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Liberty County Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday January 6th, 2010 :: 01:08 p.m. CST

Advisory

Hard Freeze Warning in effect 9 pm Thursday until 9 am Sunday. Prepare now, cold conditions arriving tomorrow morning

1130 AM CST WED JAN 6 2010

...HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THURSDAY TO 9 AM CST

SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A

HARD FREEZE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THURSDAY TO

9 AM CST SUNDAY. THE HARD FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL RACE THROUGH SOUTHEAST TEXAS EARLY

THURSDAY MORNING. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY WILL OCCUR AROUND

SUNRISE...WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING TO NEAR FREEZING BY SUNSET.

LOW TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY MORNING WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER TEENS

NORTH OF A BRYAN TO CROCKETT LINE...LOWER TO MIDDLE 20S NORTH OF

AN EDNA TO HOUSTON LINE AND UPPER 20S ALONG THE COAST. STRONG

WINDS WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILL VALUES BETWEEN 5 AND 15 DEGREES

EARLY FRIDAY.

ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS OVER THE

WEEKEND. COLD AIR WILL REMAIN ENTRENCHED OVER ALL OF SOUTHEAST

TEXAS. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY WILL PROBABLY FAIL TO REACH 32

DEGREES DUE TO EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON

SATURDAY WILL PROBABLY WARM INTO THE MID 30S DURING THE AFTERNOON.

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS NORTH OF A

COLUMBUS TO HOUSTON TO CLEVELAND LINE AND IN THE LOWER 20S SOUTH

OF THIS LINE. EVEN THE IMMEDIATE COAST WILL ENDURE TEMPERATURES IN

THE UPPER 20S. SOME PARTS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS WILL LIKELY ENDURE 48

TO 60 CONSECUTIVE HOURS OF SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

FURTHER DETAILS ON THE DURATION OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL BE

PROVIDED AS THE EVENT NEARS AND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE EVENT

BECOMES MORE CLEAR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE

LIKELY. RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF FREEZING

TEMPERATURES FROM LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

SENSITIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS WILL REQUIRE PROTECTION. A HARD

FREEZE CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO EXPOSED PIPES. BEGIN MAKING PLANS FOR

FOLKS THAT MIGHT NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP...ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY

AND THE VERY YOUNG. EXTRA PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WILL BE NEEDED FOR

ANYONE EXPECTED TO BE OUTDOORS AT THESE TIMES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL MEDIA...OR COMMERCIAL

RADIO FOR THE LATEST ON THIS EVENT...OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT

WEATHER.GOV/HOUSTON.

Address/Location
Liberty County Office of Emergency Management
2400 Beaumont Ave
Liberty, TX 77575

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 936-334-3219

Tom Branch
tom.branch@co.liberty.tx.us
936-334-3219

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