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Weather update: VISD classes on schedule for Wednesday

By Victoria Advocate
Jan. 27, 2014 at 1:27 a.m.
Updated Jan. 29, 2014 at 1:29 a.m.

Marie Hawes, 64, of Victoria, walks her dogs, Lady and Butler, around the block on North Wheeler Street. Hawes has lived in Victoria her whole life and hates the cold. Temperatures dipped into the low 30s on Tuesday in Victoria.

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Wednesday morning update: From the National Weather Service:

The last of the sleet has finally pushed offshore and is continuing to move eastward away from South Texas. As a result...the winter weather advisory has been cancelled. Also, since temperatures never dropped to freezing, the freeze warning and wind chill advisory have also been cancelled for all areas. A continued drying trend is expected through the remainder of the morning and into the afternoon. Afternoon high temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 40s across most of South Texas this afternoon.

There's a 20 percent chance of light snow and sleet in the Crossroads.

10:50 p.m. update: Our Lady of Sorrows C.C.D. classes are canceled. Classes will resume the rest of the week.


8:55 p.m. update: All Wharton County Junior College campuses will delay opening until 10 a.m. Wednesday. Classes will resume as scheduled at that time.


7 p.m. update: After checking with Victoria Office of Emergency Preparedness, Victoria superintendent says schools will be on normal schedule Wednesday.

5:30 p.m. update: Presbyterian Day School will be closed Wednesday. The school will reopen for normal hours on Thursday and Friday.


5:15 p.m. update: The following school districts or schools have announced their plans for Wednesday.

• Austwell-Tivoli ISD will delay classes until 9:05 a.m.

• Bloomington ISD will delay classes until 10 a.m.

• Calhoun ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Cuero ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Edna ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Ganado ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Goliad ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Hallettsville ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Industrial ISD will begin class as scheduled

• Meyersville ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Moulton ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Nazareth Academy will begin classes as scheduled.

• Nordheim ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Nursery ISD will begin classes as scheduled

• Refugio ISD will delay classes until 10 a.m. with buses running two hours late.

• Sacred Heart in Hallettsville will begin classes as scheduled.

• Shiner St. Paul will begin classes as scheduled.

• St. Joseph High School will will begin classes as scheduled.

• Sweet Home ISD will begin classes as scheduled.

• Trinity Episcopal School will begin classes as scheduled.

• UHV – Decision unknown as of 4:20 p.m. Monday

• Victoria Christian School will begin classes as scheduled.

• Victoria College will begin classes as scheduled

• Victoria ISD will begin classes as scheduled.

• Vysehrad ISD - decision unknown as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

• Westhoff ISD will begin classes as scheduled.

• Woodsboro ISD will delay classes until 10 a.m. with buses running two hours late.

• Yoakum ISD will begin classes as scheduled.

• Yorktown ISD will begin classes as scheduled.


4:30 p.m. update: A freeze warning is in effect from 2 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to a National Weather Service spokesperson. The low is expected to be 25 degrees with a 20 percent chance of light snow and sleet with no accumulation. The wind chill is expected to be 17 degrees to 22 degrees, with an advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday. Precipitation is expected to clear after sunrise. Forecasters expect skies to remain partly cloudy with a high of 48 degrees. The forecasted low for Wednesday night is 32 degrees. Thursday is expected to warm to the mid-60s with lows in the mid- to upper-50s. The lows remain in the 50s Friday with highs in the mid-70s. The warming pattern continues Saturday.


2:40 p.m. update: The St. Joseph boys and girls soccer games Tuesday have been rescheduled to 4 p.m. Thursday.


2:35 p.m. update: Austwell-Tivoli ISD will start classes at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday. Here's the district's message:

Because of weather concerns, school will begin at 9:05 am tomorrow (Wednesday, January 29). Buses will run an hour later in the morning. Students will begin arriving at approximately 8:30 AM. Breakfast will be served upon their arrival. Students who drive in or are dropped off must be in class by 9:05.


1:06 p.m. update: Bloomington ISD has announced classes will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.


1:05 p.m. update: Texas Vocational Schools will open at 10 a.m. for day welding classes Wednesday. Night classes for Tuesday and Wednesday are scheduled as usual.


10:50 a.m. update: The Knights of Columbus Council 1329 is canceling its Wednesday evening bingo game at the Knights of Columbus Hall.


10:25 a.m. update: The Victoria school district announced a few athletic event changes. The East and West boys and girls soccer games scheduled for Tuesday have be rescheduled to Wednesday. The East and West softball scrimmages have been changed to Thursday. As of now, the West basketball game at Calallen is still scheduled to be played.


10 a.m. update: Industrial ISD announced basketball games tonight in Vanderbilt will play as scheduled.


8 a.m. update: Jackson County Emergency Services District #3 meeting is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday because of inclement weather on Tuesday.


7:45 a.m. update: All VISD schools are open for Tuesday classes.

• Presbyterian Day School is closed on Tuesday. Any questions, please email nelda_guajardo@yahoo.com.


Victoria County Senior Citizens Centers: The Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray and Halsey Centers will be open on Tuesday, but both centers will be closed on Wednesday. The centers will resume regular business hours on Thursday.


UHV: As a result of inclement weather and icy roads in Greater Houston, the University of Houston-Victoria has canceled all UHV classes at all locations for Tuesday, according to a press release.

Personnel on the Victoria campus should report to work Tuesday as the campus is open.

University buildings and teaching sites in Greater Houston remain open, but only essential personnel should come to work. Please check in with your supervisor. Employees driving to campus should exercise extreme caution.


Shiner ISD: Because of impending inclement weather, school will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The district asks parents to adjust their drop off and bus schedules accordingly.


City of Victoria: The Office of Emergency Management for Victoria urges people to be cautious in the next couple of days. Here's the message:

Hard freeze expected over much of the Crossroads area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, with a small chance of some wintery precipitation.

While no significant impacts are expected to the regional transportation system, please remind your employees and families to be cautious when traveling the roadways Wednesday morning.


Victoria school district: The Victoria school district is waiting for a clearer picture of how the possible incoming snow may affect its scheduling.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and if there is a need to modify classes for Wednesday, we will have a better picture tomorrow afternoon," said Diane Boyett, Victoria ISD communications director. "It's significant when you alter somebody's day. Not everyone can stay at home with their kids. That's why we're always going to err on the side of caution and also be very prudent in our decision-making."

The district did have a higher number of absentees Friday than normal, and the absenteeism rate ranged on VISD campuses from 10 to 20 percent, Boyett said.


Wharton Junior College: All campuses of Wharton County Junior College will be closed Tuesday. All classes are canceled for both the day and evening.


Monday weather report: Get ready, Crossroads, a glimpse of snow is possible.

A cold front coming Monday night could bring a dusting of snow Tuesday, said Doug Vogelsang, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.

A mild Monday with highs in the 60s is expected, the forecaster said, but a 20 percent chance of rain and sleet starts after midnight with possible wind chills in the mid-20s. Tuesday's high will be in the upper 30s, and the low will be in the upper 20s Tuesday night with winds dropping off to 15 miles per hour in the afternoon.

A 50 percent chance of rain or sleet is forecasted for Tuesday, he said.

There is a 30 percent change of light snow or sleet falling Tuesday night.

The chance of precipitation stops Wednesday, he said. Residents can expect a high in the mid-40s for Wednesday. The temperature will warm up significantly Thursday, he said, with a high in the lower 60s.

If your school, business or organization has weather announcements, please email them to deliverydesk@vicad.com or call the newsroom at 361-574-1222.

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