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Monday Winter "Storm" Wrap Up

Monday's Winter's storm was a let down for some, and a relief for others. Here's the wrap up of what happened and why.
Little Rock snow (Ed Trauschke)
Little Rock snow (Ed Trauschke)
Winter Weather advisory map
Winter Weather advisory map
Russellville Snow (Daniela Montgomery)
Russellville Snow (Daniela Montgomery)
Russellville Snow (Daniela Montgomery)
Russellville Snow (Daniela Montgomery)
It just started snowing (Lucas)
It just started snowing (Lucas)
The Winter weather underperformed Monday, with most areas across Central Arkansas receiving less than an inch of snow. The snow quickly moved into Central Arkansas during the mid-morning hours as expected. Below is the radar image from 9 AM Monday



The darker blue indicates the heavier snow, which quickly accumulated on grassy surfaces.  Snow had already transitioned to a mix of sleet and freezing rain across Southwest and South Central Arkansas as indicated by the pink areas. Warm air just above the ground quickly advanced Northward, causing the snow to transition to sleet and freezing rain. By 11AM, snow had essentially come to an end across Central Arkansas.



The transition to sleet put an end to additional snow accumulations, with most spots ending up with around half an inch of snow and sleet. Had the transition occurred just an or so hour later, those accumulations would have very well been in the 1 to 2 inch range as originally predicted! Parts of Northern Arkansas had more accumulation where the duration of snowfall was longer. These are some of the snow totals from Monday.


This Winter may seem like a disappointment to snow lovers, but the snow total for this season is actually quite close to normal. Compared to last Winter though, this season isn't anywhere close when comes to Wintry weather.



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