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Friday Winter Weather Closings And Delayed Starts
Feb24

Friday Winter Weather Closings And Delayed Starts

Icy road conditions will be possible Friday morning with damp conditions and below freezing temperatures overnight Thursday night into Friday morning causing refreezing on roads as well as bridges and overpasses. For the protection of everyone involved, many offices and businesses in Hopkins County will be opening late. Below is a comprehensive list which is updated as we receive information. Sleet and rain mix Offices for the City of...

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NWS Feb. 24, 2022: Winter Storm Warning & Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued
Feb24

NWS Feb. 24, 2022: Winter Storm Warning & Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued

Local Emergency Management Official Gives Update On Conditions Thursday Morning The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a winter storm warning and hazardous weather outlook until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, for North and Central Texas. Icicles on a black surface Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 Today and tonight, freezing rain and freezing drizzle will continue across much of North and Central Texas, including portions of...

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* Updated: City Readying For Potential Wintry Weather, County Monitoring Situation
Feb23

* Updated: City Readying For Potential Wintry Weather, County Monitoring Situation

Texas is experiencing what appears to be another couple of days of wintry weather, with temperatures falling from upper 60s Tuesday morning to 42 by noon, dipped below freezing overnight requiring most vehicle windshields had to be defrosted before motorists could head out for school and work. Sleet and rain mix With light freezing rain falling through about 9 a.m. and chances of more freezing rain and sleet likely today, becoming...

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SKYWARN: Free Virtual Severe Weather Training Offered Tonight For Hopkins, Rockwall Counties
Feb17

SKYWARN: Free Virtual Severe Weather Training Offered Tonight For Hopkins, Rockwall Counties

News Release – Feb. 7, 2022 In readiness for the 2022 season, the National Weather Service will be conducting a free, virtual severe weather training class for Hopkins County from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022. Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the program will be held in partnership with Sulphur Springs Police Department. The Hopkins County severe weather program is one of several training...

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Virtual Storm Spotter Training Program Planned Feb. 17 For Hopkins And Rockwall Counties
Feb07

Virtual Storm Spotter Training Program Planned Feb. 17 For Hopkins And Rockwall Counties

News Release – Feb. 7, 2022 The 2022 severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready. The National Weather Service will be conducting a free, virtual severe weather training class for Hopkins County on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the program will be held in partnership with...

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Oncor Cites Poor Grid Conditions As Cause Of Extended Instead of Rolling Outages For Some
Feb16

Oncor Cites Poor Grid Conditions As Cause Of Extended Instead of Rolling Outages For Some

Civic Center Continues To Serve As Warming Center For Those Without Heat; Rides To Civic Center Available For Those Who Need To Get Warm Power continues to be an issue for many across the state Tuesday. The numbers in Hopkins County increased from 3,109 Oncor customers and 28 Farmers Electric customers without power at 12:10 p.m.. Feb. 16 to 4,155 Oncor customers and 951 FEC customers without power in Hopkins County at 12:30 p.m. Feb....

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Machine Which Allowed City To Treat Icy Roads, Intersections Broke, Limiting Response
Feb14

Machine Which Allowed City To Treat Icy Roads, Intersections Broke, Limiting Response

All Roads Are Slick With Snow Covering Icy Surfaces; Motorists Cautioned Against Travel, Urged To Stay Home If At All Possible Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell just before noon Sunday issued a plea urging motorists who are able to please remain at home off the roads. The sanding machine which the city uses to spread a mixture on intersections and streets to make them passable during ice and snow has broken, irreparably. This...

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People Urged To Take Precautions In Readiness For Another Winter Storm
Feb13

People Urged To Take Precautions In Readiness For Another Winter Storm

A Few Weather-Related Closings, Cancellations Already Reported North and Central Texas are under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Monday, with mixed precipitation and very low temperatures and strong winds that could result in very restricted visibility and possibly life threatening wind chills, according to weather forecasts. A second winter storm front is expect then to blow in Tuesday night or Wednesday and hang around until...

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Free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class To Be Held Virtually Jan. 26
Jan25

Free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class To Be Held Virtually Jan. 26

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reminds community residents interested in learning more about the weather that the annual SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class will be conducted virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, according to the National Weather Service and Sulphur Springs Police Department. The class is offered free for people in Delta, Fannin, Hopkins and Lamar Counties. SKYWARN® is a citizen volunteer program...

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Annual SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class To Be Conducted Virtually
Dec31

Annual SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class To Be Conducted Virtually

The annual SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class will be conducted virtually this year, according to the National Weather Service and Sulphur Springs Police Department. The class is offered free for Delta, Fannin, Hopkins and Lamar Counties at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. SKYWARN® is a citizen volunteer program with 350,000-400,000 trained severe weather spotters, citizens volunteers who help keep their local communities safe by providing...

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