NWS Area Alert Summaries


NWS Weather Alerts Summary

As Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Last Update: Thursday 3:51am CST
Listed Alphabetically by County Name.
Benton County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Carroll County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Chester County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Crockett County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Decatur County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Dyer County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Gibson County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Haywood County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Henderson County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Henry County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Lake County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Lauderdale County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Madison County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Obion County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Tipton County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Weakley County, TN
   Wind Chill Advisory Wind Chill Advisory - Expires: Thursday 1/18/2018 9:00 am

Calloway County, KY
   No alerts No alerts

Fulton County, KY
   No alerts No alerts

Graves County, KY
   No alerts No alerts

Hickman County, KY
   No alerts No alerts

Houston County, TN
   No alerts No alerts

Humphreys County, TN
   No alerts No alerts

Perry County, TN
   No alerts No alerts

Stewart County, TN
   No alerts No alerts

 


WEATHER WARNING
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. A warning means weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the storm need to take protective action.

The generic term, Winter Storm Warning, is used for a combination of two or more of the following winter weather events; heavy snow, freezing rain, sleet and strong winds. Heavy snowfall amounts are imminent and the criteria for amounts varies significantly over different county warning areas.

WEATHER ADVISORY
An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. Advisories are for less serious conditions than warnings, that cause significant inconvenience and if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life or property.

The generic term, Winter Weather Advisory, is used for a combination of two or more of the following events; snow, freezing rain or freezing drizzle, sleet, and/or blowing snow. Moderate snowfall amounts are imminent and the criteria for amounts varies significantly over different county warning areas.

WEATHER WATCH
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. A watch means that hazardous weather is possible. People should have a plan of action in case a storm threatens and they should listen for later information and possible warnings especially when planning travel or outdoor activities. A Winter Storm Watch mean that hazardous winter weather conditions including significant accumulations of snow and/or freezing rain and/or sleet are possible generally within the next 36 hours.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
A special weather statement is a form of weather advisory. There is no set criteria for special weather statements. A special weather statement may be issued by the NWS for hazards that have not yet reached warning or advisory status or that do not have a specific code of their own, such as widespread funnel clouds. They are also occasionally used to clear counties from severe weather watches. A common form of special weather statement is a "Significant Weather Advisory." They also can be used for short term weather notices such as fog or heavy rains expected to last less than 30 minutes to an hour but do not pose the criteria to warrant an Advisory to be issued.

SHORT TERM FORECAST
The short term forecast may include any current or recent past conditions that form a basis for, or an enhancement to, the forecast. Detail in the short term forecast will depend on radar coverage, satellite imagery and other remote sensing capabilities. The short term forecast is not a vehicle to initiate or cancel warnings watches or advisories, but in a severe weather event, will be used to describe to where severe weather and/or flash flood producing rains are moving.