Mississippi Valley Weather- Severe Weather Threats

Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate, with long, hot summers, mild winters, and somewhat consistent rainfall throughout the year. However, the state is prone to floods and droughts, and “normal” weather is infrequently experienced there. The climate in subtropical latitudes between a significant landmass to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south delivers energy and moisture. Therefore, it is more normal to expect “feast or famine” in terms of weather occurrences.

Normal mean annual temperatures range from 62F in the north to 68F along the coast. Low temperatures have dropped to 16 F below zero, while high temperatures exceed 90 F over 100 days each year. Temperatures routinely exceed 100 F at many places in the state each year and drop to zero or lower an average of once in five years. Freezing temperatures reach the Gulf coast almost every winter. Normal precipitation ranges from about 50 to 65 inches across the state from north to south. Measurable snow or sleet falls on some parts of the state 95% of the year. You can keep track of the weather by using Visual Crossing forecast.

Many counties in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana are under a tornado watch as a potentially dangerous storm system travels through the country on Tuesday evening.

A tornado watch was issued by the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center at about 12:15 PM. More tornado watches have been issued after midnight.

The National Weather Service in Jackson had already issued a severe storm, thunderstorm, and tornado watch for central Mississippi, which includes the Jackson metro area.

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Recently, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings until midnight for Warren County and Issaquena County.

Yazoo County has received a tornado warning that is in effect until 9:15 PM.

Recent severe thunderstorm warnings are in force through midnight for Atlas, Warren, and Hinds County.

Recently, the NWS tweeted that a tornado warning was in effect for the Vicksburg area until 8 PM Satartia was in the storm cell’s path as it tracked north of Vicksburg and northeast into Jackson.

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Residents can now access the Canton Multipurpose Complex center during the storm. It is recommended that residents bring a blanket and put on a mask.

According to coach Sam Williams, Brandon postponed practice on Tuesday due to the terrible weather. The Bulldogs advanced to the MHSAA Class 6A championship game on Friday after defeating Ocean Springs 34-31.

At 7 o’clock on Saturday, Brandon (12-1) and junior running back Nate Blount will play in the state championship game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Due to bad weather, Ole Miss announced that it would close the Oxford campus at 2:30 PM.

Ole Miss advised instructors to contact students about alternate arrangements if they were teaching beyond 2:30 PM.

Hattiesburg City Hall and related offices will close on Tuesday at 2:00 PM.

All sanitation workers, transit employees, sworn personnel, and dispatch for the Hattiesburg Fire and Police departments will continue to work as needed for storm preparation and response.

According to city officials, the start of regular business is anticipated for Wednesday.

Officials from Mississippi State University announced that the campus would begin operating remotely at that time.

The MSU vs The ULM women’s basketball game will go on as planned, but spectators won’t be permitted inside Humphrey Coliseum.

The Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi will close at 2 PM on Tuesday due to the impending bad weather.

According to John Elfer, director of Warren County Emergency Management, Vicksburg Warren, Vicksburg Catholic school, Porter’s Chapel Academy, and offices would close early due to the severe weather.

All after-school events and games are postponed for the district on Tuesday due to bad weather; Madison County Schools tweeted on Tuesday morning.

On November 29, MCS is keeping an eye on the bad weather forecast. They are dedicated to making safety decisions after consulting emergency management professionals. Tuesday morning, Madison County Schools tweeted. “Tuesday’s after-school events and games are cancelled. Please be on the lookout for any updates as the weather changes.

Due to the predicted bad weather in the area, Madison County Schools announced via Twitter that schools would dismiss early on Tuesday, November 29. The Madison County Schools Preschool, elementary schools, middle schools, Rosa Scott School, and high schools will all be out of the classroom by 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, and 12:30 PM, respectively.