Arkansas Weather

Clinton National Airport
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.

Arkansas Highway Crews Prepare To Clear Slick Roads

Dec 6, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Applications Being Accepted For Arkansas Storm Recovery

Sep 13, 2013

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.

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

Heat Related Illness Video For Coaches and Athletes

Aug 27, 2013
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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