Monday, January 5, 2009

Winter Weather Advisory extended to 3am

The NWS has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for Sheby, Tipton, Fayette, and Crittenden counties in the metro area until 3am Tuesday. Temperatures will continue to hover between 31-33 degrees through midnight before slowly rising as slightly warmer air from north MS starts to move north. See the text of the advisory from the NWS below and please take caution, particularly in northern and western suburbs of the city, if you must be out tonight. Exposed surfaces, bridges, and overpasses will be most susceptible to freezing conditions.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LIGHT FREEZING ...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY.

A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL OCCUR OVER WEST TENNESSEE... MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR. ONE TENTHS TO TWO TENTHS INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE. ROADS AND ESPECIALLY BRIDGES MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS. THROUGH 3 AM...THE MEMPHIS METRO WILL LIKELY SEE ICE ACCUMULATIONS VARY FROM ZERO INCHES OVER THE DESOTO COUNTY SUBURBS...TO NEAR ONE QUARTER INCH OVER NORTHERN
SHELBY COUNTY.

AFTER 3 AM... PRECIPITATION SHOULD BECOME PREDOMINATELY LIQUID. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MEANS PERIODS OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. DRIVING MAY BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS...SO BE PREPARED TO USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

2 comments:

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Hey Erik...

Any reports on the latest there in Memphis??

~Michael

memwxnet said...

Michael - Lots of cold rain, with a glaze of ice on trees, etc in the city. Roads are still in good shape. Wet bulb has come up and dewpoint is 32, so I don't expect too many more problems tonight, though more rain is coming. There is more ice to our west and northwest in particular. Reports are being broadcast by NWS at LSRMEG, or here. Thanks for checking in!

--Erik

p.s. They just dropped the Winter Weather Advisory for Memphis as I was typing. Continues to our north and west.