Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Storm Warning Now Issued For Tuesday!

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
230 PM CST MON JAN 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR CENTRAL PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE FAR NORTH AND SOUTHWEST AREAS...

.AN ARCTIC AIRMASS OVER NORTH TEXAS WILL PUSH SOUTH TONIGHT
DRIVING TEMPERATURES DOWN BELOW FREEZING BY 4 AM ACROSS ALL OF
THE INLAND AREAS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS EXCEPT FOR THE IMMEDIATE
COAST. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE OUT OF NEW MEXICO AND
NORTHERN MEXICO TO HELP DEVELOP PRECIPITATION OVER THE REGION.
WARMER TEMPERATURES ALOFT WILL LEAD TO THE FORMATION OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN BEGINNING AROUND COLLEGE STATION AND EXPANDING EAST
THEN SOUTH THROUGH THE MORNING. BRIDGES SHOULD ICE UP WITH
ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 0.10 INCHES. LIGHTER AMOUNTS OF ICING LESS
THAN 0.05 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ADVISORY AREAS.
THIS WINTER PRECIPITATION SHOULD TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST BY EVENING. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND AN INCH
WITH SOME ISOLATED HIGHER TOTALS WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ALONG AND
NORTH OF A CALDWELL TO HUNTSVILLE TO LIVINGSTON LINE. FURTHER
SOUTH...THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET...SOME SNOW FLURRIES MAY BE POSSIBLE TOWARD EVENING.

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MONTGOMERY-LIBERTY-WALLER-HARRIS-CHAMBERS-FORT BEND-BRAZORIA-
GALVESTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HUNTSVILLE...SHEPHERD...COLDSPRING...
LIVINGSTON...CORRIGAN...ONALASKA...CALDWELL...LAKE SOMERVILLE...
COLLEGE STATION...BRYAN...BRENHAM...NAVASOTA...THE WOODLANDS...
CONROE...WILLIS...LIBERTY...CLEVELAND...DAYTON...HEMPSTEAD...
PRAIRIE VIEW...BROOKSHIRE...HOUSTON...PASADENA...KATY...TOMBALL...
HUMBLE...WINNIE...MONT BELVIEU...ANAHUAC...SUGAR LAND...
MISSOURI CITY...RICHMOND...ROSENBERG...PEARLAND...LAKE JACKSON...
ALVIN...ANGLETON...FREEPORT...LEAGUE CITY...TEXAS CITY...
FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON
230 PM CST MON JAN 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SLEET MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN AND POSSIBLY SOME SNOW
  WILL DEVELOP AROUND COLLEGE STATION EARLY TUESDAY AROUND 5 AM
  THEN EXPAND EAST AND SOUTHEASTWARD TOWARD THE HUNTSVILLE AND
  CONROE AREAS TRANSITIONING TO SLEET AND SNOW THROUGH THE WARNING
  AREA. SOME SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR AN INCH OR
  LESS FOR THE CORRIDOR FROM NORTH FROM CALDWELL TO GROVETON.
  AREAS TO THE SOUTH OF THIS LINE WILL SEE MORE SLEET AND FREEZING
  RAIN AND LESS SNOW IF ANY SNOW. ICE ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD RANGE
  FROM 0.05 TO 0.10 INCHES WITH THIS DEVELOPING BETWEEN 6 AM AND
  NOON AS IT SHIFTS SOUTHWARD. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD TAPER OFF
  FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
  TEMPERATURES SHOULD HOLD WITHIN A DEGREE OR TWO OF THE FREEZING
  MARK THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON THEN FALL TOWARD THE 30 DEGREE
  MAR. AREAS ALONG THE COAST SHOULD BE THE LATEST TO RECIEVE
  PRECIPITATION. ALL OF THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD OVER BY 6 PM.

* IMPACTS...VERY COLD ROAD SURFACES WILL BE CONDUCIVE TO FREEZING
  RAIN AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SOME SURFACE ROADS MAY BE IMPACTED
  IN AREAS NORTH OF COLLEGE STATION TO LAKE LIVINGSTON AREA. ELEVATED
  ROADWAYS MAY BE ENTIRELY IMPASSABLE. TRAVEL MAY BE SEVERELY
  LIMITED.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SLEET MEANS THAT A WINTER STORM SYSTEM
IS IMPACTING THE AREA WITH SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN. TRAVEL IS LIKELY TO BE SEVERELY IMPACTED.

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