HISD and some of the southern swath of the Houston region have so far spent Valentine’s Day under a patchwork of school district shelter-in-place orders, this time in response to the tornado warnings that rolled through the upper Texas coast this morning (all since downgraded back to mere watch levels). A funnel did touch down near Needville around 8:30 and move roughly northeast toward First Colony, causing a number of structural rearrangements like the ones above (captured along Crabb River Rd. by the documentarians at the Fort Bend County sheriff’s office). The agency took a few more shots of the area’s roughing up:
Rotating clouds were also reported by the National Weather Service folks around 10 am in the vicinity of Jamaica Beach, causing the agency to briefly double down on a warning for most of Galveston island and a few mainland spots like Texas City and La Marque.
- Previously on Swamplot: Bryan Police: Please Stop Driving Into Floodwater So We Can Work on Tornado Problems; Hurricanes: The Devil Galveston Will Know in Advance