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Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory

Issued: 2:27 PM CST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

* what… precipitation initially in the form of a wintry mix of
light freezing rain and/or sleet, will gradually turn to all
snow from early evening through overnight. Light accumulations
of freezing rain of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Snow accumulations are generally expected to be between around
one-half inch or less and this will be on top of any glaze that
forms before from freezing rain before the transition to snow.
Strong north winds will cause dangerous wind chills as values
fall into the upper single digits to lower teens overnight.
Conditions will very slowly improve through noon tomorrow.

* Where… areas south of the I-10 corridor will experience a
longer period of freezing rain before changing over to sleet
and snow, whereas north of I-10,a shorter period of freezing
rain and sleet before turning to all snow.

* When… the onset of any freezing or frozen precipitation will
occur from the northwest to the southeast and will range from
near sunset over coastal Alabama to the northwest Florida
Panhandle during the mid- to late evening. A Winter Weather
Advisory is in effect until 6 am CST Wednesday. A Wind Chill
Advisory is in effect 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 means periods of freezing rain, sleet
and snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery
roads, especially on bridges and overpasses.

A Wind Chill Advisory means cold air and the wind will combine to
create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if
precautions are not taken. Dress in layers, wear a hat and
gloves.

Hard Freeze Warning

Issued: 3:01 PM CST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

… Hard freeze warning remains in effect from 11 am Wednesday to
9 am CST Thursday…

* temperature… dropping to the mid teens to around 20 degrees
Wednesday night.

* 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.

4 comments

1 hipparchia { 01.17.18 at 4:10 pm }

LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!

I still have some ice and a little topping of frozen snow in the shadier parts of my yard.

2 Bryan { 01.17.18 at 5:37 pm }

I got a “sugar” coasting of frost. The rain->sleet->snow went just to the North of us.

3 Badtux { 01.18.18 at 8:05 pm }

Jim Wright gruntled that he’d left Alaska not expecting to encounter any more snow. Apparently he’s just far enough north of you that he got a sprinkling of it.

4 Bryan { 01.18.18 at 9:52 pm }

He got snow and temperatures in the teens up there. He’s North of I-10, so he gets more precipitation and colder temperatures than we do on the coast.