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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
532 AM CST SUN DEC 23 2012

ARZ003>007-012>016-021>025-030>034-037>047-052>057-062>069-240000-
ARKANSAS-BAXTER-BOONE-BRADLEY-CALHOUN-CLARK-CLEBURNE-CLEVELAND-
CONWAY-DALLAS-DESHA-DREW-FAULKNER-FULTON-GARLAND-GRANT-HOT SPRING-
INDEPENDENCE-IZARD-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-LINCOLN-LOGAN-LONOKE-
MARION-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-NEWTON-OUACHITA-PERRY-PIKE-POLK-POPE-
PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-SCOTT-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE-VAN BUREN-WHITE-
WOODRUFF-YELL-
532 AM CST SUN DEC 23 2012

...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL ACROSS MUCH OF ARKANSAS CHRISTMAS DAY
AND CHRISTMAS NIGHT...

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS STATES CHRISTMAS DAY. PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO OVERSPREAD
THE STATE FROM THE SOUTH STARTING LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
INTO CHRISTMAS DAY.

AT THIS TIME...THE POTENTIAL FOR WINTER WEATHER EXISTS FOR MUCH OF
ARKANSAS. THE PRECIPITATION WILL START OFF MAINLY AS RAIN ACROSS
SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PARTS OF THE STATE CHRISTMAS MORNING. WITH
COLDER AIR IN PLACE AT THE SURFACE...SOME SLEET OR SNOW COULD MIX
WITH THE RAIN AT THE ONSET AS IT ADVANCES NORTHWARD. OVER NORTHERN
ARKANSAS...IT APPEARS THAT MAINLY SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET
DURING THE MORNING...WILL FALL CHRISTMAS DAY.

AS THE STORM SYSTEM BEGINS TO MOVE EAST OF THE AREA DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS...PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION TO ALL
SNOW ACROSS THE STATE AS COLDER AIR MOVES INTO THE AREA. SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF ARKANSAS.
BASED ON THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK...THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL APPEARS
TO BE FROM SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...STRETCHING INTO
CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS. HOWEVER...IT APPEARS THAT SNOW WILL
FALL IN MUCH OF THE STATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

HOWEVER...THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY IN THE TRACK OF THE STORM...AND
THUS SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST AND STATEMENTS FROM YOUR NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE.

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