Weather Alerts for Covington County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Hard Freeze Warning  HARD FREEZE WARNING   Hard Freeze Warning
COVINGTON COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Covington
Effective: Wed, 1/17 11:18pm Updated: Wed, 1/17 11:50pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 1/18 9:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...A HARD FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA
FOR THE REMAUNDER OF THE NIGHT AND UNTIL 9 AM CST THURSDAY...
...HARD FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE AREA
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...
...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST
THURSDAY...
...HARD FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST THURSDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
* TEMPERATURE...Falling into the mid teens to around 20 degrees
tonight into Thursday morning. Lows Thursday night into Friday
morning could potentially fall to around 20 degrees.
* 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.

Information:
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.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
COVINGTON COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Baldwin Central - Baldwin Coastal - Baldwin Inland - Butler - Choctaw - Clarke - Conecuh - Covington - Crenshaw - Escambia - Mobile Central - Mobile Coastal - Mobile Inland - Monroe - Washington - Wilcox
Effective: Thu, 1/18 9:00am Updated: Wed, 1/17 11:50pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 1/18 3:45pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...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 andor 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

Wind Chill Advisory  WIND CHILL ADVISORY   Wind Chill Advisory
COVINGTON COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Baldwin Central - Baldwin Coastal - Baldwin Inland - Butler - Choctaw - Clarke - Conecuh - Covington - Crenshaw - Escambia - Mobile Central - Mobile Coastal - Mobile Inland - Monroe - Washington - Wilcox
Effective: Wed, 1/17 11:24pm Updated: Wed, 1/17 11:50pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 1/18 8:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS EXPECTED ACROSS ALL AREAS FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING...
...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 Watch  HARD FREEZE WATCH   Hard Freeze Watch
COVINGTON COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Covington
Effective: Thu, 1/18 9:00am Updated: Wed, 1/17 11:50pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri, 1/19 7:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...A HARD FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA
FOR THE REMAUNDER OF THE NIGHT AND UNTIL 9 AM CST THURSDAY...
...HARD FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE AREA
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...
...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST
THURSDAY...
...HARD FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST THURSDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
* TEMPERATURE...Falling into the mid teens to around 20 degrees
tonight into Thursday morning. Lows Thursday night into Friday
morning could potentially fall to around 20 degrees.
* 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.

Information:
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.