Winter Storm Hits West Texas

On Saturday, November 23, the McDonald Observatory announced it was closing due to wintry conditions. It will remain closed until Monday. Friday many area schools closed after a half-day, including Sul Ross State University in Alpine and the schools in Marfa and Fort Davis, plus evening activities for the schools.

The storm is expected to worsen Saturday night through Sunday morning.

Update for Saturday 5:30 PM: Power out in parts of Fort Davis. Also KRTS 93.5 FM off-the-air. Working on it. Station back up 5:50 PM but power through rest of Fort Davis still out.

Also on Saturday morning, transmission from Marfa Public Radio was interrupted and we’re currently diagnosing the situation. Back on-air, after a brief outtage at 8:20 AM.

Early Saturday morning, residents south of Marfa along Highway 2810 lost electrical power.

Friday afternoon Presidio County Judge Hunt circulated the most recent winter storm advisory from the National Weather Service: NOAA20131122WinterStorm.

On Saturday, Willie Nelson’s tour bus skidded on the slick roads near Dallas, resulting in injuries.

Frost on bench and trees, Brewster County, November 22, 2013.

Frost on bench and trees, Brewster County, November 22, 2013.

About Tom Michael

Former KRTS/KXWT News Director
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