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Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 3:43 AM CST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from noon today to midnight
CST tonight...
... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 9 PM this evening
to 11 am CST Wednesday...

* what... a light wintry mix of sleet and snow is expected this
afternoon and evening. Total accumulations of a trace to less
than an inch are expected. Expect wind chills to range from 5 to
10 above zero.

* Where... portions of southeast Louisiana, southeast Mississippi
and southern Mississippi.

* When... for the Winter Weather Advisory, noon today to
midnight. For the Wind Chill Advisory, 9 PM this evening to 11
am Wednesday.

* Additional details... the mentioned advisory is issued when snow
and/or ice is forecast to develop in the affected areas... but
the accumulations are expected to be light. Any snow or ice
would make driving and walking difficult but not impossible on
untreated roadways and sidewalks. When temperatures are below
freezing... motorists need to be especially careful on bridges
and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop.

The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30
minutes to exposed skin.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery 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
gloves.






Hard Freeze Warning
Issued: 3:35 AM CST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Hard freeze warning remains in effect from 6 PM this evening
to noon CST Wednesday...

* temperature... lows will fall into the mid teens to lower 20s
along and north of the I-10/12 corridor. South of I-10 lows
will range from 20 to 25.

* Duration... freezing conditions will likely last for 12 to 18
hours over much of the warned area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are
imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and
other sensitive vegetation.





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