Winter Storm Warning in Austin - San Antonio

This alert expired on February 18, 2021 at 6:00:00 PM CST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Atascosa; Bandera; Bexar; Blanco; Comal; Dimmit; Edwards; Frio; Gillespie; Guadalupe; Kendall; Kerr; Kinney; Maverick; Medina; Real; Uvalde; Val Verde; Wilson; Zavala

Posted February 18, 2021 at 2:45:00 PM CST

...FINAL ROUND OF SNOW WINDING DOWN...

.The final round of snow is winding down this afternoon. The
heaviest snow is over, but additional accumulation of less than
half an inch is possible from San Antonio westward before snowfall
ends by early this evening. Difficult driving conditions are
expected across this region today and travel is highly
discouraged.

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Additional snow accumulation up to half an inch is
possible from San Antonio westward. Snow Accumulations of 3 to 6
inches, locally up to 10 inches, has occurred across portions of
the Rio Grande Plains and southern Edwards Plateau, mainly west
of I-10 and along and north of U.S. 90. Elsewhere, 1 to 3
inches of snow has fallen across the warning area.

* WHERE...Portions of South Central Texas, including the Rio
Grande Plains, southern Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and San
Antonio metro area.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult, especially across
portions of the Rio Grande Plains, southern Edwards Plateau
and western Hill Country.

Recommended actions

Travel is discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency.
The latest road conditions for the state can be obtained at
drivetexas.org.
ready.gov

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Stay indoors during the storm.
    Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
    Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads.
    Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
    Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival.
    If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
    If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately.
    You may have frostbite.
    When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.
    Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
    Stay dry.
    Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.

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