Weather Alerts for Texas

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Current Alerts for El Paso, TX: Heat Advisory

1. Flash Flood Watch for: Brooks; Coastal Cameron; Coastal Kenedy; Coastal Willacy; Inland Cameron; Inland Kenedy; Inland Willacy; Jim Hogg; Northern Hidalgo; Southern Hidalgo; Starr; Zapata

2. Flash Flood Warning for: Starr

3. Flash Flood Watch for: Aransas Islands; Coastal Aransas; Coastal Kleberg; Coastal Nueces; Coastal Refugio; Coastal San Patricio; Duval; Inland Kleberg; Inland Nueces; Inland Refugio; Inland San Patricio; Jim Wells; Kleberg Islands; Nueces Islands

4. Flash Flood Watch for: Jefferson; Orange; Southern Jasper; Southern Newton

5. Special Weather Statement for: Andrews; Big Bend Area; Borden; Crane; Davis, Apache Mountains Area; Dawson; Ector; Gaines; Glasscock; Guadalupe Mountains; Howard; Loving; Marfa Plateau; Martin; Midland; Mitchell; Pecos; Presidio Valley; Reagan; Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos; Scurry; Terrell; Upton; Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor; Ward; Winkler

6. Coastal Flood Advisory for: Aransas Islands; Coastal Aransas; Coastal Nueces; Coastal Refugio; Coastal San Patricio; Kleberg Islands; Nueces Islands

7. Flash Flood Warning for: Kleberg; Nueces

8. Flood Advisory for: Hidalgo

9. Flood Advisory for: Starr

10. Flood Warning for: Bee

11. Flood Warning for: Refugio

12. Flood Warning for: Hidalgo

13. Flood Warning for: Cameron

14. Flood Warning for: Nueces

15. Flood Warning for: Jackson

16. Flood Warning for: Aransas; Refugio

17. Flood Warning for: Harris

18. Flood Warning for: Jackson

19. Heat Advisory for: Eastern, Central El Paso County; Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso, Western Hudspeth Counties; Western El Paso County

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Weather Topic: What is Rain?

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rain Next Topic: Sleet

Precipitation in the form of water droplets is called rain. Rain generally has a tendency to fall with less intensity over a greater period of time, and when rainfall is more severe it is usually less sustained.

Rain is the most common form of precipitation and happens with greater frequency depending on the season and regional influences. Cities have been shown to have an observable effect on rainfall, due to an effect called the urban heat island. Compared to upwind, monthly rainfall between twenty and forty miles downwind of cities is 30% greater.

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Weather Topic: What is Snow?

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snow Next Topic: Cirrus Clouds

Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

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