Thursday, December 24, 2015

Is A Major Post-Christmas Winter Storm About To Hit Texas?

Tis the day before Christmas, with not a chance of anything white and frozen contributing to the holiday spirit at my currently balmy location on the planet.

However, according to my favorite Texas weatherman, Storm Spotter, John Austin Basham, the currently balmy-ness may soon come to an end....

MAJOR WINTER STORM: - TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA - ***THIS IS NOT AN NWS PRODUCT*** AT THIS TIME STORM SPOTTER METOPS IS FORECASTING A MAJOR WINTER STORM ACROSS THE WESTERN, NORTHWESTERN, AND PANHANDLE PORTIONS OF TEXAS AS WELL AS THE WESTERN 2/3 OF OKLAHOMA THIS WEEKEND STARTING SATURDAY THE 26TH THROUGH EARLY MONDAY THE 28TH. BLIZZARD AND ICE STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FORECAST REGION. This bulletin is being sent out as a courtesy to customers across the area prior to the detailed forecast by early Thursday morning. With anticipated holiday travel during this time all persons in the affected areas should prepare for near white-out conditions or impassible roadways. Again, a more detailed forecast will be issued by Storm Spotter METOPS meteorologists by early Thursday morning. For customers needing site and time specific forecasts, please contact your assigned meteorologist or the METOPS forecast hot-line for additional help and details. For official watches and warnings refer to the NWS website ***THIS IS NOT AN NWS FORECAST*** Meteorologist John Austin Basham Storm Spotter METOPS

I am not in the mood for anything frigid. One thing for sure I will not repeat my mistake of the past two winters by driving during an Ice Storm. I've lucked out twice doing so. The third time likely would see my luck running out with me careening sideways into something best not careened into....

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