Rio Grande Valley, TX Weather Briefing

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The NWS in Brownsville, serving the Rio Grande Valley and all of Deep South Texas, provides the following briefing to combine graphics, photos, a little text, and voice narration to partners looking for a short (generally 3 minutes or less) description of the weather for the next day or two – or beyond. Information will focus on significant weather threats, and include as much detail as necessary to help users make informed weather related decisions to protect life and livelihoods. Special circumstances, such as weekend or holiday planning periods, will determine how much information is provided – for fair or foul weather.

The briefing will be provided at least once per day, between 7 and 10 AM Central Time (CST). We aim to issue the daily briefing by 8 AM CST each day. Updates will be provided based on changes in threatening weather, or significant changes in the forecast.

A full product description document of the multimedia weather briefing is available here.

How to View and Use
A number of formats of the briefing are available for you to choose from. Whether you use a Windows® PC, Mac, smart phone, or tablet, one of these formats will allow you to play the briefing. The briefing is viewed best using the Mozilla Firefox browser. Download Firefox.

  • Windows® PC and Mac Users: Download free Adobe Flash Player. You may also play the file independently with Windows® Media Player here.
  • Android Users: Download the latest Flash Player by choosing from the Android Market.

Need an archived version of a previous briefing? Contact us.

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