Interactive NWS Alert Information

New Event for Harris County
Winter Storm Watch valid from Jan 28 3:00 AM to Jan 29 12:00 AM CST
Sent to E-Mail at Jan 26 2:57 PM CST
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Radar Time: Jan 28 2014 3:00 AM CST
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WWUS44 KHGX 262057
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
257 PM CST SUN JAN 26 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR TUESDAY...

.AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL SETTLE OVER THE AREA LATE MONDAY DROPPING
TEMPERATURES TO AROUND FREEZING TO WELL BELOW FREEZING TUESDAY
MORNING. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE TOWARD THE REGION
FROM THE SOUTHWEST HELPING TO INITIATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF
SNOW...FREEZING RAIN...AND SLEET. THIS WINTER PRECIPITATION SHOULD
CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST BY EVENING ALONG THE COAST. SIGNIFICANT ICING IS LIKELY
ACROSS THE REGION. SNOW FALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES SHOULD
BE COMMON OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS WITH ISOLATED
HEAVIER AMOUNTS. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BOTTOM OUT WEDNESDAY MORNING
IN THE 20-25 DEGREE RANGE FROM INTERSTATE 10 NORTHWARD.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE BACK ABOVE FREEZING AFTER NOON ON
WEDNESDAY.

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-270500-
/O.NEW.KHGX.WS.A.0002.140128T0900Z-140129T0600Z/
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-
MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WHARTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...BAY CITY...
BELLVILLE...BRENHAM...BROOKSHIRE...BRYAN...CALDWELL...CLEVELAND...
COLDSPRING...COLLEGE STATION...COLUMBUS...CONROE...CORRIGAN...
CROCKETT...DAYTON...EAGLE LAKE...EDNA...EL CAMPO...FREEPORT...
FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON...GROVETON...HEMPSTEAD...HOUSTON...
HUMBLE...HUNTSVILLE...KATY...LAKE JACKSON...LAKE SOMERVILLE...
LEAGUE CITY...LIBERTY...LIVINGSTON...MADISONVILLE...
MISSOURI CITY...MONT BELVIEU...NAVASOTA...ONALASKA...PALACIOS...
PASADENA...PEARLAND...PIERCE...PRAIRIE VIEW...RICHMOND...
ROSENBERG...SEALY...SHEPHERD...SUGAR LAND...TEXAS CITY...
THE WOODLANDS...TOMBALL...TRINITY...WEIMAR...WHARTON...WILLIS...
WINNIE
257 PM CST SUN JAN 26 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. 

* TIMING...SNOW AND SLEET WITH SOME PATCHY FREEZING RAIN WILL
  DEVELOP AROUND COLLEGE STATION EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THEN EXPAND
  EAST AND SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE HUNTSVILLE AND CONROE AREAS
  EVENTUALLY REACHING THE HOUSTON METROPLEX AROUND NOON. CLOSER TO
  THE COAST FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BE THE MORE COMMON FORM
  OF PRECIPITATION AND SHOULD DEVELOP AROUND 3 PM. THE
  PRECIPITATION SHOULD TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
  DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND AROUND THE COAST BY 9 PM. 

* IMPACTS...VERY COLD ROAD SURFACES WILL BE CONDUCIVE TO FREEZING
  RAIN AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. SURFACE ROADS ARE LIKELY TO BE
  IMPACTED IN ADDITION TO ELEVATED ROADWAYS. ELEVATED ROADWAYS MAY
  BE ENTIRELY IMPASSABLE. TRAVEL MAY BE SEVERELY LIMITED.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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