Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 310 PM CST WED JAN 22 2014 …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS…

A COLD FRONT WITH AN ARCTIC AIR MASS BEHIND IT WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST TEXAS ON THURSDAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL HOLD STEADY AND THEN BEGIN TO FALL DURING THE DAY.

TEMPERATURES SHOULD DROP BELOW FREEZING THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

MOISTURE RIDING OVER THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF RAIN DURING THE DAY THURSDAY.

PRECIPITATION MAY THEN CHANGE FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.

AREAS FROM COLLEGE STATION TO HUNTSVILLE MAY EXPERIENCE A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET EARLY FRIDAY.

AREAS TO THE SOUTH INCLUDING HOUSTON MAY EXPERIENCE A MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WITH FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST.

WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES MAY BE ISSUED DEPENDING ON EXPECTED ICE ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA.

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…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. * TIMING…MAINLY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

PORTIONS OF THE WATCH MAY BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING TOMORROW WHERE AREAS MAY RECEIVE MORE THAN A EIGHTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS. ADVISORIES MAY REPLACE PORTIONS OF THE WATCH WHERE ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LOWER. * THREAT…ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN OF 0.05 TO 0.15 INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. && $$


Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX

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313 PM CST WED JAN 22 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS. .

DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY ALTHOUGH THERE IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE FORECAST A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE AREA.

THE MAIN CONCERN WILL BE ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

SOME AREAS COULD RECEIVE ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A FEW HUNDREDTHS TO AN EIGHTH OF AN INCH.

PORTIONS OF THE WATCH MAY BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING DEPENDING ON WHERE HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS OCCUR.

OTHER AREAS WITH LOWER AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS MAY NEED WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR FUTURE FORECASTS AND UPDATES.

 

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