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Watches & Warnings

Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 4:00 AM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 11 am CST this
... Winter Weather Advisory is cancelled...

* what... very cold wind chills will occur throughout the morning.
The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30
minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 15
above zero to 0.

* Where... south central and southwest Alabama, the western Florida
Panhandle and southeast Mississippi.

* When... until 11 am CST this morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 gloves.

Hard Freeze Watch, Hard Freeze Warning
Issued: 4:13 AM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Hard freeze warning remains in effect until 9 am CST
... Hard freeze watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Friday morning...

* temperature... falling into mid teens to around 20 degrees this
morning and again tonight into Thursday morning. Lows Thursday
night into Friday morning could potentially fall into upper
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.