SEVERE WEATHER ALERT-60 MPH WIND GUSTS

The NWS has issued a severe weather alert for Tippah County until 10 PM.

The NWS in Memphis issued a severe thunderstorm warning with 60 mph wind gusts and one inch hail possible.

From the NWS in Memphis

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Memphis TN
916 PM CDT WED JUL 4 2018

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Central Tippah County in northeastern Mississippi...
  Alcorn County in northeastern Mississippi...
  Southeastern Hardeman County in southwestern Tennessee...
  Southern McNairy County in southwestern Tennessee...

* Until 1000 PM CDT.

* At 916 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles southeast
  of Selmer, moving west at 25 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Corinth, Ripley, Selmer, Big Hill Pond State Park, Glen,
  Pocahontas, Hinkle, Theo, Farmington, Walnut, Middleton, Eastview,
  Michie, Falkner, Guys, Ramer, Rienzi, Kossuth, Chalybeate and
  Strickland.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

If on or near a lake, get away from the water and move indoors or
inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 15 miles
from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close
enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now!  Do not
be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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