Winter Storm Warning continues until 6am Saturday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
358 PM CST FRI JAN 29 2010

…MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE MID SOUTH TONIGHT…

.ARCTIC AIR WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE MID SOUTH TODAY.
MEANWHILE…AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK ALONG THE NORTHERN
GULF COAST SPREADING PRECIPITATION INTO THE MIDSOUTH. A
PROGRESSIVELY SOUTHWARD CHANGEOVER FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN…
SLEET AND SNOW WILL OCCUR TONIGHT.

NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH WILL LIKELY
ACCOMPANY THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION. THESE WINDS COULD STRESS ICY
TREE BRANCHES AND POWER LINES CAUSING POWER OUTAGES. WIND CHILLS
WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA TODAY AND INTO
THE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING OVER MUCH OF THE AREA
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. AS A RESULT…A PROLONGED PERIOD OF SNOW AND
ICE COVERED ROADS MAY OCCUR.

CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-TIPTON-HAYWOOD-MADISON-CHESTER-
HENDERSON-DECATUR-SHELBY-FAYETTE-HARDEMAN-MCNAIRY-HARDIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WYNNE…WEST MEMPHIS…FORREST CITY…
COVINGTON…JACKSON…LEXINGTON…BARTLETT…GERMANTOWN…
COLLIERVILLE…MEMPHIS…MILLINGTON…SOMERVILLE…BOLIVAR…
SAVANNAH

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
SATURDAY…

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY.

* THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO TWO TENTHS
OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION ALONG A LINE FROM THE MEMPHIS
METRO AREA TO SAVANNAH TENNESSEE. IN ADDITION TO THE ICE…SNOW
AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THIS
EVENING. LIGHT SNOW MAY OCCUR LATE TONIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
COMBINED WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS…THESE ICE ACCUMULATIONS
MAY CREATE STRESS ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. SNOW AND SLEET
ACCUMULATIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…
SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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LEE AR-DESOTO-MARSHALL-BENTON MS-TIPPAH-ALCORN-TISHOMINGO-TUNICA-
TATE-PRENTISS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SOUTHAVEN…OLIVE BRANCH…CORINTH…
IUKA…TUNICA…BOONEVILLE

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
SATURDAY…

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS LESS THAN ONE QUARTER INCH ARE EXPECTED. MINOR
SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

* WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THIS
EVENING. LIGHT SNOW AND FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY OCCUR LATE
TONIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS MAY CREATE DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
COMBINED WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS…THESE ICE ACCUMULATIONS
MAY CREATE STRESS ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. MINOR SNOW AND
SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…
SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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