Thursday, March 1, 2012

Storms for Friday, 3/2/2012

Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop over the Mississippi Delta on Friday afternoon, and progress south and east across Mississippi through the overnight hours.

Storms are expected to develop mid-afternoon, ahead of an advancing cold front.  While specific timing is uncertain, these storms may leave the Delta area by 5pm to 6pm.

Areas along and east of Interstate 55 have the highest risk for significant storms, including the possibility of hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
545 AM CST THU MAR 1 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EXTREME SOUTHEAST
ARKANSAS...NORTHEAST LOUISIANA AND CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
INTO FRIDAY NIGHT ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE
REGION. ALL MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER WILL POSSIBLE INCLUDING DAMAGING
WINDS UP TO 70 MPH...LARGE HAIL UP TO GOLFBALL SIZE...AND TORNADOES.
SOME STRONG TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE. WHILE ALL LOCATIONS WILL HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO SEE THIS SEVERE WEATHER...LOCATIONS THAT ARE GENERALLY
ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM PARCHMAN...TO VICKSBURG AND NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 20 WILL SEE AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEEING SIGNIFICANT SEVERE
STORMS. THE COLD FRONT WILL BE THROUGH THE REGION BY DAYBREAK
SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.


***DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE AS YOUR SOLE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY WATCHES AND WARNINGS. THIS WEBSITE DELIVERS FOCUSED INFORMATION FOR A SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC AREA AND IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE TIMELY WEATHER WARNING INFORMATION***

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