Update: Sunday, February 14
A Winter Storm is now in effect until 6 p.m. Monday and a Wind Chill Advisory in effect until Tuesday at 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy snow and some sleet possible through Monday.
Dangerous wind chills are expected through Tuesday morning. Wind chill values from zero to 10 below zero at times through Tuesday morning.
Snowfall amounts of four to eight inches are expected, with locally heavier amounts possible. Some sleet may also mix in with the snow.
Prolonged exposure could cause damage to exposed skin in 30 minutes or less. The cold air will also impact young livestock and pets. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. For the latest road conditions go to idrivearkansas.com
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.
Saturday, February 13
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire state of Arkansas.
The warning remains in effect from Sunday until midnight Monday.
For Ashley and Chicot counties, the warning remains in effect until Tuesday at 6 a.m.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
- Check on family and friends, especially those without adequate heat.
- Provide warm shelter for pets and be sure thawed drinking water is available.
- Allow warm air to circulate near plumbing.
- Bring inside or cover plants.