Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Victoria (TXZ234) Texas Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Watch - Victoria (Texas)


Updated:Wed, 20-Jun-2018 3:25am CDT
Effective:Wed, 20-Jun-2018 3:25am CDT
Expires:Thu, 21-Jun-2018 6:00am CDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Aransas Islands; Bee; Calhoun Islands; Coastal Aransas; Coastal Calhoun; Coastal Kleberg; Coastal Nueces; Coastal Refugio; Coastal San Patricio; Duval; Goliad; Inland Calhoun; Inland Kleberg; Inland Nueces; Inland Refugio; Inland San Patricio; Jim Wells; Kleberg Islands; Live Oak; Nueces Islands; Victoria
 
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...flash flood watch in effect through tonight for much of south texas...
.plentiful tropical moisture due to a mid level and surface trough over the area will produce areas of heavy rainfall. Persistent heavy rainfall has resulted in significant flooding across the region. Additional rainfall today and tonight, along with the heavy rainfall obtained before sunrise this morning, will likely produce additional flooding. Many areas have received over 5 inches of rainfall since sunday, and any additional rainfall will only fall into already swollen or near swollen rivers and creeks as soils are saturated. Depending on how long the tropical moisture lingers over the area, the flash flood watch may need to be extended for portions of the south texas on thursday, or extended farther west later today or tonight.
...flash flood watch now in effect through late tonight...
The flash flood watch is now in effect for
* a portion of south texas, including the following areas, aransas islands, bee, calhoun islands, coastal aransas, coastal calhoun, coastal kleberg, coastal nueces, coastal refugio, coastal san patricio, duval, goliad, inland calhoun, inland kleberg, inland nueces, inland refugio, inland san patricio, jim wells, kleberg islands, live oak, nueces islands, and victoria.
* through late tonight or 6 am thursday morning
* persistent heavy rainfall due to tropical moisture will result in flash flooding over the watch area. On top of the 5 to over 10 inches of rainfall some areas will have received from sunday through wednesday morning, rainfall rates of 2-4 inches per hour or higher will likely cause water to rapidly accumulate over some areas.
* additional amounts of 1 to 3 inches can be expected across the coastal bend and victoria crossroads area from 6 am wednesday through 6 am thursday morning. Some areas may see 1 to 3 inch amounts before sunrise today. As with nearly all flash flood events, locally higher amounts can be expected.
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