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      • Tropical Wave Rainfall Leaves; Heat and Humidity Linger

        The tropical wave that delivered 8 to 15 inches of rain to the Crossroads has now left the region, but extreme heat and humidity have become the dominant weather news.  

      • Maryland Detrimental Flooding

        ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Officials in Ellicott City, Maryland, say they are heartbroken to see the community so severely damaged by flooding again less than two years after a devastating flood killed two people and caused millions in damages.      Flash floods sent cars floating down Main Street Sunday, while first responders rescued dozens of people trapped in buildings swamped by water.      As the flood waters receded late Sunday, officials were jus...

      No More Rain, but Extreme Heat Now Dominates

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      • Shelters vs Saferooms

        So what do you do if you can't leave? How will you ride out the storm if your home isn't an option? Fortunately, there are places you can go.  FEMA Domes, or "safe rooms" are built to withstand the force of a hurricane. In the past five years here in the Crossroads four of these domes have been specially constructed to FEMA standards.  Located in Edna, Bloomington, Woodsboro, and the newest at Saint Joseph High School here in Victoria. Richard McBrayer,...

      • Texas Emergency Tracking Network

        The emergency tracking system- or E-T-N  is a partnership between city, county and state governments to track evacuees that cannot get to a designated shelter on their own. Rick McBrayer, emergency manager for the city and county of Victoria says the goal is to greatly reduce the chances of someone getting lost or misplaced during an emergency.  This system will give shelter staff the ability to coordinate people and pets across several locations in real time. "They ca...

      • Introducing GOES 16

        That's the sound of meteorological history being made back in November of 2016. A blast of the rocket boosters and the launch of the GOES  16 weather satellite promises an improved view of whats going on in our atmosphere. "GOES 16 is like GOES from standard definition to high definition," said Line Meteorologist Bill Line, with the National Weather Service, has been working with the data GOES 16 has been sending back. He is excited and astounded by what he sees...

      • New Storm Surge Watches and Warnings

        It's a scary statistic... "3 out of 4 lives lost in a hurricane is from drowning," said Rhome. And that's the very thing that worries meteorologist and storm surge specialist Jaime Rhome. Rhome and his team at the National Hurricane Center have seen this trend increase throughout the last several years. Rhome feels that something needs to be done. "People are drowning in storms..its not the wind that getting them,"said Rhome. During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, o...

      • How DeTar Prepares Patients for Hurricane Evacuations

        "We have to do what is safest for our patients and we do need to take the needs of the community in consideration," said Griffin. When a storm enters the Gulf, DeTar Hospital begins talks with its partners at Victoria County Emergency Management. DeTar also collaborates with partner hospitals in case they need to move patients further inland, away from Victoria. " We have several facilities in Pleasanton, Austin, and Houston," said Griffin. There are many option...

      • Hurricanes and Higher Learning

        The Crossroads is home to the University of Houston at Victoria, Victoria College. and Wharton County Junior College. So what plans do these schools have to keep their students safe?   In the case of Victoria College if a hurricane is approaching the area, Victoria College would simply notify their students via their emergency alert system.  For Wharton County Junior College, their president will make the final decision when to cancel classes and students will receive that...

      • Hurricane Evacuation Tips for Large Animals in the Crossroads

        As you are preparing a livestock hurricane plan, first check your trailer. "Trailer tires, are they aired up, are they in good shape, are they ready to go do you have spare tires in case you have a flat?" said Dr Sam Williams. Secondly, do you have a place to house your animals. There a few housing options in San Antonio, Edna, Gonzales, Bryan, Glen Rose, and Selma, Texas. "Most of those places in a hurricane type situation they open those arenas up for the boarding up...

      • Let's Drive The TXDOT Hurricane Evacuation Route

        Ride Along With Us As We Drive The TXDOT Hurricane Evacuation Route From Victoria. 

      • EMS Air Operators Explain How They Worked During Harvey

        Vendors at the Mid-Coast Hurricane Conference recently stated how they worked during Hurricane Harvey.

      • Relief Organizations Come to the Aid of the Crossroads After Hurricane Harvey

        Meteorologist Jesse Kelley speaks with a representative of one of the relief organizations helping to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey's landfall at the Mid-Coast Hurricane Conference recently.

      • Disaster Mitigation After Hurricane Harvey

        Meteorologist Jesse Kelly asks experts at Victoria Servpro about their role in helping cleanup after Hurricane Harvey struck the Crossroads.

      • Weather Authority Blog

        • Hurricane Hunters Weathering The Storm

          We are going to punch through that eye wall getting in and out of the eye. We are going to take a 100 mile look at that storm in four directions," said Ragusa. Hurricane Hunters are our visual guides to developing tropical cyclones in the warm waters of the Atlantic and Pacific. 

        • USGS tracks how hurricane floodwaters spread non-native freshwater plants and animal

           More than 1,270 freshwater aquatic species have been reported as found beyond their home ranges nationwide. Some have caused no obvious ill effects on their new habitats. Others, like the zebra mussels introduced into the Great Lakes, have caused damage to fisheries, shipping, water utilities and other industries. 

        • Meteorologist Jesse Kelley Attended Hunt Elementary Career Day Friday

          Our Jesse Kelley had the honor to travel to Cuero for Hunt Elementary Career Day Friday. 

        • Isolated Showers Today With Thunderstorms Returning By Weekend

          Temperatures this morning starting off on the mild side with 60s and 70s area wide. Highs are expected to rise into the lower to middle 80s. 

        • Sunny Thursday But Storms Return Friday Evening

          It has been another nice afternoon in the Crossroads with 70s and 80s. The southeast winds will allow for temperatures to only drop into the 60s. 

        • Rain and Storms Return By Midweek

           Today and tomorrow will be the last dry days for the next couple of days. The big storm system from California will be making its way across the Central United States this week. 

        • Windy with Increasing Humidity, What about Rain?

          Skies are partly cloudy and a gusty southeast wind is funneling Gulf moisture into the Crossroads late this afternoon. 

        • Introducing GOES 16

          That's the sound of meteorological history being made back in November of 2016. A blast of the rocket boosters and the launch of the GOES  16 weather satellite promises an improved view of whats going on in our atmosphere. "GOES 16 is like GOES from standard definition to high definition," said Line Meteorologist Bill Line, with the National Weather Service, has been working with the data GOES 16 has been sending back. He is excited and astounded by what he sees...

        • Hurricanes and Higher Learning

          The Crossroads is home to the University of Houston at Victoria, Victoria College. and Wharton County Junior College. So what plans do these schools have to keep their students safe?   In the case of Victoria College if a hurricane is approaching the area, Victoria College would simply notify their students via their emergency alert system.  For Wharton County Junior College, their president will make the final decision when to cancel classes and students will receive that...

        • Let's Drive The TXDOT Hurricane Evacuation Route

          Ride Along With Us As We Drive The TXDOT Hurricane Evacuation Route From Victoria. 

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      • Bill Alexander

        Bill Alexander

        Bill Alexander is the chief meteorologist for Newscenter 25.

        Bill Alexander is the chief meteorologist for Newscenter 25.

      • Trey Meynig

        Trey Meynig

        Born and raised in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, my interest in weather started at an early age with an home weather station during my jr high and high school years.

        Born and raised in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, my interest in weather started at an early age with an home weather station during my jr high and high school years.

      • Jesse Kelley

        Jesse Kelley

        Jesse isn't just a weather geek; he was a defensive tackle for the University of South Alabama Football Team.

        Jesse isn't just a weather geek; he was a defensive tackle for the University of South Alabama Football Team.