URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Jackson MS

246 PM CST Mon Jan 28 2019

 

...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION LATE

TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

 

.A strong cold front will combine with a weather disturbance to

bring wintry precipitation to the region tonight into Tuesday

morning. Accumulating snowfall will occur as temperatures fall

rapidly behind the cold front. With temperatures falling below

freezing, icing of roads, and especially bridges and overpasses,

will be a concern throughout the morning hours. In addition,

strong wind will combine with the low temperatures to make for

very low wind chill readings in the teens.

 

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Including the cities of Newellton, St. Joseph, Waterproof,

Port Gibson, Crystal Springs, Hazlehurst, Wesson, Magee,

Mendenhall, Taylorsville, Raleigh, and Fayette

246 PM CST Mon Jan 28 2019

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM

CST TUESDAY...

 

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of around

  2 inches are expected. Wind chills in the teens.

 

* WHERE...Portions of central and southwest Mississippi and

  northeast Louisiana.

 

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Tuesday.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions,

  including during the morning commute on Tuesday. Be prepared

  for significant reductions in visibility at times.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather

conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you

must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your

vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for

the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.