Sunday May 24th, 2015
REST OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Heavy rains have moved out of Central Texas. Sunday was
mainly mostly cloudy and mild. Highs ranged from the upper 70s to lower
80s. Flood Warnings continue along the Blanco and San Marcos
rivers. Sunday night, only isolated showers/storms will be possible through
early Monday morning.
Another storm system approaches overnight and another round
of strong to severe storms is likely for Monday. This time I am expecting
the heaviest of rains around midday to the afternoon time frame. Flash
flooding is again a likely bet, which is very bad news for Central Texas.
Rainfalls totals of 1-2” on average with locally higher amounts of 3-5”+ are
expected. Remember, Turn Around. Don’t Drown.
THE WEEK AHEAD
The week ahead will have rain chances each of the 7 days,
with rain chances increasing for the latter half of the week going into the
weekend. Heavy rain again is possible for the Thursday through Saturday
The Blanco River rose to historic levels - more
than 40 feet - in Wimberley and points downstream after between 9-10" of
rain fell in Blanco, streamed into the Blanco River and pushed downstream.
Flooding continued down the Blanco River to San Marcos and down the
Blanco and San Marcos River to Martindale and on towards Luling.
Lake Travis rose to 47% and continue to rise Sunday.
Lake Travis jumped to 52% full with Lake Buchanan at 40% full.
Amazing recovery - highest at Lake Travis since Memorial Day 2012.
MEMORIAL DAY FLOODS OF
If you need a reminder to Turn Around Don't Drown - just
look back at history. Central Texas is known as "Flash Flood
Alley." On May 24th, 1981, 13 people lost their lives.
Floodwaters rose out of Shoal Creek and caused significant damage to homes and
business and caught a lot of people off guard. Here's a photo gallery
from the storm: https://www.flickr.com/photos/austintexasgov/sets/72157626196677382/
KEYE-TV Storm Tracker Meteorologist Jim Danner
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