Winter Storm Warning Issued for 5 PM

Written by Larry Crippen. Posted in Local News, News

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Winter Storm Warning Issued for 5 PM

Published on January 23, 2014 by Larry Crippen

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN… ICE PELLETS… AND SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…WINTER WEATHER WILL START LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* THREAT…ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN OF 0.10 TO 0.25 INCHES. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET TONIGHT WILL TRANSITION TO A MIX OF SNOW AND ICE PELLETS FRIDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT…ACCUMULATING ICE WILL BE LIKELY TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. INITIALLY THE PRECIPITATION WILL START OUT AS RAIN EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN TRANSITION INTO FREEZING RAIN… AND ICE PELLETS. HIGHWAYS AND HIGHWAY BRIDGES WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!

* OTHER IMPACTS…THE PRECIPITATION COULD EVENTUALLY CHANGE OVER TO SNOW FRIDAY MORNING WHICH WOULD LIKELY FALL ON TOP OF THE ICE. THIS WOULD MAKE GLAZING DIFFICULT TO SEE AND BRIDGES EVEN MORE DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED AFTER SUNSET THROUGH THE WARNING AREA.

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