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Flood Warning
Issued: 1:54 PM CST Dec. 11, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for the Guadalupe River near Bloomington.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 1:00 PM Tuesday the stage was 26.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Forecast: the river will continue to fall to a stage of 26.4 feet
by tomorrow morning and remain above flood stage for the next few days.
* At 27.0 feet major flooding occurs. Flow downstream near Highway 35
is several hundred yards wide, cutting off many of the lowest homes.
Livestock are cut off and could drown. Pumps, tank batteries, and any
equipment in the flood plain below Victoria are flooded. The
campground near Tivoli below Highway 35 and residences just above
Highway 35 are flooded.


Below are the latest river stages and stage forecasts:

                      fld latest forecast 6 am lst
location stg stg day time Wed Thu Fri Sat sun

Guadalupe River
Bloomington 20 26.5 Tue 01 PM 26.4 26.0 24.2 22.7 20.9


Lat... Lon 2869 9704 2869 9698 2867 9695 2857 9688
      2845 9680 2843 9685


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Special Statement
Issued: 2:28 PM CST Dec. 11, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Very windy conditions are expected on Thursday...

A Pacific cold front will move through south Texas on Thursday
morning. Strong west to northwest winds will develop behind the
front and continue through the afternoon and early evening hours
on Thursday. Sustained winds between 20 and 35 mph with gusts
peaking between 45 to 55 mph will occur behind this front. A Wind
Advisory will likely be issued for all of south Texas on Thursday.
There is also the potential for some areas to be under a high
wind watch or warning.

Residents are strongly encouraged to either tie down loose outdoor
objects or bring them inside due to these expected strong winds.
Motorists, especially those driving high profile vehicles, should
be very cautious when driving in these winds. This will be
especially true when driving along roads and highways that are
nearly perpendicular to the winds. These cross winds pose the
greatest threat.

Along with the very strong winds, humidities will be quite low.
This will set the stage for critical fire weather conditions from
late Thursday morning through early evening for the brush country
and western inland portions of the coastal Bend. A Fire Weather
Watch is in effect for all of south Texas from 11 am CST through 7
PM CST Thursday. Critical fire weather conditions are again
expected on Friday for mainly the coastal counties as strong winds
and low humidities persist.

Stay tuned for further updates on this developing weather
situation.


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228 PM CST Tue Dec 11 2018

... Very windy conditions are expected on Thursday...

A Pacific cold front will move through south Texas on Thursday
morning. Strong west to northwest winds will develop behind the
front and continue through the afternoon and early evening hours
on Thursday. Sustained winds between 20 and 35 mph with gusts
peaking between 45 to 55 mph will occur behind this front. A Wind
Advisory will likely be issued for all of south Texas on Thursday.
There is also the potential for some areas to be under a high
wind watch or warning.

Residents are strongly encouraged to either tie down loose outdoor
objects or bring them inside due to these expected strong winds.
Motorists, especially those driving high profile vehicles, should
be very cautious when driving in these winds. This will be
especially true when driving along roads and highways that are
nearly perpendicular to the winds. These cross winds pose the
greatest threat.

Along with the very strong winds, humidities will be quite low.
This will set the stage for critical fire weather conditions from
late Thursday morning through early evening for the brush country
and western inland portions of the coastal Bend. A Fire Weather
Watch is in effect for all of south Texas from 11 am CST through 7
PM CST Thursday. Critical fire weather conditions are again
expected on Friday for mainly the coastal counties as strong winds
and low humidities persist.

Stay tuned for further updates on this developing weather
situation.


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Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:26 PM CST Dec. 11, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday evening for all of south Texas...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from late Thursday morning
through early Thursday evening.

* Affected area... La Salle... McMullen... Live Oak... Bee...
Goliad... Victoria... Webb... Duval... Jim Wells... inland
Kleberg... inland Nueces... inland San Patricio... coastal
Aransas... inland Refugio... inland Calhoun... coastal Kleberg...
coastal Nueces... coastal San Patricio... coastal Refugio...
coastal Calhoun... Kleberg islands... Nueces islands... Calhoun
islands.

* Timing... from 11 am CST Thursday through 7 PM CST Thursday.

* Wind... west to northwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph
possible.

* Humidity... falling to between 25 and 40 percent over inland
areas and 30 to 50 percent over the coastal counties.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.



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