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national weather service austin san antonio tx
451 am cdt Thu aug 24 2017
Tropical update harvey upgraded to tropical storm
tropical storm warnings have been issued for the southeast portions
of south central texas including atascosa, wilson, karnes, dewitt,
gonzales, and lavaca counties due to increased confidence for
tropical storm force winds reaching those areas. Additionally,
confidence in the potential for a life-threatening rainfall event
continues to increase for parts of south central texas including san
antonio as well as areas further east along and south of the i-10
corridor. As a result, a flash flood watch will be issued beginning
Friday afternoon and lasting through at least Sunday morning. The
watch will likely require an extension, both in area and timing, as
the system continues to evolve.
Please see our "messaging key points" which are revised below.
Messaging key points:
1) tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of south central
texas, mostly south of i-10 and along and east of i-35 i-37.
2) harvey is expected to intensify into at least a low end category 1
hurricane prior to making landfall late Friday night or early
Saturday morning somewhere along the middle texas gulf coast. Any
further intensification may require an expansion of the tropical
storm warning area over portions of south central texas.
3) a flash flood watch will go into effect Friday afternoon through
at least Sunday morning for areas east of i-35 and along and south of
i-10 including the city of san antonio.
4) the flash flood watch will likely need to be extended in time and
area as the system evolves through the weekend.
5) average rainfall amounts of 8 to 15 inches with isolated totals
up to 20 inches will be possible in the area under a flash flood
watch east of i-35 i-37 and south of i-10. Rainfall amounts of 5 to
10 inches are expected outside of the watch area along and east of
i-35, with totals of less than 5 inches expected west of i-35.
6) there remains uncertainty in the forecast track of harvey after
landfall. Small changes to the track or speed of harvey could result
in large changes to flooding across south central texas.
Short term (today through Friday)
Convective activity has finally dissipated across south central
texas tonight with only very isolated showers anticipated through the
overnight and morning hours. A weak stationary front reinforced by
an outflow boundary left behind by this evening's convection remains
over southern portions of south central texas, stretching from
hallettsville to pleasanton to eagle pass. This frontal zone should
serve as a weak focus for convection early this afternoon, but we
should also see additional development along the higher terrain of
the hill country similar to yesterday. Therefore, scattered showers
and thunderstorms will be expected across most of the region with
coverage a bit more isolated further west towards the rio grande
plains. Increasing moisture aloft will cause more moist-adiabatic
temperature profiles today to decrease the wind threat aside from
brief localized downbursts while increasing the threat of brief
localized heavy downpours of 2-3 inches. Minor advisory-level flooding
will be possible due to relatively slow northerly storm motions, but
the isolated nature of the heavy downpours and relatively high flash
flood guidance values make flash flooding unlikely today. Although we
should have a lull in convective activity overnight into Friday
morning due to loss of daytime heating and subsidence ahead of
harvey, we have maintained 20-30 pops over the region due to the weak
frontal zone over the region.
The mid-to-upper level ridge that will be further weakening and
lifting northwest into the desert southwest today will allow harvey
to track north-northwest into a weakness towards the middle texas
gulf coast for Friday. Hi-res models are suggesting that the weak|
subsidence and high clouds ahead of harvey will limit convective
coverage for most of the region into Friday afternoon, but we still
have 30-40 pops over most of the region due to weak frontal forcing.
The outer rainbands of harvey should begin to move into karnes,
dewitt, and lavaca counties by the afternoon hours, so we have 50-60
pops with the mention of locally heavy rainfall in the grids for
those areas. Therefore, we are issuing a flash flood watch beginning
at 1 pm on Friday to account for the possibility of flash flooding in
these counties as early as Friday afternoon, with flooding possible
in counties further north and west as early as Friday evening. The
current watch area includes atascosa, bexar, comal, caldwell, and
fayette counties and all counties south and east of those in the
coastal plains. However, we stress that any northward or westward
track of harvey and where it will eventually slow and stall would
result in a northward and or westward expansion of the watch area.
Long term (Friday night through Wednesday)
Although the forecast track for harvey remains relatively uncertain,
the one area where we have high confidence in the forecast is that
harvey will slow down once it makes landfall late Friday night or
early Saturday morning. As has been discussed previously, the main
reasoning for this is that the steering currents will collapse as
south and south central texas remain in a "col" region between a
blocking subtropical high over the four corners region and another
ridge over the eastern gulf without a trough capable of ingesting
harvey into the westerlies. Thus, the current NHC track has harvey
making landfall near corpus christi before stalling in the vicinity
of bee county just south of our CWA on Sunday into Monday and sliding
back south towards corpus christi on Monday into Tuesday. This
generally reflects the ensemble consensus which has some tracks that
recurve harvey to both the west and east, but generally has the bulk
of them stalling it over south and south central texas. Therefore,
several days of heavy rainfall will be possible, particularly over
our southern and southeastern counties where the flash flood watch is
in place and 8-15 inches of rainfall with isolated totals up to 20
inches are expected. Although this watch currently expires on Sunday
morning at 7 am, it will most likely have to be extended in time with
the area refined once we have stronger confidence in where harvey
will stall and where the biggest problem spots are at based on the
rainfall that falls through the first half of the weekend.
Global models are still predicting that a trough will dig south from
ontario into the ohio river valley on Monday into Tuesday. This
should eventually bring about the extratropical transition of harvey
and recurvature of the system into the westerlies on Tuesday into
Wednesday ending rain chances over the region. However, this trough
is a bit delayed and further east than previous model runs, resulting
in some models taking harvey west towards the rio grande into the
middle of next week. We will stick with the model consensus for now
and remain optimistic that harvey will become ingested into the
westerlies by the middle of next week.
Preliminary point temps pops
Austin camp mabry 95 75 94 74 85 40 30 30 50 80
austin bergstrom intl airport 95 75 94 74 84 40 30 30 50 80
new braunfels muni airport 95 74 93 73 85 40 30 30 60 80
burnet muni airport 89 71 89 69 83 50 30 30 30 60
del rio intl airport 98 75 96 74 93 30 20 30 40 30
georgetown muni airport 91 72 91 71 83 40 30 30 40 70
hondo muni airport 96 73 95 72 89 30 20 30 40 60
san marcos muni airport 96 74 94 73 84 40 30 30 60 80
la grange - fayette regional 96 75 93 74 85 40 30 50 80 90
san antonio intl airport 94 75 92 74 86 40 20 30 50 70
stinson muni airport 94 75 92 74 85 30 20 30 60 70
Ewx watches warnings advisories
Tropical storm watch for the following counties: de witt...
fayette... Gonzales... Karnes... Lavaca... Wilson.
Mesoscale aviation... Lh
synoptic grids... Hampshire
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|San Antonio, San Antonio International Airport, TX||4 mi||45 min||N 4||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||78°F||70°F||76%||1010.9 hPa|
|Kelly Air Force Base, TX||9 mi||98 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||76°F||71°F||84%||1011.3 hPa|
|San Antonio, Stinson Municipal Airport, TX||13 mi||43 min||N 3||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||80°F||72°F||76%||1010.4 hPa|
|Randolph Air Force Base, TX||13 mi||1.7 hrs||NW 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||75°F||75°F||99%||1011.9 hPa|
|San Antonio Boerne Stage Field, TX||17 mi||61 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||72°F||68°F||88%||1014.2 hPa|
|Castroville Municipal Airport, TX||21 mi||61 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||76°F||68°F||76%||1013.5 hPa|
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