Winter Weather Advisory summary from the NWS

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
440 AM CST FRI FEB 4 2011

…A MIX OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED MAINLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 THROUGH MIDMORNING. SNOW POSSIBLE LATE AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY OVERNIGHT…

.MIDLEVEL SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WILL OVERSPREAD A COLD AIRMASS OVER NORTH MISSISSIPPI TO CREATE SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. UP TO ONE QUARTER INCH OF ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE WINTER STORM WARNING AREA. OVER THE ADVISORY AREA… A MIXTURE OF SLEET… LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES OVER NORTH MISSISSIPPI SHOULD WARM TO ABOVE FREEZING BY MIDMORNING.

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO ARKANSAS BY EARLY EVENING… AND TRACK INTO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI OVERNIGHT. THIS FEATURE WILL BRING A CHANCE OF ACCUMULATING SNOW TO ONE INCH OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS… WEST TENNESSEE… AND AREAS OF NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALONG THE TENNESSEE BORDER. THIS SNOW WILL LIKELY BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON OVER EASTERN ARKANSAS… AND SPREAD EAST THROUGH THE EVENING AND EARLY OVERNIGHT.

DESOTO-MARSHALL-TUNICA-FAYETTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTHAVEN…OLIVE BRANCH…TUNICA…SOMERVILLE…
440 AM CST FRI FEB 4 2011

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW OCCURING THROUGH MIDMORNING. RAIN AND SNOW MIXTURE WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND PERSIST THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 1 INCH. ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING: SNOW/SLEET… THROUGH MIDMORNING. SNOW… LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EARLY OVERNIGHT.


CRITTENDEN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WYNNE…WEST MEMPHIS…FORREST CITY…
440 AM CST FRI FEB 4 2011

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 3 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AROUND AN INCH. THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 3 AM CST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: AROUND ONE INCH.

* TIMING: MID AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY MORNING SATURDAY.


TIPTON-SHELBY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF COVINGTON…BARTLETT…GERMANTOWN…COLLIERVILLE…MEMPHIS…MILLINGTON
440 AM CST FRI FEB 4 2011

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: AROUND ONE INCH.

* TIMING: LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY MORNING SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS: HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IS EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW… SLEET… OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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