Ice Storm Warning
Statement as of 4:34 AM CST on December 06, 2013
... Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST this
An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST this
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued an Ice
Storm Warning... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM
* Event... significant ice accumulations are expected across
central Arkansas tonight and Friday.
* Timing... precipitation will continue across through this
evening. Temperatures in the northeast are already below
freezing so precipitation will initially be freezing rain then
transition to sleet by late morning. In central Arkansas... rain
is expected initially... followed by freezing rain around
daybreak and possibly a freezing rain and sleet mix as
precipitation tapers off this evening. From Pine Bluff
westward... it will be similar but the transitions to freezing
rain will occur later this morning and should remain freezing
rain through the end of the event.
* Ice accumulations... widespread quarter to half inch ice totals
are expected... with one half to three quarter inch accumulations
possible for areas northeast of Little Rock.
* Impact... very hazardous travel will develop. Numerous downed
tree branches... trees... and power lines... are expected and may
lead to the potential for widespread and prolonged power
outages. Falling trees and tree branches may also become a
danger to anyone outdoors.
An Ice Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice accumulations
will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly
discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely impacted. If you
must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will
likely lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches that
add to the danger.
Individuals are encouraged to continue to monitor forecast from
the National Weather Service in Little Rock for the latest
regarding this winter storm.
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