Winter Storm still ongoing for South Texas

Including the Rio Grande Plains, southern Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and San Antonio metro area. Up to 8 inches (20 cm) of snow.

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18  Feb 2021 – National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX

…Final Round of Wintry Precipitation Today…

A final upper level disturbance is producing a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and graupel early this morning. A change over to snow is forecast to take place west to east through the
morning. The heaviest snow is forecast across the northern Rio Grande, southern Edwards Plateau, and western Hill Country. Very difficult driving conditions are expected across this region
today and travel is highly discouraged.

Including the cities of Del Rio, Rocksprings, Leakey, Kerrville, Bandera, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Blanco, Brackettville, Uvalde, Hondo, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Eagle Pass,
Crystal City, Pearsall, Pleasanton, Floresville, and Carrizo Springs

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS

* WHAT…Snow Accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, locally up to 8 inches, will be possible across portions of the Rio Grande Plains, southern Edwards Plateau, and western Hill Country,
mainly west of I-10 and along and north of U.S. 90. Elsewhere, 1 to 3 inches of snow are possible across the warning area. Additional ice accumulation of a light glaze to a few hundredths
of an inch are possible.

* WHERE…Portions of South Central Texas, including the Rio Grande Plains, southern Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and San Antonio metro area.

* WHEN…Until 6 PM CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult, especially across portions of the Rio Grande Plains, southern Edwards Plateau and western Hill Country.

https://www.weather.gov/ewx/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link


6 thoughts on “Winter Storm still ongoing for South Texas”

  1. Yes, this is what is happening. I live between Kerrville and Comfort and we have been without power since Sunday. Our generator is keeping the heatlamp on in the pumphouse, but because our freezers are out there as well, our energy is also spent for keeping them on or everything would defrost because of the lamp. Inside the house we have a heatlamp on chicks that came in and a few electronics, hence I can respond to this. No real heat source except the fireplace. There are long lines for gas and propane and the grocery store is lacking. Life is pretty rough right now, but it was great when my daughter turned to me and thanked me for being a prepper….problem is, I am finding lots of holes in my strategy. On a good note, our huskies are loving the weather, the cattle and horses need to make it through just one more night and we are getting really creative in cooking in the fireplace. Blessings to all.

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  3. travel could be very difficult???
    unless its an absolute emergency travel should be the absolute last thing anyone would contemplate surely?

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  4. And here I am in Manchester UK
    (53 degrees North), we only had a dusting of snow (boo) It was cold, though, with a wind chill making it feel -9C. Eastern England and Scotland had the snow…
    One day we will get snow and until we get tons of the stuff and until London gets buried, people here won’t believe in colder weather….one day folks…..one day….

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