Weather Alerts

Hard Freeze Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Perry
  • Stone
  • George
  • Wayne

Choctaw-Washington-Clarke-Wilcox-Monroe-Conecuh-Butler-Crenshaw-
Escambia-Covington-Mobile Inland-Baldwin Inland-Escambia Inland-
Santa Rosa Inland-Okaloosa Inland-Wayne-Perry-Greene-Stone-George-
Including the cities of Butler, Lisman, Silas, Chatom, Millry,
Grove Hill, Jackson, Thomasville, Camden, Pine Hill, Homewood,
Monroeville, Evergreen, Greenville, Brantley, Luverne, Atmore,
Brewton, Flomaton, Andalusia, Opp, Citronelle, Saraland,
Stockton, Century, Molino, Walnut Hill, Jay, Milton, Crestview,
Waynesboro, Beaumont, New Augusta, Richton, Leakesville, McLain,
Wiggins, and Lucedale
200 PM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
9 AM CST FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Falling into the mid teens to around 20 degrees
tonight into Friday morning.

* 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.

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Hard Freeze Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Pearl River
  • Walthall

Pointe Coupee-West Feliciana-East Feliciana-St. Helena-Washington-
St. Tammany-Iberville-West Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge-Ascension-
Livingston-Northern Tangipahoa-Southern Tangipahoa-Wilkinson-
Amite-Pike-Walthall-Pearl River-Hancock-Harrison-Jackson-
Including the cities of New Roads, Lettsworth, Livonia, Spillman,
St. Francisville, Wakefield, Jackson, Clinton, Felps, Darlington,
Easleyville, Greensburg, Montpelier, Bogalusa, Enon, Franklinton,
Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Lacombe, Bayou Sorrel,
Plaquemine, White Castle, Port Allen, Addis, Brusly, Baton Rouge,
Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Prairieville, Denham Springs, Watson,
Walker, Amite, Kentwood, Roseland, Wilmer, Hammond, Robert,
Ponchatoula, Centreville, Dolorosa, Fort Adams, Woodville,
Gillsberg, Gloster, Smithdale, Liberty, McComb, Dexter, Salem,
Tylertown, Crossroads, McNeil, Picayune, Bay St. Louis, Waveland,
Diamondhead, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Moss Point,
Gautier, and St. Martin
352 PM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Temperatures below freezing beginning around 7 or
8pm tonight with lows in the 20s Friday morning.

* DURATION...Most locations will rise above before 9am tomorrow.

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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Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Perry
  • Stone
  • George
  • Wayne

ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-192245-
Choctaw-Washington-Clarke-Wilcox-Monroe-Conecuh-Butler-Crenshaw-
Escambia-Covington-Mobile Inland-Baldwin Inland-Mobile Central-
Baldwin Central-Mobile Coastal-Baldwin Coastal-Escambia Inland-
Escambia Coastal-Santa Rosa Inland-Santa Rosa Coastal-
Okaloosa Inland-Okaloosa Coastal-Wayne-Perry-Greene-Stone-George-
Including the cities of Butler, Lisman, Silas, Chatom, Millry,
Grove Hill, Jackson, Thomasville, Camden, Pine Hill, Homewood,
Monroeville, Evergreen, Greenville, Brantley, Luverne, Atmore,
Brewton, Flomaton, Andalusia, Opp, Citronelle, Saraland,
Stockton, Mobile, Prichard, Theodore, Bay Minette, Daphne,
Fairhope, Foley, Spanish Fort, Bayou La Batre, Dauphin Island,
Grand Bay, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Century,
Molino, Walnut Hill, Beulah, Ensley, Fort Pickens, Pensacola,
Pensacola Beach, Perdido Bay, Jay, Milton, Bagdad, Gulf Breeze,
Navarre, Crestview, Destin, Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach,
Niceville, Seminole, Valparaiso, Wright, Waynesboro, Beaumont,
New Augusta, Richton, Leakesville, McLain, Wiggins, and Lucedale
438 PM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

...Icy roads remain a potential hazard...

Across interior southeastern Mississippi, southwestern Alabama
and the westernmost Florida Panhandle, patches of ice on the roadways
will continue to be a hazard through at least Friday morning.

*What?...Some areas of ice did not melt completely today and
residual water will likely refreeze with the cold temperatures
tonight. Ice can be hard to identify on roadways until you have
already driven over it. Patches of ice will linger on the
roadways, especially bridges, overpasses and on roads sheltered
from the sun.

*When and Where?...Patches of ice will linger through at least
Friday morning and possibly into Friday night, mainly north of
I-10 and especially along and north of Highway 84. Inland county
emergency managers have confirmed the ice on roads. So, slow down
and use extra precaution if you must drive!

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

In shaded areas, ice will likely persist during the heat of the
day Friday afternoon and into Friday night north of the Highway
84 Corridor. /DVB

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