UPDATED: Flash flood warning NE of Lubbock

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Updated: 6/19/2013 11:28 am
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1123 AM CDT WED JUN 19 2013

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN COTTLE...
BRISCOE...SOUTHERN CHILDRESS...NORTHERN MOTLEY...SOUTHERN HALL AND
NORTHEASTERN FLOYD COUNTIES UNTIL 1230 PM CDT...

AT 1112 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WARNED
AREA. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL WAS LOCATED FROM NEAR TURKEY TO FLOMOT
AS WELL AS ACROSS EASTERN COTTLE COUNTY...EAST OF PADUCAH. AS ONE
STORM MOVED ACROSS CAPROCK CANYONS STATE PARK IT BRIEFLY PRODUCED
RAINFALL RATES OF 6 TO AS HIGH AS 12 INCHES PER HOUR. THIS
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WAS FALLING IN LOCATIONS WHERE 3 TO 5 INCHES OF
RAINFALL HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED AND WILL CONTINUE THE EXACERBATE
ONGOING FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING WAS OCCURRING IN CAPROCK CANYONS
STATE PARK...HIGHWAY 256 NEAR LAKEVIEW...ALL ROADS AROUND CEE VEE
AND HIGHWAY 83 SOUTH OF CHILDRESS.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING
INCLUDE...QUITAQUE...SILVERTON...CAPROCK CANYON STATE PARK...CEE
VEE...FLOMOT...NORTHFIELD...SWEARINGEN...TELL AND VALLEY SCHOOLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THESE STORMS WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES.
ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF
CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO
FLOODING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.



update 9:52 a.m.

A complex of storms has been slowly drifting SE out of the eastern Texas Panhandle. These storms have produced some very heavy rainfall. North of our area there was significant flooding reported around Clarendon, water a few feet deep leading to some people being stranded in the vehicles.

While it may not be quite as heavy as up there, storms across our northeastern communities will be able to produce rainfall rates of one to two inches of rain per hour. The general track is to the SE. The National Weather Service has posted a flood advisory for our northeastern counties...here it is:

947 AM CDT WED JUN 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LUBBOCK HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  BRISCOE COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...
  CHILDRESS COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...
  NORTHEASTERN FLOYD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TEXAS...
  NORTHERN COTTLE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TEXAS...
  NORTHERN MOTLEY COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TEXAS...
  SOUTHERN HALL COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 943 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED AREAS OF RAINFALL RATES FROM 3 INCHES TO 6 INCHES
  PER HOUR.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
  OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER
  CROSSINGS. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING
  INCLUDE...CHILDRESS...QUITAQUE...SILVERTON...CAPROCK CANYON
  STATE PARK...CEE VEE...FLOMOT...KIRKLAND...MACKENZIE
  MACKENZIE RESERVOIR...NORTHFIELD...TELL AND VALLEY SCHOOLS.

* FLASH FLOODING WAS OCCURRING OVER NORTHERN HALL COUNTY NEAR LESLEY
  ALONG HIGHWAY 256. MINOR FLOODING WAS REPORTED BETWEEN MEMPHIS AND
  LAKEVIEW AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FLOOD WATERS. ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER CAN QUICKLY CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE.

Here is a live stream of the radar:


Stream videos at Ustream


THIS MORNING: Thunderstorms are ongoing across the NE Texas Panhandle, to the northeast of Amarillo. These storms are drifting SE, so they could clip the northeastern parts of our area later this morning. It's just a slight chance there. The wind is gusty from the E/SE, with pretty good moisture in place.

TODAY: It'll warm to the mid 90s beneath a partly cloudy to mostly sunny sky. It'll be breezy, wind SE 12-22mph. There is a real slight chance for thunderstorms late this afternoon into the evening. The better chance is across Northeast New Mexico into Eastern Colorado. High pressure is expanding into the area, which works to limit storm development. But a few models, including our in-house RPM model, show storms developing. While we aren't confident storms will get going, if they do they could contain large hail and damaging wind. This is the Storm Prediction Center severe outlook in yellow:

 
 
 


REST OF THE WEEK: High pressure expands into the region, which means sunny and hot days are ahead through the weekend into next week. Scattered showers and storms are expected across the higher terrain in NM and CO and it's possible an isolated storms gets near the state line at night, but overall...a dry pattern is setting up for the next week.

 
 
 


Caitlin will have a full update to the forecast later today. Check back then.
-Matt
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