This morning, parts of the ArkLaTex encountered a wintry mix from snow to sleet as it fell on roofs and porches.
Snow is still a rare occurrence for us in the region with usually only trace amounts to no amounts reported year to year. However, in 2010, many places in the ArkLaTex saw several inches snow. In Shreveport, there was 5.4 inches reported, 6 in Natchitoches, 5.8 in Texarkana, 7.5 near Idabel in Oklahoma, and 6 inches in Atlanta, TX.
Wednesday’s wintry weather was no 2010, but it was the first measurable precipitation to fall anywhere in the ArkLaTex this winter season. As expected the only accumulations were found around and north of I-30. Here are some reports from the National Weather Service in Shreveport:
0.5 inches near Dierks
0.3 inches in De Queen
McCurtain County, Oklahoma
1.5 inches near Battiest
1 inch in Broken Bow
1 inch around Hochatown
0.7 near Wright City
0.3 inches in Avery in Red River County.
There were also a couple of reports of sleet accumulations of almost one quarter of an inch in Texarkana and Atlanta, TX.
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For tomorrow, we’ll stay on the chilly side, but there will not be snow or sleet. A cold front moving through Thursday will push the rain out through the morning and early afternoon hours.
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