Flash Flood Watch
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1051 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

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BRAZOS-BURLESON-GRIMES-MADISON-SAN JACINTO-WALKER-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRENHAM...BRYAN...CALDWELL...
COLDSPRING...COLLEGE STATION...HUNTSVILLE...LAKE SOMERVILLE...
MADISONVILLE...NAVASOTA...SHEPHERD
1051 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NORTHERN COUNTIES OF SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS
HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THESE COUNTIES HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE AMOUNT OF
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL THAT WOULD NORMALLY WARRANT A CONTINUED FLOOD
WATCH. OTHER THAN SOME ISOLATED 6 INCH 24 HOUR AMOUNTS OVER SOUTHERN
SAN JACINTO COUNTY...MOST COMMUNITIES PICKED UP AN AVERAGE ONE HALF
AN INCH TO NEAR TWO INCHES OF RAIN. GROUNDS ARE NOT THAT SATURATED
AND CAN MOST LIKELY HANDLE ADDITIONAL FORECAST RAINFALL OF BETWEEN
A HALF AN INCH TO AROUND AN INCH THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

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AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-GALVESTON-HARRIS-
JACKSON-LIBERTY-MATAGORDA-MONTGOMERY-WALLER-WHARTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...BAY CITY...
BELLVILLE...BROOKSHIRE...CLEVELAND...COLUMBUS...CONROE...DAYTON...
EAGLE LAKE...EDNA...EL CAMPO...FREEPORT...FRIENDSWOOD...
GALVESTON...HEMPSTEAD...HOUSTON...HUMBLE...KATY...LAKE JACKSON...
LEAGUE CITY...LIBERTY...MISSOURI CITY...MONT BELVIEU...PALACIOS...
PASADENA...PEARLAND...PIERCE...PRAIRIE VIEW...RICHMOND...
ROSENBERG...SEALY...SUGAR LAND...TEXAS CITY...THE WOODLANDS...
TOMBALL...WEIMAR...WHARTON...WILLIS...WINNIE
1051 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  COUNTIES...AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...CHAMBERS...COLORADO...FORT
  BEND...GALVESTON...HARRIS...JACKSON...LIBERTY...MATAGORDA...
  MONTGOMERY...WALLER AND WHARTON.

* UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS THE REGION HAS RECEIVED COPIOUS AMOUNTS
  OF RAIN...AN AVERAGE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN WITH SOME ISOLATED
  AREAS PICKING UPWARDS OF 7 TO 8 INCHES. SHOWERS AND STORMS
  DEVELOPED EARLY THIS MORNING AND HAD LITTLE TO NO MOVEMENT.
  SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
  REDEVELOP LATER TODAY...POSSIBLY FURTHER SOUTH AS CENTRAL COUNTY
  MORNING ACTIVITY SAGS TOWARDS THE COAST. THE FORECAST IS FOR
  POCKETS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN TO PUT DOWN ANOTHER 1 TO 2
  INCHES OF RAIN...LOCALLY 2 TO 4 INCHES...THROUGH TONIGHT. THE
  POTENTIAL FOR TRAINING RAIN WILL ONLY EXACERBATE LOCALIZED
  FLOODING GENERALLY IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF HOUSTON AND POINTS
  WEST AND SOUTHWESTWARD. THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL LIKELY
  CAUSE NUISANCE STREET FLOODING AND LOW LYING AREAS TO GO UNDER
  WATER. MOTORISTS SHOULD AVOID ANY FLOODED ROADWAY.

  SOUTH MAYDE CREEK IN WESTERN HARRIS COUNTY IS CURRENTLY OUT OF
  BANKS. RESIDENTS THAT LIVE NEAR LOCAL BAYOUS NEED TO CLOSELY
  MONITOR BAYOU WATER LEVEL BEHAVIOR. DUE TO RECENT RUN-OFF
  ISSUES...A QUICK BURST OF EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OVER THESE BASINS
  WILL PROVIDE FOR RAPID BAYOU WATER RISES.

* TIMING AND LOCATION...PRECIPITATION IS ONGOING BUT SLOWLY
  WEAKENING THIS MORNING. A LATE MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON LULL
  IS EXPECTED OVER THE MORE POPULATED AREAS OF HARRIS...MONTGOMERY...FORT
  BEND...AND GALVESTON COUNTIES WITH A RE-GENERATION EXPECTED BY
  MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. PRIMARILY RAIN SHOULD BE FOCUSED FROM
  SOUTH OF A BELLVILLE TO CONROE TO LIBERTY LINE....SHIFTING
  SOUTHERLY THOUGH THE DAY. DAYTIME HEATING WILL AID IN
  REGENERATING ADDITIONAL POCKETS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN OR
  SHOWERY WEATHER...WITH VERY LOCALIZED STRONGER CELLS QUICKLY
  PRODUCING 2 TO 4 INCH PER HOUR RATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

DO 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.

TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

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