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Event Heavy Rain
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Begin Date 05/12/2011 14:15:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth NNE
Begin Location FALFURRIAS
Begin Lat/Lon 27.25/-98.14
End Date 05/12/2011 15:15:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth SSE
End Location FALFURRIAS
End Lat/Lon 27.21/-98.14
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An upper level disturbance leading a cool front into Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley sparked numerous showers and thunderstorms, some with heavy rainfall and gusty winds, across the South Texas Plains around noon on May 12th. Boundaries from these storms clashed with warm humid air and enough deep moisture to create a slow moving line of torrential rain producing thunderstorms, beginning in eastern Jim Hogg County by intensifying into northern Brooks and the King Ranch of Kenedy by early to mid afternoon. The line accelerated through Brooks County, producing 1.5 to more than 2 inches of rain in about an hour before surging toward the coast by late afternoon.
Event Narrative A developing line of thunderstorms, containing torrential rains, moved through northern Brooks County during the early afternoon producing pockets of poor drainage and nuisance urban-type flooding along Highway 281 in Falfurrias. The Brooks county Sheriff department reported twelve inches of water was on Highway 281 and South FM 1418 by 315 PM CDT; less than an hour later, one and one half feet of water was also reported in several other locations along Highway 281. Most of these locations have become flood prone due to overpass/bypass construction, which has caused clogging of normally well draining areas along the highway.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.10K 0.00K
FALFURRIAS BROOKS CO. TX 05/12/2011 13:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 0.10K 0.00K
FALFURRIAS BROOKS CO. TX 05/12/2011 14:15 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.10K 0.00K