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WINTER STORM WARNING 1032 am CST Thursday, February 3, 2011 Winter storm warning in effect until noon CST friday The winter storm warning is now in effect until noon CST friday. The storm will affect the following areas. Madison LA – Franklin LA – Catahoula – Tensas – Concordia – Warren – Claiborne – Jefferson – Adams Including the cities of Tallulah, Winnsboro, Jonesville, Harrisonburg, Newellton, St. Joseph, Waterproof, Vidalia, Ferriday, West Ferriday, Vicksburg, Port Gibson, Fayette, Natchez * Main Impact: a mixture of freezing rain and sleep will continue to develop over the area thorugh afternoon. Anywhere from a quarter to three quarters of an inch of accumulation is possible, especially on elevated surfaces. * Other Impacts: temperatures will be between 29 and 33 degrees during this time period. The small difference in a temperature of 31 degrees versus 33 degrees will make a major difference in how much impact occurs from this winter storm. In the worst case scenario, up to three quarters of an inch of ice could result in power interruptions along with hazardous travel conditions. Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:  A winter storm warning for sleet and freezing rain means that a winter storm system is impacting the area with significant amounts of ice. Travel is likely to be severely impacted.

HARD FREEZE WARNING

A hard freeze warning remains in effect until noon CST today. * Temperature: readings will remain below freezing through noon   thursday…continuing an extended period of sub freezing conditions. * Impacts: these conditions may result in the freezing and possible  bursting of water pipes this morning. Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:  A hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.]]]]> ]]>

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