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Hydrologic Outlook - Calhoun County, Goliad County, Victoria County

...SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH TEXAS... ...THE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THE RIO GRANDE BASIN...NUECES RIVER BASIN AND FRIO RIVER BASIN IS BELOW AVERAGE... ...THE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THE GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN...SAN ANTONIO RIVER BASIN AND THE COASTAL CREEKS IS ABOUT AVERAGE... FOR THE SPRING OF 2015...THE WEST GULF RIVER FORECAST CENTER IS FORECASTING A BELOW AVERAGE POTENTIAL FOR SPRING FLOODING RIVERS AND CREEKS IN THE FOLLOWING BASINS...NUECES RIVER...FRIO RIVER AND THE RIO GRANDE. HOWEVER...A NEAR AVERAGE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL IS FORECAST FOR THE LOWER GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN...THE LOWER SAN ANTONIO RIVER BASIN...AND COASTAL RIVERS AND CREEKS. EXISTING CONDITIONS... SOIL MOISTURE...NEAR NORMAL SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS EXIST OVER MOST OF SOUTH TEXAS...WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL SOIL MOISTURE OVER THE EXTREME NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE VICTORIA AREA...COASTAL BEND...BRUSH COUNTRY AND RIO GRANDE PLAINS. BELOW NORMAL SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS ALSO EXIST IN THE UPPER PORTIONS OF THE FRIO...RIO GRANDE AND NUECES RIVER BASINS NORTH OF SOUTH TEXAS. RAINFALL DURING THE PAST 90 DAYS HAS KEPT NEAR SURFACE SOIL MOISTURE AT NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL VALUES. HOWEVER...DEEPER SOIL MOISTURE REMAINS BELOW NORMAL...DUE TO THE PERSISTENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. STREAMFLOW...MOST SOUTH TEXAS RIVERS AND CREEKS HAVE HAD BELOW TO WELL BELOW NORMAL FLOWS DURING THE PAST FEW MONTHS. IN FACT...NO RIVER FLOODING HAS BEEN OBSERVED IN SOUTH TEXAS SINCE JUNE 2014. ALTHOUGH NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL HAS OCCURRED DURING FROM TIME TO TIME SINCE THE FALL OF 2014...MOST OF THE RAIN HAS BEEN STRATIFORM IN NATURE. AS A RESULT...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANT RISES IN RIVERS AND CREEKS HAS NOT OCCURRED. MOST RIVERS AND CREEKS IN THE NUECES RIVER...GUADALUPE RIVER...FRIO RIVER...AND MISSION RIVER BASINS ARE RUNNING BELOW TO WELL BELOW NORMAL. OTHER RIVERS AND CREEKS IN SOUTH TEXAS ARE RUNNING NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. CLIMATE REGIME...OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS...EQUATORIAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES (SSTS) HAVE BEEN ABOVE NORMAL OVER THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC...BUT ARE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC. THIS HAS RESULTED IN NEAR EL- NINO CONDITIONS OVER THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS. IN FACT...AN EL-NINO ADVISORY HAS JUST BEEN ISSUED. THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER NOW FORECASTS A 50 TO 60 PERCENT CHANCE FOR EL-NINO CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERIC SUMMER OF 2015. EL-NINO CONDITIONS WOULD MORE LIKELY PRODUCE AN ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL AND A BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURE WEATHER PATTERN TO SOUTH TEXAS AT LEAST THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF SPRING. RAINFALL...ACCORDING TO THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS) 90 DAY RAINFALL ANALYSIS...RAINFALL HAS BEEN NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL OVER THE COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTH TEXAS...BUT MAINLY BELOW NORMAL OVER INLAND AREAS OF SOUTH TEXAS. OVER THE RIO GRANDE...FRIO RIVER...AND NUECES RIVER BASINS...MANY AREAS HAVE RECEIVED NO MORE THAN 75 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS. ALTHOUGH THE SAN ANTONIO AND GUADALUPE RIVER BASINS HAVE FARED SLIGHTLY BETTER...MOST AREAS IN THESE RIVER BASINS HAVE RECEIVED BETWEEN 75 AND 90 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL IN THE PAST 90 DAYS. RESERVOIR CONSIDERATIONS...POOL LEVELS AT CHOKE CANYON DAM ARE VERY LOW...WITH A POOL CAPACITY JUST ABOVE 24 PERCENT. LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI IS NOT AS LOW...WITH ITS PERCENT CAPACITY NEAR 46 PERCENT. COLETO CREEK IS MORE THAN 4 FEET BELOW NORMAL POOL LEVEL...WHILE LAKE TEXANA IS AROUND 84 PERCENT CAPACITY. FARTHER NORTH...LAKE AMISTAD IS AROUND 52 PERCENT CAPACITY...WHILE CANYON DAM IS 77 PERCENT OF NORMAL POOL ELEVATION. THUS...ALTHOUGH WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL COULD POSE A CONCERN FOR FLOODING UPSTREAM OF THESE RESERVOIRS...THERE IS PLENTY OF STORAGE AVAILABLE DOWNSTREAM OF THESE DAMS...MAKING RIVER FLOODING LESS LIKELY SOUTH AND EAST OF THE RESERVOIRS. FINALLY...BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER NEARLY ALL OF THE RIO GRANDE...FRIO AND NUECES RIVER BASINS WILL MEAN THAT THERE WILL BE SOME CAPACITY FOR RAINFALL TO PERCOLATE DEEPER IN THE SOIL UPSTREAM OF THE RESERVOIRS (SHOULD HEAVY RAINFALL OCCUR). THIS WOULD DECREASE THE CHANCES FOR THE RIVERS AND CREEKS IN THESE BASINS TO FLOOD. METEOROLOGICAL OUTLOOK... THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) HAS THE FOLLOWING FORECASTS FOR SOUTH TEXAS. THE MARCH 2015 RAINFALL OUTLOOK CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR NEAR/ABOVE/BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS. HOWEVER...THE THREE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD MARCH THROUGH MAY 2015 SHOWS A GREATER PROBABILITY FOR ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL OVER ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS. BOTH THE AFOREMENTIONED MONTHLY AND THREE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS PREDICT THAT BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY. FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SPRING...CPC FORECASTS EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE/BELOW/NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THE APRIL THROUGH JUNE TIME FRAME. ...SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK... SINCE RAINFALL HAS BEEN BELOW NORMAL OVER MUCH OF THE MID AND UPPER PORTIONS OF THE NUECES...FRIO AND RIO GRANDE RIVER BASINS DURING THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS...THE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THE RIO GRANDE BASIN...NUECES RIVER BASIN AND FRIO RIVER BASIN IS BELOW AVERAGE. ON THE OTHER HAND...SINCE RAINFALL HAS BEEN CLOSER TO (BUT STILL BELOW) NORMAL OVER THE LOWER GUADALUPE AND LOWER SAN ANTONIO RIVER BASINS...AS WELL AS THE COASTAL RIVER AND CREEK LOCATIONS...AND SINCE ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL IS MORE LIKELY OVER THE AREA FROM MARCH THROUGH MAY...THE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THE LOWER GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN...THE LOWER SAN ANTONIO RIVER BASIN...AND THE COASTAL RIVERS AND CREEKS IS ABOUT AVERAGE. && REFERENCES/LINKS: (USE ALL LOWER CASE) FOR DETAILED INFORMATION CONCERNING RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS FOR SOUTH TEXAS...GO TO (ALL LOWER CASE): HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?CRP FOR THE WEST GULF RIVER FORECAST CENTER...GO TO (LOWER CASE): WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/WGRFC PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS: WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP/ STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS: WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/ RESERVOIR SUMMARIES: WATERFORTEXAS.ORG/RESERVOIRS/STATEWIDE US DROUGHT MONITOR AND OUTLOOK: DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/ TX DROUGHT INFORMATION: WATERDATAFORTEXAS.ORG/DROUGHT/ CLIMATEXAS.TAMU.EDU CLIMATE GRAPHICS: CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PREDICTIONS/ LOCAL WEATHER...RIVER...CLIMATE AND FORECAST INFORMATION FOR SOUTH TEXAS: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CRP ENSO CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS...RAINFALL OUTLOOKS...AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER WEB PAGE: HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV - Expires March 7, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

Hydrologic Outlook - Lavaca County

...SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS... BELOW AVERAGE POTENTIAL FOR SPRING FLOODING FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS... FOR THE SPRING OF 2015...THE WEST GULF RIVER FORECAST CENTER IS FORECASTING A BELOW AVERAGE POTENTIAL FOR SPRING FLOODING OVER ALL RIVERS AND CREEKS IN THE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HYDROLOGIC SERVICES AREA (HSA). THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BASINS...COLORADO RIVER...BRAZOS RIVER...SAN MARCOS RIVER...GUADALUPE RIVER...SAN ANTONIO RIVER...MEDINA RIVER...NUECES RIVER...FRIO RIVER AND THE RIO GRANDE. EXISTING CONDITIONS...ABNORMALLY DRY TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE NOTED ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS. THE MAJORITY OF THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA (HSA) IS CURRENTLY IN MODERATE TO EXTREME DROUGHT. EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE NOTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN HILL COUNTRY AND EDWARDS PLATEAU. SOIL MOISTURE...SOILS ARE CURRENTLY SLIGHTLY DRY TO NEAR NORMAL. THE DRIEST SOILS WERE NOTED ACROSS THE WESTERN HILL COUNTRY AND AND PORTIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE PLAINS. THE LACK OF WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AND SEVERAL YEARS OF DROUGHT...OR AT LEAST DRIER THAN AVERAGE CONDITIONS HAVE CAUSED SOIL MOISTURE LEVELS TO BE BELOW AVERAGE. SOILS ACROSS THE REGION WOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE MOST RAINFALL EVENTS WITH LITTLE OR NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING. IF RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE TO BECOME EXCESSIVE THEN A THREAT WOULD EXIST FOR RIVER FLOODING. STREAMFLOW...DURING MUCH OF THE FALL AND WINTER STREAMFLOWS HAVE REMAINED BELOW TO MUCH BELOW NORMAL ACROSS MOST BASINS. THE RIO GRANDE BASIN HAS CONTINUED TO SEE NEAR NORMAL FLOWS. THERE WERE ISOLATED PRECIPITATION EVENTS THAT DID CAUSE SOME INCREASED FLOWS...BUT THESE EVENTS WERE VERY LIMITED AND MOSTLY IN OR NEAR URBAN LOCATIONS. CURRENTLY THE GUADALUPE...MEDINA...FRIO AND NUECES BASINS WERE REPORTING MUCH BELOW AVERAGE FLOWS. THE COLORADO REPORTED BELOW AVERAGE FLOWS. THE SAN ANTONIO AND RIO GRANDE BASINS WERE REPORTING NORMAL FLOWS. RESERVOIR CONDITIONS...RESERVOIRS AND LAKES ACROSS THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICES AREA (HSA) REMAIN WELL BELOW NORMAL POOL ELEVATION LEVELS. A FEW RESERVOIRS HAVE SEEN IMPROVEMENTS AND ARE CURRENTLY NEAR CONSERVATION POOL LEVELS. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SLIGHT RISES IN THE LEVELS OVER THE FALL AND WINTER...BUT MOST REMAIN VERY LOW. MEDINA LAKE WAS AT 3.2 PERCENT OF CONSERVATION CAPACITY OR 89.8 FEET BELOW THE CONSERVATION POOL. LAKE TRAVIS REMAINS AT 34.2 PERCENT OF CAPACITY OR 55.2 FEET BELOW THE CONSERVATION POOL. WITH THESE EXTREMELY LOW LAKE LEVELS IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO GET BACK TO THE NORMAL CONSERVATION POOL. RAINFALL...RAINFALL HAS BEEN SPORADIC DURING THE FALL AND WINTER WITH A COUPLE OF MONTHS SEEING ABOVE AVERAGE AND A COUPLE WITH BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL. THE RAINFALL HAS HELPED TO DIMINISH SHORT TERM DROUGHT IMPACTS...BUT THE LONGER TERM IMPACTS REMAIN DUE TO THE DRY CONDITIONS THAT EXTEND BACK 18-24 MONTHS. CLIMATE REGIME...AN WEAK ENSO (EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION) EL NINO PATTERN HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE 2015 SPRING. THE ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL AND BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WE HAVE SEEN IN A FEW MONTHS DURING THE FALL AND WINTER ARE CHARACTERISTIC OF AN EL NINO EVENT. METEOROLOGICAL OUTLOOK...THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) MONTHLY AND THREE-MONTH OUTLOOKS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SPRING (MARCH/APRIL/MAY) AND INTO THE SUMMER (JUNE/JULY/AUGUST) CONTINUE TO SHOW STRONGER TRENDS FOR ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL AND BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THROUGH MAY. FOR THE SUMMER PERIOD THE STRONGER TRENDS ARE CALLING FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR AVERAGE RAINFALL AND TEMPERATURES. THE LATEST UNITED STATES SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK SHOWS DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUING OR INTENSIFYING THROUGH MAY 31 2015 ACROSS THE AREAS CURRENTLY IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICES AREA (HSA). ...SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK... AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF DROUGHT AND SLIGHTLY BELOW TO NEAR AVERAGE SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS...LOW STREAM FLOWS AND THE VERY LOW LAKE AND RESERVOIR LEVELS...THE POTENTIAL FOR SPRING FLOODING DURING 2015 IS BELOW AVERAGE. REFERENCES/LINKS; (USE ALL LOWER CASE) PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS: WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP/ STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS: WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/ RESERVOIR SUMMARIES: WATERFORTEXAS.ORG/RESERVOIRS/STATEWIDE SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS: CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/ CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/ANALYSIS_MONITORING/ REGIONAL_MONITORING/PALMER.GIF US DROUGHT MONITOR AND OUTLOOK: DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/ TX DROUGHT INFORMATION: WATERDATAFORTEXAS.ORG/DROUGHT/ CLIMATEXAS.TAMU.EDU CLIMATE GRAPHICS: CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PREDICTIONS/ LOCAL WEATHER...RIVER...CLIMATE AND FORECAST INFORMATION FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: SRH.WEATHER.GOV/EWX - Expires March 7, 2015, 1:45 p.m.

Special Weather Statement - Calhoun County, Goliad County, Victoria County

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN SECTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS EARLY FRIDAY MORNING... ...NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING OVER THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH TEXAS... COLD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED OVER SOUTH TEXAS TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING DUE TO AN ARCTIC AIR MASS. A FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN COUNTIES OF LASALLE...MCMULLEN... LIVE OAK...BEE...GOLIAD...AND VICTORIA. FOR THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH TEXAS...MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OVER THE INLAND AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE GENERALLY FROM 33 TO 36 DEGREES WITH A FEW LOCATIONS EXPERIENCING FREEZING CONDITIONS FOR LESS THAN 2 HOURS EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. MINIMUM READINGS FROM THE MID TO UPPER 30S ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST. RESIDENTS IN SOUTH TEXAS SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT TEMPERATURE- SENSITIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO... COMMERCIAL RADIO OR OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION. - Expires March 6, 2015, 9 a.m.

Wind Chill Advisory - Calhoun County, Goliad County, Victoria County

...LOW WIND CHILL VALUES EXPECTED OVERNIGHT OVER THE COASTAL BEND AND VICTORIA CROSSROADS... .OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES FROM THE UPPER 20S TO THE MID 30S WILL COMBINE WITH NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH TO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS BETWEEN 20 AND 25 DEGREES. DAYTIME HEATING WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN TEMPERATURE AND WIND CHILL VALUES BY MID MORNING FRIDAY. ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST FRIDAY... * WIND CHILL VALUES...20 TO 25 DEGREES FROM AROUND MIDNIGHT THROUGH 900 AM CST. * OTHER IMPACTS...BEING OUTSIDE WITH EXPOSED SKIN OR CLOTHING INSUFFICIENT TO PROTECT SOMEONE FROM THESE COLD WIND CHILLS COULD RESULT IN HEALTH PROBLEMS. CHILDREN AND ADULTS STANDING OUTSIDE FOR LONG DURATION...SUCH AS AT BUS STOPS SHOULD TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO STAY WARM. PETS AND LIVESTOCK MAY BECOME STRESSED DUE TO THE COLD TEMPERATURES. MAKE SURE ADEQUATE SHELTER IS AVAILABLE. - Expires March 6, 2015, 9 a.m.

Wind Chill Advisory - Calhoun County, Goliad County, Victoria County

...LOW WIND CHILL VALUES EXPECTED OVERNIGHT OVER THE COASTAL BEND AND VICTORIA CROSSROADS... .OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES FROM THE UPPER 20S TO THE MID 30S WILL COMBINE WITH NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH TO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS BETWEEN 20 AND 25 DEGREES. DAYTIME HEATING WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN TEMPERATURE AND WIND CHILL VALUES BY MID MORNING FRIDAY. ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST FRIDAY... * WIND CHILL VALUES...20 TO 25 DEGREES FROM AROUND MIDNIGHT THROUGH 900 AM CST. * OTHER IMPACTS...BEING OUTSIDE WITH EXPOSED SKIN OR CLOTHING INSUFFICIENT TO PROTECT SOMEONE FROM THESE COLD WIND CHILLS COULD RESULT IN HEALTH PROBLEMS. CHILDREN AND ADULTS STANDING OUTSIDE FOR LONG DURATION...SUCH AS AT BUS STOPS SHOULD TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO STAY WARM. PETS AND LIVESTOCK MAY BECOME STRESSED DUE TO THE COLD TEMPERATURES. MAKE SURE ADEQUATE SHELTER IS AVAILABLE. - Expires March 6, 2015, 9 a.m.

Freeze Warning - Goliad County, Victoria County

...FREEZING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS... .PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WILL COMBINE WITH AN ARCTIC AIRMASS TO PRODUCE FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS OVERNIGHT FOR 2 HOURS OR MORE. THE FREEZE WARNING IS GENERALLY FOR AREAS NEAR AND NORTH OF A FOWLERTON TO DINERO...TO WOODSBORO...TO MCFADDIN LINE. ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY. * TEMPERATURE...29 TO 32 DEGREES TO 2 TO 7 HOURS. * IMPACTS...RESIDENTS WITH TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS SHOULD TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. ALSO...PROTECT ANY EXPOSED OUTDOOR PIPES. - Expires March 6, 2015, 9 a.m.

Freeze Warning - Goliad County, Victoria County

...FREEZING TEMPERATURES EARLY FRIDAY MORNING OVER THE NORTHERN SECTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS... .THE COMBINATION OF AN ARCTIC AIRMASS AND RADIATIONAL COOLING WILL RESULT IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS. ALTHOUGH PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WILL LIMIT RADIATIONAL COOLING...FREEZING TEMPERATURES...FOR GREATER THAN 2 HOURS...ARE EXPECTED GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A DACOSTA...SKIDMORE...ARTESIA WELLS LINE. ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY... * TEMPERATURE...29 TO 32 DEGREES FOR 2 TO 7 HOURS. * IMPACTS...RESIDENTS WITH TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS SHOULD TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. ALSO...PROTECT ANY EXPOSED OUTDOOR PIPES. - Expires March 6, 2015, 9 a.m.

Special Weather Statement - Jackson County, Wharton County

...FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS OVERNIGHT... CLEAR SKIES...A DRY AIR MASS AND DECREASING WINDS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR VERY COLD TEMPERATURES BY FRIDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL RATHER QUICKLY JUST AFTER SUNSET AND THEN CONTINUE TO SLOWLY FALL THROUGH THE NIGHT. AREAS NORTH OF A BRENHAM TO TRINITY LINE WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING BY 1 AM AND NOT WARM ABOVE FREEZING UNTIL 9 AM FRIDAY MORNING. FURTHER SOUTH...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING AFTER 2 AM AND WARM ABOVE FREEZING BETWEEN 8 AND 9 AM FRIDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO BETWEEN 27 AND 29 DEGREES OVER THE NORTH AND 29 TO 32 DEGREES OVER THE SOUTH BY MORNING. THERE WILL BE POCKETS OF COLDER TEMPERATURES IN ISOLATED LOCATIONS. COLLEGE STATION HAS RECORDED 24 DAYS THIS WINTER WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING. FURTHER SOUTH...THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAS RECORDED 10 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES AND GALVESTON HAS ONLY RECORDED 1 DAY WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING. THE LAST FREEZE TO AFFECT A LARGE PART OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY 26TH. PLANTS AND TREES HAVE STARTED TO GREEN UP A BIT SO PROTECT PLANTS THAT ARE SENSITIVE TO THE COLD BY COVERING THEM OR BRINGING THE PLANTS INDOORS. WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR SATURDAY MORNING BUT THERE COULD STILL BE A LIGHT FREEZE FROM CONROE TO LIVINGSTON TO CROCKETT. - Expires March 6, 2015, 6 a.m.

Current Conditions in Victoria

Conditions: Fair
Temperature: 37°
Dew Point: 28.0
Humidity: 70.00%
Wind Speed: 8.10 N
Visibility: 10.00
Sunrise: March 6, 2015, 7:48 a.m.
Sunset: March 6, 2015, 7:31 p.m.
Moonrise: March 6, 2015, 8:32 p.m.
Moonset: March 6, 2015, 8:10 a.m.

7-day Forecast

Wednesday - Mostly Cloudy with a high of 73° and a low of 51°
Tuesday - Chance Rain Showers with a high of 71° and a low of 49°
Monday - Chance Rain Showers with a high of 66° and a low of 48°
Sunday - Rain Showers Likely with a high of 62° and a low of 47°
Saturday - Cloudy with a high of 56° and a low of 43°
Friday - Increasing Clouds with a high of 56° and a low of 38°
Thursday - Partly Sunny with a high of 54° and a low of 30°

Current Conditions

Conditions: Fair
Temperature: 37°
Dew Point: 28.0
Humidity: 70.00%
Wind Speed: 8.10 N
Visibility: 10.00
Sunrise: 7:48 a.m.
Sunset: 7:31 p.m.
Moonrise: 8:32 p.m.
Moonset: 8:10 a.m.

7 - Day Forecast

Thursday

Partly Sunny
High:54°
Low:30°
Friday

Increasing Clouds
High:56°
Low:38°
Saturday

Cloudy
High:56°
Low:43°
Sunday

Rain Showers Likely
High:62°
Low:47°
Monday

Chance Rain Showers
High:66°
Low:48°
Tuesday

Chance Rain Showers
High:71°
Low:49°
Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy
High:73°
Low:51°

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