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Meteorologist: Blizzards could hit North Mississippi on Friday

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North Mississippi is under a winter storm warning and forecasters say Friday could bring blizzards, with up to 6 inches of snow and 35 mph winds. “It’s hard to believe a blizzard in north Mississippi, but the conditions are right,” said meteorologist John Moore III. He said rain will switch to snow late Thursday night, with snow falling most of ...

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Snow possible for West Tenn., eastern Ark., north Mississippi

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MEMPHIS — Weather forecasters in Memphis are telling residents of West Tennessee, north Mississippi and eastern Arkansas to expect winter storm conditions. The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a winter storm watch for Thursday night through Friday afternoon for large portions of the mid-South area. Forecasters say a storm will move through the area on Thursday night, creating ...

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Brandon Clement chasing storms and his dreams

Brandon Clement of Terry chased the Bennington tornado, a large, violent tornado that touched down near Bennington, Kan., May 30, 2013. The tornado was unusual in that it hardly moved over a period of about an hour when tornadoes usually speed through areas.

By BECKY GILLETTE Some people might think it well, a bit foolhardy, to be chasing after tornadoes. But Brandon Clement of Terry finds it exhilarating to observe weather in its most extreme forms — and sharing that information with the National Weather Service, emergency responders and the general public in the form of live feeds goes beyond entertaining to being potentially ...

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Drought burns pastures, fields, posing threat to cattle

These brangus cattle on Bill Carr's Choctaw County farm are faced with a toasted pasture and reliance on what they normally eat in the winter.

By JACK WEATHERLY “They’re burnt slam up,” said Bill Carr of his Choctaw County pasture lands and hay fields that haven’t had a rain since late July. His tends 35 head of what he says are brangus “mama cows” and two bulls on 70 hilly acres of pasture land. They are hungry. They came up to his tractor one day ...

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Cochran, Wicker announce FEMA grants for safe rooms

In this April 22, 2015 photograph, a car drives past the remains of trees that also bordered a trailer park and residential houses that were all destroyed by a tornado a year earlier, in Louisville, Miss. Several people were also killed in that area. Residents will mark the first anniversary, on Tuesday, April 28, of the 23-tornado outbreak that devastated Winston County. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say the City of Tupelo and the Louisville Municipal School District will get more than $3.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund construction of three community safe rooms. The senators, in a news release Thursday, said that Tupelo will get nearly $1.1 million to build a 6,813-square-foot safe ...

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Possible tornado hits Monroe County, no deaths reported

AMORY — Trees and buildings are damaged in Monroe County after a possible tornado hit Amory and Smithville. Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Robert “Bunky” Goza says no deaths or injuries were reported from the storm, which hit about 9 a.m. Monday. Goza says tree damage is widespread in central Amory, with power out. Harbormaster Scott Cox says trees ...

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Forecasters see fewer than average hurricanes in 2015

NEW ORLEANS — The Atlantic hurricane season in 2015 will see fewer than the average number of storms, according to Colorado State University researchers. Researchers Philip Klotzbach and William Gray say in a news release that cooler ocean temperatures and the expectation that favorable atmospheric conditions will continue through the summer months will mean fewer hurricanes. The researchers released their ...

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Snow, sleet, ice threat raised in several areas of the South

ATLANTA — Forecasters warned that a winter mix of ice, sleet and snow would spread Monday around several Southern states, making driving hazardous well into the northern reaches of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued a State of Emergency until Tuesday and ordered critical highways to be pre-treated with chemicals ahead of the approaching storm. Mississippi Gov. ...

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Congressmen ask Obama for Miss. disaster declaration

JACKSON — The Mississippi congressional delegation is asking President Barack Obama to issue a disaster declaration for areas of the state devastated by Dec. 23 tornadoes. Gov. Phil Bryant has requested a major federal disaster declaration, including hazard mitigation assistance statewide. The Mississippi delegation asks the White House in the Jan. 5 letter for speedy approval of the disaster declaration ...

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