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Current watches, warnings and advisories in effect for the region.

 

Click image for SPC outlook for today.
SPC discussion
Mesoscale discussion

Here is the current outlook for today.

 

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SPC discussion

Here is the current outlook for tomorrow.

 

Click image for SPC outlook for two days from today.
SPC discussion

Here is the current outlook for two days from today.

 

Click image for SPC outlook for Day 4 through Day 8.
SPC discussion

Here is the current outlook for Day 4 through Day 8.

 

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Here is the current rainfall forecast for today.

 

Click image for rain amounts forecasted for tomorrow.

Here is the current rainfall forecast for tomorrow.

 

Click image for rain amounts forecasted for two days from today.

Here is the current rainfall forecast for two days from today.

 

Click image for rain amounts forecasted for today through two days from today.

Here is the current rainfall forecast for today through two days from today.

 

Click image for current wind gusts occurring across the region.

Here are the current wind gusts occurring across the region.

 

Click image for wind gusts forecasted for today.

Here are the maximum wind gusts forecasted for today.

 

Click image for wind gusts forecasted for tomorrow.

Here are the maximum wind gusts forecasted for tomorrow.

 

Click image for wind gusts forecasted for two days from today.

Here are the maximum wind gusts forecasted for two days from today.

 
 

 

Click image to open the latest multimedia briefing.

 

Click the Top most Weekly Weather Briefing for the latest update. Briefings are updated every Monday and sometimes on Thursdays (if warranted) and at special times if weather conditions warrant.

The Multimedia Hazardous Weather Briefing is a product designed to keep you informed of any upcoming hazardous weather. The briefing will focus on any potential weather hazards and overall weather over the next 7 days. Longer range risks such as drought or river flooding may also be discussed.

 

Click the "X" in the far upper right corner to close this window and return to the SAFE page.


The following are alternatives than viewing the Multimedia Weather Briefing through Youtube.
Just click on the links to access the Powerpoint or MP4 files.
Otherwise, just click on the Youtube movie above to begin the briefing.

Powerpoint | MP4

Features

Web page updates automatically every 5 minutes. This page will update itself automatically every 5 minutes. Using the browser's refresh button may not work due to caching issues.

Display small tabs by hovering over the name. Mouse over the name of a tab (for example, "Day 1 Rainfall") to view its contents.

Display large tabs by clicking on the name. Click the name of a large tab (for example, "Day 1 Rainfall map") to view its contents.

Enlarge an image in the small tabs. Click on an image in the small tabs to make it appear in the larger "dialog" box.

Scrolling tabs in the center of the screen. Continuous scrolling of the large tabs provides a quick way to keep up with what's going on across parts of Mississippi, northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas.

Temporarily stop the tabs by hovering with the mouse. To stop the large tabs from scrolling, use the mouse to hover over any part of the tabbed area. Scrolling will resume a few seconds after the mouse leaves the tabbed area.

Use the play/stop icons to start/stop tab scrolling. Please note that the tabs will start to scroll again when the page automatically updates every 5 minutes.

GIS display for local storm reports. Local Storm Reports (LSRs) are displayed graphically in ESRI Maps. Zoom in/out with the mouse wheel or the slider scale on the map.

Quick access to certain text products. The HWO, Zone Forecast Product (ZFP), and most recent LSR are displayed in tabs. Mouse over the 3-letter identifier (HWO, ZFP, or LSR) to view the text product.

Common questions

What is the "spotter activation statement"? The spotter activation statement is created in the Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO). It is used to let trained weather spotters know approximately when and where they could be needed to help spot severe weather. Training sessions for weather spotters are free of charge and are held several times each year, usually in the early spring. Check this calendar to find a class near you. If you would like to request a spotter talk, please contact us for more information (contact information is at the bottom of this page).-->

When I first load the web page, it looks strange for a few seconds. What's going on? It's called a "flash of unstyled content", or FOUC. It is completely harmless. It's just an artifact of the computer code that makes the web page work.

I clicked on one of the pictures and now I can't click anywhere else on the page. Help! Look for a gray bar with the phrase "Current Graphicast" on the left side of the bar and an "X" on the far right side of the gray bar. Click the "X" to return to the main briefing page.

The GIS display is broken. Part of the display is grayed out and the controls don't work very well. What happened, and how do I fix it? Sometimes there is a display conflict between the GIS display and the other tabs. To fix it, refresh the page by using the gray refresh button on the upper right side of the web page, or by placing your cursor in the address bar of the web browser and pressing enter. Using your brower's refresh button may not work.

The GIS display doesn't show any storm reports, but several LSRs have been sent out. What's going on? The GIS display uses a file provided by the WDSSII group at the National Severe Storms Laboratory. This file is provided on a non-operational basis and may experience temporary data outages. This is why the GIS display might be empty even if storm reports have been sent out.

I'm not an emergency manager. Can I still use this page? Absolutely! Although this page was developed to meet the needs of emergency managers in our county warning area, it is available for everyone to use.

Who should I contact to provide feedback on this web page? Please send your feedback in an email to the JAN webmaster ( ).