LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from tonight to noon Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch is typically issued in advance of anticipated winter weather when at least four inches of snow is expected, and/or significant ice. The watch today likely will be elevated to a warning.
Please refer to our latest forecast here on our Weather Page and during our newscasts. Take advantage of the Interactive Radar here, as well as in our free KCBD First Alert Weather App, for the latest conditions and any Warnings, Watches, or Advisories which may be issued, such as the Winter Storm Watch mentioned. In either, go to the Layers Menu and make sure you have the Winter icon/tile highlighted. Once you see a warning/watch/advisory on the radar, click/tap on it to bring up additional information.
Please note during active weather alerts a colored bar appears near the top of the page with the number of alerts in effect. Click on the bar to bring up details from the National Weather Service.
You'll find a lot of detailed information in the videos we post here and in our Weather App.
Access the many free resources available to you through the menu (the 3 bars) at the top left. Check on road conditions at drivetexas.org. Surrounding states have similar services which can be found online through a search.
A few winter weather safety tips from the NWS and KCBD to help keep you and yours comfortable - and safe - during winter weather. These may seem very general, and they are, but they apply to all of us on the South Plains, even during our more mild winters:
- Dress to fit the season. Wear loose fitting, light weight, warm clothing in several layers. Trapped air insulates.
- Layers can be removed to avoid perspiration and subsequent chill.
- Outer garments should be tightly woven, water repellent, and hooded.
- Wear a hat. Significant body heat loss can be from the head.
- Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
- Mittens, that are snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
- Keep dry.
You can again read the story and view the video I posted here yesterday afternoon by visiting my Facebook page Steve Divine KCBD. Both have information not repeated here. You may need to scroll down past a few more recent posts, as I posted it to Facebook yesterday.