Winter Weather Advisories and Warnings posted

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
346 AM CST TUE JAN 25 2011

…ANOTHER WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE MIDSOUTH TONIGHT…

.A VERY DYNAMIC AND MOIST SYSTEM DEVELOPING ALONG THE LOUISIANA
COAST THIS MORNING WILL TRACK EAST NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN GEORGIA
TONIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD NORTH ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. DUE TO WARM AIR CURRENTLY IN PLACE…
PRECIPITATION WILL REMAIN RAIN THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. COLDER AIR
WILL THEN INVADE THE MIDSOUTH ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE SYSTEM AND
WILL GRADUALLY TURN THE RAIN TO SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

AT THIS POINT…THE BEST ESTIMATE FOR PLACEMENT OF THE HEAVIEST
SNOW WILL BE ALONG AND NEAR A LINE FROM HOLLY SPRINGS MISSISSIPPI
AND SOMERVILLE TENNESSEE…TO JACKSON…SAVANNAH…AND DECATURVILLE
TENNESSEE. THIS IS WHERE THE COLD AIR SHOULD INTERACT WITH THE
MOST INTENSE PRECIPITATION. IF THE COLDER AIR CAN ARRIVE EVEN A
COUPLE HOURS SOONER AS SOME SOLUTIONS ARE SUGGESTING…THEN THE
WINTER STORM WARNING MAY NEED TO BE EXPANDED…POSSIBLY TO
INCLUDE THE MEMPHIS METRO AREA.

THESE TYPES OF SYSTEMS ALWAYS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE EITHER
VERY HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OR VERY LITTLE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
DEPENDING UPON THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLD AIR. GIVEN THE STRONG
DYNAMICS AND THE BANDING POTENTIAL OF THE SNOWFALL..SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS EXCEEDING 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNING
AREA.

PHILLIPS-DESOTOTUNICA-TATE-COAHOMA-QUITMAN-PANOLA-TALLAHATCHIE-
WEAKLEY-HENRY-GIBSON-TIPTON-CROCKETT-SHELBY
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HELENA…SOUTHAVEN…OLIVE BRANCH…
TUNICA…CLARKSDALE…BATESVILLE…MARTIN…DRESDEN…PARIS…
HUMBOLDT…MILAN…COVINGTON…BARTLETT…GERMANTOWN…
COLLIERVILLE…MEMPHIS…MILLINGTON
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
3 AM CST WEDNESDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 3 AM CST WEDNESDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES…WITH THE HIGHEST TOTALS
  ALONG I-40. SOME PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE
  UPGRADED TO A WINTER STORM WARNING IF HIGHER TOTALS LOOK MORE
  LIKELY.
* TIMING: RAIN IS EXPECTED THROUGH MID AFTERNOON…BUT COLDER AIR
  WILL BEGIN TO INVADE THE AREA BY LATE AFTERNOON AND CHANGE THE
  RAIN TO SNOW. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 3 AM CST
  WEDNESDAY.
* IMPACTS: ROADS WILL LIKELY REMAIN WET AS THE SNOW FALLS IN THE
  LATE AFTERNOON DUE TO ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES…BUT AS
  TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING BY EARLY EVENING…WATER ON
  ROADS WILL FREEZE AND SNOW MAY BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE. THE LESSER
  TRAVELED ROADS AND BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WILL BE THE MOST
  TREACHEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-LAKE-
OBION-DYER-LAUDERDALE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HARRISBURG…BLYTHEVILLE…WYNNE…
WEST MEMPHIS…FORREST CITY…UNION CITY…DYERSBURG
346 AM CST TUE JAN 25 2011
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 2 INCHES.
* TIMING: RAIN IS EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON…BUT COLDER
  AIR WILL BEGIN TO INVADE THE AREA BY MID AFTERNOON AND CHANGE
  THE RAIN TO SNOW. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY MIDNIGHT THIS EVENING.




MARSHALL-BENTON MS-TIPPAH-ALCORN-CARROLL-HAYWOOD-MADISON-CHESTER-
HENDERSON-DECATUR-FAYETTE-HARDEMAN-MCNAIRY-HARDIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CORINTH…HUNTINGDON…JACKSON…
LEXINGTON…SOMERVILLE…BOLIVAR…SAVANNAH

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM
CST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE IN THE MOST PERSISTENT HEAVY SNOW BANDS.

* TIMING: RAIN IS EXPECTED TODAY…BUT COLDER AIR WILL BEGIN TO
  INVADE THE WARNING AREA EARLY THIS EVENING…CHANGING THE RAIN
  TO SNOW. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY IN THE EVENING AND EARLY OVERNIGHT…
  BEFORE SNOW TAPERS OFF BETWEEN 3 AM AND 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS: ROADS WILL LIKELY REMAIN WET AS THE SNOW FALLS IN THE
  EARLY EVENING DUE TO ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES…BUT AS
  TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING AND SNOW INTENSITY INCREASES BY
  LATE EVENING…WATER ON ROADS WILL FREEZE AND SNOW WILL BEGIN
  TO ACCUMULATE. THE LESSER TRAVELED ROADS AND BRIDGES AND
  OVERPASSES WILL BE THE MOST TREACHEROUS.

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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