Conroe and The Woodlands, August 27 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has observed that there’s a lot of “soft news” about the hurricane while residents of this area need the hard information about what’s actually happening.
Both the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service predict that the Conroe – New Caney – The Woodlands areas will receive between 18 and 24 inches of rain through Thursday, August 31, 2017. That’s a lot of rain and likely more than our rivers, creeks, and other tributaries can hold. Please take every precaution to safeguard yourself, your family, your animals, and your property.
National Weather Center update: 6:21 a.m., Central Daylight Time, August 27, 2017, for the Houston/Galveston areas, including Montgomery County
First, here’s the latest updates from the National Weather Center.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 621 AM CDT Sun Aug 27 2017 GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226- 227-235>238-281200- Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers- Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM- Colorado-Fort Bend-Galveston-Galveston Bay-Grimes-Harris-Houston- Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda-Matagorda Bay-Montgomery-Polk- San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington- Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM- Wharton- 621 AM CDT Sun Aug 27 2017 ...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR LIFE-THREATENING CATASTROPHIC FLOODING.... This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Periods of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall can be expected across the area today and tonight as Tropical Storm Harvey remains nearly stationary. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rain is likely, and 10 to 12 inches are possible with these storms. Any rain falling on locations that have already received record breaking rainfall will be devastating. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday Harvey is expected to meander in and around the Southeast Texas area for several days and produce round after round of showers and thunderstorms. Additional life-threatening rainfall totals of 15 to 25 inches with isolated higher amounts are possible across the Flash Flood Watch area over the next several days, and results will be devastating if any of these rains fall where catastrophic flooding has already occurred. National Hurricane Center update, 4:00 a.m., CDT, Sunday, August 27, 2017.
FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON, TX 745 AM CDT Sun Aug 27 2017 ...The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a flood warning for the following rivers... Spring Creek Near Tomball affecting the following counties in Texas... Harris...Montgomery For Spring Creek at Tomball, Minor flooding is occuring, with Major flooding forecasted. The current weather is dominated by a line of showers and thunderstorms. This weather system will produce rainfall amounts ranging from 5 to 15 inches. The extended outlook is for a continued chance of showers and thunderstorms. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Persons are urged to stay away from the river until water levels recede. Motorists should avoid any water covered roads and find an alternate route. Livestock and equipment should remain out of the flood plain for the next few days. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather radio or other news sources for further updates.