Arkansas Winter Weather News

You guys know that we go kinda’ crazy on winter weather around here. Please note the weather links in the right column of the front page. Those give a wealth of road and travel information.

Now the official stuff…

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WSWLZK

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
313 PM CST THU JAN 28 2010

...A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR A LARGE AREA OF
ARKANSAS AND A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF
CENTRAL ARKANSAS...

.AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM CONTINUES TO ADVANCE FROM THE
SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES. IT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TO THE TEXAS
PANHANDLE BY EARLY FRIDAY BEFORE LIFTING INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS
BY SATURDAY MORNING. MEANWHILE...SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP
OVER TEXAS AND PASS TO THE SOUTH OF THE STATE AS COLDER AIR
FILTERS INTO THE AREA. THESE WEATHER FEATURES WILL WORK TOGETHER TO
BRING WINTER WEATHER TO A LARGE PART OF THE STATE. SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.

ARZ016-021>025-030>034-037>047-291045-
/O.EXT.KLZK.WS.W.0001.100129T0000Z-100130T0300Z/
CLEBURNE-CONWAY-FAULKNER-GARLAND-INDEPENDENCE-JACKSON-JOHNSON-
LOGAN-LONOKE-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-PERRY-POLK-POPE-PRAIRIE-PULASKI-
SALINE-SCOTT-VAN BUREN-WHITE-WOODRUFF-YELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AUGUSTA...BATESVILLE...BEEBE...BENTON...
BOONEVILLE...BRINKLEY...BRYANT...CABOT...CLARENDON...
CLARKSVILLE...CLINTON...CONWAY...COTTON PLANT...DANVILLE...
DARDANELLE...DE VALLS BLUFF...DES ARC...FAIRFIELD BAY...HAZEN...
HEBER SPRINGS...HOT SPRINGS...LITTLE ROCK...LONOKE...MCCRORY...
MENA...MORRILTON...MOUNT IDA...NEWPORT...NORMAN...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK...OLA...PARIS...PERRYVILLE...RUSSELLVILLE...
SEARCY...WALDRON
313 PM CST THU JAN 28 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 PM CST FRIDAY...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 PM CST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE
  EVENING HOURS WITH THE RAINFALL CHANGING OVER TO A MIXED BAG OF
  PRECIPITATION LATE TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY FRIDAY. THE TRANSITION
  WILL BEGIN OVER THE NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF THE WARNED AREA LATE
  TONIGHT AND SPREAD TO THE SOUTHEAST FRIDAY MORNING. THE
  PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO JUST SNOW FRIDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TENTH TO ONE
  QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA.
  HOWEVER...A STRIPE OF LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF ONE
  HALF INCH IS EXPECTED ACROSS PARTS OF THE STATE CENTERED ROUGHLY
  ALONG A WALDRON TO AUGUSTA LINE. ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO TWO
  INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL BE POSSIBLE IN ADDITION TO THE
  FREEZING RAIN. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL
  LIKELY OCCUR NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM RUSSELLVILLE TO SEARCY TO
  WEST MEMPHIS WHERE TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER FOUR INCHES WILL
  BE POSSIBLE....ESPECIALLY FURTHER TO THE NORTH.

* MAIN IMPACT...AREA ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES WILL
  LIKELY BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS IN THE WARNING AREA...MAKING
  TRAVEL TREACHEROUS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. POWER OUTAGES
  WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WHERE THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS OF
  FREEZING RAIN OCCUR.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BREEZY NORTH WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE BLOWING
  SNOW...AS WELL AS INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR POWER OUTAGES
  WITH ICE ON TREES AND POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR
SIGNIFICANT ICE...SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT
TRAVEL AS WELL AS LIVING CONDITIONS. RESIDENTS SHOULD TAKE
PRECAUTIONS DUE TO THE EXPECTED WINTER WEATHER AND CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

ARZ003>007-012>015-291045-
/O.EXT.KLZK.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-100130T0300Z/
BAXTER-BOONE-FULTON-IZARD-MARION-NEWTON-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASH FLAT...BULL SHOALS...CALICO ROCK...
CAVE CITY...FLIPPIN...HARDY...HARRISON...HORSESHOE BEND...
JASPER...LESLIE...MAMMOTH SPRING...MARSHALL...MELBOURNE...
MOUNTAIN HOME...MOUNTAIN VIEW...OXFORD...SUMMIT...VIOLA...
WESTERN GROVE...YELLVILLE
313 PM CST THU JAN 28 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST FRIDAY...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...PATCHY LIGHT RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE
  THIS EVENING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA WITH THE PRECIPITATION
  BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER AFTER DARK. A MIX OF
  FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED THROUGH ABOUT MIDNIGHT
  BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO JUST SNOW. SNOW WILL CONTINUE MOST OF
  THE DAY FRIDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH OF AN
  INCH OR LESS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNING BEFORE THE CHANGE
  OVER TO SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS NEAT 10 INCHES
  POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE MISSOURI BORDER.

* MAIN IMPACT...AREA ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES WILL
  LIKELY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND HAZARDOUS IN THE WARNING AREA...
  MAKING TRAVEL TREACHEROUS . POWER OUTAGES WILL ALSO BE
  POSSIBLE WHERE THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN
  OCCURS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BREEZY NORTH WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE BLOWING
  SNOW...AS WELL AS INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR POWER OUTAGES
  WITH ICE ON TREES AND POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR
SIGNIFICANT ICE...SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT
TRAVEL AS WELL AS LIVING CONDITIONS. RESIDENTS SHOULD TAKE
PRECAUTIONS DUE TO THE EXPECTED WINTER WEATHER AND CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

ARZ054>057-291045-
/O.NEW.KLZK.WS.A.0002.100129T1200Z-100130T0300Z/
ARKANSAS-GRANT-HOT SPRING-JEFFERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DE WITT...MALVERN...PINE BLUFF...
SHERIDAN...STUTTGART
313 PM CST THU JAN 28 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...RAIN IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS
  ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. THE RAIN WILL MIX WITH FREEZING RAIN AND
  SLEET EARLY THURSDAY BEFORE ENDING AS A LITTLE LIGHT SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH OF AN
  INCH TO POSSIBLY A QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE
  WATCH AREA BEFORE THE CHANGE OVER TO SNOW. ONLY MINIMAL SNOW
  AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED.

* MAIN IMPACT...AREA ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES WILL
  LIKELY BECOME SNOW PACKED AND HAZARDOUS IN THE WARNING AREA...
  MAKING TRAVEL TREACHEROUS . POWER OUTAGES WILL ALSO BE
  POSSIBLE WHERE THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN
  OCCURS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BREEZY NORTH WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE BLOWING
  SNOW...AS WELL AS INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR POWER OUTAGES
  WITH ICE ON TREES AND POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
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About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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