The first freeze of the season is on the way! A freeze warning is in effect from 8 PM tonight to 10 AM Tuesday morning. Freezing temperatures are also expected Wednesday morning. Please protect pets, plants, and pipes.
From the National Weather Service: Freezing temperatures are expected tonight into Tuesday morning, first impacting parts of the Hill Country this evening, then spreading to the Interstate 35 and Highway 90 corridors overnight into early Tuesday morning. Lows of 27 to 32 are expected. Northerly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will create wind chills in the teens in the Hill Country to 20s along the Interstate 35 and Highway 90 corridors tonight into Tuesday morning.
With the anticipated freezing temperatures, it is important to keep your water pipes from freezing. Freezing pipes can bust and be very expensive to replace. It's a good idea to drip your faucets and wrap all exposed pipes. Below are some additional tips to keep in mind.
- Keep the heat turned on
- Allow faucets to drip
- Keep interior doors open
- Seal up cracks and holes
- Apply heating tape Add extra insulation
It is also very important that your pets have appropriate shelter from the freezing temperatures. As part of our Animal Ordinance, we've included the animal care portion below.
Sec. 4.04.005 Animal care
An animal's owner shall provide the animal with shelter that:
(1) Is large enough for the animal to enter, stand, turnaround, and lie down in a natural manner; a structure with three sides, a roof and a floor that prevents rain or other precipitation from entering; or a structure of dome, or other, shape with a floor that provides the animal with shelter from all weather conditions;
(2) Keeps the animal dry;
(3) Provides the animal with natural or artificial shade from direct sunlight;
(4) Protects the animal from excessive heat and cold and other adverse weather conditions;
(5) Is adequately ventilated; and
(6) Large livestock shall be exempted.