It rarely snows in Mississippi, so when it does, it virtually causes all activity to cease. School was either cancelled or dismissed early due to the winter storm that hit central Mississippi today.
Rain, sleet, and snow pelted the Jackson Metro area early this morning, and noon time temperature reached a mere 36 degrees today. It is quite a slushy mess. Bridges are iced over, and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6:00 p.m. today.
Since the southern states are not equipped to handle snow and ice accumulation, it is recommended that you stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to travel.
(This photo taken a day BEFORE the snow.)
Tomorrow's projected temperature is expected to return to a more normal 50 degrees.
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Photos taken 12/11/08 in Brandon, MS near the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Written and Published by Pat Starnes, McIntosh and Assoc., LLC