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Remnants of CHARLEY Advisory Number 12
 
Issued 17:00Z Aug 25, 1998
 
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STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 12 FOR REMNANTS OF T.D. CHARLEY
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
1240 PM EDT TUES AUG 25 1998

THE REMNANTS OF "CHARLEY" CONTINUE TO PRODUCE A CONCENTRATED
AREA OF MODERATE-HEAVY RAINS ACRS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL TX IN THE 
VICINITY OF THE EDWARDS PLATEAU.  CURRENT SURFACE ANALYSES SHOW
ONLY A WEAK TROUGH THROUGH THIS RGN...HOWEVER...LATEST UPPER AIR
ANALYSES AND SATELLITE IMAGERY STILL SHOW A NEARLY STATIONARY AND
WELL-DEFINED LOW-MID LEVEL CIRCULATION. 

HEAVY RAINS HAVE PROMPTED FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS UNTIL 1:45 PM CDT
FOR VAL VERDE...EDWARDS...REAL...KINNEY... AND UVALDE COUNTIES.  FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS ARE ALSO IN EFFECT  IN WEST-CENTRAL TX FOR WESTERN
AND CENTRAL SCHLEICHER COUNTY UNTIL 12:05 PM CDT AND SUTTON COUNTY
UNTIL 1:25 PM CDT.  OVER SOUTHWESTERN TX...FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE
POSTED UNTIL 12:40 PM CDT FOR REAGAN COUNTY AND EXTREME EASTERN
PECOS COUNTY UNTIL 1:55 PM CDT.  RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 1-2 INCHES PER
HOUR ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE WARNING AREAS.  CONTINUED HEAVY RAIN
OVER ALREADY SATURATED SOIL WILL RAPIDLY LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF
PROBLEMS.  MANY ROADS ACROSS THIS REGION HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLOSED
AS A RESULT OF THE PHENOMENAL RAINS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYS...AND
MORE CLOSURES ARE LIKELY.  FLASH FLOOD WATCHES REMAIN IN EFFECT
THROUGH TODAY FOR THE WESTERN HILL COUNTRY...ADJACENT AREAS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL TX...AND OVR CRANE...CROCKETT...IRION... PECOS...TERRELL
AND UPTON COUNTIES IN WEST TX.  

RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS CONTINUE ALG THE RIO GRANDE AND ITS
TRIBUTARIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL TX INCLUDING THE WEST
NUECES...NUECES...DEVILS...PECOS...DRY FRIO...FRIO AND SABINAL RIVER
WATERSHEDS AND BASINS.

DEL RIO, TX NEARLY DOUBLED ITS PREVIOUS CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL
RECORD ON AUGUST 23.  THE 16.83 INCHES OF RAIN FAR SURPASSED THE OLD
RECORD OF 8.79 INCHES ON JUNE 13, 1935.  RECORD FLOODING HAS OCCURRED
ALONG THE RIO GRANDE RIVER AT DEL RIO.  

LATEST COMPUTER MODELS SUGGEST THAT THE REMNANTS WILL SLOWLY
DRIFT WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE BIG BEND AREA AND ACROSS
THE RIO GRANDE INTO NORTHERN OLD MEXICO DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 3-5 INCHES OR MORE ARE EXPECTED
OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL TX THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. 

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 1 AM CDT TUESDAY.

KLEIN/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH