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07-24-2008, 08:35 AM
Post: #1151
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Roll,
I am in Ingleside, which is just north of Corpus. Yesterday we had periods of very heavy rain. Lots of wind. 30-40 mph with higher gust. The wind is still out there today. Not sure of the wind speed, but the trees are really moving. No rain so far this morning. We have had a total of 5.5 inches of rain at my house. The totals vary in the Corpus area from 1.5-6+.

Personally we suffered no damage. I few tree limbs have fallen but that is to be expected.

My prayers go out to all in the Valley. I know the next few days will be tough.

Roll I would like to give you a huge Thank you for your dedication to this site. You keep us all inform and give us a platform to share our thoughts and opinions. /champ Keep up the good work!!!!

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07-24-2008, 08:38 AM
Post: #1152
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Lots of wind still here in Annaville (Northwest Corpus Christi) It stopped raining for a while. I have 4 inches in my rain gauge from the storm. (I think rain gauge is a little conservative!) I have to drive to San Antone today, and fly to the Valley and then back to Corpus, so I will be able to post a good report later!
I usually fly out of Harlingen, but I think today we will use McAllen or Weslaco!
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07-24-2008, 09:07 AM
Post: #1153
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Great job on coverage Roll. I keep hearing reports that the rainfall was off the charts. We keep hearing official very conservative rainfall reports from the valley. Glad your trusty radar images told the true story on rainfall. Bart Bedsole out of Corpus has some pretty good video on this link. He reported gusts of 115 at the height of the storm on South Padre. He said no one expected the hurricane to be this strong.
http://www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8727840
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07-24-2008, 09:09 AM
Post: #1154
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I gotta give kudo's to everyone here as well, great coverage. Everyone here kept telling me I was crazy for thinking it was going to go further north and be a stronger storm than what they were saying on the Television. Appreciate everything yall do here
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07-24-2008, 09:45 AM
Post: #1155
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Tnt34 Knhc 241440
Bulletin
Tropical Storm Dolly Advisory Number 17
Nws Tpc/national Hurricane Center Miami Fl Al042008
1000 Am Cdt Thu Jul 24 2008

...dolly Dumping Heavy Rains As It Moves Farther Inland...
At 10 Am Cdt...1500 Utc...the Tropical Storm Warning From
Brownsville To Port Aransas Has Been Discontinued.

For Storm Information Specific To Your Area...including Possible
Inland Watches And Warnings...please Monitor Products Issued
By Your Local Weather Office.

At 1000 Am Cdt...1500z...the Center Of Tropical Storm Dolly Was
Located Near Latitude 27.5 North...longitude 99.3 West...very Near
Laredo Texas.

Dolly Is Moving Toward The West-northwest Near 9 Mph...15 Km/hr...
And This Motion Is Expected To Continue Until Dissipation In A Day
Or So.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 45 Mph...75 Km/hr...with Higher
Gusts. Weakening Is Forecast During The Next 24 Hours.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 85 Miles...140 Km
From The Center. The Weather Station At Hebbronville Recently
Reported Sustained Winds Of 38 Mph...62 Km/hr...with A Peak Gust Of
52 Mph...84 Km/hr.

Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 992 Mb...29.29 Inches.
Dolly Is Expected To Produce Total Rainfall Accumulations Of 8 To 12
Inches...with Isolated Amounts Of 20 Inches...over Portions Of
South Texas And Northeastern Mexico. These Rains Are Very Likely To
Cause Widespread Flooding.
Isolated Tornadoes Are Possible Over South Central Texas Today.

Repeating The 1000 Am Cdt Position...27.5 N...99.3 W. Movement
Toward...west-northwest Near 9 Mph. Maximum Sustained Winds...45
Mph. Minimum Central Pressure...992 Mb.

An Intermediate Advisory Will Be Issued By The National Hurricane
Center At 100 Pm Cdt Followed By The Next Complete Advisory At 400
Pm Cdt.

$$
Forecaster Avila

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Wtnt44 Knhc 241440
Tropical Storm Dolly Discussion Number 17
Nws Tpc/national Hurricane Center Miami Fl Al042008
1100 Am Edt Thu Jul 24 2008

Radar And Surface Data Indicate That Dolly Still Has A Large
Circulation Accompanied By Numerous Convective Bands. The Most
Prominent Convection Is To The Southeast Of The Center. Initial
Intensity Has Been Lowered To 40 Knots. There Are Numerous
Observations With Gusts Of 45 To 48 Knots Earlier Thisd Morning. As
Dolly Moves Farther Inland...it Is Expected To To Weaken And Should
Be No More Than A Remnant Low In A Day Or So. Despite Weakening...
Dolly Has The Potential To Produce Very Heavy Rains And Significant
Inland Flooding.

The Center Of Dolly Is Moving Toward The West-northwest About 8
Knots. The Cyclone Is South Of A Subtropical Ridge So This General
Track Should Continue Until Dissipation In A Day Or So.

Forecast Positions And Max Winds

Initial 24/1500z 27.5n 99.3w 40 Kt
12hr Vt 25/0000z 28.0n 100.5w 30 Kt...inland
24hr Vt 25/1200z 28.5n 103.0w 25 Kt...remnant Low
36hr Vt 26/0000z...dissipated

$$
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07-24-2008, 10:51 AM
Post: #1156
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Here on North Padre I had 6" in my rain gauge yesterday, and measured a gust of 56 mph and sustained of 39 mph.

Wind is 20/33 right now and very little in the way of precipitation today.

I don't see any visible damage around the area, apart from a few small branches here and there.

There was quite a bit of street flooding Corpus yesterday, but that's mainly due to the poor storm drain system.
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07-24-2008, 10:53 AM
Post: #1157
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I just spoke to a coworker in Harlingen. he said he had 3 inches of water in his house. . . .Still can't get through to Weslaco....
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07-24-2008, 11:26 AM
Post: #1158
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There are a couple of small UNCONFIRMED/ CONFIRMED Tornado touchdowns being reported here in town and surrounding areas. (San Antonio)

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/205.html#REP
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07-24-2008, 12:48 PM
Post: #1159
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Here's a newscast from San Antonio regarding S. Padre Island.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/videos/?bcli...&pagecnt=1
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07-24-2008, 12:58 PM
Post: #1160
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Wtnt34 Knhc 241738
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Tropical Storm Dolly Intermediate Advisory Number 17a
Nws Tpc/national Hurricane Center Miami Fl Al042008
100 Pm Cdt Thu Jul 24 2008

...dolly Weakening And Moving A Little Faster...

For Storm Information Specific To Your Area...including Possible
Inland Watches And Warnings...please Monitor Products Issued
By Your Local Weather Office.

At 100 Pm Cdt...1800z...the Center Of Tropical Storm Dolly Was
Located Near Latitude 27.9 North...longitude 99.8 West...very Near
The U.s. Mexico Border...about 30 Miles...50 Km...northwest Of
Laredo Texas.

Dolly Has Increased Its Forward Speed And Is Now Moving Toward The
West-northwest Near 13 Mph...22 Km/hr. This Motion Is Expected To
Continue Until Dissipation In A Day Or So.

Maximum Sustained Winds Have Decreased To Near 40 Mph...65 Km/hr...
With Higher Gusts. These Winds Are Confined To A Few Rainbands To
The North And East Of The Center. Dolly Is Expected To Weaken To A
Tropical Depression Later Today.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 85 Miles...140 Km
From The Center.

Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 998 Mb...29.47 Inches.

Dolly Is Expected To Produce Total Rainfall Accumulations Of 8 To 12
Inches...with Isolated Amounts Of 20 Inches...over Portions Of
South Texas And Northeastern Mexico. These Rains Are Very Likely To
Cause Widespread Flooding.

Isolated Tornadoes Are Possible Over South Central Texas Today.

Repeating The 100 Pm Cdt Position...27.9 N...99.8 W. Movement
Toward...west-northwest Near 13 Mph. Maximum Sustained Winds...40
Mph. Minimum Central Pressure...998 Mb.

The Next Advisory Will Be Issued By The National Hurricane Center At
400 Pm Cdt.

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