Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi will likely be spared the heaviest severe weather heading toward the state tonight and Wednesday, but heavy rains and powerful winds are still expected for the region, according to National Weather Service officials. A flash flood watch has been issued for 77 counties in Mississippi, including several in Northeast […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Many counties and communities in Northeast Mississippi can expect widespread frost overnight Friday into Saturday morning as temperatures drop to near freezing in central and southern counties and to freezing or slightly below in some northern locations near the Alabama and Tennessee borders. A cold front was forecast […]

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By Jack Weatherly Mississippi Business Journal Mississippi cattle farmers may have gotten too much rain too late. A two-month drought that scorched pastures lifted with a vengeance late last month. For Bill Carr, that’s no real help. And weather experts say that the recent rains may be a foretaste of a particularly wet winter. Carr, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – While four days of rain was welcomed by foresters, farmers wished it would have waited. The slow rains helped to alleviate tinderbox conditions and allowed a statewide burn ban to be lifted. But the rains also soaked fields, causing problems for farmers trying to harvest crops. The last […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – While most tornadoes happen in the spring, more than one-fourth of Mississippi’s tornadoes in the last 64 years have touched down in the fall months. To make sure residents and emergency agencies are ready, the state declared Oct. 26-30 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The National Weather Service will issue […]

By Christopher Sherman Associated Press PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Hurricane Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico on Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere. Locals and tourists were either hunkering down or trying to make last-minute escapes ahead of what forecasters called a “potentially catastrophic landfall” later in the […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The National Drought Mitigation Center says Louisiana and Mississippi are short of water, with severe to exceptional drought over most of Louisiana and much of Mississippi. The drought is severe or worse in 57 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes, and in 56 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – In the midst of Hurricane Katrina’s subsiding destruction 10 years ago, an evacuee carrying a purse approached Sheila Davis, director of Family Resource Center in Tupelo. “I have nothing in this purse,” the evacuee said. “I have no identity.” With more evacuees steadily coming from the coast, Davis […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Among those who played a large role in post-Katrina life for citizens of south Mississippi and Louisiana were the people who arrived to help. Some were first responders. Others arrived in the weeks and months after the storm, which came ashore 10 years ago this weekend. All of […]