... Forecast flooding increased from moderate to major severity...
the Flood Warning continues for the San Antonio River near Elmendorf.
* Until Monday afternoon... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 1:30 PM Saturday the stage was 37.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river level will rise to crest between 60 and 62 feet
by Sunday morning... then begin falling. 64.2 feet is the flood of record
set October 18th 1998.
* Impact... at 60.0 feet... downstream in Wilson County people AR cut off by
numerous flooded farm to Market roads. Numerous homes are flooded in Wilson
County as well.
Below are the latest river stages and forecasts:
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Statement as of 2:10 PM CDT on May 25, 2013Flood Warning
Statement as of 3:30 PM CDT on May 25, 2013Flash Flood Watch
... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Sunday morning...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* the following counties in south central Texas... Atascosa...
Bastrop... Bexar... blanco... Burnet... Caldwell... Comal...
DeWitt... Fayette... Gillespie... Gonzales... Guadalupe... Hays...
Karnes... Kendall... Lavaca... Lee... Llano... Travis... Williamson
* Through Sunday morning
* expected heavy downpours of 2 to 4 inches tonight.
* Due to saturated soils... any heavy downpours that develop will
quickly produce runoff and a flash flood threat. River rises
have already occurred in some locations and will be prone to
additional rapid rises.
A Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding is possible in or near
the watch area. If you are in the watch area... plan now for what
you will do if flash flooding develops. Stay informed and be
ready to act if you see flooding or if a Flash Flood Warning is
Statement as of 4:19 PM CDT on May 25, 2013
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at San Antonio...
a record rainfall of 9.87 inches was set at San Antonio today.
This breaks the old record of 1.66 set in 1933.In addition to
breaking the record rainfall for may 25th of 1.66 inches set in
1933... it also breaks the record all-time daily record for the month
of may which was 6.82 set on may 31... 1937.
It is now the 2nd wettest day of all-time at San Antonio.
Below is the current number 1 and 3.
1... 11.26 on October 17... 1998
2... .9.87 on may 25... 2013
3... .9.52 on July 1... 2002
|Local Storm Report|
05/25/2013 1245 PM
Floresville, Wilson County.
Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.
Sevreal roads in and around Floresville have high water
|Public Information Statement|
Statement as of 4:27 PM CDT on May 25, 2013
... NWS damage survey for 05/25/13 Live Oak tornado event...
A line of severe storms moved through Metro San Antonio early
Saturday morning. One cell produced a brief tornado in the
suburb of Live Oak.
.Live Oak tornado...
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 0.3 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
Start date: may 25 2013
start time: 525 am CDT
start location: 1.2 WSW Live Oak / Bexar County / TX
start lat/lon: 29.5498 / -98.3479
End date: may 25 2013
end time: 535 am CDT
end location: 1.2 W Live Oak / Bexar County / TX
end_lat/lon: 29.53539 / -98.3483
Survey summary: the brief tornado did minor damage to homes near the
intersection of Judson Road and woodsrim St in Live Oak. The stucco
and wood facade of a medical building on Judson Road was totally
pulled off. Several power poles were snapped with trees uprooted
and mature Oak Tree limbs and branches twisted off several Oak
trees. A hospital had damage to the air conditioning units on top of
its roof and had some broken windows and doors. An aluminum storage
shed behind one home was blown clearly over two houses before
Landing in the backyard of a third house.
Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.
EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph*|
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.