SAN ANGELO, TX – Weather conditions continue to deteriorate in West Texas Sunday evening and residents are urged not to travel in the blizzard conditions until Tuesday.
Record snowfall, record cold temperatures and record cold wind chills will make travel on area roadways even more treacherous Monday. There is a Winter Storm Warning and a Wind Chill Warning in effect until at least noon Monday.
Officials have reported dozens of crashes across West Texas and portions of I-10 have been closed because of the icy and snowy roadways, blowing snow and reduced visibility.
Watch a new time lapse video of the heavy snow in San Angelo:
Snow is drifting across West Texas and in the city of San Angelo Sunday evening creating beautiful scenery, but the bone-chilling cold and drifting snow can become dangerous and deadly in minutes.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the low single digits overnight in San Angelo with wind chills as low as 20 degrees below zero.
Conditions this cold will kill pets left outdoors. The cold will also burst pipes and threaten the health of unprotected livestock.
At 5 p.m. it was snowing with a temperature of 9 degrees with north winds at 10 mph and a wind chill of minus 5 degrees.
The forecast calls for a low temperature in San Angelo Sunday night of 1 degree with wind chill values around minus 12 degrees. The snow will gradually lighten over night.
The real issue Monday will be snow that will not melt because the high temperature will be 19 degrees with much lower wind chills.
Do not travel on Monday, President's Day unless it is absolutely necessary.
San Angelo will get a brief break Tuesday with high temperatures reaching near 32 degrees but Tuesday night there is a 40% chance of additional snow with temperatures around 25 degrees.
See photos of the Valentine's Day 2021 San Angelo Blizzard below: