Northwest Houston, TX, during the early morning.
West Houston, TX, during the late morning.
West Houston, TX, during the early afternoon.
West Houston, TX, during the late evening.
Summary: The day was warm, mostly cloudy, and wet. A line of thunderstorms passed through the Houston, TX area during the late morning and afternoon. There may have been some lingering storms in some areas of Houston, TX, during the evening and night, but the majority of the rain left during the afternoon. There were weather statements, tornado warnings, and flood advisories issued. The wind speeds looked to be calm with moderate to moderately strong gusts. The low temps were in the 60's, I think, and the high temps were mostly in the 70's, or maybe 80's. There was some storm damage reported and even a tornado, or possible tornado reported in southwest Houston, TX.
Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX.
Thoughts: That was an interesting storm. I enjoyed watching the heavy rain.
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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000 FXUS64 KHGX 292103 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 403 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017 .DISCUSSION... Strong thunderstorms continue to move east of the Houston metro this afternoon, but have left anywhere from 1 to over 3 inches of rain and multiple reports of damage in their wake. This storm, and associated storms stretching from Polk County southwest to near Freeport. These storms will continue to translate east of the region over the next few hours, clearing the region by 7 to 9 PM CDT. Afternoon water vapor imagery shows the compact upper level storm system responsible for today`s severe weather churning over Oklahoma, with another strong disturbance located farther up stream off the Pacific Northwest coast. An upper trough axis associated with the Southern Plains low will swing across Texas tonight, aiding the southeastward progress of a cold front analyzed across West Central Texas this afternoon. Drying and stabilization in the wake of today`s storms should make the frontal passage across the region a dry one, with Thursday morning lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s about 10 degrees cooler than what was observed this morning. Westerly flow and shortwave ridging building across the region on Thursday and Friday will allow for dry conditions to persist into the beginning of the weekend, with temperatures dramatically warming into the mid to possibly upper 80s by Friday and Saturday. As the Pacific Northwest system drops across the Four Corners and reaches the High Plains on Saturday, low rain chances will return to the region on Saturday as moisture returns to the region (possibly along a developing sea breeze). Increasing lift ahead of the approaching upper low will result in periods of showers and thunderstorms spreading across the region Sunday night, with the development of numerous showers and thunderstorms possible Sunday and Sunday night as the main energy from the upper low reaches the region. Given the upper pattern across the region, both severe weather and heavy rain appear possible per CIPS Analog Threat Guidance on Sunday. Dry and warm conditions are expected in the wake of Sunday`s system into the middle of next week. Huffman && .MARINE... Carrying small craft advisories into this evening due to the moderate to strong south winds feeding into area storms and also the elevated seas. Lighter winds can be expected overnight ahead of a cold front that will move off the coast before sunrise. Northwest winds behind the front will quickly return to the south on Friday and increase through the weekend. Caution and/or advisory flags might be needed over the weekend. Another Pacific front pushes through early Monday which will shift winds again. 42 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 55 78 56 87 63 / 10 10 0 10 10 Houston (IAH) 60 78 57 86 65 / 30 10 0 10 10 Galveston (GLS) 65 75 66 79 71 / 40 10 0 10 10 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until midnight CDT tonight for the following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM. Small Craft Advisory until midnight CDT tonight for the following zones: Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM...Galveston 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. && $$ Discussion...14 Aviation/Marine...42
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 236 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017 TXZ178-179-199-200-213-214-227-237-238-301945- Brazoria-Chambers-Fort Bend-Galveston-Harris-Liberty-Montgomery- Polk-San Jacinto- 236 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas.. .DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight An upper level system will continue showers and thunderstorms, moving from the west to the east across the southeast Texas this afternoon. The primary hazards expected are strong winds, hail, and locally heavy rainfall; although, isolated tornadoes and localized flooding will be possible along this line of storms. Frequent lightning is also expected with theses storms. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday Another storm system will move across Southeast Texas over the weekend and into early Monday. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall are possible mainly Sunday and Sunday evening. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotters are encouraged to relay any severe weather reports to the National Weather Service or local law enforcement.