Winter Storm Watch Sunday night for west TN and north MS

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
330 PM CST SAT FEB 13 2010

…WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED TONIGHT AND AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY…

.A FAST MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE MID SOUTH
TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES OVER NORTHWEST TENNESSEE SHOULD REMAIN
STEADY OR SLOWLY RISE LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING OVER THESE
AREAS…BUT STILL SHOULD HOVER NEAR THE FREEZING MARK. THIS WILL
ALLOW LIGHT SNOW MIXED AT TIMES WITH SLEET TO PRODUCE LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. THIS ADVISORY DOES NOT
INCLUDE THE MEMPHIS METROPOLITAN AREA.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT COMBINED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL PRODUCE SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE MID-SOUTH SUNDAY
NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

DESOTO-MARSHALL-TUNICA-TIPTON-SHELBY-FAYETTE
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SOUTHAVEN…OLIVE BRANCH…TUNICA…
COVINGTON…BARTLETT…GERMANTOWN…COLLIERVILLE…MEMPHIS…
MILLINGTON

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY SUNDAY
NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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NWS/MWN

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