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Snow on February 28, 2009
 
A storm system ("L") aloft affected Arkansas through the evening of 02/28/2009. A system aloft arrived from the Plains and spread snow into Arkansas on the 28th.
In the picture: A storm system ("L") aloft affected Arkansas through the evening of 02/28/2009.

 

During the late afternoon and early evening, the heaviest snow was in northeast sections of the state. Accumulations in this area ranged from four to more than twelve inches.

 

A foot of snow was measured around Blytheville and Wilson (both in Mississippi County), with 8 to 9 inches at Paragould (Greene County).
The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed snow spreading into Arkansas from Missouri at 528 pm CST on 02/28/2009.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed snow spreading into Arkansas from Missouri at 528 pm CST on 02/28/2009.

 

Estimated snowfall on 02/28/2009. Much less snow fell farther west from Fayetteville (Washington County), Harrison (Boone County) and Mountain Home (Baxter County) southward to Little Rock (Pulaski County). In these areas, one half to one inch was common...with locally up to two inches.
In the picture: Estimated snowfall on 02/28/2009.

 

Roads were snow covered and hazardous in the far northeast (where snow was heavy) and in the northwest (where temperatures were well into the 20s). Snow accumulated quickly around Paragould (Greene County) toward evening on 02/28/2009.
In the picture: Snow accumulated quickly around Paragould (Greene County) toward evening on 02/28/2009. The photo is courtesy of Michael Hook. Click to enlarge.

 

Elsewhere, roads were generally wet due to a warm ground. However, temperatures fell below freezing statewide...with icing on bridges and overpasses.

 

The satellite showed no clouds and a lot of snow over northeast Arkansas at 1002 am CST on 03/01/2009. The system aloft exited Arkansas to the southeast overnight, with snow ending and clouds breaking up.  
In the picture: The satellite showed no clouds and a lot of snow over northeast Arkansas at 1002 am CST on 03/01/2009.

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