ICE STORM WARNING
by NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA

313 PM CST WED DEC 4 2013

...ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT BEGINNING THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH

FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM

TYLER AND LINDEN TEXAS...TO LEWISVILLE AND PRESCOTT ARKANSAS...

.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE REGION LATE TONIGHT

AND THURSDAY. RAIN WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT ON THURSDAY BUT

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING. TEMPERATURES WILL

BEGIN TO DROP BELOW FREEZING BY THURSDAY EVENING...NORTH OF THE

INTERSTATE 30 CORRIDOR OF NORTHEAST TEXAS...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA

AND SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS. WITH RAIN INCREASING ACROSS THE REGION

THURSDAY NIGHT...THE SHALLOW NATURE OF THE SUBFREEZING AIRMASS

WILL LIKELY RESULT IN THE COLD RAIN BECOMING FREEZING RAIN. ICE

ACCUMULATIONS THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NORTHWEST OF THE

INTERSTATE 30 CORRIDOR COULD EXCEED ONE HALF INCH. WHILE ALONG AND

SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 30 CORRIDOR...ICE ACCUMULATION FROM

FREEZING RAIN COULD APPROACH ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH.

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MCCURTAIN-RED RIVER-BOWIE-FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-MORRIS-CASS-WOOD-

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DE QUEEN...NASHVILLE...ASHDOWN...HOPE...

PRESCOTT...TEXARKANA...LEWISVILLE...IDABEL...CLARKSVILLE...

MT VERNON...MT PLEASANT...PITTSBURG...DAINGERFIELD...ATLANTA...

QUITMAN...GILMER...TYLER

313 PM CST WED DEC 4 2013

...ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST

FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED AN ICE

STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST

FRIDAY.

* EVENT...FREEZING RAIN WILL BEGIN ACCUMULATING OVERNIGHT THURSDAY

THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY WITH ICE ACCUMULATION NEAR OR IN EXCESS

OF ONE HALF INCH NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE 30 CORRIDOR OF

NORTHEAST TEXAS...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS.

ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 30 CORRIDOR...ICE ACCUMULATION

NEAR ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...6 PM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH 6 PM FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACT...DUE TO GROUND WARMTH...ICE ACCUMULATION WILL LIKELY BE

ON ELEVATED OBJECTS SUCH AS BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...TREES AND

ELECTRICAL LINES. HOWEVER...IF THE TEMPERATURE CAN STAY BELOW

FREEZING LONG ENOUGH INTO SATURDAY...A FEW SECONDARY ROADWAYS

MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE

EXPECTED TO OCCUR. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL

MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY

DISCOURAGED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...

FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ICE

ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES

AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT ADD TO THE DANGER.

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