Storms of San Angelo on May 15, 2018
SAN ANGELO, TX — Thunderstorms traversed the Concho Valley on May 15 starting at around 6 p.m. High winds coupled with down-pouring rains caused power outages and damage to property. Below is a reversed running commentary of the storm events.
Update 8:38 p.m.
AEP is reporting outages encompassing 40 percent of all customers in Menard. In the downtown San Angelo zip code 76903, 9 percent are without power, or 1374 of 15175 customers. Christoval as 108 without power, or about 10 percent of the 1052 customers there.
Update 8:33 p.m.
Traffic signal lights are out on N. Bryant Ave. at 19th St.
Update 8:20 p.m.
SAPD: Power outages are affecting traffic lights downtown and along N Bryant. Please use caution when approaching intersections.
This picture was taken near Lake Nasworthy on Camper Road by reader Debra Brown:
Update 8:05 p.m.
AEP is reporting more than 2770 power outages from Christoval to Knickerbocker to San Angelo and up to Sterling City. View the outage map here.
Update 7:22 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following counties: Concho, McCulloch, Menard and Tom Green until 8 p.m.
Updated 7:10 p.m.
The San Angelo NWS issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following counties: Concho, Runnels and Tom Green until 8 p.m.
Updated 7:05 p.m.
There is a Flash Flood Warning for the City of San Angelo until 8:45 p.m..
At 648 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is already occurring. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... San Angelo, Twin Buttes Reservoir, Lake Nasworthy and Goodfellow Air Force Base. This includes the following low water crossings ... College Hills and Mlbrook... Howard and Webster... Jackson From Knickerbocker to South Bryant... Southwest Blvd and Loop 306... Sul Ross AT Red Arroyo crossing... 1500 Block of Spaulding... 300 block of North Archer... Parkwood and Lindenwood... Huntington and Sunset and Paseo De Vaca and Washington. Do not drive through these low water crossings or any other low water crossing with water flowing across the roadway.
Updated 6:35 p.m.
The NWS has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... South central Tom Green County in west central Texas... * Until 645 PM CDT * At 630 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Twin Buttes Reservoir, or 10 miles southwest of San Angelo, moving east at 10 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * this severe thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of south central Tom Green County, including the following locations: Us-67 Near The Irion-Tom Green County Line.
Updated 5:45 p.m.
While no one wants to endure severe weather like the Concho Valley experienced last night and the damage it caused, this part of Texas could sure use more rain. Radar at 5:45 p.m. indicated that the storm cells that formed this afternoon are now splitting and going mostly to the south of the city of San Angelo. This is not the first time that has happened. Is there something in the city geographically or environmentally that causes storms to split and go around it?
Here is a link to the NWS radar. Judge for yourself and let us know what you think.
Updated 5:22 p.m.
The NWS has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southern Sterling County in west central Texas... Northwestern Tom Green County in west central Texas... Irion County in west central Texas
This severe thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of southern Sterling...northwestern Tom Green and Irion Counties for now but the City of San Angelo is in its path.
At 445 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 11 miles northwest of Mertzon. This storm was nearly stationary. Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. This strong thunderstorm will be near... Mertzon and Sherwood around 545 PM CDT. Other locations impacted by this storm include Us-67 Near The Irion- Tom Green County Line. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Very heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. &&
According to the National Weather Service, at 4:42 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located near Sterling City, moving southeast at 35 mph.Golf ball size hail and 70 mph wind gusts.
The thunderstorm is radar indicated. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.