Northwest Houston, TX during the early morning.
Northwest Houston, TX during the late afternoon.
Notes: A big layer of bright white mixed with light to dark grey, thick, flat, puffy, low stratus clouds looked to cover the whole sky in northwest and west Houston, TX during the early morning. A big layer of bright white mixed with light to dark grey and blueish grey, thick, flat, puffy, low stratus clouds looked to cover the whole sky in west Houston, TX during the mid and late morning, and afternoon. A big layer of bright white mixed with light to dark grey and blueish grey, thick, flat, puffy, low stratus clouds looked to cover the whole sky in northwest Houston, TX during the late afternoon and evening. A big layer of bright white mixed with light to dark grey, thick, flat, puffy, low stratus clouds looked to cover the whole sky in northwest Houston, TX during the night. The wind speeds looked to be calm with maybe some moderate to moderately strong wind gusts in northwest and west Houston, TX during the early morning. The wind speeds looked to be calm with some moderate to moderately strong gusts in west Houston, TX during the mid and late morning, and afternoon. The wind speeds looked to be calm with maybe some moderate to moderately strong gusts in northwest Houston, TX during the late afternoon, evening, and night. It felt cool in northwest and west Houston, TX during the early morning. It felt warm in west Houston, TX during the mid-morning. It felt warm with a little cool wind in west Houston, TX during the late morning. It started to feel cool in west Houston, TX during the early afternoon. It felt cool in west Houston, TX during the mid and late afternoon. It felt cool in northwest Houston, TX during the evening and night. There was a 40 to 100 percent chance for rain for Houston, TX during the morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I think there was a dense fog advisory for the coastal areas of Houston, TX during the early morning. There were tornado warnings and flash flood watches, warnings, and advisories, as well as river flood warnings issued for several areas in and around Houston, TX.
Summary: A huge cluster of light to really heavy rain trained across most of Houston, TX during the morning, causing flash flooding to happen to many of Houston, TX's streets. There were still some isolated clusters of light to really heavy rain crossing through different areas of Houston, TX during the afternoon, evening, and maybe night. I saw light to really heavy rain with some loud thunder and bright flashes of lightning at my house, during the early morning, before sunrise. Light to moderately heavy rain was falling on my way to work in west Houston, TX from my house in northwest Houston, TX during the early morning. I saw some on and off light to moderately heavy rain in west Houston, TX during the rest of the morning and early afternoon. Some light drizzle looked to be falling on my way home in northwest Houston, TX from west Houston, TX during the late afternoon. Light drizzle looked to be falling on and off at my house in northwest Houston, TX during the evening, early night, and maybe late night. I didn't see, or hear about any damage, other than flooding from the showers and thunderstorms.
Pictures of the flooding in Houston, TX: http://abc13.com/
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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115 FXUS64 KHGX 190003 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 603 PM CST Wed Jan 18 2017 .AVIATION... Storms are continuing to move out to the east this evening but we are expecting another round of activity overnight/toward sunrise, with most of this progged to be over the southern half of the CWA (should the models verify). In the meantime...we are already see- ing the development of low clouds/patchy fog in its wake. IFR and LIFR conditions will likely prevail for most sites overnight. 41 && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 359 PM CST Wed Jan 18 2017/ SHORT TERM (Tonight through Thursday Night)... A broken line of showers and thunderstorms extends from near Moss Hill southwest to Freeport and out into the Gulf of Mexico. This line will continue to push east into southwestern Louisiana over the next few hours, clearing the forecast area between 7 and 9 PM CST this evening. Some modest training within this line has resulted in rain totals approaching 1-1.5 inches in parts of southwest Harris County this afternoon, but with the main line shifting east... the heavy rain threat will shift east with it. May see at least a lingering heavy rain threat in southern Liberty, Chambers, and Galveston counties as this line exits through the remainder of the evening as a 20-25 knot low level jet ahead of this line on the Lake Charles VAD Wind Profiler feeds additional moisture across these counties. Drier conditions will briefly settle in across the region this evening before another disturbance approaches the region after midnight tonight. Afternoon water vapor analysis shows an upper low stretching from northwest New Mexico to western Kansas and as this trough swings into the Central Plains tonight and Thursday, an associated trough axis will drag across Texas. Increasing divergence ahead of this axis will overspread the region after midnight tonight, resulting in another round of scattered to numerous showers developing southwest of the region and spreading northeast during the early morning hours on Thursday. While rainfall totals during this time are forecast to be (much) lighter than what was observed this morning (0.5-1 inch along and south of Highway 59), will need to keep an eye on any remnant boundaries left over from today`s rain that may serve as a focus for higher rainfall amounts. Starting to see a signal for this possibility in the 18Z NAM and latest runs of the RAP guidance. As of now, the most likely culprit for any kind of enhanced rainfall would be the front that our current showers are pushing east along (especially if it does not move as far east as model guidance indicates)... which would affect areas east and southeast of the Houston metro. With the main trough axis clearing the region midday Thursday, drier conditions will overspread the region from west to east with clearing skies and highs in the upper 60s to low 70s during the afternoon. Partly cloudy skies and lows in the mid 50s to low 60s are forecast on Thursday night. Huffman LONG TERM (Friday through Wednesday)... Unsettled weather will quickly return on Friday as an upper trough just off the West Coast swings into the Southern Plains. Warm air advection showers will spread inland during the morning with increasing lift and instability from heating resulting in scattered shower and thunderstorm development by Friday afternoon. A 130 knot upper level jet moving across the region during this time ahead of this trough as well as increased upper level forcing, combined with mid- level lapse rates approaching 7 C/km and 0-6 km bulk shear values 50-55 knots, may result in a threat for a few strong to severe thunderstorms. Will need to keep an eye on how later guidance evolves with timing (as this is a bit faster than what 00Z guidance was indicating). Height falls associated with a secondary disturbance dropping farther south across Texas on Saturday will induce a surface cyclone over the Southern Plains, with scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday and temperatures in the low to mid 70s being quickly replaced by Sunday as drier and cooler conditions become established behind a Pacific front sweeping across the region. Wind Advisories will likely be needed in the wake of this front with strong northwest winds 20-30 MPH possible for much of the day Sunday. Recent rainfall should mitigate against more widespread fire weather concerns, but will need to keep an eye on how dry the air is behind this front for possible fire weather issues. Otherwise, shortwave ridging builds in across the region at the beginning of the upcoming week with dry conditions persisting through Tuesday before another cold front reaches the region on Wednesday. Huffman FIRE... Look for a strong front to move through the area Saturday night with windy and dry conditions developing in its wake through Sunday night and Monday morning. Fire weather watches and/or red flag warnings might be needed on Sunday due to the strong winds, but at this time it looks like relative humidities will not get low enough. 42 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 52 72 55 75 58 / 30 10 10 20 30 Houston (IAH) 57 70 58 77 61 / 60 60 10 10 50 Galveston (GLS) 62 68 63 71 64 / 60 70 10 20 50 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...NONE. && $$
Hazardous Weather OutlookHAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 457 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017 TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-191315- AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND- GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA- MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON- WHARTON- 457 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT WIDESPREAD RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT. ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING WITH STRONG WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES THE MAIN SEVERE WEATHER THREATS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO POSSIBLE THROUGH MIDDAY. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY. ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. ISOLATED STRONG STORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS THE MAIN THREAT. FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT, STRONG WESTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA ON SUNDAY MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING AND OVER THE WEEKEND. $$
Flood WarningFLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON, TX 749 PM CST WED JAN 18 2017 A river flood warning remains in effect for the Little Cypress Creek. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Persons are urged to stay away from the river until water levels recede. Motorists should avoid any water covered roads and find an alternate route.Stay tuned to NOAA Weather radio or other news sources for further updates. && TXC201-200149- /O.CON.KHGX.FL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /LCHT2.1.ER.170118T1809Z.170119T0057Z.000000T0000Z.UU/ 749 PM CST WED JAN 18 2017 The Flood Warning continues for The Little Cypress Creek NEAR Becker Road * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...or until the warning is canceled. * At 0721 PM Wednesday the stage was 195.2 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 194.6 feet. && LAT...LON 3003 9581 3003 9581 3002 9579 3003 9579 && Flood Observed Location Stage Stage Day Time Little Cypress Creek Becker Road 195 195.2 Wed 07 PM $$