Winter Storm Watch for northeast AR, MO Bootheel

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
340 PM CST SUN DEC 23 2012

…SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF THE MIDSOUTH…

.LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
CHRISTMAS MORNING AND TRACK ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH CHRISTMAS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RAIN WILL SPREAD NORTH ACROSS THE REGION
CHRISTMAS MORNING AND BEGIN TO CHANGE OVER TO SNOW ACROSS
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS LATE CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL
GRADUALLY SPREAD EAST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA CHRISTMAS EVENING AND
MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES. IN ADDITION…STRONG WINDS WILL FURTHER
REDUCE VISIBILITIES. SNOW WILL CONTINUE CHRISTMAS NIGHT BEFORE
TAPERING OFF WEDNESDAY MORNING.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 8 INCHES. HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS
NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM WALNUT RIDGE ARKANSAS TO PIGGOTT
ARKANSAS.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER LATE CHRISTMAS DAY AND EARLY
CHRISTMAS EVENING. SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES CHRISTMAS
EVENING.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS…SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE
VISIBILITIES. TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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