Ice Storm Warning just issued


URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX

216 PM CST MON MAR 3 2014

…ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR MAINLY THE WEST CENTRAL PORTIONS
OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND A WINTER ADVISORY SURROUNDING THIS AREA AFTER
11 PM…

.A AIRMASS OVER THE AREA WILL SET THE STAGE FOR THE POSSIBILITY

OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET OVER THE REGION BEGINNING AROUND 11 PM
NEAR EDNA AND EXPANDING NORTH AND NORTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA AFTER
MIDNIGHT. AFTER A COLD EVENING WITH TEMPERATURES AT BELOW FREEZING
AN AREA OF LIGHT PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND SPREAD
OVER THE AREA…AND SHOULD LEAD TO LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING

RAIN AND AND SLEET. ROADS MAY BECOME ICY AND ELEVATED ROADS AND
BRIDGES WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ICING. AREAS GENERALLY WEST OF
A COLUMBUS TO HEMPSTEAD TO CONROE TO COLLEGE STATION ARE UNDER A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN AND IN THIS REGION ICE
ACCUMULATIONS OF MORE THAN 0.10 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA.

TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING TUESDAYMORNING BETWEEN 9
AND NOON WITH AREAS TO THE NORTH BEING THE LAST TO RISE ABOVE
FREEZING.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING
TO 11 AM CST TUESDAY…

* EVENT…A COLD AIRMASS OVER THE AREA AND AN APPROACHING UPPER
LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL SET THE STAGE FOR A MIX OF FREEZING
RAIN AND RAIN BEGINNING AROUND 11 PM NEAR BAY CITY AND EXPANDING
NORTH AND NORTHEAST THROUGH THE ADVISORY AREA AFTERMIDNIGHT.
SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF THE
HIGHWAY 59 CORRIDOR BUT ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LESS THAN 0.10
OF AN INCH…OF COURSE ANY ACCUMULATIONS CAN MAKE TRAVEL
HAZARDOUS ON ROADS ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN FOR DELAYS IN THE MORNING COMMUTE AND BE
PREPARED TO DELAY TRAVEL OR — USE SURFACE STREETS AND BE CERTAIN
TO SLOW DOWN. TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY 10 AM
OVER MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY AREA. IF THE
AIR ENDS UP COLDER THAN EXPECTED TONIGHT THE ADVISORY AREA MAY
NEED TO BE CHANGED TO A WARNING SO PERSONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA
SHOULD FOLLOW THE LATEST FORECASTS CLOSELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

ROADS…BRIDGES…AND OVERPASSES IN THE WARNING AREA MAY BECOME
SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. ACCUMULATION OF ICE ON ROADWAYS…BRIDGES

AND OVERPASSES MAY MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOU


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