865  
WWUS74 KFWD 170457  
NPWFWD  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX  
1057 PM CST TUE JAN 16 2018  
 
TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-171600-  
/O.CON.KFWD.HZ.W.0001.180117T0600Z-180117T1600Z/  
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-  
HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-  
ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-  
JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-  
NAVARRO-FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-  
LIMESTONE-LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BOWIE, NOCONA, GAINESVILLE, SHERMAN,  
DENISON, BONHAM, PARIS, GRAHAM, OLNEY, JACKSBORO, DECATUR,  
BRIDGEPORT, CARROLLTON, DENTON, LEWISVILLE, FLOWER MOUND, PLANO,  
MCKINNEY, ALLEN, FRISCO, GREENVILLE, COMMERCE, COOPER,  
SULPHUR SPRINGS, BRECKENRIDGE, MINERAL WELLS, WEATHERFORD, BRIAR,  
FORT WORTH, ARLINGTON, DALLAS, ROCKWALL, HEATH, TERRELL, KAUFMAN,  
FORNEY, CANTON, GRAND SALINE, WILLS POINT, VAN, EDGEWOOD, EMORY,  
EAST TAWAKONI, POINT, CISCO, EASTLAND, RANGER, GORMAN,  
STEPHENVILLE, DUBLIN, GRANBURY, OAK TRAIL SHORES, GLEN ROSE,  
CLEBURNE, BURLESON, WAXAHACHIE, ENNIS, MIDLOTHIAN, ATHENS,  
GUN BARREL CITY, COMANCHE, DE LEON, GOLDTHWAITE, HAMILTON, HICO,  
CLIFTON, MERIDIAN, VALLEY MILLS, HILLSBORO, CORSICANA, TEAGUE,  
FAIRFIELD, WORTHAM, PALESTINE, LAMPASAS, COPPERAS COVE,  
GATESVILLE, KILLEEN, TEMPLE, FORT HOOD, WACO, MARLIN, MEXIA,  
GROESBECK, BUFFALO, CENTERVILLE, JEWETT, NORMANGEE, OAKWOOD,  
CAMERON, ROCKDALE, HEARNE, FRANKLIN, AND CALVERT  
1057 PM CST TUE JAN 16 2018  
 
...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST  
WEDNESDAY...  
 
* TEMPERATURE...TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING  
WILL CONTINUE TO FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND LOWER TEENS.  
WIND CHILL VALUES WILL BE A FEW DEGREES LOWER THAN THE ACTUAL  
TEMPERATURE.  
 
* LOCATION...ALL OF NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS.  
 
* IMPACTS...UNINSULATED PIPES MAY BURST DUE TO THE EXTREME COLD.  
THE COLD WEATHER WILL PRESENT EXTREME DANGER TO PETS, PLANTS,  
LIVESTOCK, AND PEOPLE. IN ADDITION, ANY LIGHT WINDS WILL  
RESULT IN VERY LOW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS VERY COLD TEMPERATURES OF 10 DEGREES  
OR LESS ARE EXPECTED. THESE CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE UNINSULATED AND  
EXPOSED PIPES TO FREEZE AND BURST. TO PREVENT FREEZING OF PIPES...  
EITHER WRAP EXPOSED PIPES OR ALLOW FAUCETS TO SLOWLY DRIP. ENSURE  
THAT IRRIGATION SYSTEMS ARE TURNED OFF AND WINTERIZED.  
PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE MADE NOW TO PROTECT ANY PLANTS THAT ARE  
SENSITIVE TO THESE EXTREME TEMPERATURES. ALSO REMEMBER TO PROVIDE  
ADEQUATE SHELTER OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR OUTDOOR PETS.  
 
IN ADDITION, LOW WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED AND INDIVIDUALS ARE  
URGED TO DRESS IN LAYERS AS FROSTBITE OR HYPOTHERMIA MAY SET IN  
QUICKLY IF SKIN IS EXPOSED TO THE FRIGID CONDITIONS FOR PROLONGED  
PERIODS OF TIME.  
 

 
 

 
 
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