... Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Tuesday night through
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Winter Storm
Watch for snow... sleet and freezing rain... which is in effect
from late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening...
For the following counties...
* in Arkansas... Benton... Sebastian... Washington... Carroll...
Madison... Crawford and Franklin.
* a strong cold front will push into northeast Oklahoma Tuesday
evening... moving south to near the Red River by Wednesday
morning. Much colder conditions are expected behind the front
with gusty north winds.
Areas of freezing rain... mixed with sleet... will develop across
northeast Oklahoma late Tuesday night... spreading into southeast
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas Wednesday morning and afternoon.
Precipitation is expected to transition to snow... possibly mixed
with sleet... from north to south during the day Wednesday.
* Up to 5 inches of snow and sleet accumulation will be possible
across portions of northwest Arkansas... especially in the higher
terrain areas. Between a tenth and two tenths of an inch of ice
accumulation will be possible across southeast Oklahoma...
northwest and west-central Arkansas through Wednesday evening.
* roads... bridges... and overpasses may become slick and hazardous
in the watch area... making travel treacherous. Power outages are
* a Winter Storm Watch means heavy snow or a significant
accumulation of ice or sleet is expected in the watch area
during the next 24 to 48 hours.
* consider changing travel plans. Make sure you have an adequate
supply of food... water and the necessary medication to last
through the duration of the winter storm.
* Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... commercial radio or
television for the latest information concerning this weather
event. Additional weather information can also be found at:
Severe Weather Get Mobile & Email Alerts
Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio
Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 3:05 PM CST on March 02, 2015