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Gingersnap
01-11-2011, 11:38 AM
Hard freeze warning issued for Houston

Some areas north of the city could reach the low 20s
By DALE LEZON HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Jan. 11, 2011, 6:08AM

Icy north winds will keep the Houston area frigid for the next few days as a strong cold front settles in the Houston region.

Temperatures will plunge to the 20s just north of the metropolitan area and spots further north will see the mercury drop even more. A frosty north wind will make the air feel even colder with wind chill factors of 20 degrees in some spots.

But later this weekend a warm up is likely as a rain-making storm system reaches the area.

Today, the high will struggle to the upper 40s under mostly clear skies. A hard freeze is expected late tonight and early Wednesday morning near Bush Intercontinental Airport along line from Moss Hill to Spring to Columbus with lows dropping to the mid 20s.

North wind will be about 10 mph with wind chill values between 15 degrees and 20 degrees.

Winter's grip tightens Wednesday, which is expected to be the coldest period during the Norther. The high will nudge the upper 40s, but the over night low will plummet to about 28 degrees. Areas near Hunstville and Conroe could see temperatures in the mid 20s.

The record low for the date is 11 degrees, which was set in 1918. Temperatures during this time of year normally range from highs in the lower 60s to lows in the lower 40s.

(Laughs weakly.)

In related news, we'll have wind chill temps at -35 F. :)

Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7375785.html)

Articulate_Ape
01-11-2011, 06:46 PM
Bah, it's getting warmer. Everyone knows that. What are they, stoopid?