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TROPICAL STORM BILL LOCAL STATEMENT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX AL022015
114 AM CDT WED JUN 17 2015

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS


...BILL DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR FAYETTE...GONZALES...DE WITT AND LAVACA HAS BEEN CANCELLED

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 AM CDT FOR LAVACA...FAYETTE AND LEE COUNTIES. - A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS THROUGH 1 PM CDT THURSDAY.

* STORM INFORMATION: - ABOUT 50 MILES EAST OF AUSTIN TX OR ABOUT 20 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF LA GRANGE TX - 30.2N 97.0W - STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH - MOVEMENT NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 13 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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THE WINDS ABOUT TROPICAL DEPRESSION BILL WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY WEAKEN AS THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION LIFTS NORTHWARD INTO NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN IS STILL OCCURRING NEAR THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION...BUT SHOULD DECREASE IN INTENSITY OVER BY 2 AM CDT. LEFT IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM ARE NUMEROUS CONVECTIVE BANDS THAT WILL BECOME A THREAT FOR TRAINING CELLS TOWARD DAYBREAK ACROSS MUCH OF THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH AREA. THERE IS ALSO A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR STORMS TO DEVELOP TORNADOES ACROSS LEE...FAYETTE AND LAVACA COUNTIES LATER THIS MORNING.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN: PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL AND FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE IMPACTS ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE: - LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS. - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, ARROYOS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS. - FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE SPOTS. A FEW PLACES WHERE RAPID PONDING OF WATER OCCURS AT UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME NEAR-FULL AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

* TORNADOES: PREPARE FOR A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE IMPACTS ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 77. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE: - THE OCCURRENCE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE EXECUTION OF EMERGENCY PLANS DURING TROPICAL EVENTS. - A FEW PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS. - LOCATIONS COULD REALIZE ROOFS PEELED OFF BUILDINGS, CHIMNEYS TOPPLED, MOBILE HOMES PUSHED OFF FOUNDATIONS OR OVERTURNED, LARGE TREE TOPS AND BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF, SHALLOW-ROOTED TREES KNOCKED OVER, MOVING VEHICLES BLOWN OFF ROADS, AND SMALL BOATS PULLED FROM MOORINGS.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

IF YOU LIVE IN A PLACE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO FLOODING, SUCH AS NEAR CREEKS OR STREAMS, IN A LOW LYING OR POOR DRAINAGE AREA, IN A VALLEY OR CANYON, PLAN TO MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER ON HIGHER GROUND

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV - FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG - FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
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THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION BILL.

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