205,000 families still homeless one year after Super Typhoon Haiyan

November 15th, 2014 at 10:11 am by under Weather

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(Straits Times, Asia): Defending his government against criticism that it is moving too slowly in rebuilding communities ravaged by a super typhoon exactly one year ago, President Benigno Aquino appealed for patience, saying reconstruction takes time.

“I am impatient like everyone else, but I have to stress that we can’t rebuild haphazardly,” Mr Aquino said in a speech yesterday during a stop in the hard-hit town of Guiuan in Leyte province, where Haiyan first made landfall.

“Curse me, criticise me, but I believe I must do the right thing.”

Haiyan, the strongest typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, left a trail of destruction and some 6,300 deaths across central Philippines.

Mr Aquino has come under fire for having very little to show since Haiyan devastated communities in 171 cities and towns.

By his government’s own estimate, 205,128 families are still living in bunkhouses, tents and shanties in “unsafe areas”.

However, only 1,252 houses have been built for them.

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News of Obama Climate Pledge Caps Epic Week

November 14th, 2014 at 7:14 pm by under Weather

Climate CentralBy

If you blinked, it would have been easy to have missed a lot of big news on efforts to tackle global warming this week.

President Obama.
Credit: White House/flickr

It’s being reported that President Obama will announce that the U.S. will pledge $2.5 billion to $3 billion over four years to the Green Climate Fund. The news on Friday comes hot on the heels of an earlier agreement struck between China and the U.S. to curb the amount of greenhouse gas pollution that each country pumps into the air in the coming decades.

“What a week!” said Jake Schmidt, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s international program director, when we reached him by phone on Friday.

The rapid-fire news comes just weeks before negotiators representing nearly 200 countries sit down in Lima for major talks before a global post-Kyoto Protocol treaty is finalized in Paris next December.

Here’s the lowdown for everybody who blinks.

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Annual Austin Duck Derby Is Saturday

November 14th, 2014 at 12:47 pm by under Weather
2014 Austin Duck Derby
Benefiting the Austin Boys & Girls Club Foundation
 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 am.
Downtown Austin – Ann Richards Bridge (South Congress Bridge)

 

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The ducks are coming to Austin! The Austin Duck Derby will feature 10,000 yellow adopted rubber ducks launched into the Lady Bird Lake which will race to the finish line winning prizes for their adopters. Proceeds from every duck adopted benefit the Austin Boys and Girls Club Foundation, a non-profit organization which supports and provides valuable assistance to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area which operate 22 clubs. We help over 12,000 kids each year (and over 1,700 each day) grow into healthy, responsible, caring young adults.

Our mission: The Austin Boys and Girls Club Foundation’s purpose is to create an endowment, which will ensure the long-term sustainability of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. Proceeds from the endowment are used to award scholarships to worthy Club members. which in turn ensure the long-term sustainability of our community.

Your duck adoption is an investment in our most vital natural resources: our children.

Prizes include:  A 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, One week stay in Colorado, Gift Certificates, Hotel stays, and more!!

How much:   Attending the event is 100% free!

 

Duck Prices:  

1 duck = $5

6 ducks (quack pack) = $25

12 ducks (quackers dozen) = $50

25 ducks (flock of ducks) = $100

 

Link to the website:  Duck Derby

 


Two record lows broken, in one spot, within a few hours

November 14th, 2014 at 9:55 am by under Weather

QUITE THE RECORD BREAKING STRETCH IN SE TRAVIS COUNTY

RECORD 1

TIME:   November 13, 2014  -  11:53pm 

PLACE:  Austin Bergstrom International Airport

DETAILS:  Just before midnight temperatures dropped to 28 degrees.  This barely managed to break the old record of 31 that was set just last year.

 

RECORD 2

TIME:   November 13, 2014  -  2:38am

PLACE:  Austin Bergstrom International Airport

DETAILS:  Numbers bottomed out for the night at 25 degrees.   The old record of 27, that was also set back in 2013, stood for 365 days.

 

Overview

This is a scenario we do not see very often.  The first record had to beat out lows from the prior morning lows, then dive to record levels, all before midnight.  Then the thermometer had its’ sight set on the second record, and it didn’t take long to get there.  Just  2 hours and 45 minutes after the  record low for the 13th fell, the second went down as well.

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What You Need to Know About U.S.-China Climate Pact

November 13th, 2014 at 2:33 pm by under Weather

It’s been a busy few months for international movement on climate change. Following a September climate march and meetings at the United Nations and an announcement by the European Union to cut greenhouse gas emissions, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping topped it all by announcing a new joint climate commitment late on Tuesday.

“As the world’s largest economies and emitters of greenhouse gases, we have a responsibility to lead the world on climate change,” President Obama said in a joint press conference with President Xi in Beijing.

In short, it’s a landmark deal, and provides a ray of hope for limiting global carbon emissions and securing a new global treaty on climate change.

Credit: Whitehouse.gov

So wait, what’s the deal?

The U.S. has agreed to cut carbon pollution by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, doubling its previous commitment and building on Obama’s previous pledge.

“This is an ambitious goal, but this is an achievable goal,” Obama said.

On the Chinese side, it’s even more ambitious and more groundbreaking. For the first time,  China said it would see its emissions peak by 2030, and increase its use of clean energy to around 20 percent of its total energy production by 2030 as well.

Top fossil fuel emitters in 2013.
Click image to enlarge. Credit: Global Carbon Project

China and the U.S. are the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, accounting for roughly 40 percent of the world’s total emissions annually. Each percentage point they reduce (or at least slow) their emissions will have an outsize impact and move the world closer to limiting the global warming below the 2°C (3.6°F) threshold scientists and policymakers have set as a “safe” limit.

OK, cool. How are they going to do it?

The countries propose a teamwork approach that mixes clean energy advancements, phasing out harmful hydrofluorocarbons, investing in low carbon cities and carbon capture and storage and green trade. Much of the energy work will be done through the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, which according to its 2012-13 progress report is running 88 projects that look at improved building efficiency, cleaner transportation and carbon capture and sequestration at coal plants.

One of those carbon capture projects will sequester 1 million tons of carbon dioxide while also producing about 370 million gallons of freshwater per year. This part of the plan is likely appealing to China, which burns 4 billion tons of coal per year and is projected to burn even more coal over the next 30 years. The U.S. will also help build a 380-megawatt concentrating solar plant in China, comparable to one that went online in the Nevada earlier this year.

The hydrofluorocarbons initiative builds on a previous agreement between the two countries to reduce emissions from chemicals developed for use in refrigeration that have also been proven to be potent greenhouse gases.

The clean cities initiative will focus on the growing urban populations in both countries and sharing information about planning, improving energy efficiency and reducing air pollution.

Finally, the green trade work will focus on ensuring information about clean energy technology and infrastructure are shared between high level delegates in both countries.

About that 2°C thing. Does this agreement get us there?

Sorry to ruin the good vibes but not even close. Some analyses indicate China’s emissions would have to peak by 2025 for the world to have a chance at meeting the 2°C limit. And the U.S. announcement is less ambitious than the plan the European Union agreed to last month of slashing carbon emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

To really avoid the worst effects of climate change from runaway sea level rise to increasing heat waves and ocean acidification, not only will emissions need to be cut, but a lot of fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground (or at least unburned). The concept of a carbon budget isn’t a new one, but at last year’s international climate talks in Warsaw, negotiators ignored the budget drawn up by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change so something’s going to have to give.

So that’s kind of downer

Not so fast. It’s not all kumbaya, but it’s a definitely a step in the right direction. The new pact is very likely to be a huge boon to international climate negotiations coming up in Lima, Peru next month and the even more crucial negotiations in Paris in 2015. President Xi said that the U.S.-China pact should help spur a replacement to the current international climate agreement in place, the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire at the end of 2015.

The White House announcement of the plan also indicates that China has the “intention to try to peak early” so a 2025 peak isn’t entirely out of the question.

“The U.S. and China should be commended for putting their initial pledges on the table so early. This should inject a jolt of momentum in the lead up to a global climate agreement in Paris,” said Andrew Steer, head of the World Resources Institute in a press release.

It remains to be seen if that jolt will happen and if countries will follow through, but Tuesday’s show of solidarity between China and the U.S. means the world is closer to the goal of minimizing the impacts of climate change than it was on Monday. So hey, progress.

Source: Climate Central – By


Latest special weather statement from the NWS

November 13th, 2014 at 8:00 am by under Uncategorized
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
638 AM CST THU NOV 13 2014

...COLD TEMPERATURES CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY WITH WIDESPREAD
FREEZE LIKELY TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...

WELL BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE TEENS TO MID 20S WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING
ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL TEXAS. ACTUAL HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL
ONLY REACH THE UPPER 30S ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY AND LOW TO MID
40S ELSEWHERE.

CLEARING SKIES AND DECREASING WINDS WILL RESULT IN A VERY COLD
NIGHT TONIGHT...WITH MOST LOCATIONS REACHING THE FREEZING MARK. 
A HARD FREEZE IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY AND SOME LOCATIONS
ALONG THE INTERSTATE 35 CORRIDOR...NORTH OF SAN ANTONIO. THESE
LOCATIONS WILL SEE LOWS DIP INTO THE LOW TO MID 20S...WITH
FREEZING CONDITIONS LASTING 8 TO 12 HOURS...AND 12 TO 16 HOURS
ACROSS THE NORTHERN HILL COUNTRY. ELSEWHERE...LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S TO LOW 30S ARE LIKELY...WITH FREEZING CONDITIONS LASTING
ANYWHERE FROM 2 TO 8 HOURS.

RESIDENTS ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL TEXAS...ESPECIALLY IN THE HARD
FREEZE AREA...SHOULD TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT
PEOPLE...PETS...PLANTS AND PIPES THAT WILL BE EXPOSED TO THESE
CONDITIONS.

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First Freeze Warning of the season for Austin metro area

November 12th, 2014 at 3:50 pm by under Weather

Tonight will be cold and breezy. Lows are expected to fall to the upper 20s north and upper 30s south. A Freeze warning will be in effect tonight beginning at 11PM for areas north of a line from Del Rio to San Antonio and along the I 35 corridor.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
313 PM CST WED NOV 12 2014

...FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY AND
WEST OF I-35 PORTIONS OF THE ESCARPMENT FROM 11 PM CST TONIGHT
THROUGH 10 AM CST THURSDAY MORNING...

.COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY AND
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS THE NEXT FEW DAYS. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO
FREEZING BY MIDNIGHT IN SOME SPOTS...BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD
OVERNIGHT AND THEN RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY 10 AM. MANY AREAS OF THE
HILL COUNTRY THAT STAYED ABOVE FREEZING LAST NIGHT INTO THIS
MORNING WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING BY THURSDAY MORNING. THE FEW
SPOTS THAT STAYED ABOVE FREEZING IN GILLESPIE AND KERR COUNTIES
WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING BY THURSDAY MORNING. AREAS ALONG THE
ESCARPMENT WEST OF I-35 IN HAYS...TRAVIS AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES
WILL HAVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES FOR 2 TO 3 HOURS AROUND SUNRISE
THURSDAY. HOWEVER...THE AUSTIN METRO AREA WILL REMAIN JUST ABOVE
FREEZING. A MORE WIDESPREAD FREEZE IS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LLANO...BURNET...GEORGETOWN...DEL RIO...
ROCKSPRINGS...LEAKEY...KERRVILLE...BANDERA...FREDERICKSBURG...
BOERNE...BLANCO...SAN MARCOS...AUSTIN
313 PM CST WED NOV 12 2014

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST
THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
FREEZE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM CST THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURE...26 TO 32 DEGREES

* IMPACTS...THIS WILL BE THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON FOR MANY
  LOCATIONS. THESE TEMPERATURES MAY DAMAGE COLD SENSITIVE PLANTS.
  EXPOSED PIPES MAY FREEZE. OUTDOOR PETS MAY NEED EXTRA
  PROTECTION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

A widespread freeze is possible late Thursday night through Friday morning, with the exception of far southwest areas, near Eagle Pass. A hard freeze, with temperatures of 24-27 degrees, is possible across portions of the Hill Country.

Today is Winter Weather Awareness Day for Texas! Do you know what steps to take to be prepared for potential winter weather and it’s impacts?

Today Is Texas Winter Weather Awareness Day

November 12th, 2014 at 8:23 am by under Weather

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austin snow

We couldn’t have written the script better than Mother Nature did this year.  We woke up this morning to easily the coldest temperatures we have seen so far this season, and the chilly Arctic air isn’t going to leave us alone for at least another week or so.   Therefore we couldn’t have had this year’s “Texas Winter Weather Awareness Day” fall on a more appropriate date!!  Here are a few of the best Winter storms can strand motorists traveling northern routes in Texas, sometimes striking South Texas and coastal areas. When winter storms threaten, monitor broadcast media and NOAA Weather Radio for information. Keep your gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. On icy roads, drive slowly and increase distance required for stopping. Watch for downed trees and power lines across roads. If power is out, treat all intersections as four-way stops.

Emergency Supplies For Vehicle

  • Blankets/sleeping bags and extra clothing, mittens and hat
  • Cell phone, radio, flashlight, extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and pocket knife
  • High calorie, non perishable food, bottled water
  • Sack of sand or cat litter for de-icing roadway
  • Windshield scraper, tool kit, booster cables, tow rope and shovel

Click here for the complete EMERGENCY SUPPLIES KIT CHECKLIST.  This is something you should have in your car, if you are taking a trip during a time that a winter strike is in the forecast.

 

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Emergency Tips For Home

If heavy ice on power lines cuts utility service, be extremely careful using generators or gas powered equipment. Carbon monoxide (CO) is invisible, odorless and deadly. It can build up in a matter of minutes. Do not use generators, charcoal grills or gas grills inside the house, garage or enclosed space. Do not try to heat the house using a gas range or oven. Be prepared at home:

  • Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio, batteries, flashlights, cell phone and chargers, manual can opener
  • One-week supply of food, water, medicine, medical supplies and items for special health care needs, babies and the elderly
  • Pet supplies, kitty litter or sand for de-icing steps and walkways
  • Heating fuel, properly ventilated emergency heating source such as a fireplace, wood stove or space heater
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector
  • Warm clothing and extra blankets

 

For additional winter weather preparedness information, click on:

 

 

KNOW THE TERMS

Know the terms used to describe changing winter weather conditions and what actions to take. These terms can be used to determine the timeline and severity of an approaching storm. (Advisory / Watch / Warning). The NWS also issues advisories and warnings for other winter weather, including blizzards, freezes, wind chill, lake effect snow, and dense fog. Be alert to weather reports and tune in for specific guidance when these conditions develop.

Freezing Rain - Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees and power lines.

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Sleet - Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.

Wind Chill- Windchill is the temperature it “feels like” when you are outside. The NWS provides a Windchill Chart to show the difference between air temperature and the perceived temperature and the amount of time until frostbite occurs. For more information, visit: www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill.

Winter Weather Advisory - Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening. The NWS issues a winter weather advisory when conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous. If caution is used, these situations should not be life-threatening.

Winter Storm Watch - A winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for more information. The NWS issues a winter storm watch when severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow and/or ice, may affect your area but the location and timing are still uncertain. A winter storm watch is issued 12 to 36 hours in advance of a potential severe storm. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, local radio, TV, or other news sources for more information. Monitor alerts, check your emergency supplies, and gather any items you may need if you lose power.

Winter Storm Warning - A winter storm is occurring or will soon occur in your area.

Blizzard Warning - Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.

Frost/Freeze Warning - Below freezing temperatures are expected.

 


Freezing temperatures expected in Central Texas

November 11th, 2014 at 1:42 pm by under Weather
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
321 PM CST TUE NOV 11 2014

FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY
FROM 3 AM CST TONIGHT THROUGH 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY MORNING

.IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT...FREEZING TEMPERATURES CAN BE
EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY LATE TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION...WINDS OF 1O T0 15 MPH WILL MAKE
IT FEEL EVEN COLDER. 

LLANO-BURNET-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LLANO...BURNET...ROCKSPRINGS...LEAKEY...
KERRVILLE...FREDERICKSBURG...BOERNE...BLANCO
321 PM CST TUE NOV 11 2014

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
FREEZE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CST
WEDNESDAY. 

* TEMPERATURE...LOWS 29 TO 32.

* IMPACTS... THIS WILL BE THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON FOR MANY
  LOCATIONS. THESE TEMPERATURES MAY DAMAGE COLD SENSITIVE PLANTS.
  EXPOSED PIPES MAY FREEZE. OUTDOOR PETS MAY NEED EXTRA
  PROTECTION. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Freezing temperatures will be possible Thursday morning across the northern Hill Country. Mid 30s are forecast across the I-35 corridor, with upper 30s to lower 40s across southern areas.

A freeze is now forecast Friday morning across most of the Hill Country and I-35 corridor from New Braunfels to Georgetown. Models have been trending colder, and there is the potential this freeze line could be moved slightly farther south and east. Stay tuned.

A widespread freeze is likely tonight/Wednesday morning. Lows will be in the lower to upper 20s area-wide.

Freezing temperatures are expected overnight tonight and Wednesday morning along and north of a line from Lampasas to Hillsboro to Canton. A Freeze Warning has been issued for this area beginning at 2 AM Wednesday morning. Wednesday morning temperatures will fall into the upper 20s to 32 degrees in the Warning area. To the southeast of the Warning area, temperatures Wednesday morning will be in the low to mid 30s, but these areas may reach freezing Thursday or Friday morning. Breezy winds of 10-20 mph will occur Wednesday morning resulting in wind chill readings in the teens and 20s across all of the region.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
511 AM CST TUE NOV 11 2014

...A FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS
LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY...

.EXPECT MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES ACROSS WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS...BEHIND AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT. TEMPERATURES WILL QUICKLY
DROP TONIGHT...WITH WIDESPREAD LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER
20S.

STERLING-COKE-RUNNELS-IRION-TOM GREEN-CONCHO-CROCKETT-SCHLEICHER-
SUTTON-COLEMAN-BROWN-MCCULLOCH-SAN SABA-MENARD-KIMBLE-MASON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STERLING CITY...ROBERT LEE...BRONTE...
BALLINGER...WINTERS...MERTZON...SAN ANGELO...EDEN...OZONA...
ELDORADO...SONORA...COLEMAN...BROWNWOOD...BRADY...SAN SABA...
MENARD...JUNCTION...MASON (FREEZE WARNING ALSO INCLUDES LAMPASAS 
COUNTY, AS ISSUED BY THE FT. WORTH NWS OFFICE)
511 AM CST TUE NOV 11 2014

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN ANGELO HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST
WEDNESDAY. THE FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 20S AREA WIDE.

* IMPACTS: THIS WILL BE THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON FOR MANY
  LOCATIONS. THESE TEMPERATURES MAY DAMAGE COLD SENSITIVE PLANTS.
  EXPOSED PIPES MAY FREEZE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Freeze Watch issued for western Hill Country

November 10th, 2014 at 7:38 pm by under Weather

The FREEZE WATCH has been expanded south to include all counties. A widespread freeze is likely Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Lows will be in the lower to upper 20s area-wide.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
330 PM CST MON NOV 10 2014

...FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON UPCOMING...

.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS
TONIGHT...BRINGING THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON SO FAR TO THE
AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL QUICKLY DROP TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH
WIDESPREAD LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO UPPER 20S.

..OZONA...ELDORADO...SONORA...BRADY...
SAN SABA...MENARD...JUNCTION...MASON
330 PM CST MON NOV 10 2014

...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN ANGELO HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE LOWER TO UPPER 20S AREA WIDE.

* IMPACTS: THIS WILL BE THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON FOR MANY
  LOCATIONS. THESE TEMPERATURES MAY DAMAGE COLD SENSITIVE
  PLANTS. EXPOSED PIPES MAY FREEZE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE.
THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
RESIDENTS SHOULD COVER SENSITIVE PLANTS OR BRING THEM INSIDE...
BRING PETS INSIDE OR PROVIDE ADEQUATE SHELTER...AND COVER EXPOSED
PIPES.