Hill Country Freeze Warning TonightNovember 4th, 2010 at 3:20 pm by Jim Spencer under Weather
Freeze Warnings have been issued for much of the KXAN Hill Country viewing area through early Friday morning. Details from our area National Weather Service offices are below.
A freeze warning is in effect for much of the Hill Country Tonight from 3 am to 9 am. Clear skies and light winds tonight will allow for rapid cooling... with temperatures falling to or below the freezing mark over much of the Hill Country. The area most likely to see a freeze is north of a line from Pandale to Carta Valley to Barksdale to Bandera to Comfort to Enchanted Rock to Valley Spring. A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. Over the remainder of South Central Texas temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 30s. Winds north near 5 mph.
Temperatures tonight are forecast to fall below freezing across much of the Heartland, Concho Valley, northern Edwards Plateau and northwest Hill Country. Most areas will generally see temperatures around 30 degrees but a few low lying areas and river valleys may see temperatures fall as low as the mid 20s. A hard freeze is anticipated for some areas in the freeze warning with a light freeze expected throughout the remainder of the warning area. Farther north, temperatures are expected to be slightly warmer tonight. However, a light frost can be expected across much of the Big Country with isolated pockets of near freezing temperatures possible. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX 135 PM CDT THU NOV 4 2010 ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT FRIDAY... .A VERY DRY AIR MASS AND LIGHT WINDS WILL PROMOTE RAPID RADIATIONAL COOLING OVERNIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO OR BELOW THE FREEZING MARK OVER MUCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY...ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING AREAS AND RIVER VALLEYS DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON FRIDAY. TXZ171-184>189-050300- /O.CON.KEWX.FZ.W.0003.101105T0800Z-101105T1400Z/ LLANO-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-GILLESPIE-KENDALL- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LLANO...ROCKSPRINGS...LEAKEY... KERRVILLE...BANDERA...FREDERICKSBURG...BOERNE 135 PM CDT THU NOV 4 2010 ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT FRIDAY... A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT FRIDAY. THE FREEZE WARNING INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...VAL VERDE... LLANO...KENDALL...EDWARDS...REAL...KERR...BANDERA AND GILLESPIE. THE AREA MOSTLY LIKELY TO SEE A FREEZE IS NORTH OF A LINE FROM PANDALE TO CARTA VALLEY TO BARKSDALE TO BANDERA TO COMFORT TO ENCHANTED ROCK TO VALLEY SPRING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX 233 PM CDT THU NOV 4 2010 ...FREEZE POSSIBLE TONIGHT... .A COLD AND DRY AIR MASS WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS TONIGHT. WITH LIGHT WINDS IN PLACE...TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW FREEZING FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. TXZ066-071>073-076>078-139-140-154-155-168>170-050500- /O.CON.KSJT.FZ.W.0001.101105T0900Z-101105T1500Z/ RUNNELS-IRION-TOM GREEN-CONCHO-CROCKETT-SCHLEICHER-SUTTON-COLEMAN- BROWN-MCCULLOCH-SAN SABA-MENARD-KIMBLE-MASON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BALLINGER...WINTERS...MERTZON... SAN ANGELO...EDEN...OZONA...ELDORADO...SONORA...COLEMAN... BROWNWOOD...BRADY...SAN SABA...MENARD...JUNCTION...MASON 233 PM CDT THU NOV 4 2010 ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 AM CDT FRIDAY... A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 AM CDT FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO QUICKLY DROP AFTER SUNSET THIS EVENING...EVENTUALLY DROPPING TO BELOW FREEZING FOR PORTIONS OF THE CONCHO VALLEY...HEARTLAND...NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY...AND THE NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU. TOPOGRAPHY WILL BE CRITICAL TONIGHT...AND WILL LARGELY DETERMINE JUST HOW COLD TEMPERATURES FALL AT YOUR LOCATION. THE COLDEST LOCATIONS WILL BE IN THE LOWEST LYING LOCATIONS SUCH AS THE SAN SABA AND LLANO RIVER VALLEYS...NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND ALONG LAKE SHORES. IN THESE AREAS...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE MID AND UPPER 20S. ACROSS MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA...INCLUDING THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO ITSELF...READINGS WILL BE A FEW DEGREES WARMER...BUT WILL STILL DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S. AREAS ALONG HILLTOPS MAY EVEN BE A FEW DEGREES WARMER STILL...WITH READINGS IN THE MID AND UPPER 30S. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... RANCHERS WITH CATTLE OR LIVESTOCK SHOULD AVOID AREAS WHERE JOHNSON GRASS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THESE COLD TEMPERATURES. A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.