT MAY THE TENDENCY TO
LOSE SUPPORT.

FOR MARINE INTEREST A GALE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. NORTHWEST WINDS TO QUICKLY INCREASE AS THE
FRONT PUSHES OFFSHORE BETWEEN 9 AND NOON. SUSTAINED WINDS TO
APPROACH 34 KNOTS WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45 KNOTS POSSIBLE TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ANY VESSELS NOT SECURED TO THEIR MOORINGS
COULD BE DAMAGED AS BAY WATERS BECOME VERY ROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. HAZARDOUS SEAS OFFSHORE TO DEVELOP STEADILY BUILDING
TO 10 FEET OR GREATER BY SUNSET AND NEAR 14 FEET OVERNIGHT. STRONG
OFFSHORE FLOW TO PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
CONDITIONS LIKELY TO FOLLOW ANY GALE WARNINGS THAT ARE ISSUED.


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