Arkansas Weather

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4:24 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Arkansas Highway Crews Prepare To Clear Slick Roads

Winter weather is expected to cause some problems for commuters as they try to navigate state roadways this weekend. Road crews are readying equipment so they will be prepared to treat icy highways in central Arkansas.

Danny Straessle works with the state highway department. He says a good mixture of sand and salt is on standby to aid de-ice efforts for area bridges and overpasses.

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3:50 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Winter Storm Moves Into Arkansas, Governor Declares Statewide Emergency

Expected ice accumulations levels for Arkansas.
Credit National Weather Service

An ice storm warning is in effect for much of the state from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. The warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected.

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7:45 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Ice Storm Warning In Place For Arkansas

The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for the Interstate 40 corridor and other areas in Arkansas.

The warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday and stretches from the Oklahoma border in the west, the Texas border in the south to the Tennessee border in the east.

The warning includes Little Rock. Forecasters say rain will spread across the area Thursday morning and will change over to freezing rain by late afternoon.

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7:12 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Wintry Weather, Chilly Temps Predicted In Arkansas

File photo of snow in Little Rock in December 2012.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR

The National Weather Service says colder temperatures and wintry precipitation is possible this week in Arkansas.

Forecasters say a cold front is expected to move through the state Wednesday and stall out in the southern part of Arkansas. The weather service says heavy rainfall is possible Thursday into Friday before transitioning to a wintry mix.

The weather service says more wintry weather is possible Saturday. Northwest Arkansas is expected to see snow, with a wintry mix expected in other areas of the state.

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1:10 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Hard Freeze Expected For The Entire State Tuesday Night

Temperatures in Arkansas are expected to dip to the lowest in the season so far Tuesday night. A cold front entered the northern part of the state Tuesday morning and will spread to the south throughout the day. A freeze warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Low temperatures for Tuesday night are expected to range from near 15 degrees in the northwest to the mid and upper 20’s in the south.

Senior Forecaster for the National Weather Service of Arkansas Brian Smith says the chance for any precipitation is very small.

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9:03 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Winter Weather Awareness Week In Arkansas

Governor Mike Beebe had proclaimed this week as Winter Weather Awareness Week across Arkansas.

The state Department of Emergency Management is encouraging residents to prepare themselves for wintry weather that can include snow and ice.

Bottled water and foods that don't need to be heated or refrigerated should be kept in homes. Automobiles should be winterized and residents are advised to put in their vehicles items such as blankets, flash lights, water, food and a first aid kit.

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5:49 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Applications Being Accepted For Arkansas Storm Recovery

The application period is now open for counties, cities, and private nonprofit groups that have infrastructure damage from severe storms and flooding that hit part of Arkansas Aug. 8-12.

The Request for Public Assistance period will be open through Oct. 4 for eligible applicants in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion and Newton counties.

Applicants can call the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management recovery branch for forms and information.

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1:16 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Arkansas Temperatures Expected To Approach 100 Degrees

The National Weather service is forecasting temperatures in Arkansas will climb to around 100 degrees over the next few days.

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4:19 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Heat Related Illness Video For Coaches and Athletes

The National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Index
Credit Arkansas Department of Health

A new training video, informing coaches of how to protect their athletes from heat-related illness, is being filmed Tuesday and Wednesday of this week on Cabot Public School’s football field.

With temperatures reaching the triple digits, everyone is at risk of dehydration or even heat stroke. Athletes are especially vulnerable, but Dr. Dirk Haselow, an Arkansas State Epidemiologist says anyone spending any time outside should be careful.

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7:54 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Hot Temps Predicted After Mild Arkansas Summer

The National Weather Service says Arkansas will wrap up August with hot temperatures after a relatively mild summer.

Forecasters say temperatures will likely approach 100 degrees this week with an even higher heat index in all areas of the state except the Ozarks.

Temperatures have only reached triple digits a handful of times this summer. At the same time last year, Fort Smith had had three dozen days with temperatures at 100 degrees or hotter.