December 14 - 16, 2008 - Winter Weather in Arkansas

During the day on Sunday, December 14, 2008 temperatures across across Arkansas ranged from the 60's into the low 70's.  By late Sunday a intense cold front began to cross from NW to SE through Arkanas. Temperatures fell nearly 30 degrees in a hour as the front passed.  Within just a few hours the temperatures fell below freezing at most locations and some locations in NW Arkansas began to get freezing rain and sleet.  The heaviest freezing rain/sleet fell later on the next day (Monday, December 15, 2008) into early Tusday (December 16) and most all of Arkansas recieved at least a trace of some form of wintry precipitation.  Some storm reports/totals from the event are at the bottom of this page.

 
These pics are from around my home north of Ozark, Arkansas where we got a little less than 1/2 inch of sleet/freezing rain. (the gloved hand is my wifes!)









 
 
 
Here is a recap of winter weather reports from the 40/29 TV Weather Blog

Here are some freezing rain accumulations from last night and this morning based on our weather watchers and Super Doppler Estimates:

Rogers…………….0?

Fayetteville……..Trace

Fort Smith (Downtown)………Trace

Heavener………….0.10?

Mena……………….0.10?

Fort Smith (south & east sides of city)….0.10?

Poteau……..0.10?

Greenwood…..0.10?

Paris…….0.25?

Ozark……0.25?

Booneville….0.25?

Charleston….0.25?

Waldron……0.25?

Cedar Creek….0.50?

Mt. Magazine…0.50?

Here is a recap of winter weather reports from the NWS Little Rock
NWUS54 KLZK 161541
LSRLZK

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
REPORTS FOR DECEMBER 16 2008

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0700 AM     SLEET            WOOSTER                 35.20N 92.45W
12/16/2008  M1.50 INCH       FAULKNER           AR   CO-OP OBSERVER

            ACCUMULATION SINCE MONDAY.

0700 AM     SLEET            PINE RIDGE              34.58N 93.88W
12/16/2008  M0.50 INCH       MONTGOMERY         AR   CO-OP OBSERVER

            ONE HALF INCH OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET ACCUMULATED
            SINCE MONDAY.

0700 AM     SLEET            NORTH LITTLE ROCK AIRPO 34.83N 92.27W
12/16/2008  M0.30 INCH       PULASKI            AR   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            THE MEASUREMENT WAS A 24 HOUR ACCUMULATION.

0700 AM     SLEET            HARRISON                36.24N 93.12W
12/16/2008  E0.00 INCH       BOONE              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A TRACE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WAS NOTED SINCE
            MONDAY.

0700 AM     SLEET            BOGG SPRINGS            34.32N 94.42W
12/16/2008  M0.50 INCH       POLK               AR   CO-OP OBSERVER

            THE ONE HALF INCH MEASUREMENT IS A 24 HOUR ACCUMULATION.


0705 AM     SLEET            SALEM                   36.37N 91.82W
12/16/2008  E1.00 INCH       FULTON             AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            GENERALLY LESS THAN AN INCH OF SLEET...FREEZING
            RAIN...AND SNOW FELL IN FULTON COUNTY SINCE YESTERDAY.

0705 AM     SLEET            YELLVILLE               36.23N 92.69W
12/16/2008  E0.00 INCH       MARION             AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A TRACE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WAS NOTED SINCE
            YESTERDAY.

0705 AM     SLEET            MOUNTAIN HOME           36.34N 92.38W
12/16/2008  E0.00 INCH       BAXTER             AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A TRACE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WAS NOTED SINCE
            MONDAY. MOST MAIN ROADS ARE PASSABLE...WITH ICE MAINLY
            AFFECTING SIDE ROADS.

0710 AM     SLEET            MELBOURNE               36.06N 91.90W
12/16/2008  E0.50 INCH       IZARD              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ACCUMULATION SINCE MONDAY.

0710 AM     SLEET            ASH FLAT                36.23N 91.61W
12/16/2008  E1.00 INCH       SHARP              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
            ACCUMULATED SINCE MONDAY.

0710 AM     SLEET            MOUNTAIN VIEW           35.87N 92.11W
12/16/2008  E1.00 INCH       STONE              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ONE INCH OR LESS OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATED
            SINCE YESTERDAY.

0710 AM     SLEET            MARSHALL                35.91N 92.64W
12/16/2008  E0.25 INCH       SEARCY             AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ONE QUARTER INCH OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN SINCE MONDAY.


0715 AM     SLEET            JASPER                  36.01N 93.19W
12/16/2008  E0.00 INCH       NEWTON             AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            GENERALLY A TRACE OF SLEET AND ICE SINCE MONDAY.

0715 AM     SLEET            CLARKSVILLE             35.46N 93.47W
12/16/2008  E0.25 INCH       JOHNSON            AR   EMERGENCY MNGR

            GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE IN
            JOHNSON COUNTY SINCE MONDAY.

0720 AM     SLEET            HEBER SPRINGS           35.50N 92.04W
12/16/2008  E0.75 INCH       CLEBURNE           AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            AROUND ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF FREEZING
            RAIN AND SLEET ACCUMULATED SINCE MONDAY.

0720 AM     SLEET            NEWPORT                 35.63N 91.24W
12/16/2008  E0.75 INCH       JACKSON            AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            AROUND THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF FREEZING RAIN AND
            SLEET FELL SINCE MONDAY.

0720 AM     SLEET            BATESVILLE              35.77N 91.62W
12/16/2008  E0.50 INCH       INDEPENDENCE       AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            GENERALLY A HALF INCH OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET FELL
            SINCE MONDAY.

0720 AM     SLEET            CLINTON                 35.58N 92.45W
12/16/2008  E0.50 INCH       VAN BUREN          AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ONE HALF INCH OF FREEZING RAIN FELL...AND ONE HALF INCH
            OF SLEET FELL ON TOP OF THAT.

0720 AM     SLEET            RUSSELLVILLE            35.27N 93.14W
12/16/2008  E0.50 INCH       POPE               AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A HALF INCH OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET ACCUMULATED SINCE
            MONDAY.

0730 AM     SLEET            MORRILTON               35.16N 92.74W
12/16/2008  E0.25 INCH       CONWAY             AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ONE QUARTER INCH OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET ACCUMULATED
            SINCE MONDAY.