... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 PM Wednesday to
6 am CST Thursday...
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 PM Wednesday to
6 am CST Thursday.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for freezing rain... sleet... and snow... which is in
effect from noon Wednesday to 6 am CST Thursday. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.
* Event... freezing rain... sleet... and snow will spread from
north to south on Wednesday. Wintry precipitation will
initially start as freezing rain and sleet before
transitioning to snow. Freezing rain accumulations will exceed
a quarter of an inch... mainly in southeast Arkansas. Snow
amounts will be from 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher
* Areas affected... locations south of a line from Camden... to
Monticello... to Dumas.
* Timing... freezing rain will begin by Wednesday afternoon and
transition to sleet. Before the time precipitation comes to an
end Thursday morning... there will be a brief period of snow.
* Impacts... accumulating snow will likely cause travel issues on
area roadways. Sporadic power outages will also be possible
due to icing.
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.
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Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 3:33 AM CST on March 03, 2015
Dense Fog Advisory
Statement as of 8:54 AM CST on March 03, 2015
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 11 am CST this
The dense fog advisory is now in effect until 11 am CST this
* Event... areas of dense fog will be prevalent through mid
* Areas affected... mainly along and south of a Waldron... to
Little Rock... to Brinkley line. This includes the cities of
Mena... Arkadelphia... Camden... Little Rock and Brinkley.
* Visibility... visibility will be reduced to less than one
quarter mile at times.
* Impacts... dense fog will make driving conditions hazardous...
especially in valleys... outlying areas and near bodies of
A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:00 am CST on March 3, 2015
... Todays topic for severe weather awareness week is methods of
receiving severe weather information...
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of
March 1st through 7th as severe weather awareness week
A different topic will be discussed each day... and todays topic
is methods of receiving severe weather information.
Ask people where they get their weather information when severe
weather is occurring... and they will most likely answer with the
name of their favorite television or radio station... or the
But... if people are not at home or do not have the TV or radio
turned on... they may not get the word. And if they are asleep...
they are vulnerable to severe storms.
NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... the voice of the National Weather
Service... broadcasts weather information 24 hours a day. A special
alerting feature sounds a tone when a warning is issued. Even if
you have turned in for the night... you will be alerted immediately
to dangerous weather conditions.
Many recent models of weather radios are equipped with a feature
called same... which stands for specific area message encoder.
This allows you to select counties of interest to receive alerts.
Without this feature... you would be warned of storms in other
parts of the listening area but not necessarily your location.
Most weather radios come with battery backup... so their
alerting capabilities are not affected by power outages.
There are currently 25 NOAA Weather Radio transmitters serving
Arkansas. These transmitters and their frequencies are...
Grove OK 162.50 megahertz
Wardell MO 162.525
Mountain View 162.45
Cherokee Village 162.475
Dyersburg TN 162.50
Fort Smith 162.55
Little Rock 162.55
Memphis TN 162.475
High Peak 162.425
Star City 162.40
Broken Bow OK 162.45
El Dorado 162.525
Fountain Hill 162.475
NOAA weather radios can be purchased at stores that sell radio
equipment... as well as at discount stores and department stores.
Outside of NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... there are many
sources available to access National Weather Service warning
information. Television and radio stations have been mentioned
as well as the internet. Other sources include cable and
satellite TV... telephone notification services to which people
subscribe... pagers... cell phones and personal digital assistants.
Notes for the news media...
there will not be a formal tornado drill this year conducted
by the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Even so...
people are encouraged to practice going to a place of safety
when the NOAA Weather Radio alarm is sounded during the routine
weekly test. This test is on Wednesday between 11 am and noon.
In the event of threatening weather on Wednesday... the test
is postponed until the next good weather day.
A table showing NOAA Weather Radio coverage for each County in
Arkansas is available at...
For programming County codes into a NOAA Weather Radio receiver
For a list of all the tornadoes and other significant weather
events that occurred in 2014...