Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Winston County Residents Should Be Weather Aware This Afternoon and Evening

A Wind Advisory will take effect for Winston County and most of south and Central Mississippi at noon today til 6:00 am on Wednesday...

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS WILL BUILD TO A RANGE OF 20 TO 30 MPH BY THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT * IMPACTS...THESE WINDS CAN KNOCK DOWN ROTTEN TREES AND AFFECT TRAVEL IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING. WIND GUSTS OF 40 MPH OCCASIONALLY BRING DOWN LARGE LIMBS AND ROTTED TREES CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN OUTDOORS DURING THESE CONDITIONS.

Hazardous weather is possible later today. Winston County should expect weather conditions to deteriorate by late afternoon:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
LOUISIANA...CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...NORTH CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...AND
NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI. INCLUDING:
EAST CARROLL-RICHLAND-GRENADA-CARROLL-MONTGOMERY-WEBSTER-CLAY-
LOWNDES-CHOCTAW-OKTIBBEHA-HUMPHREYS-HOLMES-ATTALA-WINSTON-NOXUBEE-
ISSAQUENA-SHARKEY-YAZOO-
TORNADOES THREAT...ELEVATED TIMING...TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THREAT...ELEVATED TIMING...TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT FLOODING THREAT...LIMITED TIMING...TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT NON-THUNDERSTORM WINDS THREAT...LIMITED TIMING...TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING. TORNADOES... DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL ARE EXPECTED. GIVEN SOME SATURATION OF SOILS FROM CURRENT RAINFALL THERE IS A POSSIBILITY FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN POSSIBLE TODAY INTO TONIGHT.