Jan 292014
 
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Hard Freeze Warning
National Weather Service

…HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST
AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA AND THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA PANHANDLE…

.AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT.
BREEZY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL BE PRESENT CLOSE TO THE COAST WITH
GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH POSSIBLE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. VERY COLD
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED AGAIN TONIGHT WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS RANGING
FROM 10 TO 15 DEGREES OVER INLAND AREAS TO 15 TO 20 DEGREES CLOSER TO
THE COAST.

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BUTLER…LISMAN…SILAS…CHATOM…
MILLRY…JACKSON…THOMASVILLE…GROVE HILL…CAMDEN…
PINE HILL…HOMEWOOD…MONROEVILLE…EVERGREEN…GREENVILLE…
LUVERNE…BRANTLEY…ATMORE…BREWTON…EAST BREWTON…MOBILE…
PRICHARD…SARALAND…BAY MINETTE…CENTURY…FLOMATON…MOLINO…
WAYNESBORO…RICHTON…BEAUMONT…NEW AUGUSTA…LEAKESVILLE…
MCLAIN…WIGGINS…LUCEDALE
918 AM CST WED JAN 29 2014

…HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM CST THURSDAY…
…HARD FREEZE WARNING HAS EXPIRED…

  • TIMING…FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST THURSDAY.
  • TEMPERATURE…VERY COLD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED AGAIN TONIGHT
    WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS RANGING FROM 10 TO 15 DEGREES OVER INLAND AREAS
    TO 15 TO 20 DEGREES CLOSER TO THE COAST.
  • IMPACTS…TEMPERATURES THIS COLD CAN CAUSE EXPOSED…UNPROTECTED
    WATER PIPES TO BURST…AND CAN BRING AN INCREASED RISK TO THE WELL
    BEING OF PEOPLE…OUTDOOR PETS AND LIVESTOCK. THERE IS ALSO
    POTENTIAL FOR THE LOSS OF UNPROTECTED…COLD SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
    VEGETATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS TEMPERATURES 20 DEGREES OR LOWER ARE
IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. DURING THIS PERIOD OF UNUSUALLY COLD
WEATHER…CHECK ON ELDERLY NEIGHBORS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ADEQUATE
HEAT. OUTDOOR PETS SHOULD ALSO HAVE ADEQUATE WARMTH. AREA SHELTERS
SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXPECT INCREASED DEMAND.

EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE ADEQUATE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WITH THEIR HEATING
SYSTEMS…AND MAKE SURE TO UTILIZE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN
ENCLOSED SPACES. EXTRA CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WITH PORTABLE SPACE
HEATERS. MAKE SURE SPACE HEATERS ARE NOT LEFT UNATTENDED AND ARE NOT
USED NEAR FLAMMABLE MATERIALS SUCH AS CURTAINS OR BED COVERINGS. OPEN
THE FAUCET SLIGHTLY FOR A SMALL STREAM OF WATER OVERNIGHT IF YOU HAVE
ANY EXTERIOR OPEN AIR PIPING. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR
LOCAL NEWS MEDIA OUTLETS FOR CONTINUING UPDATES ON THE COLD WEATHER.A
HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE
VEGETATION.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service

ROADS WILL REMAIN ICY AND TREACHEROUS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE FORECAST TO DROP INTO THE TEENS TO AROUND 20
DEGREES ACROSS THE REGION. THIS WILL RESULT IN ROADS REMAINING ICY
AND VERY DANGEROUS THROUGH THE THURSDAY MORNING COMMUTE. ICE WILL
QUICKLY REFORM THIS EVENING IN LOCATIONS WHERE THERE WAS PARTIAL
MELTING THIS AFTERNOON. COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE REPORTING THAT
MANY ROADS AND BRIDGES ARE CLOSED ACROSS THE REGION AND IT WILL
REMAIN TOO DANGEROUS TO DRIVE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TO ABOVE FREEZING BY MIDDAY THURSDAY UNDER
ABUNDANT SUNSHINE AND THIS SHOULD RESULT IN A DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT IN
ROAD CONDITIONS BY MIDDAY INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. ANY RESIDUAL
MOISTURE ON THE ROADS COULD TURN INTO PATCHY BLACK ICE LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT AS LOWS DROP INTO THE 20S ACROSS FAR INLAND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI… SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…AND INLAND
PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

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