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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
434 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

TXZ197-199-200-210>214-226-227-235>238-192000-
/O.EXT.KHGX.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-140920T0300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-GALVESTON-HARRIS-
JACKSON-LIBERTY-MATAGORDA-MONTGOMERY-WALLER-WASHINGTON-WHARTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...BAY CITY...
BELLVILLE...BRENHAM...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
434 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH 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...WASHINGTON AND WHARTON.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* OVER THE LAST WEEK THE AREA HAS RECEIVED ABUNDANT RAINFALL AND
  MORE RECENTLY OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS MUCH OF THE AREA HAS HAD 1
  TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN WITH SOME ISOLATED AREAS WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES.
  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED EARLY THIS MORNING AND WERE
  NEARLY STATIONARY. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND THE STORMS WILL EASILY BE
  CAPABLE TO 2 INCH PER HOUR RAINFALL RATES. THE POTENTIAL FOR
  STORMS TO LINE UP AND PASS OVER THE SAME AREA WILL BE HIGHER
  TODAY AND THIS COULD LEAD TO SOME AREAS RECEIVING AMOUNTS OF 1
  TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES. THIS
  ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLOODING AGAIN ESPECIALLY
  STREET FLOODING. MOTORISTS SHOULD AVOID FLOODED ROADWAYS.

* TIMING...STORMS WERE ONGOING THIS MORNING AND SHOULD CONTINUE
  THROUGHOUT THE DAY. BY LATE AFTERNOON THE STORMS SHOULD BE
  FOCUSED FROM AROUND COLLEGE STATION TO THE HOUSTON AREA AND
  SHIFTING SOUTHWESTWARD. DAYTIME HEATING COULD WORSEN THE STORMS
  AND MORE INTENSE RAINFALL RATES COULD BE POSSIBLE.

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!

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
434 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

TXZ176>178-195-196-198-192000-
/O.EXB.KHGX.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-140920T0300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
BRAZOS-BURLESON-GRIMES-MADISON-SAN JACINTO-WALKER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRYAN...CALDWELL...COLDSPRING...
COLLEGE STATION...HUNTSVILLE...LAKE SOMERVILLE...MADISONVILLE...
NAVASOTA...SHEPHERD
434 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS EXPANDED
THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
 INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...BRAZOS...BURLESON...
 GRIMES...MADISON...SAN JACINTO AND WALKER.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* OVER THE LAST WEEK THE AREA HAS RECEIVED ABUNDANT RAINFALL AND
  MORE RECENTLY OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS MUCH OF THE AREA HAS HAD 1
  TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN WITH SOME ISOLATED AREAS WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES.
  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED EARLY THIS MORNING AND WERE
  NEARLY STATIONARY. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND THE STORMS WILL EASILY BE
  CAPABLE TO 2 INCH PER HOUR RAINFALL RATES. THE POTENTIAL FOR
  STORMS TO LINE UP AND PASS OVER THE SAME AREA WILL BE HIGHER
  TODAY AND THIS COULD LEAD TO SOME AREAS RECEIVING AMOUNTS OF 1
  TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES. THIS
  ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLOODING AGAIN ESPECIALLY
  STREET FLOODING. MOTORISTS SHOULD AVOID FLOODED ROADWAYS.

* TIMING...STORMS WERE ONGOING THIS MORNING AND SHOULD CONTINUE
  THROUGHOUT THE DAY. BY LATE AFTERNOON THE STORMS SHOULD BE
  FOCUSED FROM AROUND COLLEGE STATION TO THE HOUSTON AREA AND
  SHIFTING SOUTHWESTWARD. DAYTIME HEATING COULD WORSEN THE STORMS
  AND MORE INTENSE RAINFALL RATES COULD BE POSSIBLE.

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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