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Winter Storm Warning Issued For Overnight Into Tomorrow

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
403 AM CST Sun Feb 14 2021

...Increasing Confidence in the Potential for a Significant
Winter Weather Event Tonight into Monday...

.An upper level disturbance will bring abundant moisture tonight
and continuing into Monday. Meanwhile a very cold air mass will be
in place at the surface. Therefore, any rain is expected to
become freezing rain and sleet as early as after sunset today,
then increase in intensity overnight into Monday morning. The
precipitation will change over to snow and sleet for portions of
the interior southeast Texas and west central Louisiana overnight
and early Monday morning, with some snow mixing in for the
remainder of the area mid to late Monday morning into Monday
afternoon. The winter precipitation will gradually end during
Monday afternoon.

The expected winter precipitation amounts, especially ice
accumulations, will have the potential to produce significant
impacts.

Bitterly cold arctic air will then move in as the precipitation
ends. Dangerously cold wind chills will accompany this arctic air
for Monday night into Tuesday morning.

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St. Mary-Lower St. Martin-
Including the cities of Morgan City, Burns Point, Centerville,
Franklin, Patterson, Berwick, Bayou Vista, and Stephensville
403 AM CST Sun Feb 14 2021

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
CST MONDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO NOON CST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, significant icing
  expected. Total ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths
  of an inch. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills
  expected. Wind chills as low as 10 above zero.

* WHERE...St. Mary and Lower St. Martin Counties.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, from midnight tonight to
  6 PM CST Monday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM Monday
  to noon CST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel conditions are possible. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute. The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if
  precautions are not taken.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This has the potential to be an unusually
  high impact winter system for this area. Please heed the advice
  of local emergency management and government officials.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency. Prepare for possible power
outages.

Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a
hat, and gloves.

Call 511 for road information.
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