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.Products

. Hazardous Weather Products for SOUTHEAST TEXAS:
TORNADO
WARNING
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
FLASH FLOOD
WARNING
FLOOD
WATCH
FLASH FLOOD
STATEMENT
URBAN & SMALL STREAM
FLOOD ADVISORY
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RIVER FLOOD WARNING
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING WINTER STORM WATCH/WARNING
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT COASTAL FLOOD WATCH/WARNING
FIRE WEATHER WATCH/RED FLAG WARNING LOCAL STORM REPORT PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
- DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT -
. Hazardous Non-Weather Products for SOUTHEAST TEXAS:
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY

 

. Hazardous Weather Products for TEXAS:
TORNADO
WARNING
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
FLASH FLOOD
WARNING
SEVERE WEATHER WATCH SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING WINTER STORM WARNING Other Products
All TEXAS Warnings All TX Special Marine Warning
. SPC/HPC Outlooks:
SPC Homepage HPC Homepage
SPC Day 1 Outlook HPC Day 1 QPF (image)
SPC Day 2 Outlook HPC Day 2 QPF (image)
SPC Day 3 Outlook HPC Day 3 QPF (image)
SPC Days 4-8 Outlook HPC Days 4-5 QPF (image)
Mesoscale Discussion Page Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) Discussion
Watch, Warning and Advisory Display HPC Excessive Rainfall Page
Status Reports Short Range Public Forecast Discussion
Miscellaneous:
.U.S. Hazards Assessment
.Current National Warnings
.NWS/SPC Watch, Warning and Advisory Display
.SPC National Severe Wx Reports
.StormReady in Southeast Texas

 


 

.Severe Weather Reports

. Why Submit A Severe Weather Report?
This is one of the most important steps in the Severe Weather Warning process. Valid, real-time severe weather reports help not only the NWS meteorologists issuing the watches and warnings during the event... they are also critical for our post storm and verification analyses. Emergency management officials, law enforcement agencies and insurance companies also use this information. Keep in mind that if we do not receive a call or report of damage...we do not have any records of it.
. What Type of Weather Do I Report?
Please submit reports to this office at any time after any storm event in which you have witnessed any of the following in Southeast Texas:
  • Tornado...Funnel Cloud or Waterspout
  • 1 inch hail or larger (Quarter-sized hail or larger)
  • Wind gusts in excess of 58 mph. (indicate if measured or estimated)
  • Rainfall amounts 3 inches or greater in a 24hr period
  • Flash flooding, especially 1 foot or more of water running over a major road or highway
  • Damage to trees, crops, or structures (houses, buildings, barns or cars)

The NWS also provides severe weather spotter training to emergency management officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public. This program is FREE with classes generally held in various locations from January to April each year. Sessions run about 3 hours long and conducted by NWS personnel. More information about this program can be found in our SKYWARN section.
. Who Do I Report Severe Weather to?
If the event is occurring or has just occurred call your local authorities or the National Weather Service immediately and report the damage. The information provided in this form will be used for record keeping only.

Please include the following information in your report if possible:
  • The EXACT location of the event in relation to a town or road/highway intersection (e.g. 5 miles northeast of Hunstville along State Hwy 19, right before Country Campus).
  • A description of the event. Please be specific with details (e.g. the size of hail and/or how large the tree or limbs knocked down were).

. How Do I Get Old Severe Weather Reports?
The Local Storm Report App allows you to view National Weather Service issued Local Storm Reports.

The National Climatic Data Center has a webpage where you can search for storm events by state, county, event type/size, number of injuries/fatalities and/or amount of property/crop damage. This database (as of 5/14/14) contains severe weather reports from 1/1/50 thru 12/31/13. Search the NCDC Storm Event database to find various types of storms recorded in your county or use other selection criteria as desired.

Below is a list of severe weather reports (by month) for areas around Southeast Texas. These reports should not be regarded as "official" or as the last word in what actually happened. For those needing court certified severe weather documentation, please contact the National Climatic Data Center, located in Asheville, NC.

2013 Data
January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013
May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013
September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013

2012 Data
January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012
May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012
September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012


2011 Data
January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011
May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011
September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011

2010 Data
January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010
May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010
September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010


2009 Data
January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009
May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009
September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009


2008 Data
January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008
May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008
September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008


2007 Data
January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007
May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007
September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007


2006 Data
January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006
May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006
September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006


2005 Data
January 2005 February 2005 March 2005 April 2005
May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005
September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005


2004 Data
January 2004 February 2004 March 2004 April 2004
May 2004 June 2004 July 2004 August 2004
September 2004 October 2004 November 2004 December 2004


2003 Data
January 2003 February 2003 March 2003 April 2003
May 2003 June 2003 July 2003 August 2003
September 2003 October 2003 November 2003 December 2003


2002 Data
January 2002 February 2002 March 2002 April 2002
May 2002 June 2002 July 2002 August 2002
September 2002 October 2002 November 2002 December 2002


2001 Data
January 2001 February 2001 March 2001 April 2001
May 2001 June 2001 July 2001 August 2001
September 2001 October 2001 November 2001 December 2001


2000 Data
January 2000 February 2000 March 2000 April 2000
May 2000 June 2000 July 2000 August 2000
September 2000 October 2000 November 2000 December 2000


1999 Data
January 1999 February 1999 March 1999 April 1999
May 1999 June 1999 July 1999 August 1999
September 1999 October 1999 November 1999 December 1999


1998 Data (NOTE: Best reading this year using Internet Explorer)
January 1998 February 1998 March 1998 April 1998
May 1998 June 1998 July 1998 August 1998
September 1998 October 1998 November 1998 December 1998


1997 Data
January 1997 February 1997 March 1997 April 1997
May 1997 June 1997 July 1997 August 1997
September 1997 October 1997 November 1997 December 1997

 


.SKYWARN

The SKYWARN program is an integral part of the severe weather warning process. This program helps to train volunteers to be storm spotters for real time sevre weather reports and warning verification. SKYWARN classes are usually held just before the main severe weather season (January to March) each year. These training classes are free and open to the public to attend. More information about this program, a schedule of upcoming classes and other relevant links are listed below.

.SKYWARN Information
.2014 SKYWARN Training Sessions
.Spotter Information
.2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week was March 3-9
.Severe Weather Awareness Week Booklet
.Severe Weather Emergency Plan For SE TX Schools

.Texas Skywarn Page
.Texas Severe Storms Association (TESSA)

.Event Summaries

Below are summaries of some semi-recent (1984-2012) severe weather reports. Included in the data are tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, hailstorms, windstorms and icestorms that have affected portions of our county warning area.

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

 

 


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