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Short Term Forecast (1 AM – 6 AM)




URGENT – Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Jackson MS 1142 pm CST Wed Feb 9 2011 – Winter weather advisory remains in effect until Noon CST Thursday – Winter storm warning is cancelled. The national weather service in Jackson has cancelled the winter storm warning. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon CST Thursday. * Timing: any slushy or wet roads will be frozen over through early Thursday. * Main impact: no additional snow accumulations expected but roads will likely become icy as temperatures fall into the middle and upper 20s. * Other impacts: hazardous travel conditions will likely develop – especially on bridges and elevated road surfaces which may be impassable. You could become stranded if rescue vehicles cannot reach your location so travel is not recommended. Precautionary/preparedness actions – A winter weather advisory means that icy roads and flurries will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities – and use extreme caution if you must drive.

Hazardous Weather Outlook – Updated

National Weather Service Jackson MS 948 pm CST Wed Feb 9 2011 Day one – tonight and Thursday Winter weather advisories will remain in effect until midday Thursday for icy road conditions as temperatures settle through the 20s overnight. Many locations generally north of a Bastrop to Canton to Macon line have received from 2 to 6 inches of snow making travel very hazardous if not impossible. Days two through seven – Thursday night through Tuesday A hard freeze warning is in affect starting tonight through midday Friday in many locations. Temperatures should fall into the upper teens early Thursday morning across the delta region – will not rise above freezing Thursday afternoon and then fall back into the teens Thursday night. Water pipes will be vulnerable to freezing in these conditions and could crack or bust. Spotter call to action statement – The activation of storm spotters – ham radio operators – and emergency management personnel in support of winter weather operations – should be ending overnight and early Thursday.]]]]> ]]>

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