Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #3
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
455pm CT – Thursday / 16 April 2015
… Severe Thunderstorm Watch for IH35 Corridor Counties Until 10pm …
… Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 5pm for South Central Hays County …
Getting reports of quarter size (1″ diameter) hail from SkyWarn trained spotter in
San Marcos at 450pm… reports of quarter size hail (1″ diameter) also from last hour
in New Braunfels area…
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is a BIG hazard with these thunderstorms..
stay indoors and away from electrical appliances and plumbing devices even in
the Austin area proper where thunderstorms aren’t as strong.
Strongest thunderstorms are from west of Kyle and Buda to east of New
Braunfels… large hail and damaging straight line thunderstorm winds are possible
as this cell moves east northeast.
Back from teaching responsibilities.. continuing to monitor…