Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN 218 PM CST SUN FEB 15 2015 ...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO AFFECT THE MIDSOUTH TONIGHT AND MONDAY... .AN APPROACHING STORM FROM THE PLAINS WILL BRING INCREASED MOISTURE TO THE MIDSOUTH THIS EVENING...OVERSPREADING AN ARCTIC AIRMASS. A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL SPREAD INTO AREAS NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40 LATE TONIGHT. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL BE MORE COMMON ALONG AND TO THE SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY OCCUR BETWEEN 3 AM AND 3 PM MONDAY...BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE WEST AND MONDAY EVENING FARTHER EAST. THE LATEST DATA SUGGEST THE POTENTIAL FOR MAJOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS EAST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...EXTREME NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL EXTEND NORTH OF A JONESBORO ARKANSAS TO CAMDEN TENNESSEE LINE. ACROSS THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES A MIX OF LIGHT WINTER PRECIPITATION EARLY ON WILL CHANGE OVER TO ALL RAIN AND EMBEDDED THUNDER. FINALLY AS THE SYSTEM MOVES INTO ALABAMA SUBFREEZING AIR WILL SINK SOUTH FOR A SECOND ROUND OF A LIGHT WINTRY MIX. MAJOR TRAVEL ISSUES ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM AS WELL AS SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. THESE IMPACTS MAY PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEK IN HEAVIER HIT AREAS...AS SUBFREEZING AIR WILL REMAIN FIXED ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH. ARZ008-009-017-018-026-028-MOZ113-115-TNZ001>004-019>022-048-051- 160600- /O.CON.KMEG.WS.W.0001.150216T0000Z-150217T0000Z/ RANDOLPH-CLAY-LAWRENCE-GREENE-CRAIGHEAD-MISSISSIPPI-DUNKLIN- PEMISCOT-LAKE-OBION-WEAKLEY-HENRY-DYER-GIBSON-CARROLL-BENTON TN- LAUDERDALE-CROCKETT- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...POCAHONTAS...PIGGOTT...CORNING... RECTOR...WALNUT RIDGE...HOXIE...PARAGOULD...JONESBORO... BLYTHEVILLE...OSCEOLA...KENNETT...MALDEN...TIPTONVILLE... RIDGELY...UNION CITY...MARTIN...DRESDEN...PARIS...DYERSBURG... HUMBOLDT...MILAN...TRENTON...DYER...MCKENZIE...HUNTINGDON... BRUCETON...CAMDEN...RIPLEY...HALLS...ALAMO...BELLS...MAURY CITY... FRIENDSHIP 218 PM CST SUN FEB 15 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST MONDAY... * SNOW/SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF UP TO A FOOT. UP TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH OF SLEET. * TIMING...POSSIBLE HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON. * MAIN IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE ON MONDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. && $$
To help you get oriented, I live in Malden, which is on the Dunklin/New Madrid county line in Southeast Missouri. If you looked at the list of locations impacted, you may have noted that Malden is on the list. All the locations north of Jonesboro, Arkansas are expecting anywhere from six inches to a full foot of snow, and areas closer to Jonesboro are expecting some sleet as well. The main problem for us in Missouri right now is travel; the roads will be nearly impassible with all the snow. I consider us rather fortunate, because areas south of Memphis are expecting freezing rain and subsequent power outages.
So at the moment it appears that I won't have to worry too much about Horatio getting cold. I may eat my words, but usually snow alone doesn't bring on power outages. The biggest challenge we face right now is our hot water; it froze during the night and Mama and I are cussing about that. Shame on us, we should be grateful that the pipes didn't go blooey. LOL
Regarding dolly chatter, the spending spree on clothing continues, both in my mother's camp and my own. I purchased some undergarments from a website called idressdolls.com last week, and the service was good enough that I ordered a couple more things yesterday. At the moment the site offers several styles of panties, some slips, socks, tights, and pantaloons. Sizes run small except for the panties, which are offered in sizes big enough to fit Chatty Cathy and American Girl dolls. Prices are reasonable; I was able to get four pairs of panties and a slip for fifteen bucks plus shipping. I would show you these items, but they're currently on my dolls and I really don't want to show you pictures of my dolls' butts just for kicks. LOL again. However, I will show you how the slip I got changed the way my Little Miss Revlon's dress hangs.
Lastly, just for the heck of it, look who else has a purple dress!
Welp, that's all I wanted to say for now. Y'all stay safe and keep your pets inside!