Saturday, February 14, 2015
Incoming Wintry Precipitation On The Menu For North Texas Next Week
This type exaggerated photography is known in the Fort Worth zone as the Luenser Style of Photography.
Changing the subject from photo propaganda to my favorite subject, the weather.
The morning my computer based weather monitoring device was flashing red. When I clicked on that which was flashing red I was advised to read a "Special Weather Statement".
Being advised to read a Special Weather Statement always seems worrisome to me. I'll copy the Special Weather Statement so you can see for yourself that this one is not too worrisome...
...WINTRY PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK...
THERE ARE TWO CHANCES FOR WINTER PRECIPITATION EARLY NEXT WEEK. AN
ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT BRINGING
SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER AIR TO NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. RAIN IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON...MAINLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE
20. TEMPERATURES SUNDAY AFTERNOON WILL REMAIN WELL ABOVE
FREEZING. AS THE ARCTIC AIR ARRIVES SUNDAY NIGHT...TEMPERATURES
WILL STEADILY FALL AND SOME AREAS WILL SEE A CHANGEOVER TO LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
THE RAIN MAY CHANGE TO LIGHT FREEZING RAIN NORTH OF A GRAHAM TO
MCKINNEY TO SULPHUR SPRINGS LINE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
MORNING. IN THIS AREA...VERY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE MAY OCCUR
ON BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...AND OTHER EXPOSED METAL OBJECTS. SURFACE
TEMPERATURES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO TRAVEL ARE
TEMPERATURES WILL WARM ABOVE FREEZING MONDAY AFTERNOON SO ANY ICE
IS EXPECTED TO MELT.
AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH THE AREA LATE MONDAY
INTO TUESDAY...LIGHT SNOW MAY OCCUR NORTH OF A COMANCHE TO
HILLSBORO TO CANTON LINE. WITH SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER
30S...SMALL ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW MAY OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ON GRASSY
SURFACES. AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND/OR TRAVEL IMPACTS DUE TO THE SNOW. THE
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO END TUESDAY MORNING.