Special Weather Statement from MemphisWeather.net

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
MEMPHISWEATHER.NET / NWS-MEMPHIS TN
456 PM CST SAT DEC 13 2008

…WINTER WEATHER POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT…

THE POTENTIAL FOR WINTER WEATHER EXISTS EARLY NEXT WEEK. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL USHER MUCH COLDER AIR INTO THE REGION MONDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET AROUND 20 DEGREES IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE…CHANGING RAIN OVER TO FREEZING RAIN ON MONDAY NORTH OF THE MEMPHIS METRO AREA.

BY MONDAY NIGHT…THE FREEZING LINE MAY SINK FURTHER INTO THE MIDSOUTH CHANGING RAIN OVER TO FREEZING RAIN FROM MEMPHIS NORTHWARD. THE FRONT WILL BEGIN TO LIFT BACK NORTHWARD DURING THE DAY ON TUESDAY…ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO WARM BACK ABOVE FREEZING AND CHANGING FREEZING RAIN BACK TO RAIN.

MINOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT. IF MORE ICE DEVELOPS THAN IS CURRENTLY FORECAST…ICE ACCUMULATIONS COULD CREATE HEAVY LOADS ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES…POSSIBLY CAUSING THEM TO FALL. IN ADDITION…VERY DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP. IF ROAD ICING DOES OCCUR…PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

DETAILS CONCERNING THE EXACT TIMING…LOCATION…AND AMOUNTS OF WINTER PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME MORE CERTAIN AS THE EVENT DRAWS CLOSER. WATCH FOR LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND MEMPHISWEATHER.NET.
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EAP / KRM

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