New Year's Eve Snow Storm

Another in a series of winter storms affected the region on New Year's Eve. The difference in this storm was that the bulk of the precipitation fell as snow instead of sleet and freezing rain. Snowfall amounts varied from a dusting to an inch over the Toledo Bend Country and central Louisiana to as much as 3 to 6 inches generally north of interstate 20. A few 7 inch amounts were noted in southwest Arkansas. The official 2.2 inches at the Shreveport Regional Airport was the highest daily total snowfall in Shreveport since February 1st of 1985 when 4.4 inches of snow was recorded.


Snow at the NWS in SHV
This snow picture was taken in the parking lot of the NWS in Shreveport.
Snow covering the ground in Shreveport

Snow covering the ground in a Shreveport neighborhood.


What is the difference between freezing rain, sleet and snow?
Freezing Rain

Map of snowfall amounts across the region. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.