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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 12:03 PM CDT Sep. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in League City has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
northeastern Colorado County in southeastern Texas...
north central Wharton County in southeastern Texas...
southeastern Austin County in southeastern Texas...
northern Fort Bend County in southeastern Texas...
northern Brazoria County in southeastern Texas...
southern Waller County in southeastern Texas...
southwestern Harris County in southeastern Texas...

* until 300 PM CDT.

* At 1201 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain rates of two to four inches an hour across the warned
area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Sugar Land, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Stafford, Katy, Richmond,
Sealy, Brookshire, town west, Pecan Grove, Eldridge / West Oaks,
First Colony, Addicks park ten, mission Bend, Fresno, Meadows
place, East Bernard, Wallis, Fulshear and Pleak. Residents are
urged to stay put and do not venture out on roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.


Lat... Lon 2988 9563 2968 9561 2958 9542 2949 9577
      2951 9607 2964 9620 2971 9650 2988 9633
      2993 9583




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:56 AM CDT Sep. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has expanded
the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of southeast Texas...
including the following counties... Austin... Brazos...
Burleson... Grimes... Waller and Washington.

* Through this evening.

* The remnants of tropical depression Imelda should continue to
drift slowly north today as extremely warm and moist air flows
into southeast Texas today. This moisture will feed the
development of slow moving and training thunderstorms with
rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches per hour. A persistent swath of
storms across eastern Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers County
should wobble north then south early this morning. Storms should
continue to expand and develop further to the west as far out as
the College Station and Industry areas by mid to late morning.
Eventually a band of rainfall should develop and amounts across
the band of 3-5 inches should be common with isolated amounts
near 10 inches while outside of the band heavy rainfall may be
more scattered in nature with amounts of only 1 to 2 inches. The
heavy rains will not only cause street flooding but with the
elevated river and bayou levels more river flooding is likely to
occur. The Flash Flood Watch may need to be extended this
evening. The flood threat may begin to shift further north
tonight toward the Madisonville and Huntsville and Crockett
areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
the dangers of floods and flash floods. If flash flooding is
observed... act quickly. Move up to escape flood waters. Do not
stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:56 AM CDT Sep. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has expanded
the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of southeast Texas...
including the following counties... Austin... Brazos...
Burleson... Grimes... Waller and Washington.

* Through this evening.

* The remnants of tropical depression Imelda should continue to
drift slowly north today as extremely warm and moist air flows
into southeast Texas today. This moisture will feed the
development of slow moving and training thunderstorms with
rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches per hour. A persistent swath of
storms across eastern Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers County
should wobble north then south early this morning. Storms should
continue to expand and develop further to the west as far out as
the College Station and Industry areas by mid to late morning.
Eventually a band of rainfall should develop and amounts across
the band of 3-5 inches should be common with isolated amounts
near 10 inches while outside of the band heavy rainfall may be
more scattered in nature with amounts of only 1 to 2 inches. The
heavy rains will not only cause street flooding but with the
elevated river and bayou levels more river flooding is likely to
occur. The Flash Flood Watch may need to be extended this
evening. The flood threat may begin to shift further north
tonight toward the Madisonville and Huntsville and Crockett
areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
the dangers of floods and flash floods. If flash flooding is
observed... act quickly. Move up to escape flood waters. Do not
stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.