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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
940 PM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

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/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
940 PM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH 7PM CDT FRIDAY 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 7PM CDT FRIDAY EVENING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE ENDED OVER THE AREA FOR TONIGHT.
  HOWEVER ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP ALONG A
  FRONTAL BOUNDARY FROM SOUTH OF BRENHAM TO HOUSTON TO GALVESTON.
  THESE AREAS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN ON
  AVERAGE WITH SOME LOCALIZED AREAS OF 5 INCHES OF RAIN. ANY
  ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL QUICKLY RUN OFF AND CAUSE FLOODING IN
  LOW LYING AREAS AND ALLOW FOR BAYOUS TO QUICKLY RISE. THESE
  STORMS WILL AGAIN BE CAPABLE OF 2 INCH AN HOUR RAINFALL RATES
  AND ANOTHER 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. THIS
  ADDITIONAL RAINFALL COULD CAUSE FLOODING AGAIN.

* TIMING...STORMS COULD DEVELOP AGAIN SOUTH OF BRENHAM FROM 4AM TO
  9AM WITH ADDITIONAL STORMS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED
  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY CONTINUE INTO THE LATE AFTERNOON
  AND DISSIPATE WITH THE LOSS OF DAY TIME HEATING.

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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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
339 PM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

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PARMER-CASTRO-SWISHER-BRISCOE-BAILEY-LAMB-HALE-FLOYD-MOTLEY-
COTTLE-COCHRAN-HOCKLEY-LUBBOCK-CROSBY-DICKENS-KING-YOAKUM-TERRY-
LYNN-GARZA-KENT-STONEWALL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRIONA...BOVINA...DIMMITT...HART...
TULIA...SILVERTON...QUITAQUE...MULESHOE...LITTLEFIELD...OLTON...
PLAINVIEW...FLOYDADA...LOCKNEY...MATADOR...ROARING SPRINGS...
PADUCAH...MORTON...LEVELLAND...LUBBOCK...SLATON...WOLFFORTH...
CROSBYTON...RALLS...DICKENS...SPUR...GUTHRIE...PLAINS...
DENVER CITY...BROWNFIELD...TAHOKA...ODONNELL...POST...JAYTON...
ASPERMONT
339 PM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST TEXAS AND THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHWEST TEXAS...BAILEY...
  COCHRAN...COTTLE...CROSBY...DICKENS...FLOYD...GARZA...HALE...
  HOCKLEY...KENT...KING...LAMB...LUBBOCK...LYNN...MOTLEY...
  STONEWALL...TERRY AND YOAKUM. IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...
  BRISCOE...CASTRO...PARMER AND SWISHER.

* THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE ODILE...CURRENTLY OVER SOUTHERN
  NEW MEXICO...ARE EXPECTED TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARD WEST TEXAS OVER
  THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE AIRMASS ACROSS THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS
  REGION JUST IN ADVANCE OF ODILE REMAINS SATURATED...WHILE THE
  GROUND HAS BEEN SOAKED BY SEVERAL RECENT RAIN STORMS. THIS WILL
  BRING POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE RANGE OF 1 TO
  4 INCHES...WHILE LOCALLY HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY AS
  WELL. AND SINCE RUN-OFF POTENTIAL WILL BE HIGH...THESE RAIN
  AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE AREAL FLOODING OR LOCAL FLASH FLOODING.

* AREAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...
  INCLUDING LOW LYING ROADWAYS IN URBAN AREAS...NEAR PLAYA
  LAKES..AND ALONG CREEKS AND DRAWS. POCKETS OF FLASH FLOODING
  WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AREAS PRONE TO RAPID RUNOFF SUCH AS THE EDGE
  OF THE CAPROCK ESCARPMENT.

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.

&&

$$

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