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January 27, 2014

Winter storm warning posted for Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks and Lanier counties

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
346 PM EST MON JAN 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON FOR SOUTH GEORGIA...SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...AND THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND...

...COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT...BRINGING
AN ABRUPT END TO TODAYS WARM TEMPERATURES. COLD LIGHT RAIN WILL
GRADUALLY CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AS THE TEMPERATURE FALLS TO FREEZING. THE FREEZING LINE
WILL SHIFT SOUTHEASTWARD TUESDAY NIGHT...BRINGING A THIN GLAZE OF
ICE AS FAR SOUTH AS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND. A BRIEF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
346 PM EST MON JAN 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON FOR SOUTH GEORGIA...SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...AND THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND...

...COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT...BRINGING
AN ABRUPT END TO TODAYS WARM TEMPERATURES. COLD LIGHT RAIN WILL
GRADUALLY CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AS THE TEMPERATURE FALLS TO FREEZING. THE FREEZING LINE
WILL SHIFT SOUTHEASTWARD TUESDAY NIGHT...BRINGING A THIN GLAZE OF
ICE AS FAR SOUTH AS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND. A BRIEF
PERIOD OF SLEET OR SNOW IS POSSIBLE JUST BEFORE THE PRECIPITATION
ENDS...WHICH WILL BE WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM TIFTON TO DOTHAN
NORTHWARD. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN
THIS AREA. ELSEWHERE THE CHANCE FOR SNOW WILL BE LOWER...THOUGH A
TRACE OF SLEET OR SNOW IS POSSIBLE AS FAR SOUTH AS FLORIDA. THE
MAIN IMPACT FROM THIS EVEN WILL MOST LIKELY BE THE FREEZING
RAIN...AS EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS CAN SERIOUSLY DISRUPT LOCAL TRAVEL.

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281430-
/O.NEW.KTAE.WS.W.0001.140128T1800Z-140129T1800Z/
INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-
INLAND JEFFERSON-MADISON-LIBERTY-INLAND WAKULLA-SOUTH WALTON-
COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON-
COASTAL WAKULLA-COOK-BERRIEN-GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YOUNGSTOWN...BLOUNTSTOWN...WHITE CITY...
WEWAHITCHKA...QUINCY...CHATTAHOOCHEE...TALLAHASSEE...
SPRING HILL...MONTICELLO...MADISON...GREENVILLE...SWEETWATER...
CRAWFORDVILLE...FREEPORT...SANTA ROSA BEACH...PANAMA CITY...
PARKER...PORT SAINT JOE...APALACHICOLA...CARRABELLE...SOPCHOPPY...
SAINT MARKS...ADEL...SPARKS...NASHVILLE...CAIRO...THOMASVILLE...
QUITMAN...VALDOSTA...LAKELAND
346 PM EST MON JAN 27 2014 /246 PM CST MON JAN 27 2014/

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST /NOON CST/
TUESDAY TO 1 PM EST /NOON CST/ WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST /NOON CST/
TUESDAY TO 1 PM EST /NOON CST/ WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF
  AN INCH...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. A TRACE TO A
  DUSTING OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE JUST BEFORE THE PRECIPITATION ENDS
  ON WEDNESDAY...BUT SHOULD NOT HAVE AS MUCH IMPACT AS THE ICING.

* MAIN IMPACT...ICY ROADS AND BRIDGES WILL MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS.
  EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS OF ICING CAN HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO
  TRAVEL IN THE DEEP SOUTH.

* OTHER IMPACTS...IF THERE IS MORE FREEZING RAIN THAN CURRENTLY
  EXPECTED...POWER OUTAGES COULD BECOME A CONCERN. TEMPERATURES
  WILL BE NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING TUESDAY NIGHT AND
  WEDNESDAY...WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE TEENS AND 20S.

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