The National Weather Service offices in Midland/Odessa and San Angelo/Abilene have placed a large part of western and west central Texas under Winter Weather Advisories until noon for counties around and west of Midland, and 3pm for the counties in and around the San Angelo area. This includes the central and southern Permian Basin, Upper Trans Pecos, eastern Davis/Guadalupe mountains, central and southern portions of west central Texas. A mix of winter precipitation is expected to develop this morning, beginning as freezing rain then turning into a mix of rain and sleet as the day progresses. Ice accumulations are expected to be very light…less than a tenth of an inch for the more eastern counties and less than 1/4 inch for areas west of Midland/Odessa…but any amount of ice can be problematic on bridges and overpasses across the region. Drive safe and, although the ground has been warm lately, just assume that if the temps drop to at or below 32 degrees, you may encounter ice on bridges and overpasses.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX 426 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014 ...A MIX OF WINTER PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS... .AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ENTERS THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING... RAIN WILL INITIALLY DEVELOP ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. RAIN WILL BECOME FREEZING RAIN AS TEMPERATURES DROP TO OR JUST BELOW FREEZING MARK THIS MORNING. SLEET COULD MIX WITH THE PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE CONCHO VALLEY FROM STERLING CITY TO BALLINGER TO SAN ANGELO AND MERTZON. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED... MAINLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. THE PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF LATER THIS AFTERNOON. THIS AFFECTS THE COUNTIES OF STERLING-COKE-RUNNELS-IRION-TOM GREEN-CONCHO-CROCKETT-SCHLEICHER- SUTTON-MCCULLOCH-SAN SABA-MENARD-KIMBLE-MASON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STERLING CITY...ROBERT LEE...BRONTE... BALLINGER...WINTERS...MERTZON...SAN ANGELO...EDEN...OZONA... ELDORADO...SONORA...BRADY...SAN SABA...MENARD...JUNCTION...MASON 426 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS: A GLAZE OF ICE ON ROADS...MAINLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA. * TIMING: FROM 6 AM TO 3 PM TODAY. * ACCUMULATIONS: ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH...MAINLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX 418 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT THIS MORNING FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PERMIAN BASIN...UPPER TRANS PECOS...AND THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE DAVIS AND GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS... .TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO FALL BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT THIS MORNING AS AN AREA OF PRECIPITATION MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN HAVE ALREADY DEVELOPED OVER THE PERMIAN BASIN AND THE FREEZING LINE SHOULD CONTINUE SOUTH AND WEST THROUGH THE MORNING. EVEN THOUGH GROUND TEMPERATURES ARE WARM...A LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE IS POSSIBLE ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AS WELL AS EXPOSED SURFACES. THIS MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN AND AROUND THE ADVISORY AREA. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THIS MORNING WITH TEMPERATURES RISING ABOVE FREEZING AROUND MIDDAY. THIS INCLUDES THE COUNTIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS- SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-ANDREWS-MARTIN- VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR- REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND- GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA- PECOS-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD... CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP...EUNICE...JAL...ANDREWS...STANTON... VAN HORN...PECOS...MENTONE...RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA... MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN... BIG LAKE...ALPINE...FORT DAVIS...FORT STOCKTON... GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS 418 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014 /318 AM MST WED FEB 26 2014/ ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST /11 AM MST/ TODAY... * EVENT...AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. * TIMING...THIS MORNING. * IMPACTS...LIGHT ICING OF BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. * ICE ACCUMULATIONS...LESS THAN ONE QUARTER INCH.