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Weakley County Emergency Management
Tuesday January 16th, 2018 :: 06:26 a.m. CST

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Winter Storm Warning until 09:00AM

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE MID-SOUTH EARLY TUESDAY... .A strong upper level disturbance is sliding through the Mid South early this morning as arctic air continues to spill into the region. Ongoing snow will taper off from northwest to southeast during through the morning hours...with flurries likely lingering over portions of northeast Mississippi in the early afternoon. The combination of very cold temperatures and gusty northwest winds will produce wind chill values to zero or slightly below, mainly along and north of Interstate 40 through noon today. ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized higher amounts, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of East Arkansas and West Tennessee.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 9 am Today. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until noon today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CROCKETT ... GIBSON ... HAYWOOD ... HENRY ... SHELBY ... 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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