Please be aware of the threat of severe storms and flooding. Also, take this morning to prepare by making sure culverts under your driveways are clear and have a working flashlight in the event of power outages.
The Piperton City Court scheduled for 8:00 AM, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 has been cancelled. Individuals with a scheduled court date will be reset for a later date. Please call the courts after the 17th or check the City website for further information. www.pipertontn.com
City offices and City Court Clerk offices will be closed today, 12 JAN 2018, due to winter weather. We will reopen on Tuesday, 16 JAN. If you must travel, please use extreme caution as roads are slick, and conditions deteriorating. Police are operating under the inclement weather policy.
New event: Winter Storm Warning for Piperton, Tennessee
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult
travel conditions, including during the morning commute on
Friday. Total sleet and snow accumulations up to two inches and
ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected.
* WHERE...Much of West Tennessee and DeSoto County in Mississippi.
* WHEN...Midnight to 6 PM Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Mixed winter precipitation will make travel
very hazardous or treacherous, especially on elevated surfaces
such as bridges and overpasses. Be prepared for significant
reductions in visibility at times.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or
Update from the National Weather Service:
Tropical Storm Irma continues moving northwest. While weakening, it is still a large circulation. Here's a quick summary of the possible impacts:
Monday night through Tuesday morning.
Near and west of the Mississippi River, 15-25 mph with higher gusts.
Northeast Mississippi and near the Tennessee River, 20-30 mph with higher gusts.
Monday night through Tuesday.
Near and west of the Mississippi River, generally 3/4 inch or less.
Northwest Mississippi and much of west Tennessee, 1/2 to 1 inch with locally higher amounts.
Northeast Mississippi and adjoining areas of west Tennessee, 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts.
High on occurrence of gusty winds.
Moderate on strength and timing of winds.
Moderate on amounts and location of precipitation.
If Irma can stay more organized than currently forecast, it will increase rain and wind impacts.
If rain/showers are widespread, it would "pull down" faster winds from above, increasing the gust potential.
If Irma approaches faster than forecast, impacts would arrive sooner.
As always, please contact us if you need more detailed information or support.
A new High Impact Weather Briefing issued Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, 6:30 AM:
The remnants of Hurricane Irma will bring a period of rain and strong winds to the Mid South. A wind advisory has been issued for portions of southern west Tennessee, near the Tennessee River, and portions of northeast Mississippi. Sustained winds between 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph, will be possible from late this afternoon through tonight. This may down a few trees and power lines and result ...in scattered power outages. There is some uncertainty regarding the wind intensity and areas impacted, so the entire Mid South should monitor the latest forecast for possible expansions west of the wind advisory.
Rainfall between 1 and 2 inches can be expected, so flash flooding is not anticipated at this time.
Please continue to monitor the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Memphis.