Storm Knocks Out Power

Storm Knocks Out Power
Victor Blanco
Weather Talk
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:49pm

A moderate t-storm rolled through Brownsville Monday at approximately 1:50 pm.  A peak gust of 53 mph registered at the airport, and a total of 0.18 inches of rain fell into the rain gage. 

This gust was enough to know over a couple of power lines and consequently knock out power for numerous Brownsville residents.

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) issued a statement regarding the storm's damage:  "The majority of BPUB customers were affected by two electrical poles that fell down with the wind. This resulted in approximately 1,122 customers losing power for about an hour. There were also other sporadic outages reported."

In addition to the inland storms, even stronger t-showers cropped up off shore.  A special Marine Warning was issued east of Port Mansfield early Monday afternoon.

Could we see more t-showers this week?  Yes, with the best chances on Wednesday and Saturday.  To view my long range forecast, please click here..

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