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MDOT: Beware of icy roads in 20 counties

February 12, 2014

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a road update as another round of winter weather impacts the state. MDOT reports ice has been detected on roads and bridges in 20 counties. The affected counties are Tallahatchie, Montgomery, Holmes, Carroll, Leflore, Claiborne, Prentiss, Benton, Marshall, Newton, DeSoto, Chickasaw, Quitman, Coahoma, Tate, Panola, Warren, Jefferson, […]

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MDOT reports icing on roads but no closures

February 11, 2014

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released an update on road conditions as winter weather moves through the state. MDOT reports ice has been detected on roadways and bridges in dozens counties. These counties include Warren, Winston, Clay, Panola, Leflore, Lafayette, Holmes, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Itawamba, Union, Lee, Pontotoc, Webster, Yalobusha, Montgomery, Carroll, Calhoun, Humphreys, […]

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Another round of winter weather expected in Central Miss.

February 10, 2014

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The winter of 2014 has been a hard, cold one so far, and more winter weather is forecast for areas of Central Mississippi. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for areas in Central Mississippi along and to the north of Interstate 20 for tonight and into tomorrow. Communities in those areas […]

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Officials brace for another possible winter storm

February 6, 2014

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The historic winter of 2014 continues as officials have again issued warnings ahead of possible winter weather in areas of the state where such events are relatively rare. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking citizens to be aware of the forecast of winter weather in Central and South Mississippi this morning into this afternoon. […]

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Region still struggling with ice and snow; death toll grows

January 30, 2014

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South Mississippi residents and businesses continue to be impacted by ice and snow, and the death toll has grown. Mississippi authorities say the deaths of five people have been linked to this week’s winter storm. The latest came yesterday when a vehicle struck the back of a stalled tractor-trailer in Smith County, killing one of […]

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Storm kills four in state; authorities urge caution as ice/snow lingers

January 29, 2014

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While the snow and ice has ended, the threat to travel and public safety have not, and authorities are asking Mississippians to stay home today if they can. The Arctic blast that sent below freezing temperatures, snow and sleet across Mississippi is being blamed for four deaths from a fire as well as hundreds of […]

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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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Brrrr — TVA reports new single-day demand record

January 9, 2014

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One utility can vouch that the region saw some of the lowest temperatures on record during the recent invasion of arctic air. Homes and businesses have set a single-day record for electric use in the seven-state Tennessee Valley Authority region. The TVA says it supplied a total of 703 gigawatt-hours of electricity over 24 hours […]

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