URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX

Hard Freeze Warning
309 PM CST SAT JAN 7 2017

…COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BRING HARD FREEZE CONDITIONS TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING…

.TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET TO BELOW FREEZING AGAIN THIS EVENING… AND HARD FREEZE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER ALL BUT THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS AND LOCATIONS JUST SOUTHWEST OF GALVESTON BAY. COASTAL AREAS. AREAS GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM COLUMBUS TO CONROE TO LIVINGSTON ARE EXPECTED TO EXPERIENCE TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 20
DEGREES AND PERHAPS AS LOW AS 15. AT THESE TEMPERATURES…PIPES WILL BE AT RISK IN POORLY INSULATED CONSTRUCTION. TEMPERATURES WILL REACH INTO AT LEAST THE MID 20S OVER MOST OF THE COASTAL COUNTIES. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE MOST OF GALVESTON COUNTY AND EASTERN BRAZORIA COUNTY WHERE NORTHEASTERLY WINDS BLOWING OVER GALVESTON BAY WILL HELP MODIFY THE AIRMASS ENOUGH FOR OVERNIGHT LOWS TO ONLY FALL INTO THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND FREEZING. OVER MOST INLAND LOCATIONS…TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING WILL PREVAIL FOR MORE THAN 10 HOURS AND AS LONG AS 16 TO 18 HOURS ACROSS THE NORTH.

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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…
GROVETON…HEMPSTEAD…HOUSTON…HUMBLE…HUNTSVILLE…KATY…
LAKE JACKSON…LAKE SOMERVILLE…LIBERTY…LIVINGSTON…
MADISONVILLE…MISSOURI CITY…MONT BELVIEU…NAVASOTA…
ONALASKA…PALACIOS…PASADENA…PEARLAND…PIERCE…
PRAIRIE VIEW…RICHMOND…ROSENBERG…SEALY…SHEPHERD…
SUGAR LAND…THE WOODLANDS…TOMBALL…TRINITY…WEIMAR…
WHARTON…WILLIS…WINNIE
309 PM CST SAT JAN 7 2017

…HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST SUNDAY…

* EVENT…HARD FREEZE OF 15 TO 25 DEGREES.

* TIMING…7 PM THROUGH 10 AM SUNDAY.

* IMPACT…SENSITIVE VEGETATION…EXPOSED PIPES…AND PIPES IN POORLY INSULATED CONSTRUCTION. PETS AND LIVESTOCK WILL NEED PROTECTION FROM THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

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