Weather

First Named Storm Arthur Forms in Open Atlantic, No Threat to Texas

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Arthur is the first named storm of 2020, but poses no threat to Texas. Arthur comes just weeks before the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1. The storm is currently located over the open Atlantic and is expected to dissipate by mid-week. What you should do: While Tropical Storm Arthur will not impact Texas, we are ramping up to the start of Hurricane Season. All […]

Severe Weather, Potential Flooding Expected Saturday

What is the danger? The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring potential severe weather beginning Saturday that could cause flooding in the region. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Harris County from 4:00 a.m. Saturday through 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening. According to the NWS, a complex of thunderstorms is expected to move from west to east across Harris County beginning Saturday morning through Saturday evening. […]

6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Nevada, shaking felt hundreds of miles away

Residents as far east as Salt Lake City, Utah, reported feeling the quake and as far southwest as San Diego, a 750-mile range of reported impacts. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – May 15, 2020 – An early Friday morning earthquake near Tonopah, Nevada, was strong enough to be felt over 300 miles away in areas such as Bakersfield, California. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck at 4:03 a.m., PDT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and had a depth of […]

The Harris County Flood Control District is tracking and monitoring a strong storm system that will develop over Texas this weekend

May 15, 2020 – HOUSTON, TEXAS – The Harris County Flood Control District is tracking and monitoring a strong storm system that will develop over Texas this weekend, which is expected to bring heavy rainfall possibly resulting in street flooding and rises in area creeks and bayous. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches will likely be over much of the area with isolated totals of 6 inches possible. Residents should closely monitor weather forecasts, creek […]

Severe Weather Beginning Wednesday Afternoon

What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, a round of severe weather is expected tomorrow afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through the region, beginning as early as 1:00pm. Severe thunderstorms, strong winds and hail are the primary threats. Widespread rainfall rates of less than one inch are expected across the county, however, isolated areas of heavy rainfall may occur. What you should do: STAY HOME Stay Home, Work Safe order […]

Severe Weather Beginning This Afternoon Thru Sunday

What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, severe weather is expected across southeast Texas beginning this afternoon and continuing through the weekend. Multiple fronts will move through the region this weekend, causing severe thunderstorms, potentially getting stronger on Saturday and Sunday. Strong winds and hail might occur. Temperatures will range from lower 60s to the mid 80s. What you should do: IF THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS! Postpone outdoor activities. If you are outside […]

Severe Weather Expected Afternoon, Evening

What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, severe weather is expected across southeast Texas this afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through the area. Widespread rainfall of 0.5-1 inches is expected, however, rapid rainfall of up to 3-5 inches over a short period could lead to street flooding and rises on creeks and bayous. Strong winds and large hail are possible with this system. What you should do: STAY HOME Stay […]

Severe Weather Expected Afternoon, Evening

What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, severe weather is expected across southeast Texas Friday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through the area. Thunderstorms are possible with this system, with the strongest storms occurring between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Hail, strong winds and isolated areas of heavy rain are possible. Minor street flooding will occur. What you should do: STAY HOME Stay Home, Work Safe order is in effect: do […]

Severe Weather, Strong Winds Expected Overnight Friday

What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, severe weather is expected across southeast Texas Friday night and early Saturday as a cold front moves through the area. Thunderstorms, strong winds, isolated tornadoes, hail and lightning are possible with this system. However, the majority of the event will take place after dark, likely between 10:00 pm Friday and 1:00 am Saturday. This is a fast moving system that will provide less warning time for […]

Rain may be on the horizon in the West as a pattern change raises hope for wet weather

Rain may be on the horizon in the West as a pattern change raises hope for wet weather The forecast would bring the threat of rain and mountain snow to Northern California early next week as a storm system dives in from the Pacific. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 12, 2019 – As firefighters continue their efforts to control blazes across California, there is hope on the horizon for some assistance from Mother Nature early next […]