The deadliest tornadoes to ever hit Austin

The deadliest tornadoes to ever hit Austin

It was a hot afternoon in May when the deadliest tornadoes in Austin’s history struck the city. AUSTIN, Texas — Sunrise. Late spring 1922. It was the start of another warm, humid day in May in Austin. From his office on the University of Texas campus, the city’s weather observer notes that the morning is becoming exceedingly warm. The barometer at the university shows that the air pressure is dropping, a sign of a potential…

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Large hail and strong winds cause damage in San Marcos and the Hill Country

Large hail and strong winds cause damage in San Marcos and the Hill Country

A severe storm pummeled a swath of Hays County with high winds and large hail more than 5 inches in diameter. Local social media posts show damage to home and car windows from hail, as well as large trees knocked down by the storm. A storm chaser located west of Dripping Springs was hit by 4.2-inch hail — what some chasers call “gorilla hail,” referring to particularly large hailstones. San Marcos CISD announced it was…

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Live radar, updates: Severe weather possible Thursday evening for Central Texas

Live radar, updates: Severe weather possible Thursday evening for Central Texas

Here’s the latest on the chance for strong storms late Thursday afternoon through the evening hours. AUSTIN, Texas — We’re tracking the potential for strong storms, mainly in the Austin metro and points north, for Thursday afternoon and evening. The threat looks to be somewhat substantial, but there are mitigating factors.  Here’s the latest. RELATED: Here’s how to protect your car last-minute during a hailstorm Thursday afternoon and evening Thursday has a significant chance of strong…

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Timeline: Severe weather possible Thursday evening for Central Texas

Timeline: Severe weather possible Thursday evening for Central Texas

Here’s the latest on the chance for strong storms late Thursday afternoon through the evening hours. AUSTIN, Texas — We’re tracking the potential for strong storms, mainly in the Austin metro and points north, for Thursday afternoon and evening. The threat looks to be somewhat substantial, but there are mitigating factors. Here’s the latest. RELATED: Here’s how to protect your car last-minute during a hailstorm Thursday afternoon and evening Thursday has a significant chance of strong…

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Timeline: Severe weather possible Thursday for Central Texas

Timeline: Severe weather possible Thursday for Central Texas

Here’s the latest on the chance for strong storms this week. AUSTIN, Texas — We’re tracking the potential for strong storms, mainly in the Austin metro and points north, for Thursday afternoon and evening. The threat looks to be somewhat substantial, but there are mitigating factors. Here’s the latest. RELATED: Here’s how to protect your car last-minute during a hailstorm Thursday afternoon and evening Thursday has a significant chance of strong storms, but there’s still a…

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Austin area at risk of severe thunderstorms, hail, isolated tornado

Austin area at risk of severe thunderstorms, hail, isolated tornado

The Austin area could see strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday from around 3 to 9 p.m. The National Weather Service reports the main threats are large hail and damaging winds, but a “tornado or two” is also possible. Counties facing the highest severe thunderstorm risk include Travis, Williamson, Burnet and parts of Hays and Bastrop. There is no watch or warning for thunderstorms or tornadoes at this time. The NWS recommends keeping an eye on…

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Tornado watch north of Austin is in effect until 10 p.m.

Tornado watch north of Austin is in effect until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the area north of Austin until 10 p.m. Wednesday. The watch area includes Williamson and Burnet counties. A tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar, the NWS says. A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in the watch area. “There is a risk for strong to severe storms across the Hill Country this afternoon through early evening,” the NWS…

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The history and impact of the worst tornadoes to hit Texas in May

The history and impact of the worst tornadoes to hit Texas in May

Seven of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the state’s history occurred in May. AUSTIN, Texas — May is not just the wettest month of the year in Central Texas, it’s also the most active as far as tornadoes. At the Jarrell Memorial Park, a monument honors the 27 lives lost in one of the most violent tornadoes in Texas history. It’s the last F5 to occur in Texas after it touched down on a tragic…

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Timeline: Severe weather possible Wednesday evening into Thursday for Central Texas

Timeline: Severe weather possible Wednesday evening into Thursday for Central Texas

Here’s the latest on the chance for strong storms this week. AUSTIN, Texas — We’re tracking the potential for strong storms, mainly in the Austin metro and points north, for Wednesday evening as well as Thursday afternoon and evening. Thursday’s threat looks to be somewhat more substantial, but there are mitigating factors. Here’s the latest. RELATED: Here’s how to protect your car last-minute during a hailstorm Wednesday evening While most of Central Texas is under a…

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Roof torn from FedEx Ship Center in Michigan following multiple confirmed tornadoes

Roof torn from FedEx Ship Center in Michigan following multiple confirmed tornadoes

Kalamazoo Emergency Management told ABC News there were an estimated 50 people trapped inside the FedEx building. PORTAGE, Mich. — At least four confirmed tornadoes touched down in Southwest Michigan Tuesday, causing severe damage and power outages in the region. Portage is one of the harder-hit locations and that is observable by the amount of damage done to the FedEx Ship Center on Portage Road. A video sent to 13 ON YOUR SIDE by Jim…

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Flood risk and severe weather threat for Central Texas Sunday

Flood risk and severe weather threat for Central Texas Sunday

A Flood Watch is in effect for numerous counties until 1 p.m. Sunday AUSTIN, Texas — An active weather pattern continues for Central Texas on Sunday as additional showers and storms bring a severe weather risk and the potential for flooding. Widespread showers and storms moved through Saturday night and moved east of the KVUE area early Sunday morning. However, additional showers will develop later in the morning and will grow more scattered throughout the…

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Flood risk and severe weather threat for Central Texas Saturday night and Sunday

Flood risk and severe weather threat for Central Texas Saturday night and Sunday

We’re expecting multiple rounds of strong storms. Here’s the latest on the timeline and rainfall totals. AUSTIN, Texas — An active weather pattern continues through this weekend for Central Texas with several more round of rain and storms ahead. This means that the risk for more severe weather and flooding will stick with us through at least Sunday. After that, we really turn up the heat by the middle of next week. During most of…

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Flood risk and severe weather threat for Central Texas over the weekend

Flood risk and severe weather threat for Central Texas over the weekend

We’re expecting the most widespread rain and storms Saturday night into Sunday. Here’s the latest timeline. An active weather pattern continues through this weekend for Central Texas with several more round of rain and storms ahead. This means that the risk for more severe weather and flooding will stick with us through at least Sunday. After that, we really turn up the heat by the middle of next week. For Friday evening the severe weather…

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Fire & emergency leaders prepare for another wildfire season in Central Texas

Fire & emergency leaders prepare for another wildfire season in Central Texas

The Texas A&M Forest Service says its outlook for wildfire activity this summer is looking normal. CEDAR PARK, Texas — It’s been a wet few days in Central Texas, but it’s only a matter of time before another scorching summer dries the land out, raising the risk for wildfires. Emergency leaders were at a Williamson County Wildfire Preparedness news conference on Friday and said they know this is a very real threat. The threat became…

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Fire and emergency leaders prepare for another wildfire season in Central Texas

Fire and emergency leaders prepare for another wildfire season in Central Texas

The Texas A&M Forest Service said its outlook for wildfire activity this summer is looking normal. CEDAR PARK, Texas — It’s been a wet few days in Central Texas, but it’s only a matter of time before another scorching summer dries the land out, raising the risk for wildfires. Emergency leaders were at a Williamson County Wildfire Preparedness news conference on Friday and said they know this is a very real threat. The threat became…

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