Keep Eyes on the Skies: Severe Storm Warning Through Tonight

My phone has blown up with unexpected severe storm warnings in the last hour. A line of strong thunderstorms is racing toward Southeast Texas and the Houston region.

National Weather Service lists the main threats as:

  • Large hail (golf ball size)
  • Strong winds up to 70 mph
  • Lightening

Protective Actions

For your protection, they advise moving to an interior room on the lowest floor of the building you are in. Put cars in a garage if you can.

People in the affected area are urged to seek shelter immediately in an interior room without windows and on the lowest floor of a building.  People should bring their pets inside and delay travel or outdoor activities until the storm passes.  If travel is unavoidable, reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning.  Heavy rains may also impact the area and only a few inches of water can float a vehicle.  When you see water covering the road, Turn Around, Don’t Drown®.  

Radar from IAH as of 3:39

The immediate danger as of 3:49 pm is in Waller and Montgomery counties. The watch lasts until 9PM or until cancelled. The NWS cancelled a tornado watch associated with this storm at 3:45 PM.

Jeff Lindner, Harris County Flood Control meteorologist, predicts, “This should be the final round of weather associated with this slow moving upper level low as high pressure begins to build over the area Friday into the weekend.”

Posted by Bob Rehak based on NWS warning on 5/27/2020 at 3:55 PM

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