Severe Weather Statement
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
850 AM CDT SUN JUL 17 2016

TXC167-171400-
/O.CON.KHGX.TO.W.0023.000000T0000Z-160717T1400Z/
GALVESTON TX-
850 AM CDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM CDT FOR WEST
CENTRAL GALVESTON COUNTY...

AT 846 AM CDT...THE PARENT CELL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WATERSPOUT THAT
MOVED ONSHORE TO PRODUCE A TORNADO IS NOW LOCATED NEAR THE GALVESTON CAUSEWAY
MOVING NORTH AROUND 15 MPH. NO ADDITIONAL REPORTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED WITH THIS
CELL...BUT THE WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE UNTIL 9 AM.

HAZARD...TORNADO.

SOURCE...WEATHER SPOTTERS CONFIRMED WATERSPOUT MOVING ONSHORE.

IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
         SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE
         TO ROOFS...WINDOWS...AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR.  TREE DAMAGE
         IS LIKELY.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GALVESTON CAUSEWAY...GALVESTON ISLAND WEST END...TEXAS CITY...
LA MARQUE...HITCHCOCK...BAYOU VISTA...TIKI ISLAND...SCHLITTERBAHN...
SCHOLES FIELD...MOODY GARDENS...OFFATTS BAYOU AND PELICAN ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A
BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY
BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS...IN A MOBILE HOME...OR
IN A VEHICLE...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 2921 9488 2928 9508 2946 9488 2925 9479
TIME...MOT...LOC 1346Z 145DEG 4KT 2926 9488

TORNADO...OBSERVED
HAIL...<.75IN

$$



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