January 2024 Arctic Blast

arctic blast showing fold front moving into the Houston region

Dear Rice community,

The National Weather Service is advising of an arctic cold front moving through Harris county and the surrounding areas late Saturday night and into Sunday. A hard freeze will be a threat Sunday night through Tuesday night with cold wind chills anticipated.

With subfreezing temperature on the way, it is important to remember the 4 P’s:

  • People: check on vulnerable family, friends, and neighbors
  • Pets: bring your pets inside. If it is too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet
  • Plants: bring plants inside if you can, or cover them to help them stay warm
  • Pipes: cover and insulate pipes when temperatures are expected to be freezing or below
Artic freeze image

For more information about this cold weather alert, please visit the National Weather Service website.

For more information on winter weather preparedness, please visit emergency.rice.edu

Stay warm and safe,

Emergency Management