Tornado watch, wind advisory and P&Z meeting postponed

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 19 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN MISSISSIPPI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI: AMITE HANCOCK HARRISON JACKSON PEARL RIVER PIKE WALTHALL WILKINSON

Issued by The National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

    • 2:45am CST, Tue Feb 23

… WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY…

* TIMING… WINDS WILL BEGIN STRENGTHENING DURING THE MORNING TUESDAY AND WILL BE STRONGEST TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS… SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH.

* DURATION… 24 TO 36 HOURS OF STRONG WINDS.

* IMPACTS… STRONG WINDS WILL BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS LIKE TRASH CANS AND LIGHT WEIGHT OUTDOOR FURNITURE. SUDDEN GUSTS OF WIND WILL MAKE DRIVING ON SOME BRIDGES AND ELEVATED ROADWAYS DIFFICULT AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 26 TO 39 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. ADDITIONALLY… BE SURE TO SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS LIKE TRASH CANS AND LIGHT WEIGHT OUTDOOR FURNITURE AS WINDS CAN BLOW THESE ITEMS AROUND CAUSING DAMAGE.

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Due to the severe weather forecast for this afternoon, which includes the Bay Saint Louis area, the Planning and Zoning Commission has determined it would be in the best interest of the citizens and all involved to postpone tonight’s meeting. Planning and Zoning Commission will hold this month’s meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 5:30 pm.

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