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Wind Chill Advisory

Statement as of 2:12 PM CST on January 17, 2018

Expires 9:00 AM EST on January 18, 2018


... Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to 8 am
CST Thursday...

* what... bitter cold wind chill values forecast to lower to around
10 degrees above zero.

* Where..southwest Alabama, northwest Florida and interior southeast
Mississippi.

* When... from 9 PM this evening to 8 am CST Thursday.

* Additional details... the cold wind chills will cause frostbite
in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

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.



Special Statement, Hard Freeze Warning, Hard Freeze Watch

Statement as of 3:38 PM CST on January 17, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EST on January 19, 2018


... Black ice will form region-wide tonight - take heed!...

Across interior southeastern Mississippi, inland and coastal
southwestern Alabama and the westernmost Florida Panhandle, black
ice will begin forming this afternoon and endure until the temperature
rises above freezing late tomorrow morning.

*What?... what is black ice? Black ice is a transparent sheet of
ice that forms on highways and can be difficult to identify until
you already driven over it. The source of black ice is melted
residual glaze from freezing rain and\or melted snow and sleet
that re- freezes. Black ice can be especially dangerous on
elevated roadways such as overpasses and inclines such as
bridges. This is where many reports have come from.

*When and where?... black ice will form once again regionwide from
4 PM until 10 am tomorrow morning south of Highway-84 and endure
until noon CST north of that corridor. Local emergency management,
working very closely with the NWS in Mobile, al today have
confirmed the black ice situation over most areas, and they are
very concerned about the situation over the next day or so. So,
slow down and use extra precaution if you must drive!

Black ice will form again, regionwide, from early Thursday
evening through early Friday morning. Finally, there may be
residual black ice that forms Friday night and into Saturday
morning, generally northeast of a line from Butler,al to Grove
Hill, al to Brewton, al to Crestview, FL.

In general, those areas receiving the most snowmelt and freezing
rain, which is generally over interior sections of southern
Alabama and southeastern Mississippi, will continue experiencing
black ice the longest, meaning over the next several nights.

In shaded areas, black ice will likely persist during the heat
of the day on Thursday afternoon and again Friday afternoon
north of the Highway 84 corridor. /23 jmm


338 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

... Black ice will form region-wide tonight - take heed!...

Across interior southeastern Mississippi, inland and coastal
southwestern Alabama and the westernmost Florida Panhandle, black
ice will begin forming this afternoon and endure until the temperature
rises above freezing late tomorrow morning.

*What?... what is black ice? Black ice is a transparent sheet of
ice that forms on highways and can be difficult to identify until
you already driven over it. The source of black ice is melted
residual glaze from freezing rain and\or melted snow and sleet
that re- freezes. Black ice can be especially dangerous on
elevated roadways such as overpasses and inclines such as
bridges. This is where many reports have come from.

*When and where?... black ice will form once again regionwide from
4 PM until 10 am tomorrow morning south of Highway-84 and endure
until noon CST north of that corridor. Local emergency management,
working very closely with the NWS in Mobile, al today have
confirmed the black ice situation over most areas, and they are
very concerned about the situation over the next day or so. So,
slow down and use extra precaution if you must drive!

Black ice will form again, regionwide, from early Thursday
evening through early Friday morning. Finally, there may be
residual black ice that forms Friday night and into Saturday
morning, generally northeast of a line from Butler,al to Grove
Hill, al to Brewton, al to Crestview, FL.

In general, those areas receiving the most snowmelt and freezing
rain, which is generally over interior sections of southern
Alabama and southeastern Mississippi, will continue experiencing
black ice the longest, meaning over the next several nights.

In shaded areas, black ice will likely persist during the heat
of the day on Thursday afternoon and again Friday afternoon
north of the Highway 84 corridor. /23 jmm



148 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

* temperature... falling into the mid teens to around 20 degrees
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.






Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Wind Chill Advisory , Hard Freeze Warning , Special Statement, Hard Freeze Warning, Hard Freeze Watch , Special Statement, Hard Freeze Warning , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory
Arkansas - Hard Freeze Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - High Surf Warning , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory , High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement
Colorado -
Connecticut - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Public Information Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Chill Advisory , Freeze Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Freeze Warning , Hard Freeze Warning , Special Statement, Hard Freeze Warning , Special Statement, Hard Freeze Warning, Hard Freeze Watch , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Hard Freeze Warning , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Hawaii - High Surf Warning , Wind Advisory
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Record Report
Kentucky - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning , Hard Freeze Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Maine - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement
Mississippi - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement, Hard Freeze Warning, Hard Freeze Watch , Hard Freeze Warning , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Wind Chill Advisory
Montana - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Nebraska - Areal Flood Advisory
Nevada - High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch
New York - Areal Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Coastal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Special Statement
Ohio - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Hard Freeze Warning , Record Report
Oregon - Coastal Flood Warning , High Surf Warning , Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory, Freeze Warning , Freeze Warning , Special Statement , Hard Freeze Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Washington - Coastal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
West Virginia - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - High Wind Watch , Special Statement

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