Extreme Weather Events in the NWS Brownsville County Warning Area: Freezes, Tornadoes and Hail

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Sunday, 2 February 2014
Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Jose Algarin-Ballesteros, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR; and G. Bogorad and D. Butts Jr.

A Historical weather perspective and climate review of the Rio Grande Valley and the Brownsville County Warning Area will be presented. Extreme and rare weather events, combined with (unusual) records, will show the diversity of seasonal weather events that have occurred throughout the National Weather Service Brownsville County Warning Area. This paper will focus on the significant freezes that have affected the area, including its duration and economic impact. Strongest tornado and hail events are also examined.