Tag Archives: National Weather Service

Forecasters: Thaw won’t last as more cold heads into state

January 27, 2014

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Mississippians enjoyed clear, warm days this weekend, a sharp departure from the recent arctic blasts that have gripped the state. However, forecasters say don’t get used to the warmth — more cold is coming. The National Weather Service warned people from northwest Louisiana to the Mississippi Coast to gear up for another blast of cold. […]

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Arctic air again grips state; snow possible on Coast

January 24, 2014

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For the second time this month, an arctic blast has gripped the state, and authorities again are asking Mississippians to be cautious. It’s very cold across Mississippi and forecasters say below freezing temperatures will continue through much of today. National Weather Service Forecaster Mike Edmonston in Jackson says the coldest pocket of air is in […]

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Could new terminology increase storm forecast accuracy?

January 17, 2014

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Emergency management officials and meteorologists are hoping adding some new storm-warning terminology will help increase the accuracy of weather forecasts. The Storm Prediction Center intends to broaden its advance warning system for severe weather after finding that days it labeled with a “slight risk” turned out to be pretty nasty. State emergency managers say they’re […]

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Meterologist: Cold temperatures could break records

January 6, 2014

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It’s cold. How cold is it? Perhaps as cold as it has ever been on this date, and tonight could see more record cold. Some places in Mississippi could set daily record cold temperatures today as winter weather grips a large portion of the country. Daniel Lamb, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in […]

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Approaching winter storm prompts warnings

December 5, 2013

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Those dreaming of a white Christmas in Northwest Mississippi might get more than they hoped for later this week. Emergency management officials are cautioning residents about the dangers associated with an approaching winter storm expected to bring ice, sleet and possibly snow to the mid-South region. The National Weather Service says counties in eastern Arkansas, […]

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Weather continues to affect holiday plans; state could see flooding, snow

November 26, 2013

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Mississippians are facing a very wet — and perhaps somewhat white — Thanksgiving as a large, active front moves through the state dumping heavy rain that could change over to wet snow later today. The big problem right now is rain. Parts of Mississippi are under a flood watch through today. The National Weather Service […]

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Winter weather expected this morning in Delta

November 25, 2013

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MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for three Delta counties that runs through noon today. The highest chance for ice accumulation is between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. this morning in Bolivar, Sunflower and Washington counties. A few hundredths of an inch is expected, mainly on elevated roadways […]

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NWS issues flood advisory on Coast; threat could extend into weekend

September 19, 2013

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The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for Hancock County through 7 p.m. today. However, there is a chance that a coastal flood threat could extend into the weekend. According to NWS, persistent east winds have caused water build-up that could cause minor coastal flooding in eastern-facing shorelines in the county. It […]

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US vs. European hurricane model: Which is better?

May 29, 2013

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The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to make their predictions. Some of those models are more accurate than others. During Hurricane Sandy last October, the model from the European Center for Medium-range Weather […]

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New hurricane awareness alerts aimed at those who ignore evacuation notices

March 27, 2013

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Just as hurricanes approach the Gulf Coast every year, the nation’s hurricane emergency managers arrive at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans every year with the same question: “How do we get the public to understand why they need to follow evacuation orders issued by public officials?” The four-day conference full of workshops, speakers […]

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