River Falls, AL (36476)

7:56 AM CST on January 18, 2018 (GMT -0600)
Point A | | Change Station

Elev 246 ft 31.37 °N, 86.53 °W | Updated 5 seconds ago

Clear
Clear
23.4 °F
Feels Like 23 °F
N
1.8
Wind Variable Wind from NNW
Gusts 6.9 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.49 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Windchill 23 °F
Dew Point 17 °F
Humidity 76%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:44 AM 5:08 PM
New Moon, 2% visible
METAR K79J 181256Z AUTO 36006KT 10SM CLR M06/M12 A3048 RMK AO2 SLP324 T10611117
Pressure 30.49 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Windchill 23 °F
Dew Point 17 °F
Humidity 76%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:44 AM 5:08 PM
New Moon, 2% visible
METAR K79J 181256Z AUTO 36006KT 10SM CLR M06/M12 A3048 RMK AO2 SLP324 T10611117

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Watches & Warnings

Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 11:24 PM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 8 am CST
Thursday...

* what... bitter cold wind chill values forecast will lower to
around 10 degrees above zero.

* Where... all of south central and southwest Alabama, northwest
Florida and southeast Mississippi.

* When... from 9 PM this evening to 8 am CST Thursday.

* Additional details... the cold wind chills will cause frostbite
in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.



Hard Freeze Warning, Special Statement
Issued: 3:24 AM CST Jan. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Hard freeze warning remains in effect until 9 am CST this
morning...
... Hard freeze warning in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am
CST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a hard freeze
warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am CST
Friday. The hard freeze watch is no longer in effect.

* Temperature... falling into the mid teens to around 20 degrees
early this morning and again tonight into Friday morning.

* Impacts... sub-freezing temperatures could result in
hypothermia and will also be a danger for pets, livestock and
sensitive vegetation. Exposed water pipes will be at risk of
freezing and possibly bursting.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A hard freeze warning means temperatures of 20 degrees or lower
are expected. These temperatures can cause exposed water pipes to
burst. If you have any exterior open air piping, ensure the pipes
are adequately covered and open the faucet slightly for a small
stream of water overnight.

Check on elderly neighbors to make sure they have adequate heat.
Area shelters should continue to expect increased demand.
Outdoor pets and livestock should also have adequate warmth.

Take adequate safety precautions with heating systems, and make
sure to utilize Carbon monoxide detectors in enclosed spaces.
Ensure space heaters are not left unattended and are not used
near flammable materials such as curtains or bed coverings.
Space heaters account for one out of every three home heating
fires and four out of five home heating fire deaths.







338 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

... Black ice will form region-wide tonight - take heed!...

Across interior southeastern Mississippi, inland and coastal
southwestern Alabama and the westernmost Florida Panhandle, black
ice will begin forming this afternoon and endure until the temperature
rises above freezing late tomorrow morning.

*What?... what is black ice? Black ice is a transparent sheet of
ice that forms on highways and can be difficult to identify until
you already driven over it. The source of black ice is melted
residual glaze from freezing rain and\or melted snow and sleet
that re- freezes. Black ice can be especially dangerous on
elevated roadways such as overpasses and inclines such as
bridges. This is where many reports have come from.

*When and where?... black ice will form once again regionwide from
4 PM until 10 am tomorrow morning south of Highway-84 and endure
until noon CST north of that corridor. Local emergency management,
working very closely with the NWS in Mobile, al today have
confirmed the black ice situation over most areas, and they are
very concerned about the situation over the next day or so. So,
slow down and use extra precaution if you must drive!

Black ice will form again, regionwide, from early Thursday
evening through early Friday morning. Finally, there may be
residual black ice that forms Friday night and into Saturday
morning, generally northeast of a line from Butler,al to Grove
Hill, al to Brewton, al to Crestview, FL.

In general, those areas receiving the most snowmelt and freezing
rain, which is generally over interior sections of southern
Alabama and southeastern Mississippi, will continue experiencing
black ice the longest, meaning over the next several nights.

In shaded areas, black ice will likely persist during the heat
of the day on Thursday afternoon and again Friday afternoon
north of the Highway 84 corridor. /23 jmm


338 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

... Black ice will form region-wide tonight - take heed!...

Across interior southeastern Mississippi, inland and coastal
southwestern Alabama and the westernmost Florida Panhandle, black
ice will begin forming this afternoon and endure until the temperature
rises above freezing late tomorrow morning.

*What?... what is black ice? Black ice is a transparent sheet of
ice that forms on highways and can be difficult to identify until
you already driven over it. The source of black ice is melted
residual glaze from freezing rain and\or melted snow and sleet
that re- freezes. Black ice can be especially dangerous on
elevated roadways such as overpasses and inclines such as
bridges. This is where many reports have come from.

*When and where?... black ice will form once again regionwide from
4 PM until 10 am tomorrow morning south of Highway-84 and endure
until noon CST north of that corridor. Local emergency management,
working very closely with the NWS in Mobile, al today have
confirmed the black ice situation over most areas, and they are
very concerned about the situation over the next day or so. So,
slow down and use extra precaution if you must drive!

Black ice will form again, regionwide, from early Thursday
evening through early Friday morning. Finally, there may be
residual black ice that forms Friday night and into Saturday
morning, generally northeast of a line from Butler,al to Grove
Hill, al to Brewton, al to Crestview, FL.

In general, those areas receiving the most snowmelt and freezing
rain, which is generally over interior sections of southern
Alabama and southeastern Mississippi, will continue experiencing
black ice the longest, meaning over the next several nights.

In shaded areas, black ice will likely persist during the heat
of the day on Thursday afternoon and again Friday afternoon
north of the Highway 84 corridor. /23 jmm