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NWS warns of dangerous wind chills, more snow on the way

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE 
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX 
240 PM CST Mon Feb 15 2021 

...Dangerous Wind Chills tonight into Tuesday morning followed by 
two rounds of Winter Precipitation Tuesday night through early 
Thursday morning... 

.For tonight into Tuesday morning, record low temperatures in the 
single digits to lower teens combined with winds speeds up to 10 
mph will result in dangerous wind chills of 5 above zero to 10 
below zero. Another storm system will bring two rounds of winter 
type precipitation Tuesday night through early Thursday morning. 
The first round Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will bring 
freezing rain. This will bring renewed accumulation of ice on 
roads, especially on roads that continue to have ice from earlier 
systems. For the first round, ice accumulations of 1/10 inch can 
be expected with localized accumulations of 1/4 inch possible. The 
second round Wednesday night into early Thursday morning will 
bring a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Snow accumulations 
of 1 to 2 inches are possible along with another ice accumulation 
of 1/10 inch. 
...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON 
CST TUESDAY... 
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TUESDAY TO 6 AM CST 
THURSDAY... 

* WHAT...For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills 
of 5 above zero to 10 below zero are expected. For the Winter 
Storm Warning, freezing rain is expected Tuesday night into 
Wednesday morning, then a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain 
Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Total snow 
accumulations of 1 to 2 inches and ice accumulations of around 
one tenth of an inch, locally up to one quarter inch are 
possible. 

* WHERE...Portions of south central Texas. 

* WHEN...For the Wind Chill Warning, from 7 PM this evening to 
noon CST Tuesday. For the Winter Storm Warning, from 6 PM 
Tuesday to 6 AM CST Thursday. 

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous 
conditions could impact travel. The cold wind chills could 
result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you 
wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. 

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in 
your vehicle in case of an emergency. 

The latest road conditions for the state can be obtained at 
drivetexas.org.