Update: Tropical Storm Warning issued September 21 at 9:54AM CDT by NWS Corpus Christi TX

Event: Tropical Storm Warning
Sender Name: NWS Corpus Christi TX
Issued: 2020-09-21T09:59:02-05:00
Expires: 2020-09-21T18:00:00-05:00
Description: * WIND
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 60 mph
– Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until Tuesday
afternoon

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58
to 73 mph
– The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
– PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical
storm force.
– PREPARE: Last minute efforts to protect life and property
should now be complete. The area remains subject to
significant wind damage.
– ACT: Now is the time to shelter from dangerous wind.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
– Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* STORM SURGE
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible
– Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
– Window of concern: through Tuesday afternoon

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm
surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground
– The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
– PLAN: Shelter against storm surge flooding greater than 1
foot above ground.
– PREPARE: All flood preparations should be complete. Expect
flooding of low-lying roads and property.
– ACT: Stay away from storm surge prone areas. Continue to
follow the instructions of local officials.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
– Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
– Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally
higher amounts

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major
flooding rain
– The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
– PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are
likely.
– PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially
if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.
– ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive
– Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and
rescues.
– Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos,
and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control
systems and barriers may become stressed.
– Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover
escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some
weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
– The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
– PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
with gusty winds may still occur.
– PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
tornado situation.
– ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
– Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
– https://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=crp
Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Observed
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Calhoun Islands

Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-4454660-3706754
CAP MessageType: Update