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Weakley County Emergency Management
Wednesday January 10th, 2018 :: 02:43 p.m. CST

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Winter Storm Watch until 09:00PM Friday

...A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE MIDSOUTH FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... .A system will move in late Thursday night ushering in rain that will gradually transition to a mix of freezing rain and sleet early Friday morning, then eventually to all snow late Friday. Ice accumulations up to 0.30 inches will be possible before noon. A transition to all snow should take place Midday for the watch area. Light snow could last into Friday evening. Snow accumulations up to 4 inches will be possible, keeping travel conditions hazardous into the overnight hours Friday. Locations where snow accumulates on ice will be particularly hazardous. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel will be dangerous and nearly impossible, including during the morning commute on Friday. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to three tenths of an inch are possible.

* WHERE...Portions of East Arkansas, North Mississippi, Southeast Missouri and West Tennessee.

* WHEN...From late Thursday night through Friday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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

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:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Winter Storm Watch

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