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Heavy Snow on March 6-7, 2008 (Pg1)
 
Heavy snow fell across northern and western Arkansas late on March 3rd into the 4th. Yet another heavy snow event affected the region on the 6th...and continued into the 7th.
 
The pattern at 12 am CST on 03/07/2008. A front pushed through Arkansas on the 5th and stalled along the Gulf Coast. Several storm systems formed along the front, and sent moisture northward into colder air across Arkansas.
In the picture: The pattern at 12 am CST on 03/07/2008...with storm systems ("L") forming along a stalled front in the Gulf of Mexico, and widespread precipitation north of the front. A strong jet (110 to 120 knots at 30,000 feet) was noted, with a lot of lifting north of the jet (with increased ventilation overhead).

 

The moisture built into northern and western sections of the state during the late morning and afternoon of the 6th, with snow developing. The satellite showed moisture/clouds increasing from Texas into Oklahoma and western Arkansas as of 11 am CST on 03/06/2008.
In the picture: The satellite showed moisture/clouds increasing from Texas into Oklahoma and western Arkansas as of 11 am CST on 03/06/2008. A storm system ("L") was in south Texas, with an intensifying system aloft ("X") in eastern New Mexico. 

 

The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed snow building into northern and western Arkansas as of 209 pm CST on 03/06/2008. By 3 pm CST, some areas north and west of Little Rock had already received an inch of snow. 
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed snow building into northern and western Arkansas as of 209 pm CST on 03/06/2008. Temperatures in these areas were in the lower to mid 30s.

 

A cross section from Harrison (Boone County) to Monticello (Drew County) indicated that temperatures were cold enough and moisture deep enough for snow north and west of Little Rock (Pulaski County) at 12 am CST on 03/07/2008.
In the pictures: A cross section from Harrison (Boone County) to Monticello (Drew County) indicated that temperatures were cold enough and moisture deep enough for snow north and west of Little Rock (Pulaski County) at 12 am CST on 03/07/2008. Data showed temperatures cooling at ground level and aloft, with rain changing to snow farther south and east later in the day.
 
Snow continued into the early morning hours of the 7th north and west of Little Rock (Pulaski County), and was heavy at times. There was a mixture of rain and sleet farther south and east. It was also windy, with gusty north to northeast winds at 15 to 25 mph and gusts over 30 mph. This was round one...with round two yet to come.

 

More Information
 
There is more concerning heavy snow on March 6th and 7th. To check out the rest of the story, click here.

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