Late evening weather

I am off to bed, so you will be on your own in the early morning. Central Arkansas is bound to get something. Check the links on the right column.

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

...A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR A LARGE AREA OF
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>047-291100-
/O.CON.KLZK.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-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
913 PM CST THU JAN 28 2010

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION
  TO A FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MIXTURE THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING
  HOURS...AND CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW DURING THE DAY FRIDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TENTH TO
  ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.
  HOWEVER...AN AREA OF LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF HALF
  OF AN INCH IS EXPECTED...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 NEWPORT...
  WHERE TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER FOUR INCHES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE... ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* MAIN IMPACT...AREA ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES WILL LIKELY
  BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS... ESPECIALLY
  AFTER MIDNIGHT...MAKING TRAVEL TREACHEROUS. 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 DUE
  TO ICE ON TREES AND POWER LINES.

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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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