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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
702 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...WIND ADVISORY FROM 9 PM TONIGHT TO NOON THURSDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT AND ARCTIC AIR BEHIND IT WILL BRING STRONG
AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE HILL COUNTRY AND ADJACENT PLAINS TONIGHT
AND THURSDAY MORNING. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. THE STRONG WINDS...COMBINED WITH FREEZING
RAIN OR SLEET...MAY CAUSE SOME TREE BRANCHES TO BREAK.

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-051800-
/O.EXT.KEWX.WI.Y.0002.150305T0300Z-150305T1800Z/
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LLANO...BURNET...GEORGETOWN...DEL RIO...
ROCKSPRINGS...LEAKEY...KERRVILLE...BANDERA...FREDERICKSBURG...
BOERNE...BLANCO...SAN MARCOS...AUSTIN...BASTROP...GIDDINGS...
BRACKETTVILLE...UVALDE...HONDO...SAN ANTONIO...NEW BRAUNFELS...
SEGUIN...LOCKHART...LA GRANGE
702 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY...

* TIMING...9 PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH NOON THURSDAY

* WINDS...SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...TYPICAL ISSUES WITH TRASH CANS AND OTHER LOOSE ITEMS
  OUTDOORS. HOWEVER...WHEN COMBINED WITH FREEZING RAIN AND
  SLEET...ICING ON TREE BRANCHES MAY CAUSE THEM TO BREAK IN THE
  STRONG WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 26 TO 39 MPH ARE
EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

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Winter Storm Warning

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
1045 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-051100-
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-MAVERICK-ZAVALA-
FRIO-ATASCOSA-WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-DIMMIT-
1045 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A WINTER STORM WARNING WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
THROUGH NOON TUESDAY FOR MOST OF THE HILL COUNTRY AND NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
THROUGH NOON TUESDAY FOR AREAS ALONG AND TO THE NORTH OF HIGHWAY
90 AND THE COUNTIES JUST TO THE EAST OF I-35.

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR WINTER PRECIPITATION TONIGHT...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. ICE ACCUMULATION WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
IN THE WARNING AREAS. IN THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY AREAS...SOME
LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...CAUSING TRAVEL IMPACTS MAINLY
ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM DEL RIO TO SAN ANTONIO TO
GIDDINGS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THE CHANCE FOR WINTER PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NOON
THURSDAY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF 1/10 OF AN INCH OR POSSIBLY MORE
ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNED AREA. THIS WILL CAUSE VERY HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS AND DRIVING SHOULD BE LIMITED UNLESS ABSOLUTELY
NECESSARY. IN THE ADVISORY AREAS THERE IS A CHANCE FOR LIGHT ICE
ACCUMULATION CAUSING TRAVEL IMPACTS MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A
LINE FROM DEL RIO TO SAN ANTONIO TO GIDDINGS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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