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Rolling Power Outages, Freeway Overpasses Closed, Even Colder Temps Coming

A crippling winter storm continues to ravage the region. Overnight, ice and snow accumulated on roadways. All major freeway overpasses closed. Both airports remain closed until further notice. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has started rolling blackouts lasting 15-45 minutes.

Centerpoint just reported that one fourth of all customers in the Houston region are without power.

ABC 13

And although precipitation has pushed off to the east as of 8 am, temperatures will plummet even more tonight.

1-2 inches of snow fell overnight on top of a slick layer of ice.

The National Weather Service now predicts a low of eleven degrees for Houston tonight. Television weather services are predicting five degrees. If we reach that, it would be the coldest temperature ever recorded in Houston.

Freezing rain, sleet, and snow accumulated on all surfaces overnight. Although precipitation will soon end, ice and slush cover nearly all roadways.

A bitter cold air mass worked into the area overnight. Temperatures fell in the teens for most areas north of I-10 and low to mid 20’s south of I-10. Wind chills have fallen below zero across the northern areas and 5-10 for most of the rest of the region. 

Accumulations across the area will remain all day and travel will continue to be nearly impossible.

Stay home. Stay safe.

Posted by Bob Rehak at 8 am based on info from Jeff Lindner, Harris County Meteorologist, KHOU and ABC13.

1266 Days since Hurricane Harvey

Travel Conditions Will Become Nearly Impossible Overnight; Wind Chills Will Dip into Single Digits

As of 10PM, travel conditions are becoming increasingly more difficult with the winter storm.

The freezing line has progressed to near the coast with upper 10’s spreading into the northern areas and mid 20’s into NW Harris County. Widespread freezing rain and sleet continues with accumulations in progress.

Source: National Weather Service

Roads have become extremely dangerous north of I-10 and most freeways have ice.

Freezing and frozen precipitation will continue for the next 8-12 hours. Gradually, the freezing rain will transition to more sleet and snow from NW to SE early Monday. Temperatures will fall into the mid-teens over much of the region overnight. Wind chills will dip into the single digits and below zero by morning.

Travel conditions will become nearly impossible overnight. Everyone should remain at their current location

Jeff Lindner, Harris County Meteorologist

Posted by Bob Rehak at 10PM 2/14/2021 based on info by NWS and HCFCD

1265 Days after Hurricane Harvey