Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Special Weather Statement from MemphisWeather.net

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NWS-MEMPHIS TN / MEMPHISWEATHER.NET
650 AM CST WED JAN 14 2009

...VERY COLD TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS THE MID SOUTH WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE MID SOUTH THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HELPING TO USHER IN A VERY COLD AIRMASS. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO DROP QUICKLY BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT WITH LOW TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE UPPER TEENS IN MEMPHIS SUBURBS TO LOWER 20S ACROSS NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI. BRISK NORTH WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH THE COLD TEMPERATURES TO PRODUCE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH 10 AM CST THURSDAY MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE. COLD TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE ON THURSDAY WITH WIND CHILL VALUES REMAINING IN THE TEENS AS ACTUAL HIGH TEMPERATURES REMAIN IN THE MID 20S.

ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE DIRECTLY OVERHEAD ON THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR TEMPERATURES TO DROP TO THE LOWEST LEVELS SINCE JANUARY 2003. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO THE MID SINGLE DIGITS IN THE MEMPHIS SUBURBS TO THE LOWER TEENS IN THE CITY. THESE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL INCREASE THE DANGER OF HYPOTHERMIA AND FROSTBITE TO ANY PERSON OR ANIMALS REMAINING OUTDOORS FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD WITHOUT PROPER CLOTHING AND SHELTER. IN ADDITION...EXPOSED OR UNINSULATED WATER PIPES MAY FREEZE AND BURST IN THESE COLD TEMPERATURES.

PLEASE TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM THE VERY COLD WEATHER EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT INTO RIDAY MORNING. UNSEASONABLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...WITH SOME AREAS REMAINING BELOW FREEZING THROUGH THIS ENTIRE PERIOD.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO WARM ON SATURDAY AS SOUTHERLY WINDS BRING MODERATING TEMPERATURES. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST FORECAST AND PREPARE NOW FOR THE VERY COLD WEATHER.

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JLH / MWN

3 comments:

Kevin said...

Invigorating :)

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Nashville's NWS office issued pretty much the same statement! :)

memwxnet said...

Invigorating is a good word for it... I think. ;-) I'll have a "cold weather commentary" posted on the blog soon.

--Erik