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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
358 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141-143>146-060600-
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-
HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-
ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-
JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOWIE...NOCONA...GAINESVILLE...
SHERMAN...DENISON...BONHAM...PARIS...GRAHAM...OLNEY...JACKSBORO...
DECATUR...BRIDGEPORT...DENTON...LEWISVILLE...FLOWER MOUND...
THE COLONY...PLANO...GREENVILLE...COMMERCE...COOPER...
SULPHUR SPRINGS...BRECKENRIDGE...MINERAL WELLS...WEATHERFORD...
BRIAR...FORT WORTH...ARLINGTON...DALLAS...ROCKWALL...TERRELL...
KAUFMAN...FORNEY...WILLS POINT...CANTON...GRAND SALINE...VAN...
EDGEWOOD...EMORY...POINT...EAST TAWAKONI...CISCO...EASTLAND...
RANGER...GORMAN...STEPHENVILLE...DUBLIN...GRANBURY...
OAK TRAIL SHORES...GLEN ROSE...CLEBURNE...BURLESON...WAXAHACHIE...
ENNIS...MIDLOTHIAN...GLENN HEIGHTS...ATHENS...GUN BARREL CITY...
COMANCHE...DE LEON...HAMILTON...HICO...CLIFTON...MERIDIAN...
VALLEY MILLS...HILLSBORO...CORSICANA
358 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...FREEZING TEMPERATURES MAY LEAD TO SLICK SPOTS ON AREA ROADWAYS
OVERNIGHT...

BASED ON VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY...SUNSHINE AND TEMPERATURES IN
THE UPPER 30S WERE ENOUGH TO MELT MOST OF THE SNOW AND ICE ON THE
ROADWAYS FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM COMANCHE TO
ATHENS. HOWEVER TO THE NORTH...THERE WAS STILL SOME EVIDENCE OF AT
LEAST LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET STILL ON THE GROUND...AND POSSIBLY ON
AREA ROADWAYS.

OVERNIGHT LOWS ARE EXPECTED TO FALL WELL BELOW FREEZING TONIGHT
ACROSS NORTH TEXAS. FOR LOCATIONS WHERE WATER OR SLUSH REMAIN ON
AREA ROADWAYS A REFREEZING WILL OCCUR. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
TO FALL BACK BELOW FREEZING AFTER 9 PM THIS EVENING. AFTER THIS
TIME...WET OR SLUSHY ROADWAYS WILL BECOME ICY AGAIN. WHILE NO
ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION WILL FALL...ROADWAYS COULD BECOME
DANGEROUS BY FRIDAY MORNING AS TEMPERATURES FALL INTO THE LOW TO
MID 20S. THESE TEMPERATURES ARE COLD ENOUGH TO CAUSE ANY LINGERING
WATER OR SLUSH TO FREEZE ON ALL AREA ROADWAYS.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB ABOVE FREEZING TOMORROW MORNING
BY 10 AM. ON FRIDAY...ANOTHER FULL DAY OF SUNSHINE COMBINED WITH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S IN THE AFTERNOON IS EXPECTED TO BE ENOUGH
TO MELT ANY LINGERING SNOWFALL ACROSS THE REGION. THESE CONDITIONS
SHOULD ALSO HELP TO DRY OUT ROADS BEFORE TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW
FREEZING EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

$$

CAVANAUGH

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
351 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

ARZ003>007-012>016-021>025-030>034-037>047-052>057-062>069-061600-
ARKANSAS-BAXTER-BOONE-BRADLEY-CALHOUN-CLARK-CLEBURNE-CLEVELAND-
CONWAY-DALLAS-DESHA-DREW-FAULKNER-FULTON-GARLAND-GRANT-HOT SPRING-
INDEPENDENCE-IZARD-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-LINCOLN-LOGAN-LONOKE-
MARION-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-NEWTON-OUACHITA-PERRY-PIKE-POLK-POPE-
PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-SCOTT-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE-VAN BUREN-WHITE-
WOODRUFF-YELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALTHEIMER...AMITY...ARKADELPHIA...
ARKANSAS CITY...ASH FLAT...AUGUSTA...AVILLA...BATESVILLE...
BAUXITE...BEARDEN...BEE BRANCH...BEEBE...BENTON...BISMARCK...
BONNERDALE...BOONEVILLE...BRINKLEY...BRYANT...BULL SHOALS...
CABOT...CALICO ROCK...CAMDEN...CAVE CITY...CENTER RIDGE...
CHIDESTER...CLARENDON...CLARKSVILLE...CLINTON...CONWAY...
COTTON PLANT...DANVILLE...DARDANELLE...DE VALLS BLUFF...DE WITT...
DEER...DES ARC...DONALDSON...DRASCO...DUMAS...EL PASO...ENGLAND...
FAIRFIELD BAY...FLIPPIN...FORDYCE...FOURCHE JUNCTION...
GASSVILLE...GEORGETOWN...GILLETT...GLENWOOD...GOULD...GRADY...
GRAVELLY...GREENBRIER...GREERS FERRY...GURDON...HAMPTON...HARDY...
HARRISON...HASKELL...HAZEN...HEBER SPRINGS...HECTOR...HERMITAGE...
HORSESHOE BEND...HOT SPRINGS...HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE...HOUSTON...
HUMNOKE...HUMPHREY...JACKSONVILLE...JASPER...JESSIEVILLE...
KINGSLAND...LACEY...LEAD HILL...LEOLA...LESLIE...LITTLE ROCK...
LONOKE...MALVERN...MAMMOTH SPRING...MARSHALL...MAUMELLE...
MAYFLOWER...MCCRORY...MCGEHEE...MELBOURNE...MENA...MONTICELLO...
MORO BAY...MORRILTON...MOUNT IDA...MOUNT MAGAZINE...
MOUNTAIN HOME...MOUNTAIN VIEW...MURFREESBORO...NEWPORT...
NORFORK...NORMAN...NORTH LITTLE ROCK...OIL TROUGH...OKOLONA...
OLA...OMAHA...OXFORD...OZONE...PARIS...PARON...PELSOR...
PERRYVILLE...PINE BLUFF...PINE RIDGE...PLEASANT PLAINS...POYEN...
PRATTSVILLE...REDFIELD...RISON...ROHWER...ROSE BUD...
RUSSELLVILLE...SALEM...SEARCY...SHERIDAN...SHERWOOD...STAR CITY...
STEPHENS...STUTTGART...SUMMIT...SWIFTON...THORNTON...TUCKERMAN...
VILONIA...VIOLA...WALDRON...WARREN...WESTERN GROVE...WICKES...
WRIGHTSVILLE...Y CITY...YELLVILLE
351 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...NEAR RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TONIGHT...

IN THE WAKE OF OUR LATEST WINTER EVENT...FULL SUNSHINE AND AN
INCREASINGLY STRONG SUN ANGLE ALLOWED FOR CONSIDERABLE MELTING
ON AREA ROADWAYS.

HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO PLUNGE TO WELL
BELOW FREEZING AND WILL APPROACH RECORD LOWS IN MANY AREAS. THIS
WILL ALLOW ANY WATER...SLUSH OR SNOW REMAINING ON AREA ROADS TO
FREEZE CREATING ICY AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

ADDITIONAL MELTING WILL OCCUR ON FRIDAY WITH ANOTHER DAY OF FULL
SUNSHINE AND TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES WARMER THAN WHAT WAS SEEN
ON THURSDAY. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO TOP OUT IN THE MID 30S TO MID
40S WITH THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OCCURRING WHERE THE SNOW PACK IS
THE DEEPEST.

PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IF YOU MUST TRAVEL TONIGHT AND
ESPECIALLY AROUND SUNRISE WHEN TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT THEIR
LOWEST. ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY.

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