Last week was a cold one. We spent much time glued to the digital thermometer and calling out temperatures to the household.
Cold weather, at least what Mississippians consider to be cold weather, arrived overnight and is expected to stay with us for awhile.
Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.
Icy and slippery roads and bridges were being reported across much of the Golden Triangle this morning.
A little after 8 a.m., the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department responded to at least two wrecks, both were rollovers with passenger ejections, according to local scanner traffic.
The Golden Triangle is expected to freeze tonight.
The National Weather Service in Jackson this morning issued a winter storm warning for Lowndes, Oktibehha and Clay counties that will begin at 6 p.m. tonight and stay in place until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Chuck Herron heard the loud thud, then another and another. It sounded like someone was dropping big snowballs on the roof of his home.
Students camped out with teachers in school gyms or on buses and commuters abandoned cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches, fire stations — even grocery stores — after a rare snowstorm left thousands of unaccustomed Southerners frozen in their tracks.
There are some things we can all agree on and one of them is the weather over the past few days: It’s been cold, very cold by Mississippi standards.
Thirty-six of Mississippi’s 82 counties are under a state of emergency declared by Gov. Phil Bryant to speed response to a storm that’s expected to bring snow and ice to central and southern parts of the state starting early this morning.
The National Weather Service office in Jackson has issued a wind chill advisory for this evening and into Tuesday morning for the Highway 82 corridor in Mississippi.