The City of Kemah Emergency Management continues to monitor the possible weather developments making their way towards our region. As we continue to track these developments, now is a good time to review your significant weather event preparedness plans.
In addition to our Emergency Preparedness document for a quick overview of what you will need to be aware of during events like this, we also highly recommend visiting www.GCOEM.org to download the Galveston County Emergency and Disaster Guide. It is filled with tips and information to help you prepare.
The City of Kemah urges you to please stay abreast of weather developments by following local weather news reports for Galveston County. And observing communications from the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas for the latest information.
The National Weather Service has produced the following information:
- A cold front will move through the area late Friday afternoon through Friday night. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to form along the frontal boundary.
- Severe storms are possible across all of SE TX, with the primary hazard being strong wind gusts. Isolated tornadoes are also possible.
A cold front is expected to approach from the northwest on Friday, with widespread thunderstorms forming along the frontal boundary. Conditions are expected to be favorable for the development of strong to severe thunderstorms along the front as it moves through the area. The primary hazard we anticipate with these storms is strong, damaging wind gusts. Conditions will also be favorable for isolated tornadoes. The greatest risk for severe weather is currently expected to be across portions of Madison, Houston, and Brazos Counties (see area highlighted in orange in the graphic below). However, severe weather is possible across all of SE TX during this time. While there is still a bit of uncertainty surrounding the timing of the storms, we currently expect the front to move through the area between late Friday afternoon and Friday night. We will be providing additional updates in the coming days as we continue to monitor the situation.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the National Weather Service office at the phone numbers listed in the Resources section above.