Federal Forecasters Predict a More Active Storm Season

2 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, March 14 2019 Mar 14, 2019 March 14, 2019 9:05 PM March 14, 2019 in News - Local

GRANJENO - Federal forecasters are predicting a more active storm season this year, including more tornados.

The National Weather Service says stronger currents in the atmosphere could possibly bring more thunderstorms, hail, and wind this spring.

Granjeno resident, Maria Silva says she’s still recovering from the 2016 straight line winds that destroyed parts of her roof.

Silva says she’s still making repairs, paying out-of-pocket since her insurance didn’t cover the damage.

"It was horrible, something like that has never happened here," she says.

Barry Goldsmith with the National Weather Service says the state could see more tornadoes, but it takes a special weather recipe for them to develop in the Rio Grande Valley.

Goldsmith says just because tornadoes are rare, doesn’t mean they can’t happen and residents should always be prepared.

"Exercise those plans now in early to mid-March. So if we do have action in late March or mid-May, people know what to do," he says.

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