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Winter Storm Headed to Arkansas

By: National Weather Service
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from noon Tuesday to midnight CST Tuesday night.

  •  A developing storm system will approach Arkansas from the west on Christmas Day. A mixture of mainly snow and sleet will develop over the area Christmas Day, eventually changing to all snow as the day progresses. The snow will taper off late Tuesday evening.
  • Snow accumulations: three to six inches of snow accumulation are expected. Some locally higher amounts will be possible in the higher elevations.
  • Impact: travel conditions will be treacherous, as roadways become ice and snow covered.

Recommended actions

  • A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow. Sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

What is a Winter Storm Warning?

A winter weather event including 1) snow, ice, or sleet meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria; or 2) a combination of snow, ice, or sleet and blowing snow with at least one of the precipitation elements meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria. Source: nws.noaa.gov

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