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NWS Houston – Galveston Update: Monitoring Gulf of Mexico for Possible Development, No Current Threat to Texas

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Good afternoon,
Bottom Line

The tropics remain active this afternoon and are expected to remain active over the next week. While we are currently monitoring Hurricane Irma, an area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche, and a wave in the central Atlantic, none of these systems pose a threat to Southeast Texas at this time.

Generally dry conditions are expected through the remainder of today, with isolated to scattered showers possible Tuesday into early Wednesday along and ahead of a cold front moving off the area. This cold front is expected to sweep off the Upper Texas coast Wednesday morning and push the area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche into Mexico, with no impacts expected in Southeast Texas at this time.

Hurricane Irma continues to approach the Leeward Islands this afternoon and is expected to move west to west-northwest towards Florida over the next few days. No impacts are expected in Southeast Texas from Hurricane Irma at this time.

Melissa Huffman
National Weather Service – Houston/Galveston, TX
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ICYMI: Sen. Cruz: Texas' Main Priority is Preservation of Life; Thereafter We Will Rebuild

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On Monday and Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke with several radio and TV outlets to provide updates on local and state responses to the continuing rescue efforts for Texans affected by the ongoing impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Excerpts of Sen. Cruz's interviews and links to the full interviews can be found below. …read more

Source:: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz


Update from LCRA: Lakes Bastrop and Fayette closed

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  • LCRA has closed lakes Bastrop and Fayette to recreational boating because of dangerous conditions caused by Hurricane Harvey.
  • LCRA is closely monitoring the storm and has staff on duty round-the-clock at the River Operations Center and each of the dams along the Highland Lakes in case floodgate operations are needed.
  • See the LCRA Hydromet for rainfall totals, lake levels and streamflow throughout the lower Colorado River basin.
  • Matagorda Bay Nature Park, Oak Thicket Park and Park Prairie also are closed. For more information, see the LCRA Park Alerts page.


Clara Tuma
Lower Colorado River Authority | Public Information Officer 


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Harvey, now a hurricane, has the potential to become a major category 3 hurricane before landfall. Extremely high rainfall amounts could lead to a catastrophic flood event some areas. Life threatening storm surge and winds possible as well especially down the coast toward Matagorda, Jackson and Brazoria Counties. See attached for details.

Dan Reilly
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston

Flash Flood Watch from 8/25/2017 4:00 AM to 8/28/2017 7:00 AM CDT for Victoria County, Calhoun County, Goliad County.

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McMullen-Live Oak-Bee-Goliad-Victoria-Duval-Jim Wells-Kleberg-
Nueces-San Patricio-Aransas-Refugio-Calhoun-
Including the cities of Calliham, Cross, Loma Alta, Tilden,
George West, Three Rivers, Beeville, Goliad, Victoria, Freer,
Benavides, San Diego, Alice, Orange Grove, Kingsville,
Corpus Christi, Portland, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Sinton,
Mathis, Rockport, Refugio, Woodsboro, and Port Lavaca
444 PM CDT Thu Aug 24 2017
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* A portion of South Texas, including the following areas,
Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Duval, Goliad, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Live
Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, and Victoria.
* From 4 AM CDT Friday through Monday morning
* Heavy rains from Harvey will impact much of South Texas late
this week into the weekend. A prolonged heavy rain and flash
flood threat may evolve over parts of the area. The heaviest
rains are most likely to occur east of Interstate 37. Rainfall
amounts between 15 to 25 inches is expected with isolated
higher amounts up to 35 inches possible. Lower rainfall amounts
will occur further to the south and west, but significant
flooding will still be possible.
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.