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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
447 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-231800-
/O.NEW.KHGX.FF.A.0008.150524T0000Z-150526T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-
MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WHARTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...BAY CITY...
BELLVILLE...BRENHAM...BROOKSHIRE...BRYAN...CALDWELL...CLEVELAND...
COLDSPRING...COLLEGE STATION...COLUMBUS...CONROE...CORRIGAN...
CROCKETT...DAYTON...EAGLE LAKE...EDNA...EL CAMPO...FREEPORT...
FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON...GROVETON...HEMPSTEAD...HOUSTON...
HUMBLE...HUNTSVILLE...KATY...LAKE JACKSON...LAKE SOMERVILLE...
LEAGUE CITY...LIBERTY...LIVINGSTON...MADISONVILLE...
MISSOURI CITY...MONT BELVIEU...NAVASOTA...ONALASKA...PALACIOS...
PASADENA...PEARLAND...PIERCE...PRAIRIE VIEW...RICHMOND...
ROSENBERG...SEALY...SHEPHERD...SUGAR LAND...TEXAS CITY...
THE WOODLANDS...TOMBALL...TRINITY...WEIMAR...WHARTON...WILLIS...
WINNIE
447 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING
 THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...BRAZOS...
 BURLESON...CHAMBERS...COLORADO...FORT BEND...GALVESTON...
 GRIMES...HARRIS...HOUSTON...JACKSON...LIBERTY...MADISON...
 MATAGORDA...MONTGOMERY...POLK...SAN JACINTO...TRINITY...
 WALKER...WALLER...WASHINGTON AND WHARTON.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* A SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE COMPLEX WILL TAP INTO
  PACIFIC MOISTURE AND GULF MOISTURE TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL TO
  THE REGION. TWO SYSTEMS ARE EXPECTED TO SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE
  REGION. THE FIRST SHOULD ARRIVE IN THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE
  AREA TONIGHT THEN SHIFT EASTWARD SUNDAY. THE SECOND IS EXPECTED
  MONDAY AND CONTINUE INTO THE LATE EVENING HOURS MONDAY. THESE
  STORMS MAY HIT THE SAME AREAS AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF INTENSE
  RAIN RATES. WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS
  EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
  ISOLATED TOTALS OF 8 TO 11 INCHES ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...WITH THE GROUND ACROSS THE AREA SATURATED AND THE
  LARGER RIVER SWOLLEN FROM THE HEAVY RAINS OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS
  THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING IS HIGH AS IS THE THREAT OF
  MAINSTEM RIVER FLOODING. THE INTENSE RAIN RATES AND THE
  LIKELIHOOD OF STORMS MOVING OVER THE SAME AREAS IN QUICK
  SUCCESSION WILL PRODUCE STREET FLOODING. OVER TIME THE RIVER MAY
  CLIMB OUT OF BANKS WITH MAINSTEM RIVER FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT
  MAJOR FLOODING IS A POSSIBILITY.

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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