WIND CHILL ADVISORY
Warning Issue Date: 1201 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018
Warning Expiration: 1415 GMT 17 2018
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST
* WHAT...Precipitation, mainly in the form of snow, will move east
across the region through the early morning hours. Along the
leading edge of the precipitation and down along the coast, a
brief period of freezing rain and sleet is likely. Light
accumulations, less than a tenth of an inch of freezing rain,
and less than one half inch of sleet are expected. Snowfall
accumulations of 1 to nearly 2 inches are possible over inland
areas in association with the heavier snowbands. Since
temperatures are already well below freezing across most of the
area, hazardous driving conditions are becoming widespread
across interior portions of southeast Mississippi due to
accumulating snow and some icing. Conditions will very slowly
improve through Noon tomorrow. Strong north winds will result in
dangerous wind chill values in the single digits late tonight
and early Wednesday morning.
* WHERE...Areas south of the I-10 Corridor will experience a of
freezing rain before changing over to sleet and snow overnight,
whereas north of I-10 will be primarily snow.
* WHEN...The wintry precipitation will continue across most
inland areas through 2 AM, then gradually end from west to east
through 6 AM. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 AM
CST Wednesday. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from midnight
tonight to 11 AM CST Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for hazardous conditions on
area roadways, especially inland areas. Be prepared for reduced
visibilities at times. The cold wind chills will cause
frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling
from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
HARD FREEZE WARNING
Warning Issue Date: 1149 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018
Warning Expiration: 1400 GMT 17 2018
...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST
* TEMPERATURE...Dropping to the mid teens to around 20 degrees
tonight and again Wednesday night.
* IMPACTS...Sub-freezing temperatures could result in
hypothermia and will also be a danger for pets, livestock and
sensitive vegetation. Exposed water pipes will be at risk of
freezing and possibly bursting.
A Hard Freeze Warning means temperatures of 20 degrees or lower
are expected. These temperatures can cause exposed water pipes to
burst. If you have any exterior open air piping, ensure the pipes
are adequately covered and open the faucet slightly for a small
stream of water overnight.
Check on elderly neighbors to make sure they have adequate heat.
Area shelters should continue to expect increased demand. Outdoor
pets and livestock should also have adequate warmth.
Take adequate safety precautions with heating systems, and make
sure to utilize carbon monoxide detectors in enclosed spaces.
Ensure space heaters are not left unattended and are not used
near flammable materials such as curtains or bed coverings. Space
heaters account for one out of every three home heating fires and
four out of five home heating fire deaths.
Warning Issue Date: 301 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018
Warning Expiration: 2115 GMT 17 2018
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Alabama...southwest Alabama...northwest Florida and southeast
.DAY ONE...Through Midday Wednesday
A Winter Weather Advisory and a Wind chill Advisory are in effect
through 6 AM tomorrow morning for all of interior southeast
Mississippi, southwestern Alabama and the westernmost Florida
Panhandle. A Wind Chill Advisory is also in effect from Midnight
until 11 AM CST tomorrow morning. For full event details please
see the NWS Mobile, AL webpage at weather.gov/mob. In addition to
all of the graphics, please see our Winter Weather Warnings/Watches
and Advisories Statement on the drop down text menu at the bottom
of our front home page. A Hard Freeze Warning is also in effect
overnight for all counties except coastal Alabama, both coastal
Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties and all of Okaloosa County in
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday
A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for all zones tomorrow night through
early Thursday morning. In areas that receive the most snow and
freezing rain, patchy black ice will likely be a problem. This
will create unexpected slick spots, especially on elevated
surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.
Southerly flow returns by the weekend. With warm Gulf air flowing
over cool nearshore waters, dense fog formation along the coast
is likely this weekend.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Activation of SkyWarn Severe Storm Spotter networks is not