A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the northwest half of North Texas including the D/FW Metroplex. Comanche, Stephenville, Eastland, Graham, Jacksboro, BOwie, Gainesville, Sherman, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, Cleburne, Weatherford, and Decatur are all included. This warning runs from 6 PM Sunday through 6 PM Monday but impacts will continue into Tuesday (at least). A significant winter storm is expected to cause severe travel impacts. Sleet accumulation up to 1.5 inches will be possible with freezing rain accumulations up to 0.10 inches. Bridges and roadways, including major highways, are expected to become extremely hazardous by Monday morning. This event has the potential to cause severe impacts to the Monday morning commute. We’ll have more information in a detailed blog coming up after 4 PM. I just wanted to get this message out there since we have so many followers in North Texas.

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MONTAGUE-COOKE-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOWIE...NOCONA...GAINESVILLE...GRAHAM...
OLNEY...JACKSBORO...DECATUR...BRIDGEPORT...DENTON...LEWISVILLE...
FLOWER MOUND...THE COLONY...BRECKENRIDGE...MINERAL WELLS...
WEATHERFORD...BRIAR
358 PM CST SAT FEB 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO 6 PM CST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SLEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO
6 PM CST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...MAINLY SLEET. SOME FREEZING RAIN EARLY
  SUNDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SLEET ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 1 INCH WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS TO 1 1/2 INCHES THROUGH MONDAY. SOME LIGHT ICE
  ACCUMLATION FROM FREEZING RAIN.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING TO BELOW FREEZING LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  AND INTO THE MID 20S SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL REMAIN
  IN THE 20S.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLEET ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS
  ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. BRIDGES ARE LIKELY TO ACCUMULATE ICE
  AND SLEET FIRST WITH MAIN ROADS ALSO ACCUMLATING SLEET DURING
  THIS TIME.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WARM UP ABOVE
  FREEZING ON MONDAY. ANY ACCUMULATED SLEET OR ICE WILL LIKELY
  REMAIN ON AREA ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES IN THE WARNING AREA WILL BE VERY
HAZARDOUS...AND POSSIBLY IMPASSIBLE. DO NOT TRAVEL UNELSS IT IS AN
EMERGENCY.  KEEP AN EXTRA BLANKET...FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER
IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE YOU BECOME STRANDED.

GRAYSON-COLLIN-TARRANT-DALLAS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-
JOHNSON-COMANCHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SHERMAN...DENISON...PLANO...
FORT WORTH...ARLINGTON...DALLAS...CISCO...EASTLAND...RANGER...
GORMAN...STEPHENVILLE...DUBLIN...GRANBURY...OAK TRAIL SHORES...
GLEN ROSE...CLEBURNE...BURLESON...COMANCHE...DE LEON
358 PM CST SAT FEB 21 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO 6 PM CST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO 6 PM CST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...MAINLY SLEET WITH SOME FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SLEET ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 1/2 INCH WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS TO 1 INCH THROUGH MONDAY. UP TO 1/10 OF AN INCH
  OF ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING TO BELOW FREEZING LATE SUNDAY EVENING AND
  INTO THE UPPER 20S SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL REMAIN IN
  THE 20S.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLEET ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS
  ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. BRIDGES ARE LIKELY TO ACCUMULATE ICE
  AND SLEET FIRST WITH MAIN ROADS ALSO ACCUMLATING SLEET DURING
  THIS TIME.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WARM UP ABOVE
  FREEZING ON MONDAY. ANY ACCUMULATED SLEET OR ICE WILL LIKELY
  REMAIN ON AREA ROADS WELL AFTER PRECIPITATION ENDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ACCUMULATION OF SLEET AND ICE ON ROADWAYS...BRIDGES AND
OVERPASSES WILL MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS. EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION
IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY.