Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Storm Warning Updated at 1:33 A.M. Jan 10th

Summary:


* IMPACTS: ROAD CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY. THE
DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH
MONDAY AS SNOW TRANSITIONS TO FREEZING DRIZZLE MONDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...OR ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.


ACTUAL TEXT FROM NATION WEATHER SERVICE, MEMPHIS, TN.

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
133 AM CST MON JAN 10 2011

...MAJOR WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUES OVERNIGHT TONIGHT...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO TRACK ALONG THE GULF COAST
OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTHEAST THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE SNOW WILL BE MIXED WITH SLEET AT TIMES ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI...MAINLY SOUTH OF OXFORD AND
TUPELO. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...HEAVY AT
TIMES...BEFORE TAPERING OFF JUST BEFORE SUNRISE.

AS THE SNOW ENDS EARLY MONDAY MORNING...AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE
ARE LIKELY TO PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY. ANY FREEZING DRIZZLE WOULD
LIKELY PROLONG THE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

ARZ049-058-MSZ007-008-010>017-020>024-101200-
/O.CON.KMEG.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-110110T1200Z/
LEE AR-PHILLIPS-TUNICA-TATE-COAHOMA-QUITMAN-PANOLA-LAFAYETTE-
UNION-PONTOTOC-LEE MS-ITAWAMBA-TALLAHATCHIE-YALOBUSHA-CALHOUN-
CHICKASAW-MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HELENA...TUNICA...CLARKSDALE...
BATESVILLE...OXFORD...NEW ALBANY...TUPELO...AMORY...ABERDEEN
133 AM CST MON JAN 10 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY
THIS MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY
THIS MORNING.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED AREAS
RECEIVING UP TO 10 INCHES IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI.

* TIMING: SNOW AND SOME SLEET WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.
PRECIPITATION WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. ANY THUNDERSTORMS WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY
ENHANCE HOURLY SNOWFALL RATES.

* IMPACTS: ROAD CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY. THE
DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH
MONDAY AS SNOW TRANSITIONS TO FREEZING DRIZZLE MONDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...OR ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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