Monday, February 8, 2010

Winter Storm Warning updated again, mixed precip likely

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1211 PM CST MON FEB 8 2010

...WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT MUCH OF THE MID SOUTH THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT..

.HEAVY PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE BACK INTO THE MID SOUTH THIS
AFTERNOON. HEAVY SNOW WILL REDEVELOP NORTH OF A WYNNE ARKANSAS TO
JACKSON TENNESSEE LINE. A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL OCCUR
FROM THE MEMPHIS METROPOLITAN AREA EAST ALONG THE TENNESSEE AND
MISSISSIPPI BORDER. RAIN AND SLEET WILL OCCUR ACROSS EXTREME
NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI WITH RAIN TO THE SOUTH. PRECIPITATION WILL
GRADUALLY CHANGE TO ALL RAIN SOUTH OF WYNNE ARKANSAS TO JACKSON
TENNESSEE LINE THIS EVENING BEFORE COLDER AIR MOVES IN LATER
TONIGHT CHANGING PRECIPITATION BACK TO LIGHT SNOW.

LOW PRESSURE OVER TEXAS WILL TRACK EAST TODAY AND MOVE THROUGH
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI TONIGHT. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE ACROSS THE
MIDSOUTH...WINTRY WEATHER WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
TONIGHT.

CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-CHESTER-DECATUR-SHELBY-FAYETTE-HARDEMAN-
MCNAIRY-HARDIN-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST MEMPHIS...FORREST CITY...
BARTLETT...GERMANTOWN...COLLIERVILLE...MEMPHIS...MILLINGTON...
SOMERVILLE...BOLIVAR...SAVANNAH
1211 PM CST MON FEB 8 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW AND SLEET AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES CAN BE
EXPECTED...LOCALLY MORE. SNOW AND SLEET WILL OCCASIONALLY MIX
WITH RAIN TOWARD EVENING AND CHANGE TO ALL RAIN AROUND 6 PM CST.

* SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD INTO THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON... SOMETIMES HEAVY. THE SNOW AND SLEET WILL MIX WITH
OR CHANGE TO RAIN BY EVENING.

* TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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DESOTO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTHAVEN...OLIVE BRANCH
1211 PM CST MON FEB 8 2010

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SLEET...SNOW AND RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN
CANCELLED.

* ADDITIONAL SLEET AND SNOW AMOUNTS WILL TOTAL LESS THAN 1 INCH.

* SLEET...SNOW AND RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD INTO THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON. THE PRECIPITATION WILL TURN TO ALL RAIN BY 4 PM CST.

* TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL
CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

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2 comments:

Chuck Pinnell said...

The Olympic Games are in trouble...because of lack of snow.
I live in BC Canada and we are having the warmest winter I can ever remember.
It is usually peak snow season now, but they are trucking in thousands of truck loads of snow from higher peaks and laying it on a bed of straw for the games.
The 14 day trend, is increasing temperatures and no precipitation.
Racers won't want to leave the trail in the downhill...it could be a rocky landing.
Chuck at
EveryDayGenerator.com

MWN/Erik said...

Chuck,

I had heard about issues with not enough snow there. Very interesting how they overcome that. Thansk for your comments!

--Erik, MemphisWeather.net