Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hmmm...A Touch of Winter perhaps?

From my weather alert this morning.
Of course, Right now the radar show it only skirting me and the bulk of it all skimming north. Figures. I'm probably the only one who *wants* this kind of weather and it will scoot past me as only a tease.

::::SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN 423 AM CST SAT DEC 11 2010

...BLAST OF WINTER EXPECTED TO BEGIN TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL SEND AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT THROUGH THE MIDSOUTH THIS EVENING. RAIN WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE ENTIRE MIDSOUTH IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT TODAY. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY ACCOMPANY THE RAIN WITH A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE STORMS SOUTH OF HELENA-WEST HELENA ARKANSAS TO BATESVILLE MISSISSIPPI TO CALHOUN CITY MISSISSIPPI LINE THIS AFTERNOON.
STRONG ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE PLAINS BEHIND THE SYSTEM...WHICH WILL AID IN SENDING VERY COLD AIR SOUTH. A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL CAUSE WINDS TO STRENGTHEN LATE TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 25 MPH AND WIND GUSTS OF 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME. WIND ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED.
HIGHS SUNDAY ARE LIKELY TO ONLY TOP OFF AROUND FREEZING ALONG AND NORTH OF I-40 WITH MID OR UPPER 30S ACROSS NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI. COLDER AIR WILL CONTINUE SPILLING SOUTHEAST INTO THE MIDSOUTH SUNDAY NIGHT WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE LOW TEENS NORTH OF I-40 AND MID TEENS ELSEWHERE. THESE TEMPERATURES IN COMBINATION WITH THE GUSTY WINDS SHOULD SEND WIND CHILL READINGS BETWEEN 5 ABOVE ZERO AND 5 BELOW ZERO BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING. WIND CHILL ADVISORIES WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR PARTS OF THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. THE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST MONDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 20S TO MID 30S.
IN ADDITION TO THE COLD...MOISTURE WRAPPING AROUND THE LOW COULD ALLOW FOR SOME SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS WEST TENNESSEE...NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL AND NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. LITTLE...IF ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
RESIDENTS OF THE MIDSOUTH SHOULD PREPARE FOR A BIG SHIFT TOWARD VERY COLD WEATHER LATER THIS WEEKEND. CONSIDER WINTERIZING YOUR VEHICLE...LETTING FAUCETS DRIP SLIGHTLY TO AVOID BURSTING PIPES...AND BRINGING OUTDOOR PETS INSIDE FROM THE COLD.

3 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

I know my husband just said he wont be hunting Mon. morning, as the weather is calling for 17* and 20 mph winds. It's going to be cold!!

Greg and Donna said...

We had the rain here tonight. Lots of it and thunder & lightning with it. My kids would love some snow!

small farm girl said...

You can have all of my nasty weather. I will share. lol

Jer.6:16

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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