Texas and Oklahoma storms have been hitting the 2 states harder than ever
In May 2015 Texas and Oklahoma were hit by storms that caused flooding so terrible 4 died and 12 ended up missing. As of now, the weather channel is keeping everyone up to date of another storm that hit the 2 states Tuesday morning June 17. The storms name is Bill.
Here is some updates from weatherchanel.com
- As of 10 a.m. CDT, the center of Tropical Depression Bill was about 40 miles south of Fort Worth, Texas, according to NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center. The circulation center was moving north at about 12 mph.
- A wind advisory is in effect for much of north Texas, including Dallas-Fort Worth, until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts above 30 mph were reported across most of the Metroplex late Wednesday morning as Bill’s center approached from the south.
- Steady moderate to heavy rain has led to pockets of flooding in north Texas. About a foot of water covered at least one road in southern Dallas County just west of I-35 early Wednesday morning. Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport has picked up just over 2 inches of rain as of late Wednesday morning.
- In the wake of Bill’s center, bands of rain are now streaming into the Greater Houston area. Areal flood advisories are in effect. Rainfall totals of 1 to 4 inches are common so far in the Houston area.
- Locations west and southwest of Houston have picked up the heaviest rain. Top reported totals include 11.77 inches near Ganado, Texas, and 11.59 inches west of El Campo in Wharton County, Texas. North of Bill’s center of circulation, Waco, Texas, tallied 3.48 inches of rain through late Wednesday morning.
- Two to three feet of water swamped underpasses in Sealy, Texas, where over 7 inches of rain had fallen by early Wednesday. Flooded roads were closed in parts of Grimes County, Texas, southeast of College Station.
- Bill made landfall as a tropical storm on Matagorda Island, Texas at 11:45 a.m. CDT Tuesday with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.
What is happening in Texas? Why so much rain in this already saturated state? Why hasn’t some parts of California gotten any rain in 4 years! What’s next?
To stay informed on Tropical Storm Bill, please visit Weather.com
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