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Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 11:24 PM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 8 am CST
Thursday...

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

* Where... all of south central and southwest Alabama, northwest
Florida and 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.



Hard Freeze Warning, Hard Freeze Watch, Special Statement
Issued: 11:18 PM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

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






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


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



Public Information Statement
Issued: 8:44 PM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wintry precipitation totals from January 16-17, 2018 event...

The following is a list of preliminary snowfall, sleet, and
freezing rain reports from around southeast Mississippi, southwest
Alabama, and the northwest Florida Panhandle. These reports were
received from various sources including NWS coop reports,
cocorahs, emergency management, spotters, social media, and the
public. Not all data listed are considered official. We will
update this list more in the coming days.

Precip type- sl: sleet. Sn: snow. Fzra: freezing rain.


Location amount(in.) Type source

--southeast Mississippi--
... George County...
Bexley 1.0 sn social media
Lucedale 0.5-1.0 sl/sn Ema

... Greene County...
Sand Hill 2.0-2.5 sn Ema
Sand Hill 1.75 sn/sl social media
Leakesville 1.0-1.5 sn Ema

... Perry County...
Beaumont 1.5-2.0 sn Ema
New Augusta 0.5 sn Ema

... Stone County...
Wiggins 0.5-1.0 sl/sn Ema

... Wayne County...
Strengthford 2.0-3.0 sn Ema
Waynesboro 1.0-2.0 sn Ema


--southwest Alabama--
... Baldwin County...
Phillipsville 0.3 sl public
Phillipsville 0.15 fzra public
Malbis 0.1 sl off-duty NWS
Phillipsville 0.125 sn public
Malbis 0.02 fzra off-duty NWS
Robertsdale dusting sl/sn coop

... Butler County...
Greenville 2.75 sn Ema
Greenville 2.0 sn social media

... Choctaw County...
Butler 1.0-1.5 sn Ema

... Clarke County...
Thomasville 3.5 sn Ema
Bashi 3.0 sn Ema
Grove Hill 2.5 sn social media
Grove Hill 2.0 sn Ema
Jackson 1.5 sn Ema
Chilton 1.5-1.0 sn spotter

... Conecuh County...
Evergreen 1 sn coop
I-65 and al Hwy 41 0.5 sl spotter

... Covington County...
Andalusia T fzra/sn Ema

... Crenshaw County...
Luverne 3.0 sn Ema

... Escambia County...
Brewton T fzra/sl media

... Mobile County...
Citronelle 1.2 sn/sl social media
Chickasaw 1.0 sn social media
west Mobile 0.125 sl media
NWS Mobile 0.10 sl NWS
NWS Mobile 0.02 fzra NWS

... Monroe County...

... Washington County...
McIntosh 2.5 sn social media
LeRoy 2.0 sn social media
Vinegar Bend 1.75 sn/sl social media
Frankville 1.5-1.0 sn Ema

... Wilcox County...
Camden 2.25 sn spotter


--northwest Florida--
... Escambia County...
Gonzalez 0.1-0.25 sl/fzra Ema
southern part of County T sl/fzra Ema

... Santa Rosa County...

... Okaloosa County...
Crestview 0.02 frza Ema
ft Walton Beach T sl social media




844 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

... Wintry precipitation totals from January 16-17, 2018 event...

The following is a list of preliminary snowfall, sleet, and
freezing rain reports from around southeast Mississippi, southwest
Alabama, and the northwest Florida Panhandle. These reports were
received from various sources including NWS coop reports,
cocorahs, emergency management, spotters, social media, and the
public. Not all data listed are considered official. We will
update this list more in the coming days.

Precip type- sl: sleet. Sn: snow. Fzra: freezing rain.


Location amount(in.) Type source

--southeast Mississippi--
... George County...
Bexley 1.0 sn social media
Lucedale 0.5-1.0 sl/sn Ema

... Greene County...
Sand Hill 2.0-2.5 sn Ema
Sand Hill 1.75 sn/sl social media
Leakesville 1.0-1.5 sn Ema

... Perry County...
Beaumont 1.5-2.0 sn Ema
New Augusta 0.5 sn Ema

... Stone County...
Wiggins 0.5-1.0 sl/sn Ema

... Wayne County...
Strengthford 2.0-3.0 sn Ema
Waynesboro 1.0-2.0 sn Ema


--southwest Alabama--
... Baldwin County...
Phillipsville 0.3 sl public
Phillipsville 0.15 fzra public
Malbis 0.1 sl off-duty NWS
Phillipsville 0.125 sn public
Malbis 0.02 fzra off-duty NWS
Robertsdale dusting sl/sn coop

... Butler County...
Greenville 2.75 sn Ema
Greenville 2.0 sn social media

... Choctaw County...
Butler 1.0-1.5 sn Ema

... Clarke County...
Thomasville 3.5 sn Ema
Bashi 3.0 sn Ema
Grove Hill 2.5 sn social media
Grove Hill 2.0 sn Ema
Jackson 1.5 sn Ema
Chilton 1.5-1.0 sn spotter

... Conecuh County...
Evergreen 1 sn coop
I-65 and al Hwy 41 0.5 sl spotter

... Covington County...
Andalusia T fzra/sn Ema

... Crenshaw County...
Luverne 3.0 sn Ema

... Escambia County...
Brewton T fzra/sl media

... Mobile County...
Citronelle 1.2 sn/sl social media
Chickasaw 1.0 sn social media
west Mobile 0.125 sl media
NWS Mobile 0.10 sl NWS
NWS Mobile 0.02 fzra NWS

... Monroe County...

... Washington County...
McIntosh 2.5 sn social media
LeRoy 2.0 sn social media
Vinegar Bend 1.75 sn/sl social media
Frankville 1.5-1.0 sn Ema

... Wilcox County...
Camden 2.25 sn spotter


--northwest Florida--
... Escambia County...
Gonzalez 0.1-0.25 sl/fzra Ema
southern part of County T sl/fzra Ema

... Santa Rosa County...

... Okaloosa County...
Crestview 0.02 frza Ema
ft Walton Beach T sl social media