Heavy rain in forecast; will SJRA lower lake levels?

Conroe and Montgomery County, June 15 – The National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have forecast very heavy rain for Montgomery County and the Greater Houston area over the next several days. The prediction of the Weather Service calls for as much as ten (10) inches of rain over the next six days (through Wednesday, June 20, 2018).

Forecast

Data from both NWS and NOAA indicate the following forecasts through Sunday, June 17. This forecast is generally for Montgomery County and Harris County.

Friday, June 15: There is a 40% chance of showers and thunder storms, with southeast winds of 5 to 10 miles per hour. Overall, the forecast is partly sunny with a high of 95 degrees. In the evening, the chance of rain will decrease to 20%, while the weather generally will be partly cloudy and a low of 78.

Satuday, June 16 – There is a 50% chance of showers and thunder storms, with southeast winds of 5 to 15 miles per hour. The forecast is generally partly sunny with a high of 89.

Sunday, June 17 – The chance of showers and thunder storms is 60%, with southeast winds of  5 to 20 miles per hour. The forecast is cloudy with heavy rains.

Monday through Wednesday, June 18 to 20 – The chance of showers and thunder storms will remain above 50% early in the week but will decline towards Wednesday. The forecast remains cloudy with changes of heavy rains towards the beginning of the week.

Question about San Jacinto River Authority

The water level at Lake Conroe near the Lake Conroe Dam is 200.6 feet. As the San Jacinto River Authority learned a tough lesson during Tropical Storm Harvey that lowering the level of water in Lake Conroe would greatly lessen the probability of causing downstream flooding from major Dam discharges during storms, there is a major question whether the Authority will take action immediately to lower Lake Conroe levels further in order to reduce the likelihood of a necessity to release a massive water discharge during the upcoming storms.

 

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