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Ready for the snow?

By: 9 February 2011 2 Comments

We’ve been hearing it for over a week now — snow is due to hit central Arkansas later this morning.

According to the National Weather Service, the snow is due to hit various parts of the state between about 6 a.m. and noon. Throughout the day, the storm is due to dump up to 6 inches of snow on the state.

Naturally, the reports of snow caused a good deal of concern throughout the state. On Tuesday, it was sunny and 40 degrees in some parts of Arkansas, yet a number of schools decided to cancel classes Wednesday (the Benton School District throw in the towel about 10 a.m. Tuesday, alerting parents by phone to keep their kids home from school the next day).

Businesses told employees to take at least one day off, meetings were canceled or rescheduled for next week and (of course) grocery stores were packed with people buying essentials in anticipation of being trapped in their homes for at least a day.

We can only hope the forecast for snow was correct. We’ll see in a few hours whether the weather predictions are accurate.

Yes, there is some room for skepticism here. Quite often, weather forecasts have been dead wrong in this state when it comes to snow predictions. We’ve seen predictions of plenty of snowfall prove completely false, and days that were supposed to be clear bring close to a foot of snow to parts of Arkansas.

If we do get the massive storm as predicted, however, we’ll have plenty of pictures here at First Arkansas News, so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, stay warm.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.

2 Comments »

  • Barbara Cecil said:

    I live in Springdale , Arkansas near Hi way 412 . So far we have 27 inches at 9:46 AM . I drive a Toyota and it is completely covered in snow and I cannot see it at all . I am 5″4 in tall and if I walked out my front door right now the snow would come up to my butt ! I have lived here since 1992 when the last major storm hit and it was a foot . This one far exceeds that one with being more than doubled !

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