Arkansas Weather

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4:57 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Winter Weather Causes Delays And Cancellations In Central Arkansas

The Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County Special School Districts are closed Monday.

UALR will open at noon. Pulaski Tech is closed. UCA's inclement weather policy is in effect.

All UAMS college classes start at noon and the inclement weather policy is in effect for UAMS non-essential employees.

Governor Mike Beebe reports state employees will operate on a two-hour delay today.

The City of Little Rock plans to open all city offices at noon.

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1:33 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Arkansas Sees Sleet, Slush and Snow

An Icy parking lot outside the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sleet, freezing rain and snow fell across Arkansas Friday, leading to slippery and slushy roadways and power outages in many areas. The National Weather Service says temperature will continue to drop and the likelihood for more icy precipitation will linger into the weekend.

“We will see low temperatures [Friday night] in the central Arkansas area between 10 and 17 degrees,” says NWS Meteorologist Jeff Hood.

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8:16 am
Fri December 6, 2013

More Than 37,000 Without Power In Arkansas

More than 37,000 homes and businesses are without electricity as a wintry storm hits the state.

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative of Ozark reported about 12,000 outages Friday morning, while SWEPCO had more than 11,000 outages in northwest Arkansas in Sebastian, Polk, Scott and Logan counties. Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported an additional 2,000 outages in Fort Smith, 1,200 outages in Charleston and more than 1,100 in Lavaca.

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6:58 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Flights Canceled At Arkansas Airports During Storm

Clinton National Airport
Credit Malcolm Glover / KUAR

Freezing rain, sleet and snow are forcing the cancelations of several flights at Arkansas airports. 

A dozen flights were canceled Friday morning at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, while six flights were canceled at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill. 

Another five flights were canceled Friday at Fort Smith Regional Airport. Much of Arkansas is under an ice storm warning or winter storm warning Friday as a large storm system hits the state.

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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.