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Ice Storm Warning
Statement as of 5:47 AM CST on November 26, 2015

... Ice Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM CST

The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued an Ice Storm
Warning... which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM CST
Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing... rain is expected to develop today with rain mixing with
or changing to freezing rain as temperatures fall early Friday
morning. The threat of freezing rain will continue into
Saturday. Some sleet and snow will likely mix in across the far
southwestern Panhandle and northern South Plains in this same
time frame.

* Main impact... one quarter to one half inch of freezing rain
will likely accumulate on trees... power lines... bridges...
and other elevated surfaces. Locally higher accumulations are
possible. Some ice accumulations could occur on primary roads.
1 to 2 inches of sleet and snow may accumulate across the
far southern Panhandle and northern South Plains.

* Other impacts... significant ice accumulations could result in
power outages and Road closures. Plan for alternative means of
keeping warm which do not rely upon commercial power. Also very
low wind chills Friday morning are expected with values in the
teens... with single digit wind chills possible over the
southwestern Panhandle.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An Ice Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice can make travel
impossible. If you must travel... bring an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Widespread power outages often accompany ice storms. Ensure
backup generators operate properly.

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