To all my friends in Central Texas

This just in. Looks like a good long weekend to hunker down.

Special Weather Statement
Travis (Texas)

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
340 PM CST FRI JAN 12 2007
340 PM CST FRI JAN 12 2007
…MUCH COLDER AND WETTER WEATHER HEADED THIS WAY OVER THE
WEEKEND WITH A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
HILL COUNTRY AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS STARTING LATE SUNDAY…
A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH INTO THE HILL COUNTRY AND
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY WITH GUSTY NORTH
WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH. AS MUCH COLDER AIR INVADES SOUTH TEXAS
SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT, TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO BELOW FREEZING
IN THE HILL COUNTRY BY MONDAY MORNING AND MUCH OF THE REST OF
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS MONDAY NIGHT. BECAUSE OF A SERIES OF MOIST
UPPER AIR DISTURBANCES MOVING IN FROM THE WEST MONDAY THROUGH
EARLY WEDNESDAY, THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION
DEVELOPING OVER THE HILL COUNTRY SUNDAY NIGHT, AND ALL OF SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.
THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AS FREEZING RAIN OVER THE
HILL COUNTRY AS EARLY AS SUNDAY NIGHT…SPREADING ACROSS MUCH OF THE
REST OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS BY MONDAY NIGHT. AS THE FREEZING AIR
DEEPENS, THE FREEZING RAIN WILL LIKELY TRANSITION INTO SLEET
OR EVEN SNOW SOMETIME MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY MORNING.
TEMPERATURES COULD BRIEFLY WARM ABOVE FREEZING TUESDAY AFTERNOON,
HOWEVER BY TUESDAY NIGHT ADDITIONAL DISTURBANCES WILL INCREASE
THE MOISTURE IN THE SUB-FREEZING ATMOSPHERE, TRANSITIONING THE
PRECIPITATION BACK TO SLEET OR SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA.
LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED AT THIS TIME
WITH ICING PROBLEMS MAINLY ON BRIDGES, OVERPASSES AND EXPOSED
OBJECTS. HOWEVER EVEN LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS HERE IN SOUTH TEXAS.
THE TIMING AND DEPTH OF THE COLD AIR PUSH WILL BE CRITICAL WITH
THIS POSSIBLE WINTER WEATHER EPISODE. SHOULD THE POTENTIAL FOR
HEAVIER ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE DEVELOP OVER THE NEXT 12-24 HOURS, A
WINTER STORM WATCH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PARTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY
AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY. LISTEN TO NOAA
WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES.
$$
Issuing Weather Forecast Office Homepage

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One comment on “To all my friends in Central Texas

  1. Lowell Goecker says:

    Thanks! Very helpful
    Lowell

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