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Weakley County Emergency Management
Tuesday January 19th, 2016 :: 03:19 a.m. CST

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Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to noon CST Wednesday

...A WINTRY MIX OF SLEET...FREEZING RAIN...AND SNOW WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... A STRONG DISTURBANCE WILL QUICKLY MOVE SOUTHEAST INTO THE MIDSOUTH TUESDAY NIGHT WITH SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW BECOMING LIKELY BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. A VERY COLD AIRMASS HAS BEEN IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION WHICH WILL ALLOW WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO ACCUMULATE QUICKLY ON UNTREATED SURFACES. THE PRECIPITATION WILL START OUT AS SNOW FIRST ACROSS NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...GRADUALLY TRANSITIONING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS FROM WEST TO EAST. ROADS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS IN TIME FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY FOR MUCH OF THE ADVISORY AREA. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST WEDNESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST WEDNESDAY.

* SNOW/SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE WITH FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH. THE HEAVIEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS EXTREME NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL AND THE COUNTIES NEAR THE KENTUCKY BORDER IN NORTHWEST TENNESSEE.

* TIMING...LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...GROUND AND ROAD TEMPERATURES ARE QUITE COLD FROM THE RECENT COLD WEATHER WHICH WILL ALLOW WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO ACCUMULATE QUICKLY. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BENTON ... CARROLL ... CHESTER ... CROCKETT ... DECATUR ... DYER ... GIBSON ... HARDIN ... HAYWOOD ... HENDERSON ... HENRY ... LAKE ... LAUDERDALE ... MADISON ... OBION ... TIPTON ... WEAKLEY

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
Weakley County Emergency Management
Old 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-364-5454

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Alert Details

Severity:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Winter Weather Advisory

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