Jim Wells Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning
Statement as of 9:16 AM CDT on May 22, 2015

The Flood Warning continues for the Nueces River near Bluntzer.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 am Friday the stage was 29.6 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast: the river will continue rising to near 31.1 feet by
Tuesday evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* At 31.0 feet major lowland flooding occurs from near blutzer to
Calallen. Widespread residential flooding likely will occur for
weeks. This includes homes in the following subdivisions: Sandy
hallow, los dos Palomas, los Escondido, and along Oak lne in Rio
encinos. Many secondary roads, primary roads, and low bridges are
flooded, with water possibly a few feet deep. Livestock are cut off
possibly for weeks and could drown.


Below are the latest river stages and stage forecasts:

                      fld latest forecast 6 am lst
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon Tue Wed

Nueces River
Bluntzer 18 29.6 Fri 08 am 30.3 30.6 30.8 31.0 31.1


Lat... Lon 2799 9787 2802 9775 2797 9775 2794 9768
      2787 9776 2792 9783




916 am CDT Fri may 22 2015

The Flood Warning continues for the Nueces River at Mathis.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 am Friday the stage was 29.4 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast: the river will continue rising to near 30.3 feet
by Saturday morning. The river will remain above flood stage
until further notice.
* At 29.3 feet major lowland flooding occurs, causing widespread
evacuations downstream above Calallen. The West Bank residents below
Bluntzer may be cut off for several weeks.


Below are the latest river stages and stage forecasts:

                      fld latest forecast 6 am lst
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon Tue Wed

Nueces River
Mathis 25 29.4 Fri 08 am 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3


Lat... Lon 2810 9794 2815 9786 2802 9775 2799 9787




Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:06 PM CDT on May 22, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Monday morning...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of south Texas... including the
following areas... Aransas... Bee... Calhoun... Duval... Goliad...
Jim Wells... Kleberg... La Salle... Live Oak... McMullen...
Nueces... Refugio... San Patricio... Victoria and Webb.

* From Saturday afternoon through Monday morning

* several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to
occur over much of the Holiday weekend. Rainfall totals of 2 to
4 inches are expected... on average... with isolated higher
amounts likely.

* Due to the very moist conditions of the grounds and soils in the
area... rapid flash flooding will be possible where heavy rains
develop.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
issued.

Do not drive into flooded roadways. The majority of flood related
fatalities occur in vehicles. If you see a flooded
roadway... remember... turn around... dont drown.



Hart