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Historic Event Underway: May Snowfall in Arkansas

History is unfolding on this May 3rd as snow falls in Arkansas for the first time on record.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - History is unfolding on this May 3rd as snow falls in Arkansas for the first time on record.

Snow began falling in the overnight hours in the northwestern portion of the Natural State. Viewers have been reporting snowfall in places like Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, Cave City, and Bentonville.

As of 7:00 a.m., the snow hadn't caused any major travel problems. For the most part, the "white stuff" was confined to grassy areas and plants.  Meteorologists are predicting 1"-3" of snow for that part of the state through Saturday.

On Friday, folks woke up to wind chills ranging from the 20s in Northwest Arkansas to the 30s in Central Arkansas.

According to the National Weather Service the latest accumulating snow on record in Arkansas was 0.2 inch at Corning on April 24, 1910. The latest trace of snow was in Fayetteville, Gravette, and Harrison on April 30, 1903. Today's snowfall sets a new record.

It's still possible Central Arkansas could see some light snowfall or a mix on Saturday. The latest accumulating snow for Little Rock on record is 0.8 inch on March 30, 1987.


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