Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area FORREST
WFO JAN
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-01-19 07:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-01-19 11:30:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A low pressure system moving through the northern Gulf of Mexico brought widespread precipitation to the region the evening of Friday, January 18th and the morning of Saturday, January 19th. The rain changed to snow over much of the area during the early morning hours of January 19th as the cold center of the strong disturbance moved across the region. Significant precipitation was still occurring along and south of the Interstate 20 corridor when the precipitation changed to snow, and accumulating snow then occurred in most locations east of the Mississippi River.
The heaviest snow appears to have fallen in the areas around Covington, Jefferson Davis, and western Jones Counties, where isolated amounts of 4 to 5 inches occurred. At the height of the snow, temperatures were able to fall to near freezing, and accumulations occurred on roadways resulting in a number of traffic accidents. Additionally, some power outages occurred in the heaviest snow band due to the weight of the wet snow on limbs and lines. However, most folks in the area enjoyed the rare snowfall and took full advantage of the opportunity to make snowmen and snow angels, or to go sledding on the nearest hill.
Event Narrative Two to three inches of snow fell across the far northern portion of Forrest County. The heaviest snow, around three inches, fell around Rawls Springs.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 950.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTON (ZONE) NEWTON (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 06:10 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 06:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 06:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 06:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COPIAH (ZONE) COPIAH (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANKIN (ZONE) RANKIN (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIMPSON (ZONE) SIMPSON (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 350.00K 0.00K
SMITH (ZONE) SMITH (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORREST (ZONE) FORREST (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
COVINGTON (ZONE) COVINGTON (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 07:40 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEMPER (ZONE) KEMPER (ZONE) MS 01/19/2008 08:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 950.00K 0.00K