Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Tuesday Night

Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Tuesday Night
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Monday, January 7, 2013 - 4:27pm

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
301 PM CST MON JAN 7 2013

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ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ZAPATA...HEBBRONVILLE...FALFURRIAS...
SARITA...RIO GRANDE CITY...ROMA...MCALLEN...EDINBURG...PHARR...
MISSION...WESLACO...RAYMONDVILLE...BROWNSVILLE...HARLINGEN...
PORT MANSFIELD...PORT ISABEL...SOUTH PADRE ISLAND...
LAGUNA HEIGHTS...LAGUNA VISTA
301 PM CST MON JAN 7 2013

...RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING...

CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME FAVORABLE LATE TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF DEEP SOUTH TEXAS. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BECOME
SEVERE.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME THE HIGHEST RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER
EXISTS ACROSS ZAPATA...BROOKS...STARR...JIM HOGG...AND KENEDY
COUNTIES. THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR SEVERE WEATHER IN THESE AREAS
WOULD BE BETWEEN 6 PM TUESDAY AND 3 AM WEDNESDAY. TORNADOES AND
DAMAGING WINDS ARE THE MAIN THREAT...WITH SOME HAIL OF UP TO
QUARTER SIZE POSSIBLE.

STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM A LINE THAT WILL MOVE EAST INCREASING
THE SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL BETWEEN 9PM AND 3AM FOR WESTERN
PORTIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...AND INTO THE LOWER VALLEY
BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6AM. DAMAGING WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WOULD BE
THE MAIN THREAT WITH THESE STORMS WITH ISOLATED TORNADOES ALSO
POSSIBLE IN STRONGER CELLS. SOME CHANGES TO THE TIMING IS POSSIBLE
AND THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW FAR EAST SEVERE STORMS
WILL TRACK.

RESIDENTS OF DEEP SOUTH TEXAS AND THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY ARE URGED
TO MONITOR THIS DEVELOPING WEATHER SITUATION AND BE PREPARED TO
TAKE ACTION IF SEVERE WEATHER THREATENS. THE AVERAGE LEAD TIME FOR
A TORNADO WARNING IS ONLY 13 MINUTES FROM THE TIME THE WARNING IS
ISSUED UNTIL DAMAGE OCCURS AND IS OFTEN MUCH LESS...SO ACT QUICKLY
IF A WARNING IS ISSUED OR SEVERE WEATHER THREATENS. RESIDENTS OF
MOBILE HOMES OR LESSER CONSTRUCTED BUILDINGS SHOULD PAY PARTICULAR
ATTENTION AND BE PREPARED TO FIND STRONGER SHELTER.
 

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