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Event Frost/Freeze
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-03 00:55:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-02-04 09:55:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Arctic air continued plunging through Deep South Texas on February 3rd and 4th, returning freezing temperatures to all areas during the late evening of the 2nd or just after midnight on the 3rd. A weak upper level disturbance combined with just enough low level moisture to develop a mist of freezing drizzle and light freezing rain soon after sunrise on the 3rd across the Lower Valley, spreading west and north through the day. The precipitation combined with gusty north winds to lock down temperatures at or below 32 degrees for more than 30 hours in all areas.
Overnight on the 3rd and into the 4th, temperatures remained steady from the Lower Rio Grande Valley to the King Ranch, but skies cleared before daybreak farther west, allowing temperatures to bottom out in the lower to mid 20s - a hard freeze. The combination of gusty north winds 20 to 25 mph mainly east of highway 281 held wind chill temperatures near or below 20 for much of the day on the 3rd, making it the coldest feeling day in more than two decades.
Event Narrative Air temperatures fell back to 32 degrees just after midnight on February 3rd, and would not recover above 32 until just before noon on February 4th - a total of 33 hours at or below 32 degrees. The Remote Automated Observing site at San Manuel, about 10 miles south of the county line, recorded nearly 35 hours. Low temperatures at Falfurrias were in the upper 20s on the 3rd and again on the 4th. A hard freeze - temperatures below 28 degrees for 2 hours or more - was recorded during the early morning hours on the 4th.


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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 11.000M
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 02/02/2011 19:55 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 02/02/2011 23:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 02/02/2011 23:55 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 02/03/2011 00:55 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIDALGO (ZONE) HIDALGO (ZONE) TX 02/03/2011 02:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 5.000M
COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) COASTAL CAMERON (ZONE) TX 02/03/2011 04:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) COASTAL WILLACY (ZONE) TX 02/03/2011 04:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) TX 02/03/2011 04:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 5.000M
WILLACY (ZONE) WILLACY (ZONE) TX 02/03/2011 04:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 1.000M
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 11.000M