Saturday, February 20, 2021

Roads Will Refreeze Again Tonight

 

...Roads Will Refreeze Again Tonight Causing Dangerous Travel
Conditions...

Clear skies and warmer temperatures have continued to melt some
of the snow across the Mid-South.

Cold overnight temperatures will lead to refreezing for any
surfaces that have wet snow/slush/or water on them from melting
snow. Cold temperatures tonight, in the lower to mid 20s, will
lead to these surfaces refreezing into chunks or sheets of ice
which will make travel very hazardous Sunday morning. In
addition, patchy freezing fog may develop during the overnight
hours. As visibilities drop, ice may develop on bridges and
overpasses. As a result, travel remains discouraged across the
area.

Snow melting on rooftops and tall buildings will lead to large
icicle and ice sheet formation. As temperatures warm, large chunks
of ice with sharp edges will begin to fall off of rooftops and
tall buildings, potentially leading to injury from anyone near the
falling ice.

Several lakes and ponds have frozen surfaces across the Mid-South,
and these frozen surfaces will likely remain frozen through
Sunday. It has not been cold enough for the ice to be safe to
walk on. Serious injury or death could result from anyone walking
out on thin ice. Lakes and ponds freeze from the edges to the
middle. Your weight may be supported on the edge of the frozen
body of water, and not out in the middle of the lake or pond.
Avoid walking out on any frozen bodies of water.

-NWS/WTWO

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