Statement as of 4:14 AM CST on January 17, 2018
Expires 1:00 PM EST on January 17, 2018
... Wind chill warning in effect until 9 am CST this morning...
... Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 9 am this morning to noon
* what... dangerously cold wind chills expected, with only minor
improvements by late this morning. The dangerously cold wind
chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes on
exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to
20 below zero early this morning, and from 0 to 10 below zero
late this morning.
* Where... in Alabama, Jackson County. In Tennessee, Moore,
Lincoln and Franklin TN counties.
* When... for the wind chill warning, until 9 am CST this morning.
For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 9 am CST this morning to noon
A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and
the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frost bite
can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions
are not taken.
Statement as of 8:58 PM CST on January 16, 2018
Expires 11:00 AM EST on January 17, 2018
858 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018
... Widespread hazardous travel conditions will continue overnight
into Wednesday morning...
The combination of bitter cold, subfreezing air and snow
accumulations has led to the development of black ice on area
roadways. Emergency management and law enforcement officials have
reported slick roads and dangerous travel conditions across north
Alabama and southern middle Tennessee, particularly on secondary
These hazardous travel conditions will persist through much
of Wednesday morning, including the rush hour commute as
temperatures will remain well below freezing. Travel is strongly
discouraged and should be avoided unless absolutely necessary!
If you must travel, use extreme caution, especially on bridges,
overpasses, and elevated highways where water freezes first. Do not
assume that a well traveled Road will be free of ice. Dress warmly
and keep a winter travel kit in your vehicle.