Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
859 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE HILL COUNTRY AND METRO AUSTIN...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE BALCONES ESCARPMENT AN
IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT LOWER ELEVATION PLAINS...

.STRONG ARCTIC AIR WILL CONTINUE TO SWEEP THROUGH THE AREA LATE
THIS EVENING. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND MOIST GULF AIR WILL
COMBINE TO PRODUCE PRECIPITATION ABOVE THE COLD AIR NEAR THE
SURFACE...WITH THE RESULT EXPECTED TO BE A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET ACROSS THE WARNING AND ADVISORY AREAS. THE MAIN
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO AREAS IS A LONGER PERIOD BELOW
FREEZING AND HIGHER FORECAST PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN THE WARNING
AREA. WE EXPECT THIS EVENT MAY HAVE THE LARGEST IMPACT OF THE
WINTER WITH SIGNIFICANT ICING...PRODUCING HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS IN THE HILL COUNTRY AND METRO AUSTIN. FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET MAY ACCUMULATE TO 1/10 INCH AND LOCALLY UP TO A QUARTER INCH
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...LESSER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
ADVISORY AREA ALONG THE BALCONES ESCARPMENT FROM NEW BRAUNFELS TO
SAN ANTONIO TO BRACKETTVILLE.

TXZ171>173-183>192-051100-
/O.EXT.KEWX.WS.W.0003.150305T0400Z-150305T1800Z/
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LLANO...BURNET...GEORGETOWN...DEL RIO...
ROCKSPRINGS...LEAKEY...KERRVILLE...BANDERA...FREDERICKSBURG...
BOERNE...BLANCO...SAN MARCOS...AUSTIN
859 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY...

* TIMING...ARCTIC AIR WILL CONTINUE TO POUR INTO THE AREA TONIGHT.
  FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET SHOULD BEGIN AROUND 10 PM AND CONTINUE
  INTO THURSDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING
  AFTER NOON THURSDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET CAUSING ICING OF 1/10 INCH
  AND LOCALLY UP TO A QUARTER INCH. THIS WILL MAKE FOR ICY ROADS
  AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. ICED TREE BRANCHES MAY BREAK
  IN THE STRONG GUSTY WINDS ACCOMPANYING THE STORM SYSTEM. POWER
  LINES MAY BECOME WEIGHED DOWN AND FAIL FROM THE HIGHER ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...SIDEWALKS...DECKS...AND OTHER SURFACES MAY BE
  DIFFICULT TO WALK ON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET OR FREEZING
RAIN ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE
TRAVEL PROBLEMS AND MAY POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

&&

$$

TXZ193-194-202>208-051100-
/O.CON.KEWX.WW.Y.0006.150305T0600Z-150305T1800Z/
BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BASTROP...GIDDINGS...BRACKETTVILLE...
UVALDE...HONDO...SAN ANTONIO...NEW BRAUNFELS...SEGUIN...LOCKHART
859 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON CST THURSDAY...

* TIMING...ARCTIC AIR WILL CONTINUE TO POUR INTO THE AREA TONIGHT.
  FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET SHOULD BEGIN AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUE
  INTO THURSDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING
  AFTER NOON THURSDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET CAUSING ICING OF LESS
  THAN 1/10 INCH. THIS WILL MAKE FOR PATCHY ICE ON ROADS AND
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN SOME SPOTS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...SIDEWALKS...DECKS...AND OTHER SURFACES MAY BE
  SLIPPERY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SLEET OR FREEZING
RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

TB3



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