Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #4
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
605am CT – Sunday / 02 April 2017
.. Authority / NWS Storm Prediction Center ..
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 108 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 555 AM CDT Sun Apr 2 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Parts of central and east Texas * Effective this Sunday morning and afternoon from 555 AM until 100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...A large cluster of thunderstorms that has persisted overnight west of San Antonio will likely begin to organize into more of a bowing line with time, with an attendant increase in the damaging wind risk. Embedded circulations will also pose a tornado risk. Ahead of the line of storms, more isolated cells now forming in the Houston to Austin corridor will shift northward with time, and some could become supercells capable of producing a few tornadoes later this morning. Large hail will also be possible with the stronger storms. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles north and south of a line from 55 miles west of Hondo TX to 40 miles south southeast of Tyler TX. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. && OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 107... AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector 24035. ...Thompson TXC021-029-031-053-055-091-149-187-209-259-287-299-453-491-021800- /O.NEW.KEWX.TO.A.0108.170402T1100Z-170402T1800Z/ THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 108 IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 14 COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS BASTROP BEXAR BLANCO BURNET CALDWELL COMAL FAYETTE GUADALUPE HAYS KENDALL LEE LLANO TRAVIS WILLIAMSON THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AUSTIN, BASTROP, BLANCO, BOERNE, BURNET, GEORGETOWN, GIDDINGS, LA GRANGE, LLANO, LOCKHART, NEW BRAUNFELS, SAN ANTONIO, SAN MARCOS, AND SEGUIN.