Monday, May 17, 2010

Severe Storms, Heavy Rain Invade East Texas

A weak frontal boundary moved into a warm and humid airmass on Monday, sparking some severe thunderstorms.

Some of the storms produced large hail and damaging winds.

Golf ball size hail fell in Coldspring and in Point Blank, just west of Lake Livingston earlier this afternoon.

There were also reports of penny to nickel size hail in Angelina county, approximately 10 miles south of Huntington.

We also had reports of high winds which knocked down trees in Woodville at around 2:15pm.

Severe weather, however, was only part of the story on Monday. On a more postive note, heavy downpours fell from the sky, helping the dry conditions across the Texas Forest Country.

As of 9:30pm Monday evening, Storm Tracker Live Doppler Network indicated over 4" in Houston county between Crockett and Grapeland. We also saw over 3" in Trinity county, between Groveton and Apple Springs.

If you did not get as much rain as you would have liked, we have another chance for scattered storms on Tuesday as the frontal boundary lingers over the area.