Northwest Houston, TX, during the early morning.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the early afternoon.
West Houston, TX, during the early afternoon.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the mid-afternoon. (There were still stratus and stratocumulus clouds in the sky. Just not as much.)
Summary: The day was mostly cloudy, very warm, and a little wet. Isolated light showers and maybe a few thunderstorms looked to have popped up in and around the Houston, TX area, during the early morning, becoming more widespread by the early afternoon and then dissipating, sometime during the mid, or maybe late afternoon, before almost completely disappearing, except for a few light showers, during the evening. I drove through a few light to moderately heavy showers and thunderstorms in west and northwest Houston, TX, during the early afternoon. Alto stratus, stratus and stratocumulus clouds looked to cover most of the sky, during the early morning. Stratus and stratocumulus clouds started to cover most of the sky, sometime during the late, or maybe mid-morning. Stratus, stratocumulus, and nimbus clouds, looked to cover the whole and sometimes almost the whole sky, during the early afternoon. Stratus and stratocumulus clouds looked to be scattered across the sky, during the mid and late afternoon, evening, and maybe night. The wind speeds looked to be calm with gentle to moderate gusts with maybe some moderately strong gusts. It felt warm, during the early morning, early afternoon, and night. It started to feel hot, during the late morning. It felt very warm, almost hot, during the mid and late afternoon. It felt very warm, maybe almost hot, during the early evening. It started to feel warm, during the late evening. There was a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for the Houston, TX area, by NOAA. There were no other watches, warnings, alerts, advisories, or weather statements/outlooks issued for the Houston, TX area, that I know of. The low temps looked to be in the 70's and the high temps looked to be in the 90's with maybe some 80's, for the Houston, TX area.
Storm Summary: There were no reports of flooding that I know of, other than some big puddles and ponding on the roads, that didn't last very long. There were no reports of storm damage, that I know of.
My Storm Summary: I started to see some dark nimbus looking clouds at around 12 pm, right as i was leaving work, in northwest Houston, TX. I saw a big flash of lightning and heard a big rumble of thunder while I was battling Moltrese a legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO, in a parking lot in west Houston, TX. I was trying to find a gas station to fill my cars tires with air, where I found the Pokemon gym with the Moltrese. Light to moderate rain was falling as I was driving through west Houston, TX. Once I started to drive into northwest Houston, TX, towards my home. The thunder and lightning had stopped, but the rain had started to get heavier becoming moderately heavy to maybe sometimes heavy, all the way to my house in northwest Houston, TX, during the early afternoon. The rain had looked to have stopped sometime during the early afternoon. I didn't see anymore rain after that. I didn't witness any flooding, other than some ponding and big puddles on the roads and parking lots. The ground dried out quickly. I didn't see any storm damage.
Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX.
Thoughts: And no I wasn't able to catch the Moltrese. I needed more people. (See: My Storm Summary)
Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS64 KHGX 060155 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 855 PM CDT Sat Aug 5 2017 .UPDATE... For the large part, the forecast seems on track. The radar is clear, and only high clouds remain around the area, so for most will remove what small PoPs were in place for the rest of the evening. There does appear to be a subtle bit of surface convergence near our northern boundary, so will keep some very low rain chances there out of an abundance of caution, but it should stay dry. Short range guidance is pretty insistent that the entire area will remain dry through the night, but GOES-16 shows a pretty juicy environment over and near the Gulf waters with precipitable water around or above 2 inches. Forecast soundings put MLCAPE around 2000 j/kg with minimal CINH and is a diurnally preferred time frame for marine convection, so will keep the slight chance PoPs in place towards morning. A key will be looking for land breeze development to provide a focus for initiation. If we get it, we should see some cells pop up. If not, well, egg on my face for not going dry right now. Luchs && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 651 PM CDT Sat Aug 5 2017/ AVIATION... VFR overnight for most of the area. Could see some MVFR fog development at CXO and LBX and maybe some MVFR ceilings at CLL. Think we will see less SHRA/TSRA coverage tomorrow than what we had today, with daytime heating helping to develop inland activity toward the coast in the mid to late morning hours and then further inland in the mid to late afternoon hours. Showing an increase in S to SW winds tomorrow with this TAF package, and they could get gusty too. 42 PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 312 PM CDT Sat Aug 5 2017/ DISCUSSION... A very moist airmass is in place across SE TX and therefore we are seeing scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to develop and move to the E-NE across the area. Because of the decent storm movement today rainfall amounts have not been excessive. Seeing some isolated 1 inch totals. Expect to see isolated showers and storms continue into the early eve across central and northern areas. Model guidance is in pretty good agreement that we will see less convection tomorrow, so have nudged pops down some (around 30 percent). Appears we will be between upper level disturbances most of tomorrow, but there is still plenty of moisture and instability with heating for convection. By late Sunday night expect convection to increase from the southwest and across coastal areas as a weak mid/upper level trough approaches. Monday and Tuesday look wet across the area as the weak trough drifts east overhead and deep moisture remains pooled over the area south of a stationary front that will sit over north Texas. Wednesday and Thursday a broad west-east mid/upper level ridge will begin to build over the area and reduce the rain chances and allow for max temps to climb closer to normal. No significant change on the thinking with the tropical disturbance in the central Caribbean. It is getting a little better organized and a depression or storm may form before it reaches the Yucatan peninsula. Model guidance continues to show a continued w-nw track into the Bay of Campeche and then into Mexico next week. 33 MARINE... The main item of concern for the next several days will be the chances of thunderstorms over the bays and the Gulf. Otherwise, light to moderate onshore winds can be expected for the most part. An increasing pressure gradient should lead to moderate onshore winds mainly during the night and morning time periods through early Tuesday. Mariners should monitor the progress of a tropical disturbance that is currently expected to move westward across the Yucatan Peninsula and into the southern Gulf of Mexico around the middle of the upcoming week. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 77 94 76 90 75 / 20 30 20 60 50 Houston (IAH) 78 93 78 89 77 / 20 30 20 60 30 Galveston (GLS) 82 89 81 88 81 / 20 30 30 50 20 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...NONE. && $$ Discussion...25
Hazardous Weather OutlookHazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 534 AM CDT Sat Aug 5 2017 TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-061045- Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend- Galveston-Grimes-Harris-Houston-Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda- Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington- Wharton- 534 AM CDT Sat Aug 5 2017 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas.. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Scattered thunderstorms will be possible across Southeast Texas today. Some of these thunderstorms will be capable of brief heavy rain. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday Scattered thunderstorms will be possible across Southeast Texas through Friday. Some of these thunderstorms may be capable of brief heavy rainfall. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed. $$