April 29 Weekly Outlook… More Wet Weather Ahead and Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5 – May 11)

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 37.43  feet (Action Stage). The WGRFC is forecasting the Brazos River in Richmond to hit Gage 38.0 feet on Tuesday, April 30.

WGRFC 2:51 PM Brazos River at Richmond (04/29/2019)

This Week

After several days of dry sunny weather, the next week could be a mix of cloudy, wet weather. Through Tuesday, we could see some partly sunny to cloudy skies with chances around 30%. Starting Wednesday, our rain chances increase to 70% with the possibility of heavy rain occurring Wednesday and Thursday.

NWS Houston/Galveston 7 Day Outlook (04/29/2019)

The location of the heaviest rain has shifted several times over the past 2 to 3 days, but the current forecast shows the heaviest rainfall occurring in northeast Texas with the potential for 4 to 5 inches. For the Brazos River watershed upstream of Hempstead, the forecasts are showing between 2 to 3 inches with the area downstream of Hempstead receiving 0.5 to 1.5 inches over the next 7 days.

WGRFC Rainfall and River Flood Threat Returns (04/29/2019)
PivotalWeather.com Rainfall 7-Day Precipitation Forecast (05/06/2019 7:00 AM) 

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

With Hurricane Season only 30 days away, it is time to start preparing.

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Learn how during Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019)

Check out this site as well as the National Hurricane Center’s Social Media outlets for preparedness tips throughout next week:

May 5: Determine Your Risk

May 6: Develop an Evacuation Plan

May 7: Assemble Disaster Supplies

May 8: Get an Insurance Check-Up (It typically takes 30 days from the day you purchase flood insurance for the policy to go into effect so, don’t wait until June 1st or even May 8 to secure your flood insurance policy.)

May 9: Strengthen your Home

May 10: Help your Neighbor

May 11: Complete a Written Plan

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