Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
454 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT
GENERALLY ALONG AND TO THE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 10...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT
TO THE SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10...

A strong arctic cold front has pushed through Southeast Texas.
Temperatures will continue to fall across the area with most of
Southeast Texas below freezing by midday. Precipitation will be
falling throughout the day with the possibility of pockets of
heavier precipitation and bands. As temperatures fall, there will
be a transition of precipitation going from rain to freezing rain
to sleet and possibly snow. Greatest potential for ice and snow
fall accumulation appears to be along and north of Interstate 10.
The frozen precipitation will impact elevated surfaces like
overpasses and bridges. Where temperatures are below freezing
longer, impacts to roads and possibly power lines are expected
with icing. Precipitation will end from north to south beginning
this afternoon, so portions of the warning and advisory may be
cancelled early. The area will see breezy north winds, gusting to
25 to 35 mph and even higher at the coast. There will also be
hazardous wind chills falling into the teens areawide by this
afternoon. Hard Freeze Warnings and Wind Chill Advisories will
likely be needed tonight through Wednesday morning.


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Austin-Brazos-Burleson-Colorado-Grimes-Harris-Houston-Liberty-
Madison-Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-
Washington-
Including the cities of Bellville, Brenham, Brookshire, Bryan,
Caldwell, Cleveland, Coldspring, College Station, Columbus,
Conroe, Corrigan, Crockett, Dayton, Eagle Lake, Groveton,
Hempstead, Houston, Humble, Huntsville, Katy, Lake Somerville,
Liberty, Livingston, Madisonville, Navasota, Onalaska, Pasadena,
Prairie View, Sealy, Shepherd, The Woodlands, Tomball, Trinity,
Weimar, and Willis
454 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

Snowfall accumulations are more likely north of a Brenham, Conroe to
Livingston line. With any banded precipitation, there is the potential
for snowfall greater than 1 to 2 inches. Most areas may get 1 inch of
snow, and this may fall on top of freezing rain and sleet.

* WHAT...Intermittent periods of winter weather across Southeast
  Texas, including:
  - Freezing rain accumulation potentially an eighth of an inch
    or more but with a tenth or less more likely. Minor ice
    accumulations possible on power lines.
  - Snowfall accumulation potentially 2 inches north of Brenham
    to Livingston with 1 inch most likely. Trace snowfall amounts
    possible north of Interstate 10 where freezing rain is most
    likely hazard.
  - Hazardous wind chills falling into the teens areawide by this
    afternoon.

* WHERE...Mainly north of Interstate 10.

* WHEN...Mainly this morning, decreasing this afternoon through
  early this evening from north to south.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Impacts of icing to elevated surfaces
  such as bridges and overpasses. Road conditions will worsen for
  areas with temperatures below freezing for a longer period of
  time. Snow falling on top of any icy surfaces will cause those
  surfaces to become even more icy.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...sleet...and
ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This
will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

&&

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/O.CON.KHGX.WW.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-180117T0600Z/
Brazoria-Chambers-Fort Bend-Galveston-Jackson-Matagorda-Wharton-
Including the cities of Alvin, Anahuac, Angleton, Bay City, Edna,
El Campo, Freeport, Friendswood, Galveston, Lake Jackson,
League City, Missouri City, Mont Belvieu, Palacios, Pearland,
Pierce, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sugar Land, Texas City, Wharton,
and Winnie
454 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Patches of icing possible today on roadways and bridges.
  Minor ice accumulations possible on power lines. Breezy north
  winds, gusting to 25 to 35 mph. Hazardous wind chills falling
  into the teens.

* WHERE...Mainly south of Interstate 10.

* WHEN...This morning, then decreasing from north to south later
  this afternoon and on through this evening.

* MAIN IMPACT...Hazardous travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet...or freezing
rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads
and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

&&

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