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Weakley County Emergency Management
Thursday January 11th, 2018 :: 02:20 p.m. CST
Alert

Winter Storm Warning until 06:00PM Friday

...WINTER WEATHER WILL AFFECT THE MID-SOUTH LATE THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY... .A strong cold front will move into the Lower Mississippi Valley late this evening. Rain will begin to transition to a mixture of freezing rain and sleet as cold air begins to filter into the Mid- South, then eventually to all snow on Friday. Snow is expected to taper off Friday afternoon. Significant snow and ice accumulations will be possible across much of the region. In addition, strong northwest winds will occur as the much colder air filters into the region. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday. Total sleet and snow accumulations up to two inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected.

* WHERE...Much of West Tennessee and DeSoto County in Mississippi.

* WHEN...Midnight to 6 PM Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Mixed winter precipitation will make travel very hazardous or treacherous, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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

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

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

Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible 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 Storm Warning

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