Freezing Fog Advisory
Expires 9:00 AM CST on December 08, 2013
Statement as of 6:50 PM CST on December 7, 2013
... Freezing fog advisory in effect until 9 am CST Sunday...
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a freezing
fog advisory... which is in effect until 9 am CST Sunday.
* Timing... now through mid morning Sunday.
* Visibility... visibilities will drop to between 1 and 3 miles
late tonight into Sunday morning across parts of North Texas.
* Impacts... temperatures are well below freezing across most of
the advisory area. As visibilities continue to drop... light
freezing drizzle or freezing fog may begin to deposit a light
layer of ice onto area roads and bridges. Additional impacts
will likely be minimal in areas where significant ice cover is
already on area roads... but areas to the south... from Killeen to
Temple and north to Waco and Corsicana may see more substantial
impacts to roads which are currently dry.
A freezing fog advisory means fog will occur while temperatures
are below freezing. The fog may deposit a light coating of ice on
exposed and elevated surfaces. If driving... slow down... use your
low beam headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
Also... be alert for icy spots... especially on bridges and
Expires 11:15 PM CST on December 07, 2013
Statement as of 4:05 PM CST on December 7, 2013
... Very treacherous driving conditions will continue through Monday...
... Travel is discouraged...
Very cold weather will prevail through Tuesday. Skies have been
cloudy today and highs have only been in the 20s so there has
been little or no improvement on the roadways.
Any partial thawing that may have occurred due to traffic today
will refreeze this evening. Temperatures will rise above freezing
for a few hours Sunday afternoon as some sun breaks through the
clouds. This should allow for a little melting... but after sunset
temperatures will fall back into the 20s and any liquid on the
roads will refreeze.
Icy roads will continue to be a problem through at least Monday
morning. Motorists are strongly discouraged from driving. If you
must drive across areas with icy roads... be prepared. Make sure
that you have a winter storm survival kit with things such as
blankets... a flash light... and extra food and water just in case
you get stuck. A shovel and some sand or kitty litter may help if
you get stranded.
Statement as of 6:32 PM CST on December 7, 2013
... Record low maximum temperature set at Waco... corrected...
The high of 27 degrees today set the record lowest maximum
temperature at Waco. The old record of 37 was set in 1972.