Weather blog: Shiner sees hail; wind KOs power
April 14, 2014 at 1:05 p.m.
Updated April 13, 2014 at 11:14 p.m.
There was no shelter anywhere, so Morgan Matula just pulled over on the side of the road to wait out the hail storm. The hail downpour was getting stronger as she kept driving, so waited it out like other cars about 100 yards or so in front of her. She reports no "unnecessary damage" to her car.
2:00 p.m. Power was restored to Crain Elementary School and Torres Elementary School as of 2 p.m. Monday, said Diane Boyett, Victoria school district communications director.
1:35 p.m. - Several area of Victoria without power after wind gusts knock out power. We are getting information on where the outages are and when power is expected to be returned.
1:48 p.m. - One outage affected the area around Victoria College, said AEP Spokesman Elgin Janssen. About 80 customers have been affected, he said. Other scattered outages have been reported, but Janssen did not have the locations. The city recently trimmed trees, which may have helped with less power outages, he said. "We haven't had as many wind-related issues as we anticipated," he said.
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
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Wind gusts reached about 20 mph as a cold front moved its way through the Crossroads about 10 a.m. Monday.
Temperatures hovered in the low 70s as thunderstorms along the cold front continued pushing east from San Antonio, said Douglas Vogelsang, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.
The cold front brings a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday morning, but those rain chances will diminish as the day progresses, he said.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 40s Monday night.