Friday, March 24, 2017

Mar. 24 17

Northwest Houston, TX, during the early morning.
West Houston, TX, during the early afternoon.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the early evening.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the late evening.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the early night.

Video of the thunderstorm passing over my house in northwest Houston, TX.

Summary: The day was warm, mostly cloudy, and windy. Lots of rain. mostly during the night. Light to moderate rain and drizzle passed over the Houston, TX area during the afternoon and evening. A line of heavy thunderstorms passed over the Houston, TX area, during the night. I started to see on and off light to moderate drizzle in west Houston, TX, where I work, sometime during the early afternoon. The on and off drizzle continued up through the early evening. I also saw a few brief moderate showers in west Houston, TX, where I work, during the afternoon. A line of heavy to really heavy thunderstorms passed over my house, during the early night bringing 30 to 40+ maybe even to 50, or 60 mph wind gusts with loud rumbles of thunder and some possible cloud to ground lightning. The wind speeds were calm with moderate to moderately strong gusts and some really strong 20 to 25 mph gusts, during the morning, afternoon, and evening. There was a wind advisory issued up until the early night. Then there were several sever thunderstorm watches, warnings and statements with tornado watches and flood watches/advisories issued for the Houston, TX area, during the night. The low temps were in the 60's and the high temps were in the 70's with maybe a few 80's, for the Houston, TX area. There was no damage from the showers and thunderstorms that I know of, other than my thermometer that broke as it was carried by the wind from the thunderstorms. There might have been some flash flooding. Rain was reportedly dropping between 1 to 2 inches per hour in some locations.

Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX.

Thoughts: I was excited to see the thunderstorms. I was not happy about my thermometer breaking, but oh well.

My broken thermometer.

Area Forecast Discussion 
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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FXUS64 KHGX 250021

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
721 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

A Tornado Watch is in effect for the northern two thirds of the
CWA through Midnight tonight. Discrete cells over the far
northwestern forecast area are displaying rotation (funnel cloud
reported in Brenham) and are putting down as high as 1 to 2 inch
per hour rainfall accumulations. Cells are moving quite quickly to
the northeast at around 35 mph. High resolution modeling has
thunderstorms passing across the city from roughly 9 to 11 PM. 31


.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 644 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017/

Cluster of storms has managed to get going across western portions
of se Tx. Short term hires guidance suggests this, or a portion
of, this cluster will maintain itself for the next 4-6 hours as
it treks eastward toward the I-45 corridor. Storms between CRP &
SAT have been losing their luster the past several scans & will
monitor that area to see if capping wins that battle. Appears main
time period for possible impacts to the Houston area airports
will be between 1-5z. May see another thin band of shra and/or iso
tsra develop along the front itself as it passes from CXO to the
coast between 10-14z. VFR conditions should prevail from mid
morning onward Sat. 47


College Station (CLL)      58  78  58  84  66 /  50  10  10  10  20
Houston (IAH)              65  83  61  85  68 /  70  20  10  10  10
Galveston (GLS)            71  79  70  79  70 /  50  40  10  10  10


TX...Wind Advisory until 8 PM CDT this evening for the following
     zones: Austin...Brazoria...Brazos...Burleson...Chambers...
     Colorado...Fort Bend...Galveston...Grimes...Harris...

GM...Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM CDT this evening for the
     following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to the
     Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High
     Island to Freeport out 20 NM...Galveston Bay...Matagorda
     Bay...Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel
     from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High Island to Freeport from
     20 to 60 NM.




Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
439 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-
439 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas..

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Breezy south winds will continue for much of the day and a Wind
Advisory may be required later this morning.

A dryline will approach the region toward evening. This feature
will trigger a line of showers and thunderstorms. A few of the
storms could produce strong gusty winds and frequent lightning.
The areas with the higher potential for severe weather will
generally be north of a Brenham to Livingston line.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

A strong upper level disturbance will move across the Southern
Plains on Sunday night. This feature could produce a few strong
storms generally north of a Caldwell to Crockett line Sunday

Another strong storm system will approach the region Wednesday
into Wednesday night. This feature will have the potential to
produce strong storms with gusty winds and heavy rain.


Spotter activation may be required toward evening.


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