Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Statement #6
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
935pm CT – Monday / 15 June 2015
.. Tropical Storm Bill Develops in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico Off the Coast of Texas ..
.. Bill Races Northwestward Toward the Texas Coast ..
.. Tropical Storm Warnings Issued on Mid Texas Coast ….
.. Weak Tropical Storm or Tropical Depression Forecast to Cross Over the Austin / South
Central Texas Area Late Tuesday Afternoon into Tuesday Evening ..
.. Heavy Rain Threat Areawide and Possible Tornado Threat in Areas Along and East of IH35
Corridor So All Persons in South Central Texas Should Remain Weather Aware over the Next
24 to 48 Hours …
.. Flash Flood Watch Continues for Austin Metropolitan Area and the IH35 Corridor
Counties Until 7am Thursday Morning ..
LATEST INFRARED NASA SATELLITE PICTURE LINK: http://1.usa.gov/1dE8AiI
NHC Tropical Cyclone Bill forecast package link..
It’s important to note that the ground across the area from the IH35 corridor counties eastward
through southeast Texas (Houston area) is saturated or nearly saturated so additional rainfall that will
be associated with this approaching system will cause problems quickly. Those problems could grow to be
quite serious in a quick period of time!!
The latest NWS/Weather Prediction Center Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) from now through
the next 2 or 3 days indicates forecast precipitation amounts up to 6 to 7 inches or more in areas east
of Austin with upwards of 2 to 4 inches possible in the Austin area proper.
In short, please be ready for a busy Tuesday and Tuesday night weatherwise in the Austin and south
central Texas area. Please be “weather ready” and ready to react to NWS/Austin-San Antonio short fused
weather warnings that may become necessary. Please remember the NWS slogan “turn around.. don’t
Continuing to monitor… next update in the 7am hour tomorrow morning..