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Event Frost/Freeze
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-09 22:45:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-10 08:15:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Cold high pressure settled across Deep South Texas on the evening of January 9th, continuing through the early morning of January 10th. Clear skies and light winds allowed temperatures to fall rapidly back into the 30s after sunset. After midnight, sheltered or wind protected locations plummeted into the upper teens to lower 20s - another hard freeze - while locations with a continuing 4 to 8 mph northerly wind fell to or just below freezing for several hours. Higher relatively humidity allowed widespread frost to form, thickest in hollows and other low lying areas.
Event Narrative Clear, calm conditions allowed temperatures to plummet after sunset on the 9th across the hunting grounds and King Ranch of Brooks County, reaching the freezing point by late evening on its way down to near 20 in rural pockets, and upper 20s elsewhere, by daybreak on the 10th. Temperatures touched 20 at the Falfurrias cooperative site at the Hollywood Hunting Camp, but only fell to 28 at the Brooks County airport, exposed to more wind. Freezing temperatures lasted up to 9 and one half hours, with a hard freeze, or temperatures below 28 degrees, lasting between 3 and 6 hours in locations away from the city of Falfurrias.
Damage to newly planted coastal grasses was noted by the Farm Services Agency of Brooks and Jim Hogg County in eastern Brooks County from the freezing conditions between the 8th and 10th. Dollar values were not available as of this writing.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 01/09/2010 00:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 01/09/2010 20:30 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 01/09/2010 21:45 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 01/09/2010 22:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 01/09/2010 22:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 01/09/2010 22:45 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 01/09/2010 23:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLACY (ZONE) WILLACY (ZONE) TX 01/10/2010 00:30 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 01/10/2010 03:30 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 01/10/2010 03:30 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K