Saturday, February 1, 2014
Frozen Precipitation Predicted Across North Texas On Super Bowl Sunday
And now, this morning, I saw my computer based weather monitoring device flashing read. I clicked on that which was flashing red to see that the National Weather Service has issued one of its dreaded Special Weather Statements.
I clicked on the Special Weather Statement link to learn the following....
...WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS SUNDAY...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH NORTH TEXAS TODAY WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE 30S OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHES. WIDESPREAD RAIN WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY.
THE RAIN MAY INITIALLY FREEZE RESULTING IN SOME LIGHT ICING ON ROADS AND BRIDGES. AS THE SYSTEM MOVES EAST DURING THE DAY...RAIN IS LIKELY TO MIX WITH SLEET AND SNOW ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM COMANCHE TO WAXAHACHIE TO PARIS. THE BEST CHANCES FOR SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE NORTH OF A LINE FROM BRECKENRIDGE TO DECATUR TO SHERMAN WHERE 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL MAY OCCUR...MAINLY ON GRASSY SURFACES. LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST AND ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LESS THAN AN INCH.
DURING THE EVENING HOURS...THE WINTRY MIX MAY TRANSITION TO ALL LIGHT SNOW...ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST...BUT NO ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.
TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE MID AND UPPER 20S SUNDAY NIGHT SO ANY LINGERING WATER ON AREA ROADS WILL LIKELY FREEZE. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE ON MONDAY WITH TEMPERATURES WARMING ABOVE FREEZING.
Will the above wreak havoc with my Super Bowl party plans? I suspect not....