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White Christmas, Snowfall Totals

A powerful winter storm system brings heavy snow to Central Arkansas.

 Little Rock records 9.0" of snow Christmas Day, making it the second snowiest December day on record and the 7th snowiest day overall since 1879.

Snowfall amounts so far as of between 10PM Tuesday and Midnight Wednesday morning:

Little Rock: 9.0"
North Little Rock: 8.6"
Maumelle: 9"
Conway: 8.8"
Lonoke: 7"
Mena: 11.5"
Batesville: 7.0"
Sardis: 8.0"
Sherwood: 6.3"
Searcy: 6.0"
Hot Springs: 7.0"
Bryant: 7.0"
West Little Rock: 8.0"
Wye Mountain: 11.5"
 
 



Heavy snow is beginning to wind down across Central Arkansas. Many spots recording 6 to 10 inches so far with locally heavier amounts. Radar at 1145PM Tuesday:




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A Winter Storm Warning remains for much of Central Arkansas through tonight. Blizzard warnings are now in effect for Northeast Arkansas including White and Independence Counties. Strong winds combined with heavy snow tonight in the blizzard warning areas may reduce visibilities to less than half a mile at time. Travel is not recommended tonight at all in the blizzard warning area or in most of Central Arkansas. Below is the current map of Winter Weather warnings and advisories




 Snow will begin to diminish across Central Arkansas around Midnight with heavy snow spreading through Northeast Arkansas. Blizzard conditions are likely across parts of Northeast Arkansas through early Wednesday morning with heavy snow and wind gusts to 40 MPH. Visibility may be reduced to near zero at times.


Most snow will end during the early morning hours over Central Arkansas with blizzard conditions Northeast. Wind and cold temperatures will result in wind chill values well down into the 10s.




Total snow amounts will range from 6 to as much as 10 inches in many spots across Central Arkansas. Snowfall amounts will fall off very quickly South and East of Little Rock.  Below is the snowfall projection for Arkansas through Wednesday morning.


This is a major winter storm for Central Arkansas. Travel is not recommended tonight through Wednesday morning. If you must go out, use extreme caution.


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