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Weather In Review

.SYNOPSIS...HURRICANE IKE WILL MAKE LANDFALL NEAR HOUSTON JUST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. IKE WILL QUICKLY MOVE NORTH...GENERALLY ALONG A
LINE FROM HOUSTON TO JACKSONVILLE TO JUST EAST OF SULPHUR SPRINGS.
THE STORM WILL WEAKEN TO TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH LATE MORNING
SATURDAY AS THE SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF NORTH
TEXAS. WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH HIGHER
TOTALS...STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE EXPECTED.


...HURRICANE WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT
SUNDAY...

...NEW INFORMATION...

A HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SATURDAY TO 1 AM
SUNDAY FOR AREAS ALONG AND SOUTH OF A CAMERON TO ATHENS LINE.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF
INTERSTATE 35 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DUE TO THE WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED...LIGHT-WEIGHT OBJECTS SUCH
AS TRASH CANS AND LAWN CHAIRS SHOULD BE SECURED. POWER OUTAGES
MAY BE POSSIBLE...SO HAVE FLASHLIGHTS...BATTERIES... A FULL TANK
OF GAS...CASH...BOTTLED WATER AND NON-PERISHABLE FOODS ON HAND
JUST IN CASE.

LOCAL OFFICIALS RECOMMEND THOSE IN MOBILE HOMES AND RECREATIONAL
VEHICLES IN THE HURRICANE WIND WARNING AREA SHOULD EVACUATE TO A
PERMANENT STRUCTURE. CONSULT LOCAL OFFICIALS FOR SHELTER
LOCATIONS.

...WINDS...

SUSTAINED WINDS BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
WARNING AREA ON SATURDAY. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 75 MPH WILL
OCCUR.

BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES...AND SOME STRUCTURE DAMAGE WILL BE
POSSIBLE.

...INLAND FLOODING...

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 4 AND 6 INCHES WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL RESULT IN RAPID RISES
ON CREEKS AND STREAMS AND RESULT IN FLOODING.

...TORNADOES...

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE STRONGER SQUALLS OF
THE OUTER RAINBANDS. RESIDENTS ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD REMAIN
ALERT FOR POSSIBLE TORNADO WARNINGS.

...NEXT UPDATE...

THE NEXT SCHEDULED ISSUANCE OF THIS PRODUCT WILL BE AROUND 5 AM.






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