Update (03/11): River levels rising

OSR near the Navasota River has been closed due to water over the roadway. 

The river forecasts below are showing both rivers cresting in the next 24 hours, and the Navasota staying in the flood stage for some time.

There have been several road closures, and more are expected as the rivers come up.  For up-to-date information on road closures in Brazos County, bookmark the Brazos County Road & Bridge Notifications Map & DriveTexas.

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To monitor flood gauges, check the NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center.

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Update (03/10): River levels rising

Please be aware of conditions in flood prone areas.  The Brazos River is expected to crest on Friday, and the Navasota River is expected to crest on Saturday.  The graphics below are predictions based on current flows and precipitation.  They are subject to change based on dam activity upstream, and addition rainfall amounts.

There have been several road closures, and more are expected as the rivers come up.  For up-to-date information on road closures in Brazos County, bookmark the Brazos County Road & Bridge Notifications Map.

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To monitor flood gauges, check the NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center.

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Heavy Rainfall Possible Tuesday through Thursday

Our local National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office has put out the following information:

A potent storm system will approach Southeast Texas on Tuesday. Periods of showers and thunderstorms will develop on Tuesday afternoon. The heaviest rain will fall Tuesday night into Wednesday but the system will be moving slowly and occasional showers and thunderstorms will linger through Friday. Parts of the area could receive greater than six inches of rain by Thursday morning. A Flash Flood Watch will likely be issued for Tuesday night and Wednesday later today. Please keep up with the forecasts.

Basic SKYWARN Training

The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. Volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes occur across the United States. These events threatened lives and property.

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To register for the FREE training send an email to azaragoza@cstx.gov or call (979) 821-1000.

Choose only one of the following two classes: March 9th – 2:00PM-4:00PM (Basic Skywarn) March 9th – 6:00PM-8:00PM (Basic Skywarn)

More information as it becomes available: April 16th – Location and times to be determined (Advanced Skywarn)

Location: Community Emergency Operations Center, 110 N. Main Street, Ste. 100, Bryan, TX 77803