Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jackson MS
232 PM CST Sun Feb 26 2017

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232 PM CST Sun Feb 26 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast
Arkansas, northeast Louisiana, central Mississippi, and north
central Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Tonight and Monday

FIRE WEATHER
THREAT...Elevated
TIMING...Through the remainder of this afternoon

Open burning is discouraged through the remainder of the afternoon
due to the combination of low humidity and occasionally gusty
winds. Fires escape control more easily in these conditions and
containment could be difficult.

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.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday night through Saturday

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday night across
portions of the northwest Delta ahead of an approaching cold
front. As the cold front moves through the region, confidence is
increasing in severe thunderstorms occurring across the area on
Wednesday, especially for locations generally north of the
Interstate 20 corridor. At this time, hail and damaging winds
continue to be the main threat but tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

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.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region Tuesday
night through Wednesday.

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232 PM CST Sun Feb 26 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northeast
Louisiana, central Mississippi, and south central Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Tonight and Monday

FIRE WEATHER
THREAT...Elevated
TIMING...Through the remainder of this afternoon

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THREAT...Limited
TIMING...Monday

Open burning is discouraged through the remainder of the afternoon
due to the combination of low humidity and occasionally gusty
winds. Fires escape control more easily in these conditions and
containment could be difficult.

A few strong to locally severe storms will be possible from mid
morning through early afternoon on Monday, mainly along and south
of the Interstate Twenty corridor. The primary risk with any
severe storm will be hail up to quarter size and wind gusts up to
60 mph.

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.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday night through Saturday

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday night across
portions of the northwest Delta ahead of an approaching cold
front. As the cold front moves through the region, confidence is
increasing in severe thunderstorms occurring across the area on
Wednesday, especially for locations generally north of the
Interstate 20 corridor. At this time, hail and damaging winds
continue to be the main threat but tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image2.png)
(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image3.png)

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region Monday AND
Wednesday.

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...HAZARD LEGEND...

*FIRE WEATHER*
Extreme...Conditions well in excess of Red Flag Warning
 criteria with strong wind gusts greater than 40 mph. Fires
 will spread very quickly and wildfires are common. Fire
 control is very difficult, even for experienced firefighters.
Significant...Conditions meet minimum Red Flag Warnings
 criteria. Open burning should not be attempted as fires can
 quickly escape and become very difficult to control, even
 for experienced firefighters.
Elevated...Any open burning is discouraged due to increased
 wind, lower humidity, and recent dry conditions. Fires
 escape control more easily in these conditions and their
 containment can be difficult. Remember to heed any local
 burn bans that are in effect!
Limited...Extra caution is advised for open burning due to
 increased wind, lower humidity, or very dry conditions.
 Remember to heed any local burn bans that are in effect!

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS*
Extreme...Confident in severe thunderstorms with wind gusts of
 75 mph or greater and/or 2 inch diameter or larger hail.
Significant...Severe thunderstorms possible with wind gusts of
 75 mph or greater and/or 2 inch diameter or larger hail.
Elevated...Confident in severe thunderstorms with winds gusts of
 60 mph or greater and/or 1 inch diameter or larger hail.
Limited...Severe thunderstorms possible with wind gusts of 60
 mph or greater and/or 1 inch diameter or larger hail.


...USEFUL WEATHER WEB PAGES (URLS)...

NWS JAN Home page...
   www.weather.gov/jan
Stay Aware, Stay Safe NWS JAN Briefing Page...
   www.weather.gov/jan/safe
Latest Weather Briefing...
   www.weather.gov/jan/weather_briefing

Find NWS JAN on Facebook...
   www.facebook.com/NWSJacksonMS
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...ADDITIONAL URLS FOR FIRE WEATHER ISSUES...

Current Heat Information...
   www.weather.gov/jan/safe_ExtremeHeat

Fire Weather...
   www.weather.gov/jan/fireweather
Mississippi Forestry Commission...
   www.mfc.ms.gov/
Fire Weather Outlook...
   www.spc.noaa.gov/products/fire_wx/
...ADDITIONAL URLS FOR SEVERE WEATHER ISSUES...

Storm Prediction Center (SPC)...
   www.spc.noaa.gov/
Meso Analysis...
   www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/mesoanalysis/Day 1 through 3 Outlooks...
   www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
Storm Reports...
   www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/online/


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