Jan 272014
 

Authorities encourage residents to be prepared with at least three days of food, water, and medicines and back-up way to keep warm should there be a power outage.
If your pet is an outdoor pet, ARF is offering temporary crates to bring them inside for Tuesday and Wednesday. The crates will be dropped off at your house and picked up Thursday. E-mail info@animalrescuemobile.org.
Authorities will announce school plans by noon today.

… WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…
* TIMING… A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MAY IMPACT MOST LOCATIONS GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE HIGHWAY 84 CORRIDOR AND NORTH OF THE IMMEDIATE COAST TUESDAY MORNING… WHILE A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER INTERIOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHWEST ALABAMA. PRECIPITATION MAY TRANSITION TO A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN… SLEET… AND SNOW NEAR THE COAST TUESDAY NIGHT… AND TO SLEET THEN LIGHT SNOW ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE REGION. PRECIPITATION SHOULD GRADUALLY COME TO AN END WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS… STORM TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS AROUND ONE QUARTER TO ONE THIRD OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING… MAINLY ACROSS LOCATIONS TO THE SOUTH OF THE HIGHWAY 84 CORRIDOR. TOTAL SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION. ROAD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT… AND TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT AS ROADS AND BRIDGES BECOME ICY. POWER OUTAGES MAY BE POSSIBLE… ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE ICE ACCUMULATION OCCURS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW… SLEET… OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
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… A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI… SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA… AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…
.THE LEADING EDGE OF AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION LATER TODAY. STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION… MOISTURE WILL SPREAD ACROSS OUR AREA AS A SERIES OF STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES MOVE FROM WEST TO EAST OVER MUCH OF THE GULF COAST REGION. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE… MOST OF THE AREA NORTH OF THE IMMEDIATE COAST CAN EXPECT A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THROUGHOUT THE DAY TUESDAY… WHILE SNOW MAY ALSO MIX IN ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHWEST ALABAMA. PRECIPITATION MAY TRANSITION TO A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN… SLEET… AND SNOW NEAR THE COAST TUESDAY NIGHT… AND FROM SLEET TO SNOW OVER INTERIOR AREAS. SIGNIFICANT ICE… SLEET… AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE BEFORE PRECIPITATION ENDS WEDNESDAY.

 January 27, 2014  Posted by on January 27, 2014 News-Weather, Zew News