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[7 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 2,011 views]
Snow in Saline County

How is the South different from the North when it comes to winter weather?
Head to, say, Iowa and notice what they do when it snows. They get up, clean off the streets a bit and go on as usual. It’s not big deal, of course, as it snows all winter long.
We Arkansans, however, aren’t so accustomed to snow, sleet and the rest of that frozen stuff. It’s a big deal here in Benton when it snows and we’ve had flurries since late afternoon. Those flurried turned into large snowflakes around …

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[9 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,618 views]
You have to see it to believe it

You’ve already seen Ethan Noble’s story about the snow in Central Arkansas and Lana F. Hutchins Flowers’ story about the effect Wednesday’s record-breaking snow had on Northwest Arkansas.
Now, you’ll get an array of photos showing  the beauty and  frustration that snow caused today.
A quick note about today’s snow before we start the photos: The snow accumulation broke a statewide record. The former record was, from what I can find, 23 inches. Siloam Springs got 24.5 inches of snow. So yes, those measuring the snow had to use yardsticks instead of …

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[9 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | 7,248 views]
Northwest Arkansas Is Closed Due to Inclement Weather

There was not a single snowflake falling in Benton County at 2 a.m. Wednesday.
When the alarm went off at 6:15 a.m., I rolled over to look out the French doors, and saw a world of white. The ground was white. The air was white from falling snow. The patio was white. The vehicles were white. The street was white.
By mid-afternoon, two feet of snow covered my back yard. And, as I am snowed inside, I will change the date stamp on my digital camera, which is stuck frozen on 2010.
The …

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[9 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,980 views]
Ready for the snow?

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 …

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[5 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,541 views]
Snow hits central Arkansas — sort of

Schools throughout Friday either canceled classes or shot down early due to snow, but the streets never got that bad.
The snow started falling here in central Arkansas at about 9 a.m. on Friday, was gone 12 hours later and left a lot of wet streets, icy windshields and snow-covered lawns in its wake. According to the National Weather Service, some areas of central Arkansas got as much as 3 inches of snow throughout the day and the group issued a winter weather advisory until 4 a.m. for most of the …

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[1 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 3,375 views]
‘Snowmageddon’ done social media style

Well, the weather was at it again. The day before some groundhog named Phil is supposed to determine our seasonal fate, yet another bad winter storm hit Northwest Arkansas. The snow totals are as little as one inch near Fort Smith and as much as about 10 inches in northwest Benton County. The problem is, ice fell before the snow-making the roads even more treacherous. Schools and many businesses closed. Flights to and from many area airports were canceled.
As is the norm for just about any major (and minor) event, …

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[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,022 views]
Week in review (1/16-1/22)

It’s been quite a week here at First Arkansas News and we’re well aware that a lot of our readers were likely busy, too.
For those wanting to play a little catch up, we’ve got you covered — just click on the below stories to see what you might have missed over the past few days.
Yes, we are in the habit of posting these “week in review” articles and we hope that makes it easy for some people to keep up with us. However, there are better ways to follow the …

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[21 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 2,848 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: Snow day from my doorstep

Snow blanketed much of the state again Thursday and as is the usual standard, shut down many schools and businesses. Here in Northwest Arkansas, schools closed for the entire day but some schools in the River Valley, including Fort Smith, closed around noon.
Anyone who knows me realizes I’m not going to go out in bad weather. Besides being a full-time wheelchair user, I had a bad wreck on icy roads five years ago so I’m extra cautious. That’s what makes working mostly from home so great, I can still get …

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[15 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,166 views]
Week in review (1/9-1/15)

It was quite a busy week here at First Arkansas News.
There was so much going on, in fact, that it wouldn’t be a surprise if some of our regular readers missed a thing or two. It’s a true shame to miss an article or two, so we’ve made it easy for people to keep up with the latest posts on this site. You can follow First Arkansas News through our RSS feed, on Facebook, through Twitter or through daily email updates (click the appropriate link to keep up through any …

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[10 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,343 views]
Social media source of snow-related fun, trickery

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-The northwest part of the Natural State didn’t see quite as much “nature” (read: snow) Sunday and early Monday but that didn’t stop social media from becoming ablaze.
Two different school districts experienced snow-related social media issues, one being filled with mostly good-natured frivolity but the second was more problematic.
The Fayetteville Public Schools’ Facebook page became popular Sunday night as a large number of students used the site to beg officials to cancel school and to complain that a decision was not made until the early Monday morning hours when …