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Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 9:42 AM CST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 am CST
... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight to
11 am CST Wednesday...

* what... precipitation initially in the form of a wintry mix of
light freezing rain, sleet, and snow will gradually turn into
light snow across the region late this afternoon into tonight.
Light accumulations of freezing rain of less than a tenth of an
inch are expected. Snow accumulations are generally expected to
be between one half and one inch, though isolated totals over
one inch are possible. Elevated northerly winds will bring
dangerous wind chills in the single digits late Tuesday night
into Wednesday morning.

* Where... portions of south central and southwest Alabama,
northwest Florida and southeast Mississippi.

* When... for the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 am CST
Wednesday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight
to 11 am CST Wednesday.

* Additional details... be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little
as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of freezing rain,
sleet and snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be
prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use
caution while driving.

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
Issued: 4:15 AM CST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Hard freeze warning now in effect from midnight tonight to
9 am CST Thursday...

* temperature... dropping to the mid teens to around 20 degrees.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.