Winter Storm Warning in Houston - Galveston

This alert expired on February 17, 2021 at 4:00:00 PM CST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Coastal Harris; Coastal Jackson; Fort Bend; Inland Harris; Inland Jackson; Northern Liberty; Southern Liberty; Wharton

Posted February 17, 2021 at 3:43:00 PM CST

...ICY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY...

...DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT...

...WINTER STORM WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Temperatures will fall below freezing tonight as colder
air surges into Southeast Texas in the wake of low pressure. Any
residual liquid water on roads or sidewalks will quickly
refreeze. A mix of very light snow and sleet will be possible
toward sunrise and linger into Thursday morning. Snowfall
accumulations will generally be around a trace.

* WHERE...Parts of Southeast Texas.

* WHEN...Through Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS...The threat for additional heavy precipitation has
ended. Any roads that remain wet when subfreezing temperatures
return will freeze quickly and become hazardous.

Recommended actions

Travel cold become dangerous as water refreezes on roadways and
other surfaces.
The latest road conditions for Texas can be found
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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