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Hydrologic Outlook

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA
1215 PM CST THU MARCH 5 2015

...2015 SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK FOR SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA...SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI...

...THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING IN SPRING 2015 WILL GENERALLY BE
AVERAGE...

INTRODUCTION...

THIS IS THE SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA FOR
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA, SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI, AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI.
THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED TO OUTLINE CURRENT RIVER AND SOIL MOISTURE
CONDITIONS AND TO HIGHLIGHT POTENTIAL SITUATIONS THAT WOULD INDUCE
FLOODING OR EXACERBATE DROUGHT.

ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS...

PRECIPITATION - OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS...NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION HAS OCCURRED OVER THE UPPER AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEYS.

TEMPERATURES - COLDER TEMPERATURES PRODUCED FROZEN PRECIPITATION FOR
SEVERAL OF THIS WINTER`S PRECIPITATION EVENTS OVER PARTS OF THE
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, TEMPERATURES
WILL GRADUALLY WARM BEFORE DROPPING TO AROUND FREEZING AGAIN IN
MID-MARCH FOR SEVERAL AREAS.

SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT (SWE) - SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT RANGES FROM 0.5
TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS. ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER
VALLEY SNOW DEPTH RANGES FROM 0.5 TO 20 INCHES WITH HEAVIEST AMOUNTS
IN KENTUCKY.

SNOW DEPTH - SIGNIFICANT SNOW DEPTH IS CURRENTLY CONFINED TO THE
UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY. ACROSS THE UPPER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY SNOW DEPTH RANGES FROM 2 TO 20 INCHES WITH SOME
HEAVIER AMOUNTS.

SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT - AMOUNTS RANGE FROM 0.5 TO 4 INCHES WITH
LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS.

LIGHT AMOUNTS OF RAIN, SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW OCCURRED
RECENTLY OVER PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. ISOLATED
SNOW COVER REMAINS OVER ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE. THIS SNOW
SHOULD MELT AND SHOULD NOT IMPACT THE FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THE
MISSISSIPPI AND ATCHAFALAYA RIVERS.

SOIL MOISTURE CONTENTS - SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO BE
NEAR NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL OVER THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY AND THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY.

FLOODING - MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER IN
LOUISIANA AND ALONG THE LOWER PEARL RIVER.


EXTENDED TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...

THE 8-14 DAY OUTLOOK ISSUED BY THE NWS CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
INDICATES EQUAL CHANCES OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MAJORITY OF
THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WITH HIGHER CHANCES OF ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. HIGHER CHANCES OF
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE ENTIRE AREA.

THE 30-DAY OUTLOOK INDICATES EQUAL CHANCES OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION
FOR THE OHIO AND UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEYS AND HIGHER CHANCES OF
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE TENNESSEE AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEYS. THE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK INDICATES HIGHER CHANCES OF BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO VALLEYS.

THE 90-DAY OUTLOOK INDICATES EQUAL CHANCES OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION
ACROSS THE ENTIRE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. EQUAL CHANCES OF NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO RIVER
VALLEYS WITH HIGHER CHANCES OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE
LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.


MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ATCHAFALAYA RIVER BASINS...

DURING THE EARLY WINTER...MUCH BELOW NORMAL STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS
OCCURRED OVER THE LOWER OHIO RIVER...WHILE NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL
STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS OCCURRED IN THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. OVER
THE PAST TWO WEEKS...CONDITIONS IMPROVED AS A RESULT OF ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS.  STREAMFLOW CONDITONS ON THE MIDDLE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER ARE CURRENTLY AT NORMAL LEVELS.

DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS, SEASONAL FLOODING HAS OCCURRED OVER THE
SMALLER TRIBUTARIES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. NO FLOODING HAS
OCCURRED ON THE LOWER OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS THIS SEASON.
CURRENTLY...MINOR RISES ARE OCCURRING ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
APPROACHING VICKSBURG.

SEE THE CHART BELOW FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS SHOWING PERCENT OF NORMAL
STREAMFLOWS:

                                             3/4
MISSISSIPPI RIVER           VICKSBURG MS     87%
MISSISSIPPI RIVER             NATCHEZ MS     96%
MISSISSIPPI RIVER   RED RIVER LANDING LA     76%
MISSISSIPPI RIVER         BATON ROUGE LA     77%
MISSISSIPPI RIVER         NEW ORLEANS LA     74%
ATCHAFALAYA RIVER          SIMMESPORT LA     77%


PEARL RIVER BASIN IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI...

OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS HEAVY PRECIPITATION CAUSED FLOODING ACROSS
THE UPPER PEARL RIVER BASIN. ELEVATED LEVELS HAVE RECEDED OVER THE
UPPER PEARL RIVER AND WILL CONTINUE TO RECEDE TO BELOW NORMAL LEVELS.

THE LOWER PEARL BASIN IS STILL EXPERIENCING RISES FROM UPSTREAM.
MINOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
OVERALL SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT IS NEAR NORMAL.

OBSERVED DAILY STREAMFLOWS AS A PERCENT OF MEAN ARE GIVEN BELOW.

                                              3/4
PEARL RIVER                   JACKSON MS     146%
PEARL RIVER                MONTICELLO MS     179%
PEARL RIVER                  BOGALUSA LA     135%


AMITE/COMITE/NORTHSHORE DRAINAGE BASINS...

DURING THE WINTER, DROUGHT CONDITIONS DEVELOPED ACROSS SOUTHERN
LOUISIANA. HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS PRODUCED MINOR
FLOODING ACROSS THE RIVER BASINS IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA.

STREAMFLOWS ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING ABOVE NORMAL AND SOIL MOISTURE
CONTENT IS NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL. MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND
IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

OBSERVED DAILY STREAMFLOWS AS A PERCENT OF MEAN ARE GIVEN BELOW.

                                              3/4
AMITE RIVER                DARLINGTON LA     195%
AMITE RIVER            DENHAM SPRINGS LA     535%
COMITE RIVER             OLIVE BRANCH LA     392%
TCHEFUNCTE RIVER               FOLSOM LA     452%
TICKFAW RIVER                  HOLDEN LA     279%
TANGIPAHOA RIVER               ROBERT LA     282%


PASCAGOULA BASIN IN SOUTH MISSISSIPPI...

BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER WINTER HAS LED TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS
DEVELOPING ACROSS SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA.

STREAMFLOWS AND SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT REMAIN NEAR SEASONAL LEVELS
OVER THE PASCAGOULA BASIN. NO FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR EXPECTED
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

OBSERVED DAILY STREAMFLOWS AS A PERCENT OF MEAN ARE GIVEN BELOW.

                                              3/4
PASCAGOULA RIVER              MERRILL MS     110%


2015 SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK...

BASED ON EXISTING SOIL MOISTURE...STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS...AND NORMAL
SPRING RAINFALL PATTERNS...THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING IS AVERAGE
ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA, SOUTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI, AND COASTAL
MISSISSIPPI.

AN AVERAGE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
AND ATCHAFALAYA RIVERS. THE MAGNITUDE OF FUTURE CRESTS WILL DEPEND
ON THE AMOUNT AND EXTENT OF ANY UPSTREAM ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW COVER
AND RESULTANT SNOWMELT; COUPLED WITH THE FREQUENCY...INTENSITY...AND
EXTENT OF SPRING RAINS.

AN AVERAGE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE PEARL RIVER BASIN
DOWNSTREAM OF JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI TO THE GULF COAST.

AN AVERAGE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE AMITE RIVER...
COMITE RIVER...AND OTHER NORTHSHORE RIVER BASINS.

AN AVERAGE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE PASCAGOULA RIVER
BASIN.

STREAMFLOW DATA PROVIDED BY THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND THE U.S.
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST SCHEDULED SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK FOR 2015.


PLEASE DIRECT COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS TO:
PATRICIA BROWN
SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
WFO NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE, LA
(985) 645-0565 EXT. 228

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1142 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

GMZ530-532-534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577-LAZ034>037-
039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-060545-
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
LAKE BORGNE-CHANDELEUR SOUND-BRETON SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA FROM 20 TO
60 NM-POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-
WASHINGTON-ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-
EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-
ORLEANS-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA-
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-PEARL RIVER-
HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
1142 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA...SOUTH MISSISSIPPI AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A STRONG COLD FRONT IS MOVING ACROSS THE AREA. THE FRONT IS
INCREASING WINDS ACROSS THE AREA. A WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN
EFFECT FOR AREAS SOUTH OF THE TIDAL LAKES UNTIL MIDNIGHT FOR
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THIS WILL MAKE
DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADS. IN
ADDITION...WIND CHILL FACTORS WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS AND 20S
OVERNIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA.

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR SOME LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND POSSIBLY A FEW
SLEET PELLETS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS OVER WILKINSON AND
AMITE COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...WHERE A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM. MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE ARE
POSSIBLE IN THIS AREA. THE ADJACENT LOUISIANA PARISHES CAN ALSO
SEE SOME SLEET. NO ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THESE AREAS

A GALE WARNING IS OUT FOR THE ENTIRE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. WE WILL HAVE TO MONITOR THE OBSERVATIONS FOR ANY
EXTENSIONS OF THE GALE WARNINGS. AS THE WINDS SUBSIDE SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES WILL BE IN EFFECT TONIGHT ACROSS ALL COASTAL WATERS.
WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING
ACROSS THE OPEN COASTAL WATERS...AS WELL AS CHANDELEUR AND BRETON
SOUNDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
654 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL RESULT IN STRONG NORTH WINDS THROUGH
LATE THIS EVENING...

.A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH COASTAL
SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI EARLY THIS
MORNING. NORTH WINDS HAVE ALREADY INCREASED TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA INCLUDING METRO
NEW ORLEANS...AND THESE STRONG WINDS WILL SPREAD THROUGH REMAINING
COASTAL AREAS AND REMAIN STRONG THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY AND
EVENING. THESE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT AND COULD ALSO
DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS SUCH
AS GARBAGE CANS.

LAZ059>070-052100-
/O.EXT.KLIX.WI.Y.0005.150305T1254Z-150306T0600Z/
UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-ORLEANS-
UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...
DESTREHAN...NORCO...METAIRIE...KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...
BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...VIOLET...HOUMA...BAYOU CANE...
CHAUVIN...DULAC...MONTEGUT...GALLIANO...CUT OFF...GOLDEN MEADOW...
PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...YSCLOSKEY
654 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* TIMING...THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* DURATION...AROUND 15 TO 18 HOURS OF STRONG GUSTY WINDS CAN BE
  EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
  ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADWAYS AND BRIDGES.
  ADDITIONALLY...SMALL TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND
  UNSECURED LIGHT WEIGHT ITEMS SUCH AS TRASH CANS AND LIGHT
  OUTDOOR FURNITURE COULD BE BLOWN AROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 26 TO 39 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

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TD





Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
559 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

LAZ034>037-039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-051900-
POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-WASHINGTON-
ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-
LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-
UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-ORLEANS-
UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA-
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-PEARL RIVER-
HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW ROADS...LIVONIA...
ST. FRANCISVILLE...JACKSON...CLINTON...GREENSBURG...MONTPELIER...
BOGALUSA...FRANKLINTON...SLIDELL...MANDEVILLE...COVINGTON...
LACOMBE...PLAQUEMINE...WHITE CASTLE...PORT ALLEN...ADDIS...
BRUSLY...BATON ROUGE...GONZALES...DONALDSONVILLE...
DENHAM SPRINGS...WALKER...PIERRE PART...LABADIEVILLE...
PAINCOURTVILLE...LUTCHER...GRAMERCY...LAPLACE...RESERVE...
THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...DESTREHAN...NORCO...METAIRIE...
KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...VIOLET...
HOUMA...BAYOU CANE...CHAUVIN...DULAC...MONTEGUT...GALLIANO...
CUT OFF...GOLDEN MEADOW...PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...YSCLOSKEY...
AMITE...KENTWOOD...HAMMOND...PONCHATOULA...CENTREVILLE...
WOODVILLE...GLOSTER...LIBERTY...CROSBY...MCCOMB...TYLERTOWN...
PICAYUNE...BAY ST. LOUIS...WAVELAND...DIAMONDHEAD...GULFPORT...
BILOXI...PASCAGOULA...OCEAN SPRINGS...MOSS POINT...GAUTIER...
ST. MARTIN
559 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER TEMPERATURES INVADING THE REGION...

A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT HAS MOVED THROUGH MOST OF SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI OVERNIGHT AND THE FRONT WILL
CONTINUE TO PUSH THROUGH COASTAL AREAS EARLY THIS MORNING. A
SHARP TEMPERATURE DROP HAS BEEN OCCURRING AS THE FRONT MOVES
THROUGH WITH DROPS OF 10 DEGREES IN 10 MINUTES AND 20 DEGREES IN A
LITTLE OVER AN HOUR. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE FALLING THROUGH
MOST OF THE DAY. WHEREAS TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT REMAINED IN THE
UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S IN ADVANCE OF THE COLD FRONT...AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES TODAY ARE EXPECTED TO ONLY BE IN THE MID 30S TO MID
40S. TEMPERATURES MAY DROP TO AROUND FREEZING DURING PERIODS OF
LIGHT RAIN LATER THIS MORNING AND EARLY THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...SO FREEZING RAIN WILL BE
POSSIBLE. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS
WILKINSON AND AMITE COUNTIES UNTIL 3 PM WHERE A LIGHT GLAZING OF
ICE ON ELEVATED SURFACES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG NORTH
WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS STARTING BY MID
MORNING...AND A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO MIDNIGHT
FOR AREAS SOUTH OF THE TIDAL LAKES AND ALONG THE SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA COAST. ELSEWHERE BRISK NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED MUCH OF TODAY. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL BE
FALLING THROUGH THE 20S TODAY ACROSS AREAS NORTH IF INTERSTATE 10
AND THE TIDAL LAKES...AND THROUGH THE 30S ACROSS AREAS SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 10.

TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP AFTER SUNSET ON THURSDAY AND
MOST PLACES ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 10 AND 12 CORRIDOR
ARE EXPECTED TO SEE FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT. A FREEZE
WARNING MAY BE NECESSARY AS MANY PLANTS HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO
GREEN UP FOR THE SPRING. WIND CHILLS WILL REMAIN EVEN COLDER WITH
FORECAST WIND CHILLS RANGING FROM THE TEENS ACROSS SOUTHWEST
MISSISSIPPI TO THE MID TO UPPER 20S ACROSS COASTAL LOUISIANA.

$$

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