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Tornado skirts Victoria, but no damage, injuries reported (Video)

By Victoria Advocate
May 25, 2013 at 12:25 a.m.


A flash flood warning for Victoria County expired at 10:45 p.m. Saturday after a wild weather day in the Crossroads.

The heaviest rainfall was occurred over southern Victoria County west of McFaddin and Bloomington. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches have been observed with these storms.

Another 2 to 3 inches was possible before the storms moved out of the area or weakened.

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flooding to occur.

Some cities and towns that will experience flooding include McFaddin, Victoria, Bloomington, Dacosta, downtown Victoria and Fordtran. Some creeks that will experience flooding include Garcitas Creek, Kuy Creek, McDonough Bayou and Blue Bayou.

Parts of Victoria County were under a tornado warning until 3:45 p.m. Saturday and parts of Goliad and Refugio County were under a tornado warning until 3:30 p.m.., according to the National Weather Service.

At 1:53 p.m., the public reported a tornado near Victoria on the northeast side of the city, around Loop 463, moving northwest at 15 mph, according to the NWS.

Law enforcement reported no injuries or damage in Victoria.

A flash flood watch was in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday for DeWitt and Lavaca counties. Flooding potential is highest along and east of Llano to Comfort to Jourdanton line. Additional rainfall of 2 to 4 inches possible in some locations.

Sunday's forecast calls for 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South to southeast wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

For full coverage, see Sunday's Advocate and stay tuned to VictoriaAdvocate.com for updates. For 24/7 National Weather Service advisories, click here.A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South southeast wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

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