Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Houston Freeze Part 2

Weather Blog: First Freeze Warning
Me and the Creating Change Houston Host committee were breathing a sigh of relief during our Volunteer Training Day Sunday when last Thursday's unexpected Arctic blast dipped all the way to Houston.  It coated many of the local freeways and roads with a layer of ice, gave us sleet and snow in the northern exurbs, snarled traffic with multiple accidents and canceled flights into and out of IAH and Hobby until the temns rapidly warmed up during the weekend.

We are in for a replay of that scenario this week, and figures it would be the week we're hosting  Creating Change for the first time.  We're going to be in the 70s by this weekend, so weather is going to be fine for Creating Change weekend itself.  

Hilton Americas- Houston Hotel, TX - Exterior

It's just before we get those temps in the 70's on Friday and Saturday for all you Creating Change attendees heading south to visit us we're going to have to suffer with another Arctic blast on Tuesday and Wednesday in which the high temperature for today will be just 42 degrees. 

We're facing a Winter Storm Warning because of possible sleet and snow.

Arrgh, just what I didn't want to hear because I still have a few errands to run before y'all get here.  

City and government offices are closed, as are many of the schools for today.   METRO's cut back their schedule, closed the HOV/HOT lanes and drivers are being advised to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. 

De-icing a United aircraftFlights are already being cancelled into IAH and Hobby, so check your airline before you head to the airport. 

But once this stuff gets through here, we'll be in rapid warmup mode with the Wednesday high temperature predicted to be 45 degrees and 59 for the high temp on Thursday.

Safe travels and see y'all this weekend.

Countdown to the local right wingers blaming Creating Change for the deep freeze in 5...4...3...2...1...

TransGriot Update:  Winter Storm Warning for H-town was cancelled at 4:15 AM and has now been downgraded to a Winter Storm Advisory.   Still going to be cold by Houston standards for Tuesday and Wednesday

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