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- Jul 8, 2001
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- Rockwall, TX
Below is an email update from a Houston pro-met for the snow event this evening and tonight. I'm trying not to get my hopes up for some multi-inch snows, because I've seen this go poof before. Anyway, be careful out there tonight and tomorrow. My laptop is coming home in case the roads are bad tomorrow.
Snow Advisory in effect this afternoon and tonight for DFW metro area. <o>
</o> Heavy accumulating snows likely over N TX including DFW areas late this afternoon through tonight.
</o>Late season winter storm will affect N TX the next 36 hours. Arctic cold front is through most of the region this morning and high temps. for the day have already been recorded. Temps. currently in the upper 30’s and low 40’s will fall throughout the day toward freezing by this evening. Upper trough along the New Mexico border will eject across TX late tonight and Friday with moisture being brought northward into the cold air mass. Already seeing light rains developing south of Waco moving northward as isentropic upglide begins ahead of upper trough. <o></o>
Air column will be cold enough to support snow across the NW counties and Red River counties by early afternoon with rain mixing with snow DFW areas by mid afternoon. Rain/snow line will march southward and precip. will become all snow by early evening across the metro areas. Potential for meso scale snow bands to produce moderate to heavy snow with visibility down to ¼ to ½ of a mile at times and snowfall rates of .5 to 2” per hour under the heavy bands. <o></o>
For now will go with widespread 1-2” along and N of I-20 and 3-6” Red River and NW counties with less than an inch across the southern counties. Snow will be wet and heavy…very good for making snow balls with temps. hovering around 30-32 degrees. May see even greater accumulations under snow bands…and this will need very close watch this evening as 8+” would not be out of the question under such heavy snow conditions especially over the NE counties. <o></o>
Expect travel to become impacted by early evening as roads begin to slush over and elevated surface ice. Friday morning travel will be the worst given several hours below freezing overnight. <o></o>
Will probably fire off another update this afternoon or evening to fine tune totals and overall threat…things always change when dealing with winter weather.