Hancock EMA warns of severe weather risk, including hail & tornadoes
By Echo staff
Feb 13, 2017, 08:57
The National Weather Service and Hancock County Emergency Management Agency have warned of a slight risk of severe weather for parts of the area on Tuesday night - mainly late Tuesday evening to daybreak Wednesday
The risk is mainly for Mississippi coastal counties and east central and southeast Louisiana.
Strong to marginally severe storms will be possible for Southwest and South Central Mississippi.
There is "Pretty high confidence that thunderstorms will occur," Hancock EMA Director Brian T. Adam said, and "near normal confidence that some storms may become severe. Slightly less confidence in actual greater impact area due to uncertainty with eventual low pressure storm track across the outlook area. "
Adam said to expect:
• Wind gusts up to 75 mph which could down trees and powerlines and/or cause structural damage
• Large hail - note that wind blown hail could cause additional damage
• Isolated tornadoes - a few of which could be strong
In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall of up to 1 inch will be possible.
"The Hancock County EMA Office will be monitoring this storm system and will advise everyone if something should occur," Adam said