POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:19pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:20am
TYLER — Snow and sleet made for a slick East Texas Thursday.
For parts of the morning, a pleasant sight as snow fell. Nothing was sticking to disrupt the morning commute.
Later in the day sleet fell, making for some slippery roads.
With several inches expected through the night and early morning, grassy could have some of the biggest accumalation.
Caution is especially important on the road. Officers advise extra precautions on bridges and overpasses.
Into the evening, we saw heavy snowfall: just a taste of the blizzard conditions other parts of the country are having.
We've seen some snow before in this season. Maybe for an afternoon or a few hours; but nothing like this.
Chief Meteorologist Scott Chesner explains how things came together to make it happen; "the atmosphere just above the ground is much colder. When we get these storms, we get a lot of mixing of the air and when we get heavy precipitation, it drags down that cold air and keeps it as snow."
Snow scrappers will come in handy along with other precautions, so take a few extra minutes to get ready in the morning.
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