780  
WWUS74 KMEG 171832  
NPWMEG  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN  
132 PM CDT WED MAY 17 2017  
   
..STRONG SOUTH WINDS ACROSS WESTERN MIDSOUTH COUNTIES TODAY
 
 
.A POTENT UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL LIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS THE  
CENTRAL PLAINS TODAY...ALLOWING FOR SOUTH WINDS TO RAPIDLY  
INCREASE ACROSS THE DELTA COUNTIES THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL  
REMAIN STRONG THROUGH THE AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING BELOW  
ADVISORY CRITERIA EARLY THIS EVENING.  
 
ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-MOZ113-115-172300-  
/O.NEW.KMEG.DU.Y.0002.170517T1832Z-170517T2300Z/  
/O.CON.KMEG.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170517T2300Z/  
RANDOLPH-CLAY-LAWRENCE-GREENE-CRAIGHEAD-POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-  
CROSS-DUNKLIN-PEMISCOT-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF POCAHONTAS, PIGGOTT, CORNING,  
WALNUT RIDGE, PARAGOULD, JONESBORO, HARRISBURG, BLYTHEVILLE,  
WYNNE, KENNETT, AND CARUTHERSVILLE  
132 PM CDT WED MAY 17 2017  
   
..BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING
 
   
..WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST  
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 
* VISIBILITY...BLOWING DUST WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW 1 MILE  
WITH LOCALIZED VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS WILL BE VULNERABLE TO THE WIND.  
TRAVELING MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS...ESPECIALLY ALONG EAST TO WEST  
ROADS AND FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 39 MPH ARE  
EXPECTED...OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 40 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS  
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE  
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.  
 
A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT  
VISIBILITIES. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION.  
 

 
 

 
 
ARZ036-048-049-058-MSZ001-007-008-010>012-020-TNZ001-002-019-048-  
049-088-172300-  
/O.CON.KMEG.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170517T2300Z/  
CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-DESOTO-TUNICA-TATE-COAHOMA-  
QUITMAN-PANOLA-TALLAHATCHIE-LAKE-OBION-DYER-LAUDERDALE-TIPTON-  
SHELBY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEST MEMPHIS, FORREST CITY, MARIANNA,  
HELENA, WEST HELENA, SOUTHAVEN, OLIVE BRANCH, TUNICA, SENATOBIA,  
CLARKSDALE, MARKS, BATESVILLE, CHARLESTON, TIPTONVILLE,  
UNION CITY, DYERSBURG, RIPLEY TN, COVINGTON, BARTLETT,  
GERMANTOWN, COLLIERVILLE, MEMPHIS, AND MILLINGTON  
132 PM CDT WED MAY 17 2017  
   
..WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING
 
 
* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS WILL BE VULNERABLE TO THE WIND.  
TRAVELING MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS...ESPECIALLY ALONG EAST TO WEST  
ROADS AND FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 39 MPH ARE  
EXPECTED...OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 40 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS  
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE  
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.  
 

 
 

 
 
JLH  
 
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