Are You Ready? Killeen, Texas Is Due for a Big Freeze
The big concern about colder weather right now in Central Texas: that we will have a repeat of what happened in February. According to the Killeen Daily Herald, the Killeen, Texas area is about to get a couple of cold fronts, along with some heavy wind and rain that could make for some nasty weather. KVUE shows on their live radar that these fronts are currently on their way.
Although the official first day of winter isn't until December 21st, December 1st marked the first day of meteorological winter.
Why Did We Have Such A Warm Fall?
According to KVUE, one of the reasons Central Texas had such a warm November was due to the La Niña conditions that have developed in the Pacific. In this area, those conditions are expected to continue on and off through the next few months. However, as the current cold front moves in, our rain chances will increase and bring cooler temperatures.
So What Should I Do?
You should probably start stocking up on blankets and other warm fuzzy things. The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a 'flip-flop' winter for 2022, with major temperature swings throughout the entire season. The year will start out with mild days, and then things will change, with potentially 'frigid' weather.
Just to be on the safe side, you might want to look into these tips for freeze prep, including covering up exposed pipes and investing in some battery-powered light sources.
It also wouldn't hurt to have an emergency kit ready. You know, just in case things get chilly and weird again. Like Ben Franklin said, 'By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail', and who wants that?
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