Hazardous Weather Outlook
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000 FLUS44 KJAN 202108 HWOJAN Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Jackson MS 408 PM CDT Tue Apr 20 2021 ARZ074-LAZ007-015-023>026-MSZ026>033-036>039-042>066-072>074- 212115- Ashley-Morehouse-Richland-Franklin LA-Catahoula-Tensas-Concordia- Grenada-Carroll-Montgomery-Webster-Clay-Lowndes-Choctaw-Oktibbeha- Holmes-Attala-Winston-Noxubee-Yazoo-Madison MS-Leake-Neshoba- Kemper-Warren-Hinds-Rankin-Scott-Newton-Lauderdale-Claiborne- Copiah-Simpson-Smith-Jasper-Clarke-Jefferson-Adams-Franklin MS- Lincoln-Lawrence-Jefferson Davis-Covington-Jones-Marion-Lamar- Forrest- 408 PM CDT Tue Apr 20 2021 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast Arkansas, northeast Louisiana, central Mississippi, north central Mississippi, northeast Mississippi, and south central Mississippi. .DAY ONE...Tonight and Wednesday FIRE WEATHER THREAT...Limited TIMING...Wednesday The combination of drier air and increasing wind will result in an increasing risk for wildfires, especially by Wednesday afternoon. (https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/1.png) .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday night through Monday Patchy frost could be a concern over northeast portions of Mississippi early Thursday morning. (https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/3.png) There is a marginal to slight risk for severe storms from early Saturday morning to the afternoon, mainly along and south of the I-20 corridor. (https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/4.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 Saturday. $$ ARZ075-LAZ008-009-016-MSZ018-019-025-034-035-040-041-212115- Chicot-West Carroll-East Carroll-Madison LA-Bolivar-Sunflower- Leflore-Washington-Humphreys-Issaquena-Sharkey- 408 PM CDT Tue Apr 20 2021 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast Arkansas, northeast Louisiana, central Mississippi, north central Mississippi, northwest Mississippi, and west central Mississippi. .DAY ONE...Tonight and Wednesday NON-THUNDERSTORM WINDS THREAT...Limited TIMING...Tonight FIRE WEATHER THREAT...Limited TIMING...Wednesday Strong wind gusts will be possible tonight. (https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/2.png) The combination of drier air and increasing wind will result in an increasing risk for wildfires, especially by Wednesday afternoon. (https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/1.png) .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday night through Monday Patchy frost could be a concern over northeast portions of Mississippi early Thursday morning. (https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/3.png) There is a marginal to slight risk for severe storms from early Saturday morning to the afternoon, mainly along and south of the I-20 corridor. (https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/4.png) .SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT... The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and emergency management personnel in support of severe weather operations may be needed for portions of the region Saturday. $$ 20 && ...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! *NON-THUNDERSTORM WINDS* Extreme...Sustained winds 50 mph or greater or wind gusts 65 mph or greater. Significant...Sustained winds 40-49 mph or wind gusts 58-64 mph. Elevated...Sustained winds 30-39 mph or wind gusts 45-57 mph. Limited...Sustained winds 20-29 mph or wind gusts 30 to 44 mph. ...USEFUL WEATHER WEB PAGES (URLS)... NWS JAN Home page... https://www.weather.gov/jan Stay Aware, Stay Safe NWS JAN Briefing Page... https://www.weather.gov/jan/safe Latest Weather Briefing... https://www.weather.gov/jan/weather_briefing Find NWS JAN on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/NWSJacksonMS Follow NWS JAN on Twitter... @NWSJacksonMS Follow NWS JAN on Youtube... https://www.youtube.com/user/NWSJacksonMiss ...ADDITIONAL URLS FOR FIRE WEATHER ISSUES... Current Heat Information... https://www.weather.gov/jan/safe_ExtremeHeat Fire Weather... https://www.weather.gov/jan/fireweather Mississippi Forestry Commission... https://www.mfc.ms.gov/ Fire Weather Outlook... https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/fire_wx/

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