URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
417 AM CST TUE DEC 25 2012
...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO IMPACT PARTS OF THE MIDSOUTH
FROM LATE TODAY...THROUGH CHRISTMAS NIGHT AND INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...
.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CURRENTLY ACROSS TEXAS
WILL TRACK INTO THE MIDSOUTH BY THIS EVENING. RAIN WILL SPREAD
OVER MOST OF THE MIDSOUTH THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. RAIN WILL
BEGIN TO CHANGE TO SNOW OVER NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND THE MISSOURI
BOOTHEEL LATE THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW BY
EARLY EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE
NIGHT WITH THE ADDED POSSIBILITY OF AN INITIAL ICE PELLET MIX. IN
ADDITIONAL TO THE HEAVY SNOW...STRONG NORTH WINDS GUSTING UP TO
45 MPH ARE EXPECTED...CAUSING SEVERE REDUCTIONS IN
VISIBILITIES...ALONG WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING CONDITIONS.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WALNUT RIDGE...PARAGOULD...JONESBORO...
417 AM CST TUE DEC 25 2012
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 AM
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 AM CST
WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
* VISIBILITIES AT TIMES DOWN TO LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO
THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT.
* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO
* IMPACTS...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE
VISIBILITIES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS.
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.
With the possible snow event on Christmas night, here is a map to track Arkansas road conditions. Click on the map to open it in a new window to view full size.
Well the fall colors are here, with most of the trees changing around the area we all need to get out and take a drive and enjoy what mother nature has to offer.
These videos were taken shortly after we got our combines and buggies out of the fields.
Almost all counties in Arkansas are now under a burn ban.
Red = Burn ban in place
Green = No burn ban in place
Today’s convective outlook.
With this in mind please be sure to turn on and monitor your NOAA Weather Radio and Local Media for special instructions and for any watches and warnings.
Were starting off 2012 with a new look for the web site. I hope to have more time to blog this year but only time will tell. Happy New Year everyone I hope good things happen for all in 2012!
Snow began falling around 9:30 Tuesday evening and continued into early Wednesday morning giving us a measured total of 1.2″
That brings our season total to 4.2″ and its only the first week of December.
Well its a little bit early here in NE Arkansas for snow but we received 3″ when it was all said and done.
We have received 3.57″ of rain here since last night, bringing the monthly total to 5.91″.
That is enough duck-water to make some hunters happy this weekend but it will make others grumpy because the water is so widespread. Either way I will be out Saturday morning giving Donald duck the what for.