ISSUED: 7:52 PM FEB. 12, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Periods of snow, freezing rain, and sleet will impact
Southeast Texas. Snowfall amounts will total approximately 1-3"
with the highest totals falling north of the Houston metro.
Areas in and north of the Houston metro are also expected to
receive 0.1-0.25" of accumulating ice. Areas south of the
Houston metro, including the coast and barrier islands, may
receive ice amounts of 0.1" or less. Additionally, it will
become very cold, with long stretches of next week spent below
freezing well inland. Minimum wind chills may fall below zero
well inland as well.
* WHERE...All of Southeast Texas.
* WHEN...Precipitation will begin on Sunday afternoon as mainly
rain, transitioning to sleet and freezing rain overnight and
becoming a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain on Monday
morning. Precipitation will taper off by Monday evening.
* 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.
* Travel will be severely impacted by hazardous icy and snowy
road conditions. Sporadic power outages will be a possibility.
Pipes and sprinkler systems may burst if not properly cared
for in advance. Do so now!
* You should plan to stay put for at least a day given where you
are Sunday night because travel may be extremely hazardous
* Hypothermia will be a possibility for those not dressed
appropriately. Brutally cold wind chill readings of -10 to 10
degrees will be likely Monday through Tuesday morning.
* Remember the 4 P's: pipes, people, pets and plants. In
addition, be aware of space heater dangers if not properly