Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heavy Rain
County/Area BROOKS
Report Source Unknown
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-05-20 17:45:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3W TACUBAYA
Begin Lat/Lon 26.9234/-98.3263
End Date 2011-05-20 19:15:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3WSW ENCINO
End Lat/Lon 26.9148/-98.1766
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Developing low pressure in the southern Plains helped import very unstable air into Texas, including the Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas where afternoon temperatures soared above 100 toward the coast, and heat index values exceeded 110 by late afternoon. Weak low level convergence and a possible afternoon sea breeze enhancement lifted the air mass into large thunderstorms, which developed initially just south of Hidalgo (northern Mexico) then re-formed in northern Hidalgo County. These storms intensified over the Encinitos Ranch (extreme northern Hidalgo into extreme southern Brooks) and continued forming from Encino to Falfurrias, ultimately producing locally heavy rainfall, large hail, and some wind damage across the Brush Country of Brooks County.
Event Narrative A re-forming strong to severe storm dropped several inches of rain in less than two hours in rural southern Brooks County, west of Federal Highway 281 and north of Farm to Market 755, west of Encino. Excluding hail contamination, Doppler Radar estimated 2 to 4 inches of rain likely fell in this area, which includes a portion of the Encinitos Ranch.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LONGORIA BROOKS CO. TX 05/20/2011 17:45 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TACUBAYA BROOKS CO. TX 05/20/2011 17:45 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALFURRIAS BROOKS CO. TX 05/20/2011 18:12 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONGORIA BROOKS CO. TX 05/20/2011 18:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.00K 0.00K