Spotter Reports: 800-846-1828
Call Sign: WX5HGX
What to Report (if it's safe)
• Tornado or waterspout
• Funnel cloud
• Rotating wall cloud
• Hail (any size)
• Thunderstorm wind gusts > 50 mph
• Thunderstorm damage (from winds, hail, lightning)
281-337-5074, ext. 223
Email photos: Forecast line:281-337-5074, ext. 1 or 6
Helpful Weather Links for SKYWARN Spotters
Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO)-
Issued by each NWS Forecast Office, the HWO discusses the potential for hazardous weather over the next several days. The HWO is updated at least once daily (before 7 AM), and usually more often during periods of active weather.
Houston/Galveston NWS Office HOW product:
Houston/Galveston NWS Office Severe Weather Summary Page:
Convective Outlooks - Storm Prediction Center
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK issues the Convective Outlook product to highlight areas across the United States where sever weather development is possible. There are several outlooks issued, including an extended outlook (Days 4 through 8), Day Three, Day Two (tomorrow) and Day One (today). The Day One outlook also has information on the potential for specific severe weather threats (hail, high winds, and tornadoes).
Main SPC website:
Convective Outlook (Day One):
NOAA Weather Radio Information
NOAA weather radio is one of the most reliable methods for receiving information about a variety of hazardous conditions, from weather warnings to messages about natural disasters and public safety matters. The website below contains station listings, coverage maps, infomation on Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) equipped radios, and the county codes needed to set SAME settings for your radio.
CoCoRaHs - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network
CoCoRaHs is a volunteer driven network of observers who take measurements of rainfall (and snowfall) and report these measurements online. These observations are then made available to the public and many professional weather forecasters (including your local NWS office).