Monday, January 31, 2011

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Feb 1, 2011

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
849 PM CST MON JAN 31 2011
A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM WILL TAKE SHAPE ON TUESDAY AND BRING THE RISK
OF SEVERE STORMS TO THE REGION FOR THE AFTERNOON HOURS. A LINE OF
STORMS IS EXPECTED TO TAKE SHAPE ALONG A STRONG COLD FRONT AND
RAPIDLY PUSH EAST TUESDAY AFTERNOON. DAMAGING WINDS BETWEEN 60 AND 80
MPH WILL BE THE PRIMARY RISK...WITH TORNADOES POSSIBLE. LOCATIONS
SOUTHEAST OF A NATCHEZ TO MERIDIAN LINE WILL HAVE A SLIGHTLY GREATER
RISK FOR TORNADOES AS THIS LOCATION WILL HAVE THE BEST COMBINATION OF
WIND SHEAR AND INSTABILITY. AS FOR TIMING...AREAS WEST OF I-55 WILL
HAVE THE RISK OF SEVERE STORMS BETWEEN 11 AM AND 3 PM. LOCATIONS EAST
OF I-55 WILL HAVE THEIR MAIN RISK BETWEEN 3 AND 6 PM.

IN ADDITION...WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE AHEAD OF THE STRONG
COLD FRONT AND AGAIN IN ITS WAKE. AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...SOUTH AND
SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BE SUSTAINED BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
BETWEEN 30 AND 45 MPH. BEHIND THE FRONT...SURFACE PRESSURES WILL
RAPIDLY RISE AND THE TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL RESULT IN WEST
TO NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30
TO 40 MPH. ANY OF THESE HIGH WIND GUSTS FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
NIGHT MAY DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. WINDS SHOULD SUBSIDE BETWEEN
MIDNIGHT AND SUNRISE WEDNESDAY MORNING.
 

Severe Weather expected Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An area of low pressure will move into the region tomorrow, bringing high winds and the possibility of severe weather.

Southerly winds of 20mph will be increasing Tuesday morning along the Mississippi River to speeds of 30 to 40mph by midday, generally west of Interstate 55.  The south winds will spread to the rest of the area by 3:00pm.  Some gusts could reach 45 to 50mph across the Mississippi Delta Region ahead of a strong cold front, and wind advisories have been posted.

In addition, severe thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall will be possible Tuesday.  Damaging winds up to 80mph will be the main risk, but a few tornadoes will also be possible.  Brief heavy downpours of one to two inches could lead to the ponding of water in the roads and minor flooding of poor drainage areas.  Very strong wind fields and adequate instability are expected to contribute to the development of a squall line of thunderstorms that should move into the Northeast Louisiana and Southeast Arkansas areas by noon Tuesday, and sweep rapidly to the east.

Northwest winds behind the front will average 25 to 35mph into Tuesday evening before gradually subsiding.




Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This Week's Weather

A weak cold front is moving through today, with some light rain scattered about.  Tonight, it will get cooler with temperatures around freezing in our area.

Wednesday and Thursday should be unremarkable weather-wise, with high pressure building in.

Thursday night, we may see a low pressure area move in from Texas, bringing a chance of rain for late Thursday and Friday.  With a cold air mass behind this low pressure, there's a slim chance of some wintry precipitation to be mixed in late Thursday and Friday morning.  Nothing major is expected with this chance.

Friday and Saturday will be quite cold, with more seasonal temperatures returning next Sunday.

Monday, January 10, 2011

For this week...

Tuesday we'll see bitter cold temperatures and winds, with nighttime temperatures at 15 to 20 degrees F, and wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees.  Bundle up and make sure you've got your pipes wrapped.

Lows for the latter half of the week (Wednesday-Friday) will stay in the 20's, and highs climbing the later we go in the week with 50's expected on Saturday.

Our next chance for rain looks to be Sunday or Monday next week.

Have a great week everyone!

Looking Ahead

In the future, look for expansions to this blog.  While we're still learning how flexible this medium may be, and what its limitations may include, we're hoping to bring some interactive content that will give you a better sense of local weather conditions.

Our ideas for this site include setting up a permanent outdoor weather camera, and a multi-feature weather monitoring station.  These two would give you the opportunity to "see" what we see in terms of local weather conditions.

If you have any ideas for us to consider, please post them in the comments section or contact us via email.

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
407 AM CST MON JAN 10 2011

...FREEZING DRIZZLE CONTINUES ACROSS THE ARKLAMISS...

.THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT BROUGHT THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO THE
AREA IS CONTINUING TO MOVE ALONG THE NORTHEAST GULF COAST THIS
MORNING. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION HAS MOVED TO THE
EAST OF THE AREA...FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE OVER THE AREA
THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
NOON CST TODAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* TIMING: WHILE THE MODERATE PRECIPITATION IS COMING TO AN END...FREEZING
  DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THIS MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT: ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON EXPOSED SURFACES ARE EXPECTED TO
  BE LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH WITH MOST LOCATIONS RECEIVING A
  TRACE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN DIFFICULT THIS MORNING
  IN SOME LOCATIONS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND ELEVATED SURFACES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE
WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winter Storm Warning - Jan 9, 2011 10:35pm

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1035 PM CST SUN JAN 9 2011

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING ALONG THE GULF COAST THROUGH
TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO COMBINE WITH VERY COLD ACROSS THE REGION
TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTHEAST
LOUISIANA... SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...AND MUCH OF MISSISSIPPI.
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY. 

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF MODERATE SNOW MIXED
  WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION
  TONIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD END ACROSS THE REGION FROM WEST
  TO EAST BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAY BREAK MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A CROSSETT ARKANSAS TO
  KOSCIUSKO MISSISSIPPI TO MACON LINE...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH
  TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
  MISSISSIPPI. THE ACCUMULATION OF SNOW AND ICE ON TREES COULD CAUSE
  LIMBS TO FALL OR SAG ONTO POWER LINES. ROADWAYS WILL LIKELY BECOME
  TREACHEROUS AND TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 
  20S WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY WIND CHILLS IN THE MIDDLE TEENS. 
  CONDITIONS SHOULD BEGIN IMPROVING AFTER MIDDAY MONDAY BUT 
  LOCATIONS WITH SNOW COVER WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH THE FREEZING 
  MARK. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW OR ICING MEANS SEVERE
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW OR ICE ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY
TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE YOU BECOME
STRANDED.

Spcl WX Stmt - Jan 9, 2011 8:10pm

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
810 PM CST SUN JAN 9 2011
...WINTER STORM CAUSING SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS THE ARKLAMISS 
TONIGHT...

AT 8 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A LARGE AREA 
OF SLEET...FREEZING RAIN...AND SNOW...OVER MOST OF THE ARKLAMISS 
REGION. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS IN A BAND FROM ST. JOSEPH 
LOUISIANA TO NEAR GRENADA AND EUPORA...AND ALSO OVER EAST CENTRAL 
MISSISSIPPI. THE PRECIPITATION CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST.

TEMPERATURES ARE AT OR BELOW FREEZING NOW OVER MUCH OF THE AREA. 
ROAD CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE...AND MANY AREAS ALONG AND 
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20 ARE REPORTING THAT MOST BRIDGES AND 
OVERPASSES ARE ICY AND HAZARDOUS. THIS INCLUDES MANY INTERSTATE 
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. SOME LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN AND EAST CENTRAL 
MISSISSIPPI WHERE TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S ARE 
REPORTING ICE OR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON NON-ELEVATED ROAD SURFACES. 
TRAVEL IS NOW EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS IN THESE AREAS. SNOW AND SLEET 
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE COMMON ACROSS SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 
AND NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI...WHILE GLAZE AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF UP 
TO A HALF INCH ARE BEING REPORTED ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL AND 
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

HERE ARE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...

NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM LAKE PROVIDENCE TO COLUMBUS...SNOW MIXED AT 
TIMES WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCUR FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL 
HOURS. SNOW AND SLEET WILL LIKELY ACCUMULATE 1 TO 3 INCHES BETWEEN 8 
PM AND MIDNIGHT OVER THIS AREA. AREAS OF NORTH CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI  
MAY SEE LOCALLY GREATER TOTALS OF SNOW.  ROAD CONDITIONS WILL BE 
VERY POOR...AND POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR AS THE ACCUMULATION OF ICE 
AND SNOW OCCUR ON POWERLINES AND BRANCHES.

OVER EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI FROM BROOKHAVEN TO 
MERIDIAN AND SOUTHEAST OF THERE...FREEZING RAIN...MIXED AT TIMES 
WITH SLEET...WILL OCCUR. REPORTS INDICATE THAT GLAZING IS BECOMING 
AN ISSUE ON TREES AND POWERLINES...AND DOWNED TREES AND POWER 
OUTAGES ARE NOW BEING REPORTED. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE 
THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS AS ICE ACCUMULATES UP TO A HALF INCH WITH 
LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH. ROAD CONDITIONS ARE 
HAZARDOUS AND WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE...PARTICULARLY ALONG AND 
NORTH OF US HIGHWAY 84. 

IN BETWEEN THESE TWO AREAS FROM NORTHEAST LOUISIANA ACROSS THE 
JACKSON AND VICKSBURG AREAS TO DE KALB...FREEZING RAIN AND 
SLEET...MIXED AT TIMES WITH SNOW...CAN BE EXPECTED. ROAD CONDITIONS 
WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE...AND SOME POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR AS 
ICE ACCUMULATES ON TREES AND POWERLINES. LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS 
THAT INTERSTATE 220 AT INTERSTATE 55 IS NEARLY IMPASSABLE DUE TO ICE 
ACCUMULATION. AN AXIS OF LOCALIZED HEAVIER ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF UP 
TO A HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH MAY OCCUR FROM VICKSBURG TO 
LEXINGTON WHERE HEAVIER FREEZING RAIN IS FALLING.

PRECIPITATION IS BEGINNING TO TAPER OFF FROM THE SOUTHWEST SOUTH OF 
INTERSTATE 20...BUT PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 
20 THROUGH AT LEAST THE EVENING HOURS. 

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THIS 
DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER SITUATION.

Graphicast Jan 9, 2011 7:15pm

Spcl WX Stmt - Jan 9, 2011 6:40pm

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
638 PM CST SUN JAN 9 2011
...CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA THIS 
EVENING...

AT 630 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A LARGE 
AREA OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...MIXED WITH SNOW...OVER MOST OF THE 
ARKLAMISS REGION. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS IN A BAND FROM LAKE 
PROVIDENCE LOUISIANA TO NEAR COLUMBUS...AND ALSO FROM MERIDIAN TO 
MCCOMB. THE PRECIPITATION CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST.

TEMPERATURES ARE AT OR BELOW FREEZING NOW OVER MUCH OF THE AREA.  
THE COMBINATION OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION...TEMPERATURES BELOW 
FREEZING...AND SUNSET WILL RESULT IN RAPIDLY DETERIORATING ROAD 
CONDITIONS THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF US HIGHWAY 84. 
INCREASING REPORTS OF HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ARE BEING RECEIVED BY THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS EVENING. 

HERE ARE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...

NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM LAKE PROVIDENCE TO COLUMBUS...SNOW MIXED AT 
TIMES WITH SLEET WILL OCCUR FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. SNOW AND 
SLEET WILL LIKELY ACCUMULATE 1 TO 3 INCHES BETWEEN 630 PM AND 10 PM 
OVER THIS AREA. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE AND 
WILL BECOME VERY POOR...AND POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR AS THE 
ACCUMULATION OF ICE AND SNOW OCCUR ON POWERLINES AND BRANCHES.

OVER EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI FROM BROOKHAVEN TO 
MERIDIAN AND SOUTHEAST OF THERE...FREEZING RAIN...MIXED AT TIMES 
WITH SLEET...WILL OCCUR. REPORTS INDICATE THAT GLAZING IS BECOMING 
AN ISSUE ON TREES AND POWERLINES...AND SOME SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES 
ARE NOW BEING REPORTED. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THROUGH THE 
EVENING HOURS AS ICE ACCUMULATES UP TO A HALF INCH WITH LOCALIZED 
AMOUNTS OF THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL ALSO 
CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE...PARTICULARLY ALONG AND NORTH OF US HIGHWAY 
84.

IN BETWEEN THESE TWO AREAS FROM NORTHEAST LOUISIANA ACROSS THE 
JACKSON AND VICKSBURG AREAS TO DE KALB...FREEZING RAIN AND 
SLEET...MIXED AT TIMES WITH SNOW...CAN BE EXPECTED. ROAD CONDITIONS 
WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE...AND SOME POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR AS 
ICE ACCUMULATES ON TREES AND POWERLINES.

PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF FROM THE WEST SOUTH OF 
INTERSTATE 20 LATER THIS EVENING...BUT PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE 
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20 THROUGH AT LEAST THE EVENING HOURS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THIS WINTER 
WEATHER SITUATION.

Jackson Graphicast

Spcl WX Stmt - Jan 9, 2011 2:44pm

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...CORRECTED TIMES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
244 PM CST SUN JAN 9 2011 
 
...CONDITIONS VERY HAZARDOUS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 
MISSISSIPPI ALONG US HIGHWAY 82...

AT 240 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A LARGE 
BAND OF SNOW AND SLEET...MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN...ALONG AND NORTH 
OF US HIGHWAY 82. THE ACTIVITY WAS LIFTING SLOWLY NORTH.

ROAD CONDITIONS ARE REPORTED AS EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS ALONG THIS BAND 
OF PRECIPITATION...PARTICULARY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. THIS AREA 
WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE SNOW AND SLEET THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS WITH 
POOR TRAVEL CONDITIONS.  AREAS FARTHER SOUTHEAST INTO EAST CENTRAL 
MISSISSIPPI HAVE HAD ICING OF BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES FROM EARLIER 
PRECIPITATION...AND MAY CONTINUE TO HAVE SOME SLICK SPOTS.  

MORE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL BE MOVING INTO THE REGION FROM WEST 
AND SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN EXPANDING IN 
COVERAGE AND INTENSITY ACROSS EAST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTHEAST 
LOUISIANA AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI. THIS ACTIVITY WILL BE 
OVERSPREAD MUCH OF THE AREA ALONG AND EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER 
THIS EVENING...AND RESULT IN A SEVERAL HOUR PERIOD OF 
SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND SOME SNOW. 

TEMPERATURES ARE AT OR BELOW FREEZING ALONG AN NORTHWEST OF A LINE 
FROM BASTROP LOUISIANA...TO VICKSBURG...TO QUITMAN. AS THIS 
PRECIPITATION OVERSPREADS THIS AREA...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL 
DETERIORATE THROUGHT THE EVENING HOURS. FARTHER SOUTH...PERIODS OF 
SLEET WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO DROP CLOSE TO FREEZING ALONG THE 
HIGHWAY 84 CORRIDOR AND MAY RESULT IN SLICK SPOTS ON BRIDGES AND 
OVERPASSES...PARTICULARLY IN ANY AREAS OF HEAVIER SLEET.

Spec. WX Stmt - Jan 9, 2011 1:05pm

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
105 PM CST SUN JAN 9 2011
 
...CONDITIONS VERY HAZARDOUS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...EXTREME 
NORTHEAST LOUIAIANA AND MUCH OF MISSISSIPPI BETWEEN INTERSTATE 20 
AND US HIGHWAY 82...

AT 1 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A LARGE BAND 
OF SNOW AND SLEET...MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN...ACROSS MUCH OF 
SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...EXTREME NORTHEAST LOUISIANA AND NORTHERN AND 
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...NORTH OF A LINE FROM BASTROP...TO 
KOSCIUSKO...TO JUST NORTH OF MERIDIAN. THE PRECIPITATION WAS MOVING 
SLOWLY NORTH. 

ROAD CONDITIONS ARE REPORTED AS EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS FROM THE 
ARKLAMISS DELTA EAST AND SOUTHEAST ALONG THIS BAND OF WINTRY 
PRECIPITATION. MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION IN THE ARKLAMISS DELTA IS 
FALLING AS SNOW AND SLEET...AND 2 TO 3 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION HAS 
ALREADY OCCURRED IN PARTS OF SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS. AREAS FARTHER 
SOUTHEAST INTO EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI ARE REPORTING A MIXTURE OF 
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WITH ICY ROADS...ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND 
OVERPASSES. SOME ICING HAS BEEN REPORTED ON BRIDGES ON INTERSTATE 20 
BETWEEN JACKSON AND MERIDIAN. 

PERSISTENT SLEET...SNOW AND SOME FREEZING RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED FOR 
MUCH OF THE DAY OVER THE HIGHWAY 82 CORRIDOR. THIS INCLUDES THE 
GREENVILLE...GREENWOOD... KOSCIUSKO...AND YAZOO CITY AREAS...THIS 
PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE INTO THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE REGION THIS 
AFTERNOON. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE 
EVENING...AND ANY TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS.

MORE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL BE MOVING INTO THE REGION FROM WEST 
AND SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON...AND WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE JACKSON 
AND VICKSBURG AREAS. THIS WILL RESULT IN DETERIORATING TRAVEL 
CONDITIONS. OVER SOUTH MISSISSIPPI ALONG AND SOUTH OF US HIGHWAY 
84... TEMPERATURES ARE CURRENTLY ABOVE FREEZING...BUT A MIXTURE OF 
SLEET AND RAIN IS MOVING BACK INTO THE AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN 
TO FALL AND SLICK SPOTS MAY BEGIN TO DEVELOP ON BRIDGES AND 
OVERPASSES. 

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