Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #15
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
955am CT – Wednesday / 13 May 2015
…. Tornado Watch Issued for All of Our IH35 Corridor Counties Until 5pm ….
…. Flash Flood Watch Continues Until 7pm Tonight ….
Well, I was wrong on the severe weather threat today. As the line of strong
thunderstorms.. to our immediate west.. moves eastward, in addition to the
flash flood threat, there is the chance of severe weather (strong straight line
winds and weaker tornadoes) although I still think the highest risk is to our
south. A tornado watch has been issued for all of our area (see below).
Continuing to monitor…
…. Authority NWS/Storm Prediction Center ….
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 169
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
950 AM CDT WED MAY 13 2015
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 950 AM
UNTIL 500 PM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SUMMARY…WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH A RISK FOR
TORNADOES…AND AN EASTWARD-MOVING LINE OF STORMS WEST WITH A RISK
OF LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND AND BRIEF TORNADOES…WILL AFFECT PARTS OF
SOUTH TEXAS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
ALICE TEXAS TO 30 MILES NORTH OF AUSTIN TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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.