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Office of Emergency Management


Winter Weather Advisory in effect Wednesday from noon until 6 p.m.

Posted February 9, 2011 6:49:15 AM CST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain which is in effect from noon today to 6 P.M. CST this evening.

An arctic cold front will move quickly across the area late this morning. Temperatures will quickly fall to below freezing by early afternoon. Any lingering precipitation behind the front will likely freeze on contact with the surface. The potential exists for ice to form...mainly on elevated roadways including bridges and overpasses. Ice accumulations are expected to be light. The precipitation is expected to taper off by late afternoon.

Temperatures this afternoon are expected to drop into the 20s. Accompanying the freezing temperatures will be north winds gusting between 20 and 30 mph. This wind and temperature combination will cause wind chills to fall into the teens and 20s. Some locations may even experience wind chills in the single digits.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

Bridges and overpasses in the advisory area may become covered with a thin layer of patchy ice making driving hazardous.

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