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Arctic Front Expected This Week

Looks like Texas is expecting a bit of a cold snap this week as an Arctic front makes its way down here starting on Wednesday evening. It’s time to be prepared, especially with the 4Ps: Pets, Plants, Pipes, and People.

As local meteorologist, Jeff Lindner, tells us:

Arctic cold front will arrive Wednesday evening. Very cold conditions expected Thursday-Saturday with lows in the mid 20’s possible for many areas. Wind chills likely 10’s on Thursday.

At this time any winter precipitation is expected to remain N and W of SETX although it could be close Thursday AM around the College Station area. While this will NOT be a repeat of last February, take time Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare the 4 P’s for the cold. Stay tuned for forecasts changes.

One word of advice is not to panic buy at the grocery stores. And, considering shelves have been somewhat empty due to pandemic supply chain issues and lack of production, it’s smart to just buy what you need. Armageddon is not expected, weather-wise, so, let’s not cause one at the grocery stores.

I will definitely stay tuned to all sorts of weather forecasts this week.

For those who live outside of Texas, we’ll forgive the laughter. It’s just that we suck at winter here in Texas and our state government sucks even more.

Houston Activates Heat Plan; Extended Through Monday

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From the Inbox:

HOUSTON – The National Weather Service has extended the Heat Advisory for Houston until Sunday evening, as high heat indices are expected over the next week. The City of Houston’s Public Health Heat Emergency Plan is currently in effect, and provides for free transportation from METRO to designated Cooling Centers, for Houston residents.

In addition, The Houston Health Department has extended hours for the following Multi-Service Centers on Sunday, August 9th to ensure that an adequate number of facilities are open to serve as Cooling Centers.

The following Multi-Service Centers will be open Sunday from 12:00pm – 7:00pm:

  • Acres Home Multi-Service Center (6719 W Montgomery)
  • Kashmere Multi-Service Center (4802 Lockwood)
  • Third Ward Multi-Service Center (3611 Ennis)
  • Southwest Multi Service Center (6400 High Star)

A full list of air conditioned City facilities and their normal operating times are online at houstontx.gov/emergency.

Residents requiring transportation assistance may contact the Houston 311 Help & Information Line by calling 311 or 713.837.0311

In addition, residents are reminded to take precautions to keep themselves safe in extreme heat.  The Houston Health Department has posted tips for reducing heat-related illnesses at their website, houstonhealth.org.