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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
306 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-
MSZ001>017-020>024-TNZ001>004-019>022-048>055-088>092-061115-
ALCORN-BENTON MS-BENTON TN-CALHOUN-CARROLL-CHESTER-CHICKASAW-CLAY-
COAHOMA-CRAIGHEAD-CRITTENDEN-CROCKETT-CROSS-DESOTO-DECATUR-
DUNKLIN-DYER-FAYETTE-GIBSON-GREENE-HARDEMAN-HARDIN-HAYWOOD-
HENDERSON-HENRY-ITAWAMBA-LAFAYETTE-LAKE-LAUDERDALE-LAWRENCE-
LEE AR-LEE MS-MADISON-MARSHALL-MCNAIRY-MISSISSIPPI-MONROE-OBION-
PANOLA-PEMISCOT-PHILLIPS-POINSETT-PONTOTOC-PRENTISS-QUITMAN-
RANDOLPH-SHELBY-ST. FRANCIS-TALLAHATCHIE-TATE-TIPPAH-TIPTON-
TISHOMINGO-TUNICA-UNION-WEAKLEY-YALOBUSHA-
306 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS...
THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...NORTH MISSISSIPPI...AND WEST TENNESSEE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE MID SOUTH.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE...SLEET AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE.

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH MID MORNING TODAY ALONG AND
WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

A WINDCHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT NORTH OF A HELENA
ARKANSAS TO CORINTH MISSISSIPPI LINE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS...AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE
ENCOURAGED TO RELAY ANY REPORTS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION
TODAY...TONIGHT AND TOMORROW TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA...THE LOCAL STORM REPORT INTERFACE ON OUR
WEBSITE...OR BY TELEPHONE.

$$

JAB




Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
216 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
MIDSOUTH THOUGH MID MORNING...

.A STRONG GRADIENT WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH BEHIND AN
ARCTIC COLD FRONT. THE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE TO
BELOW ADVISORY CRITERIA STARTING MID MORNING.

ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-MSZ001-
007-008-010>012-020-TNZ001-019-048-049-088-051500-
/O.EXT.KMEG.WI.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-150305T1500Z/
RANDOLPH-CLAY-LAWRENCE-GREENE-CRAIGHEAD-POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-
CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-DUNKLIN-PEMISCOT-
DESOTO-TUNICA-TATE-COAHOMA-QUITMAN-PANOLA-TALLAHATCHIE-LAKE-DYER-
LAUDERDALE-TIPTON-SHELBY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...POCAHONTAS...PIGGOTT...CORNING...
RECTOR...WALNUT RIDGE...HOXIE...PARAGOULD...JONESBORO...TRUMANN...
MARKED TREE...HARRISBURG...LEPANTO...BLYTHEVILLE...OSCEOLA...
WYNNE...WEST MEMPHIS...MARION...FORREST CITY...MARIANNA...
WEST HELENA...HELENA...KENNETT...MALDEN...SOUTHAVEN...
OLIVE BRANCH...HORN LAKE...NORTH TUNICA...TUNICA...SENATOBIA...
COLDWATER...CLARKSDALE...LAMBERT...MARKS...CROWDER...SLEDGE...
BATESVILLE...SARDIS...CHARLESTON...TUTWILER...WEBB...
TIPTONVILLE...RIDGELY...DYERSBURG...RIPLEY...HALLS...COVINGTON...
MUNFORD...ATOKA...BARTLETT...GERMANTOWN...COLLIERVILLE...
MILLINGTON
216 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS NEAR 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH 9 AM CST THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR HIGH PROFILE
  VEHICLES ON EAST TO WEST ROADS. REDUCED VISIBILITIES WITH SNOW
  AND SLEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 39 MPH ARE
EXPECTED...OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 40 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

JAB




Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
206 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...A WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TODAY ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH...
...DANGEROUS WINDCHILLS EXPECTED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

.AN EARLY MARCH WINTER STORM WAS CURRENTLY WELL ENTRENCHED ACROSS
THE MIDSOUTH EARLY THIS MORNING. SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET
ACCUMULATIONS HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH A ZONE OF HIGHER SNOW TOTALS
COMING IN ROUGHLY IN A ZONE FROM JONESBORO ARKANSAS THROUGH THE
BOOTHEEL OF MISSOURI TO NORTHWEST TENNESSEE. HIGHER SLEET
ACCUMULATIONS HAVE BEEN ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF I-40. RADAR TRENDS
SHOWING A DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN MODERATE SLEET AND SNOW
APPROACHING I-40. SO HAVE INCREASED FORECAST ACCUMULATIONS WITH
NEW SNOWFALL AND SLEET TOTALS REACHING 12 INCHES WILL LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. COUPLED WITH THE STRONG NORTH WINDS
DRIFTS UP TO TWO FEET WILL BE COMMON...AS WELL AS NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS THROUGH 6 AM. FARTHER SOUTH LIGHT LIQUID PRECIPITATION
IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI IS SLOWLY CHANGING OVER WITH THE HEAVIEST
AMOUNTS OF WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED BETWEEN 6 AM AND NOON TODAY.
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS STILL EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF OVER THE FAR
NORTH BY MID MORNING...BY NOON FOR THE I-40 CORRIDOR...AND MID
AFTERNOON OVER THE FAR SOUTHEAST COUNTIES.

IN ADDITION...CLEARING SKIES LATE TODAY WILL ALLOW FOR WINDCHILL
VALUES TO SINK TO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING FOR A LARGE PORTION OF THE MIDSOUTH.

ARZ027-028-035-036-048-049-058-MSZ001>005-007-008-TNZ021-022-
048>055-088>092-051830-
/O.NEW.KMEG.WC.Y.0005.150306T0600Z-150306T1600Z/
/O.CON.KMEG.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150305T1800Z/
POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-
DESOTO-MARSHALL-BENTON MS-TIPPAH-ALCORN-TUNICA-TATE-CARROLL-
BENTON TN-LAUDERDALE-TIPTON-HAYWOOD-CROCKETT-MADISON-CHESTER-
HENDERSON-DECATUR-SHELBY-FAYETTE-HARDEMAN-MCNAIRY-HARDIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TRUMANN...MARKED TREE...HARRISBURG...
LEPANTO...BLYTHEVILLE...OSCEOLA...WYNNE...WEST MEMPHIS...MARION...
FORREST CITY...MARIANNA...WEST HELENA...HELENA...SOUTHAVEN...
OLIVE BRANCH...HORN LAKE...HOLLY SPRINGS...ASHLAND...
HICKORY FLAT...RIPLEY...CORINTH...NORTH TUNICA...TUNICA...
SENATOBIA...COLDWATER...MCKENZIE...HUNTINGDON...BRUCETON...
CAMDEN...HALLS...COVINGTON...MUNFORD...ATOKA...BROWNSVILLE...
ALAMO...BELLS...MAURY CITY...FRIENDSHIP...JACKSON...HENDERSON...
LEXINGTON...PARSONS...DECATURVILLE...BARTLETT...GERMANTOWN...
COLLIERVILLE...MILLINGTON...SOMERVILLE...OAKLAND...GALLAWAY...
BOLIVAR...WHITEVILLE...SELMER...ADAMSVILLE...SAVANNAH
206 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM
CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM CST
FRIDAY.

* SNOW/SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO
  5 INCHES. NEW SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. NEW ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE. STORM
  TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 9 INCHES.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...ZERO TO -5 DEGREES.

* TIMING...THROUGH 12 PM CST THURSDAY AFTERNOON. WINDCHILL TIMING FROM
  MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH 10AM CST FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS. A FEW DOWNED TREES AND
  POWER LINES ARE POSSIBLE WITH SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES. EXPOSED
  SKIN FOR A PROLONGED DURATION MAY CAUSE FROSTBITE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&

$$



Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
206 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...A WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TODAY ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH...
...DANGEROUS WINDCHILLS EXPECTED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

.AN EARLY MARCH WINTER STORM WAS CURRENTLY WELL ENTRENCHED ACROSS
THE MIDSOUTH EARLY THIS MORNING. SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET
ACCUMULATIONS HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH A ZONE OF HIGHER SNOW TOTALS
COMING IN ROUGHLY IN A ZONE FROM JONESBORO ARKANSAS THROUGH THE
BOOTHEEL OF MISSOURI TO NORTHWEST TENNESSEE. HIGHER SLEET
ACCUMULATIONS HAVE BEEN ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF I-40. RADAR TRENDS
SHOWING A DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN MODERATE SLEET AND SNOW
APPROACHING I-40. SO HAVE INCREASED FORECAST ACCUMULATIONS WITH
NEW SNOWFALL AND SLEET TOTALS REACHING 12 INCHES WILL LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. COUPLED WITH THE STRONG NORTH WINDS
DRIFTS UP TO TWO FEET WILL BE COMMON...AS WELL AS NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS THROUGH 6 AM. FARTHER SOUTH LIGHT LIQUID PRECIPITATION
IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI IS SLOWLY CHANGING OVER WITH THE HEAVIEST
AMOUNTS OF WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED BETWEEN 6 AM AND NOON TODAY.
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS STILL EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF OVER THE FAR
NORTH BY MID MORNING...BY NOON FOR THE I-40 CORRIDOR...AND MID
AFTERNOON OVER THE FAR SOUTHEAST COUNTIES.

IN ADDITION...CLEARING SKIES LATE TODAY WILL ALLOW FOR WINDCHILL
VALUES TO SINK TO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING FOR A LARGE PORTION OF THE MIDSOUTH.

ARZ027-028-035-036-048-049-058-MSZ001>005-007-008-TNZ021-022-
048>055-088>092-051830-
/O.NEW.KMEG.WC.Y.0005.150306T0600Z-150306T1600Z/
/O.CON.KMEG.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150305T1800Z/
POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-
DESOTO-MARSHALL-BENTON MS-TIPPAH-ALCORN-TUNICA-TATE-CARROLL-
BENTON TN-LAUDERDALE-TIPTON-HAYWOOD-CROCKETT-MADISON-CHESTER-
HENDERSON-DECATUR-SHELBY-FAYETTE-HARDEMAN-MCNAIRY-HARDIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TRUMANN...MARKED TREE...HARRISBURG...
LEPANTO...BLYTHEVILLE...OSCEOLA...WYNNE...WEST MEMPHIS...MARION...
FORREST CITY...MARIANNA...WEST HELENA...HELENA...SOUTHAVEN...
OLIVE BRANCH...HORN LAKE...HOLLY SPRINGS...ASHLAND...
HICKORY FLAT...RIPLEY...CORINTH...NORTH TUNICA...TUNICA...
SENATOBIA...COLDWATER...MCKENZIE...HUNTINGDON...BRUCETON...
CAMDEN...HALLS...COVINGTON...MUNFORD...ATOKA...BROWNSVILLE...
ALAMO...BELLS...MAURY CITY...FRIENDSHIP...JACKSON...HENDERSON...
LEXINGTON...PARSONS...DECATURVILLE...BARTLETT...GERMANTOWN...
COLLIERVILLE...MILLINGTON...SOMERVILLE...OAKLAND...GALLAWAY...
BOLIVAR...WHITEVILLE...SELMER...ADAMSVILLE...SAVANNAH
206 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM
CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM CST
FRIDAY.

* SNOW/SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO
  5 INCHES. NEW SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. NEW ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE. STORM
  TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 9 INCHES.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...ZERO TO -5 DEGREES.

* TIMING...THROUGH 12 PM CST THURSDAY AFTERNOON. WINDCHILL TIMING FROM
  MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH 10AM CST FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS. A FEW DOWNED TREES AND
  POWER LINES ARE POSSIBLE WITH SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES. EXPOSED
  SKIN FOR A PROLONGED DURATION MAY CAUSE FROSTBITE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&

$$



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