Saturday, December 3, 2016

NO FARM THIS WEEKEND

No farm today...



...and possibly not tomorrow.  We may be in December but we are having Spring like rains...2nd Family said we are at 2 1/2" and counting...





⚠ AlertHouston | Potential for Heavy Rainfall, Flooding and Severe Weather This Weekend.

DATE: December 2, 2016 2:52:03 PM CST

Weather Information

The National Weather Service (NWS) says that the Houston area can expect to see locally heavy rainfall throughout the area beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend, with the possibility of strong thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes as storms move through our area.
Rainfall totals are forecast to be anywhere from 2-4 inches across the area and up to 10 inches in localized areas over the next three days.
Areas that experience heavy rain in a short period of time may have street flooding and flash flooding in low-lying areas.

Steps to Take

Ahead of the arrival of this storm, Houston residents should be prepared for Tornadoes, and Flash Flooding
Houston residents can be prepared for severe weather by:
  • Ensuring they stay up-to-date with changing conditions 
  • Making sure emergency alerts are enabled on their mobile devices 
  • Setting their NOAA Weather Radios to "Alert" mode 
  • Begin planning for the impact of flash flooding, which may mean delaying or canceling outdoor activities. 
  • Identifying a room suitable for shelter during a tornado. This should be an interior room, on the lowest floor possible with no windows and few doors.  

What to Do

If a Flash Flood Warning is issued for your area, avoid bayous/streams and creeks, and delay traveling until the threat has passed. Remember, it only take a few inches of water to float a vehicle, and most flood-related deaths happen on roadways.  When you see water on the road, Turn Around, Don't Drown (R).
If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, seek shelter immediately in an interior room on the lowest floor possible, and hold on to a heavy object. Remember, Get In. Get Low. Hold On. 


11 comments:

donna baker said...

Oh no, not more downpours. Hope you have a nice weekend anyway.

1st Man said...

Yep, possibly up to 10" in areas. Ugh.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wow...you guys sure have had a lot of rain this year. we are bone dry!

Myrna said...

And we are having our first snow for the season. Pretty to look at, but not so pretty to drive in.

Dani said...

Heads up, 1st Man: http://m.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/2/1606465/–Siberian-air-Will-Blow-to-U-S-as-Polar-Vortex-Breaks-Down-Jet-Stream-Crosses-North-Pole

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Stay safe, winter storms can be just as bad as those in the spring.

1st Man said...

Thanks, it was nice staying in for a change. Got a lot done.

1st Man said...

It's been dry the last month or so. In fact, our surplus was approaching deficit. but not now, ha.

1st Man said...

Love snow, but I just don't know if I could drive in it. If it EVER snowed here, the city shuts down, even with sleet. We'd be off work for days, instead of having to go in anyway, ha.

1st Man said...

Oh my, thanks for this. I've been so sad with our upcoming administration cabinet picks who just don't believe any of this is climate change. Sigh. But anyway, we can all keep each other up to date this way, thank you much!!!

1st Man said...

Thank you, they can be dangerous, the combination of warm and cold air leads to nasty weather, Y'all stay safe too (and warm!)