Flooding. That’s the summary for Texas and a lot of it. Areas around Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas picked up more than a foot of rain over 7 days. Oklahoma experienced a few spots of flooding briefly but nothing like down south. Rainfall amounts in Oklahoma had several 3-5″ areas which the models predicted quite well. Here are the rainfall totals for the week ending today (Saturday 6/4).

Rainfall totals across Oklahoma last 7 days.

Rainfall totals across Oklahoma last 7 days.

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Texas rainfall totals.

Texas rainfall totals.

Oh and not to forget, we had a few days of landspout tornadoes. They do not form like traditional tornadoes with a mesocyclone. These can form with just pockets of vorticity along boundaries which are stretched, tilted upward and then ingested into mini updraft regions of showers or storms. In our case below we had a stalled cold front where the rain developed and produced the circulations.

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Most landspouts are typically weak, about EF-0 in strength or less. Although there have been a couple documented as being stronger. They are mostly undetectable by radar unless they are very close to a high resolution radar system <25 nm. As a result, there won’t be many warnings issued for these but they sure do look ominous!

What is a landspout tornado?

What is a landspout tornado?

 

Landspouts near Minco, OK.

Landspouts near Minco, OK.

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