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Tropical Storm Watch
Issued: 10:09 AM CDT Aug. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Tropical storm watch in effect...

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm wind conditions are
possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

* locations affected
    - Karnes City

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: Friday afternoon
          until Saturday afternoon

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph.
        - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of
          significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to
          secure all properties.
        - Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter
          may result in injury.

    - Potential impacts: significant
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with
          damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few
          buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door
          failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored.
          Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within
          urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways,
          and access routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more
          prevalent in areas with above ground lines.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for
          minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts
          conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation.
        - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding
          rain impacts.
        - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches
          and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
          currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
          ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
          usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
          of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
          drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
          become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and
          bridge closures.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - emergency planning need not include a threat for tornadoes.
          Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

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