February 3, 2011 by USA Post
Houston Weather, The blizzard of 2011 is primarily history, with heavy snowfalls in the north is coming to an end as the storm moves offshore. But efforts continue raking in a wide band of states of New Mexico, Maine, who received large doses of ice or snow this week. The roads are still slippery, schools are closed, and snowplows are working around the clock, some homes still lack power and airlines play catch-up, including Chicago.
Storm warnings are in place to winter for parts of Texas, with hard-gel and the opinions of wind chill throughout the Gulf coast and extending into southern Mississippi and Alabama, according to the National Weather Service. Houston is expected to receive freezing rain, sleet and snow is Thursday afternoon and night.
Continental U.S. Holdings Inc. unit of Continental Airlines canceled over 1,000 flights Thursday, focusing on those in and out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport / Houston, its largest hub, the company said. Continental said its passengers could see they travel to and through Houston without financial penalty for a limited period. Continental expects to close its flight near Houston on Thursday night through Friday afternoon, a spokesman.
Southwest Airlines Co. said it was beginning to cut flights to Corpus Christi and Harlingen, Texas on Thursday afternoon would be prepared to stop flights to and from the Airport William P. Houston Hobby.
The flights were near normal in Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport Thursday, which had suffered a brief closure, icing and high winds earlier this week, according to FlightAware.com, a flight site web tracking.
Dawn Thursday with 1,000 cancellations at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Freezing temperatures are not helping. The high in Chicago on Thursday is estimated at 9 degrees.
Continental U.S. United Airlines unit, the largest operator at O’Hare, canceled more than 500 flights Thursday. A spokesman said united was slow rise of its flights at O’Hare, but do not expect to return too normal until Friday.
Southwest, which has a hub at Midway Airport in Chicago, said most flights came and went normally, with only 30 cancellations.
The National Weather Service Houston / Galveston has issued a winter storm warning for snow … sleet and freezing rain … which is in effect from noon today at noon CST Friday.
Housing: Provide adequate shelter for your pet, they live inside or outside. Indoor pets should have a bed / crate placed in a safe and friendly which is away from drafts. Outdoor animals must have a well-insulated house that is waterproof and wind resistant and high soil to wind and moisture cannot penetrate. Install a door flap to protect against drafts and gusts of wind. Extra blankets and straw will also help increase the warmth of your pet. Room heaters and floor must be kept away from your pet because they are the obvious fire hazard and can cause severe personal injury.
The winter storm of internal power in recent days has left the building. In its wake, there were reports of more than two feet of snow in IA and WI. Around a foot in OK and MO, and the same goes for New England. Chicago missed a snow record of all time set in 1967 by less than 3 inches! Midway got 20.9.
What about today? The cold Arctic air is always around the eastern two thirds of the country. Wind chill warnings and advisories down to TX and WI MT. I’ll have those numbers.
As the arctic air is in place, a new round of energy moves towards the Gulf Coast of the Four Corners region. This will produce snow, sleet and freezing rain from south Texas to Mississippi. Houston will probably be about 2-4 inches of snow mixed with sleet, and which will last in LA and MS. Unreal, right? I’ll show you later in the evolution of this new storm, “Texas-Tail Kicker ‘, or’ Louisiana Lambaster” or whatever. You can come with!
There is a freeze warning of more rain to parts of LA right now, but should be completed later this morning as temperatures rise above freezing.
Dallas weather is interesting. Journey to the Super Bowl, light snow comes this afternoon, could get 1 inch. The Sunday Times in North TX to 50, so getting around will not be as harsh. Rafer hope will be more of a peach in his face by then, erasing Mr. Snow Miser look he has now covering the big game
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