Hard freeze warning: Cold weather shelter to open
By Echo Staff
Jan 6, 2014, 09:09
The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church will open a Cold Weather Shelter January 5-7, 2014. The shelter will be open from 4:30 pm to 9 a.m. The Cold Weather Shelter will be at the Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church at 5078 HWY 90. The Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church is located one mile west of Walmart. If someone needs a ride to the shelter contact Hancock County Dispatch @ 255-9191 for assistance. For more info on the shelter call Pastor Ben @ 671-6141.
Weather reports indicate an Arctic cold front that is currently moving through Arkansas and central Texas will affect south Mississippi. The front will be sweeping through the area Monday afternoon with a very noticeable drop in temperatures in a matter of minutes. A Freeze Warning has now been issued for tonight for the LA parishes surrounding Lake Pontchartrain down to the coast, and the MS gulf coast. A HARD Freeze Warning has been issued for SW MS and the upper Florida counties for tonight. In addition to cold temperatures in the 20s, strong northwest and north winds will produce dangerous wind chill levels overnight. At this time, due to high confidence and to offer ample lead time for mitigation actions, A HARD FREEZE WARNING has been issued well in advance for Monday night into Tuesday morning for the entire region.
Forecasted temperatures should reach the teens in most locations, including areas south of the lakes well away from the lakes. In metro New Orleans, lows should reach the mid 20s for several hours Monday night.