Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 am Sunday to 6 am CST Monday.

Event: A mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow is expected.
Areas affected, northern Arkansas, including areas north of a line from Jasper, to Mountain View, to Ash Flat.
Timing: rain will begin over the area after midnight. Rain will changeover to freezing rain around Sunrise, with a complete changeover over the area around mid morning. Freezing rain will mix with sleet by noon, with a changeover to sleet and snow during the afternoon. Sleet and snow will continue across the area through Sunday night, changing over to all snow after midnight. Precipitation will taper off by Sunrise Monday morning.
Snow and sleet accumulations, snow and sleet accumulations will range from 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts closer to the Missouri border.
Ice accumulations: ice accumulations will range from one quarter to one half of an inch.

Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow. Sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Excerpted from ready.gov

Before:
Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
Sand to improve traction.
Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.

During:
Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack – a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.

What is a Winter Storm Warning?

A winter weather event including 1) snow, ice, or sleet meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria; or 2) a combination of snow, ice, or sleet and blowing snow with at least one of the precipitation elements meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria. Source: nws.noaa.go

A winter weather event including 1) snow, ice, or sleet meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria; or 2) a combination of snow, ice, or sleet and blowing snow with at least one of the precipitation elements meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria. Source: nws.noaa.gov

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