Special Weather Statement concerning winter weather later this week

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NWS-MEMPHIS TN / MEMPHISWEATHER.NET
640 AM CST MON JAN 4 2010

…ACCUMULATING SNOW WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY TO BE FOLLOWED BY EXTREMELY COLD AIR FOR THE LATTER PART OF THE WEEK…

A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE MID-SOUTH THURSDAY. ACCUMULATING SNOW IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE FRONT IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. EXACT SNOW AMOUNTS REMAIN UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME… BUT PLANS SHOULD BE MADE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF AT LEAST A COUPLE OF INCHES OF SNOW WITH ROADS BECOMING HAZARDOUS. STAY TUNED TO LATER WEATHER FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND MEMPHISWEATHER.NET.

A SIGNIFICANT ARCTIC OUTBREAK IS EXPECTED FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT THURSDAY. BITTERLY COLD AIR… PERHAPS THE COLDEST SINCE AT LEAST 2003… WILL PLUNGE INTO THE MID-SOUTH DURING THE DAY THURSDAY AND REMAIN OVER THE AREA INTO THE WEEKEND. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL DIP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA… PERHAPS BOTTOMING OUT NEAR 10 DEGREES IN THE CITY CENTER. WIND CHILL READINGS BETWEEN MINUS 5 AND MINUS 10 DEGREES WILL BE COMMON.

MID-SOUTHERNERS SHOULD PLAN AHEAD FOR THE POTENTIAL SNOW LATER THIS WEEK AND THE EXTREME COLD TO OCCUR AFTERWARDS. PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKE TO KEEP WATER PIPES FROM BURSTING. LIVESTOCK AND PETS WILL NEED CARE FROM THE COLD. CAR BATTERIES SHOULD BE CHECKED TO ENSURE THEY WILL START IN THE EXTREME COLD.

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JCL /MWN

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