Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Heavy Rain
County/Area BROOKS
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-06-03 16:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0SE FALFURRIAS
Begin Lat/Lon 27.2264/-98.1455
End Date 2009-06-03 17:15:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3W FALFURRIAS
End Lat/Lon 27.2235/-98.1927
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The combination of upper level energy diving southeast from the central Plains into the northwestern Gulf region with a dissipating front moving toward Deep South Texas triggered strong to severe thunderstorms across Brooks County, which quickly raced southward into Hidalgo and Starr County. These storms produced a combination of strong, locally damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning, and brief torrential rains during the early to mid evening hours. Funnel clouds and one tornado were noted.
One storm, a mini-supercell, showed significant rotation while moving into rural southwestern Brooks County. This storm evolved into a bow shaped event as it reached the populated portion of Hidalgo County from west of Edinburg through Mission. While it was possible that minor damage reported near Alton (north of McAllen) may have been from a small tornado touchdown, there were no visual confirmations at the time.
Event Narrative Minor flooding, with up to a foot of standing water, was reported by the Brooks County Emergency Management Coordinator during a slow moving thunderstorm that dumped torrential rain and large hail. The NWS Cooperative observer at the Hollywood Hunting Camp, just west of Falfurrias, reported 2.52 inches of rain with the storm.


Event Map:

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 17.00K 0.00K
FALFURRIAS BROOKS CO. TX 06/03/2009 16:30 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALFURRIAS ARPT BROOKS CO. TX 06/03/2009 16:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FALFURRIAS BROOKS CO. TX 06/03/2009 16:59 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RINCON STARR CO. TX 06/03/2009 18:30 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC COOK HIDALGO CO. TX 06/03/2009 19:10 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINDSAY GARDENS HIDALGO CO. TX 06/03/2009 19:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CHIHUAHUA HIDALGO CO. TX 06/03/2009 19:27 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHAYLAND HIDALGO CO. TX 06/03/2009 19:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MISSION HIDALGO CO. TX 06/03/2009 19:42 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 17.00K 0.00K