Winter Storm Watch issued for Sunday night


URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
150 PM CST FRI JAN 7 2011

…MAJOR WINTER STORM LIKELY TO IMPACT THE MID-SOUTH LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT…

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK FROM THE TEXAS GULF COAST SUNDAY MORNING TO THE SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA COAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE BY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL DEVELOP NORTH OF THE SYSTEM EARLY SUNDAY MORNING NEAR THE ARKLATEX REGION AND SPREAD NORTHEAST THROUGH THE DAY INTO PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
MISSISSIPPI LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE TO OVERSPREAD THE REST OF THE WATCH AREA BY EARLY SUNDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT AND TAPER OFF EARLY MONDAY MORNING AS THE STORM PUSHES EAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING/6 PM THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT/6 AM MONDAY…

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES… WITH THE HEAVIEST LIKELY ACROSS NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY SUNDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE SUNDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS: SNOW COVERED ROADS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED BY MID EVENING SUNDAY. THE DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY PERSIST AT LEAST INTO THE MONDAY MORNING RUSH…AND POSSIBLY THROUGH THE DAY AND BEYOND.

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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