I want to thank everyone who provided us with snow totals through this event. It really helps us out, not only with providing the information on-air and online but it helps us with nowcasting during the storm. We have received dozens and dozens of totals. I wish we had the time to mention everyone during our weathercasts but that isn’t possible. Instead we compiled 3 graphics with 15 totals. You will notice the totals are in a range, this is because we have had many varying totals in and around each city which is common during a storm like this.
As for ice totals, most of Benton County reported ice totals of around 0.25″. Ice totals ranged from 0.25-0.50″ in Washington County with a few locally higher amounts. Most of the river valley picked up less than 0.10″. The Ouachitas picked up on average 0.25″ but this varied widely with the topography.
Winter so far has brought 3 significant winter storms. The snow totals on average in northwest Arkansas now sits around 14″ for the year, which is already 4″ above average for the entire winter season. We are 3″ above normal for the River Valley. Since there have been so many below normal years for snowfall in the past decade, the winter of 2009-10 now ranks as the harshest winter since the year 1999-00 as a whole across the viewing area. All of this and we are only 41 days into winter…we have 48 more days until the first day of spring.
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