Choctaw Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 6:06 AM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 11 am CST this

* what... very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills
will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed
skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 above zero to 0.

* Where... portions of south central and southwest Alabama,
northwest Florida and southeast Mississippi.

* When... until 11 am CST this morning.

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

Special Statement, Hard Freeze Watch, Hard Freeze Warning
Issued: 5:33 AM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

At 530 am cst: surface observations detecting a mix of light
freezing rain, sleet and snow occurring across southeast Okaloosa
County in Florida. Radar trends indicate that this precipitation
will move east of the County by daybreak, with little to no
additional accumulations expected.

Dry conditions will follow throughout the morning, but with
temperatures well below freezing, last night's precipitation has
quickly frozen onto roads, bridges, overpasses and other
surfaces, creating a glaze of ice. Driving conditions are
hazardous across much of the area, with a number of roads
impassable or closed. It is advised to stay off roads as
hazardous driving conditions are widespread, and will remain so
throughout the day as high temperatures struggle to reach near

In addition, very cold wind chills are occurring this morning.
The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30
minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 15 above
zero to 0.

413 am CST Wed Jan 17 2018

... Hard freeze warning remains in effect until 9 am CST
... Hard freeze watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Friday morning...

* temperature... falling into mid teens to around 20 degrees this
morning and again tonight into Thursday morning. Lows Thursday
night into Friday morning could potentially fall into upper
teens 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.