Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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WWUS84 KCRP 142121
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
321 PM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

TXZ229>234-239>247-142330-
La Salle-McMullen-Live Oak-Bee-Goliad-Victoria-Webb-Duval-
Jim Wells-Kleberg-Nueces-San Patricio-Aransas-Refugio-Calhoun-
Including the cities of Cotulla, Calliham, Cross, Loma Alta,
Tilden, George West, Three Rivers, Beeville, Goliad, Victoria,
Laredo, Freer, Benavides, San Diego, Alice, Orange Grove,
Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Portland, Ingleside, Aransas Pass,
Sinton, Mathis, Rockport, Refugio, Woodsboro, and Port Lavaca
321 PM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET POSSIBLE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

...DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS POSSIBLE TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

A strong arctic cold front will push through South Texas early
Tuesday morning, bringing falling temperatures throughout the day.
Significantly colder air will filter in behind the front as
precipitation lingers across the region. A wintry mix of sleet
and freezing rain will be possible across South Texas beginning
in the northern inland counties during the early afternoon
Tuesday. Anticipate the potential wintry mix to spread further
south to the southern inland counties during the late afternoon,
and into the coastal counties by Tuesday evening into Wednesday
morning. Some light sleet or ice accumulations will be possible
through Wednesday, so roads, bridges, and overpasses could become
hazardous, especially for those traveling Tuesday night or
morning commuters on Wednesday. A Winter Storm Watch may be needed
by Monday as the forecast evolves and confidence increases.

Precipitation chances are expected to diminish by Wednesday
afternoon. However, another potential round of freezing rain will
be possible late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning
across portions of the Brush Country and Coastal Plains, as an
upper level disturbance approaches the area.

In addition to the freezing temperatures and wintry mix, wind
chill values will dip down into the upper teens to lower 20s
during the day on Tuesday, and remain there until Wednesday
morning as low temperatures will be below freezing with a brisk
north wind.

Begin preparing now for any changes in plans that a wintry mix
would cause on Tuesday and Wednesday, and take steps to protect
people, plants, pets, and your home from the expected cold weather.
Motorists should be cautious and slow down over bridges and over-
passes, as roads may become slick in spots. Make sure to allow
extra distance between you and the driver ahead of you, and
consider allowing extra time to reach your destination.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television
on this impending winter weather event. You can also keep updated
on the latest forecasts by visiting our website at:

www.weather.gov/corpuschristi

$$

TC/LB/GW



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