Winter Storm Warning issued for the Memphis area

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
224 PM CST SAT JAN 8 2011

…MAJOR WINTER STORM 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 MID-SOUTH BY SUNDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT AND BECOME LIGHTER INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING AS THE STORM PUSHES EAST OF THE AREA.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY SUNDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ALSO POSSIBLE. ANY THUNDERSTORMS WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY RAISE HOURLY SNOWFALL RATES.

* 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 WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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