WTUS84 KJAN 050801
Tropical Storm Gordon Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 11A
National Weather Service Jackson MS AL072018
301 AM CDT Wed Sep 5 2018
This product covers CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...AND EXTREME
**CENTER OF GORDON MOVING ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI PINE BELT CURRENTLY**
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- All tropical storm watches and warnings have been canceled
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 50 miles southeast of Hattiesburg MS
- 30.8N 88.8W
- Storm Intensity 50 mph
- Movement Northwest or 315 degrees at 14 mph
Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall near the Mississippi/Alabama
Gulf Coast shortly after 10 PM CDT last night. The official track of
Tropical Storm Gordon shifted slightly to the right earlier tonight,
but the system is still expected to continue to the northwest through
Wednesday and gradually weaken to a Tropical Depression. Heavy rainfall
of 3 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts is expected to result in
flash flooding across parts of central and southeast Mississippi,
northeast Louisiana, and southeast Arkansas. In addition, winds
occasionally gusting to tropical storm force are not out of the question
across much of southeastern Mississippi through mid morning with
scattered power outages possible. Brief tornadoes will also be possible
across much of Mississippi Wednesday.
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.
- Occasional gusty winds, possibly up to 40 mph, may take well into
today to dissipate.
- If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.
* FLOODING RAIN:
Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across
the Mississippi Pine Belt today, but may take until later this
afternoon to fully develop. Remain well guarded against dangerous
flood waters having further impacts of moderate potential.
Additional impacts from tornadoes are still a concern across CENTRAL
MISSISSIPPI...NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS,
but will probably take until later this morning into the afternoon
hours to develop. Remain well braced against tornado event having
further limited impact potential.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened
trees and/or power lines.
Have multiple ways to receive Tornado Warnings if issued. Consider
nearby shelter options as you move about. Be ready to shelter quickly.
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement
issued by the National Weather Service in Jackson MS regarding the
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.