The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011

The following is a list of accumulated snowfall amounts from across the Four-State Region from the winter storm of January 9th, 2011.


A strong winter storm moved into the region dropping freezing rain, sleet and snow across areas generally along and north of the Interstate 20 corridor. Ice/sleet accumulations ranged from a trace up to over 1/2" in some locations. Some power outages were reported from not only the ice but also the heavy wet snows which totaled 8 inches across portions of NE Texas and SW Arkansas.

Snowfall accumulations:

Ashdown AR.........8 inches
Detroit TX.........8 inches
Dierks AR..........7 inches
Nashville AR.......7 inches
New Boston TX......7 inches
Umpire AR..........6 inches
Battiest OK........6 inches
Clarksville TX.....6 inches
Idabel OK..........6 inches
Hope AR............6 inches
6 N Lewisville AR..6 inches
Texarkana Ar.......6 inches
Dekalb TX..........6 inches
Dequeen AR.........5 inches
Mineola TX.........5 inches
Mount Pleasant TX..5 inches
Tollette AR........5 inches
3 W Valliant OK,,,,5 inches
Atlanta TX.........4 inches
Daingerfield TX....4 inches
Jefferson TX.......4 inches
Lewisville AR......4 inches
Mount Vernon TX....4 inches
Carthage TX........3 inches
Gilmer TX..........3 inches
Longview TX........3 inches
Marshall TX........3 inches
Pittsburg TX.......3 inches
Tyler TX...........3 inches
Henderson TX.......2 inches
Magnolia AR........2 inches
Benton LA..........1 inch
Bossier City LA....1 inch
Jacksonville TX....1 inch
Shreveport LA......1 inch
Springhill LA......1 inch
Rusk TX............Less than 1/2 inch

In addition...several counties and parishes along and either side of the Interstate 20 corridor have reported accumulations of one quarter to one half inch of freezing rain and one half to one inch of sleet. These ice accumulations resulted in:

*numerous reports of down powerlines and power outages across the region.

*numerous downed trees and tree branches which were weighed down by ice.

*numerous auto accidents occurred across the four state region. Several highways and overpasses were also closed due to icing. 2 fatalities occurred in North LA due from icy roads and 1 injury was reported.


The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
A map showing the reported ice and snow accumulations from across the region. Snow is in red and ice is in blue.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
6 to 7 inches fell across portions of Bowie County including Texarkana. This is a picture of Liberty-Eula Jr. High School during the snow.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
Picture of the heavy snow falling in the Texarkana area. Photo courtesy of Dave Hall.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
Another picture of the snow in Texarkana. Photo courtesy of Dave Hall.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
5 inches was reported in Dekalk. Picture courtesy of Richard Engle

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
Around 4 inches was reported throughout Cass County. This picture was taken in the Atlanta Texas area and courtesy of Jason Patterson.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
Around 3 inches of snow fell across portions of Camp and Upshur Counties in northeast Texas. This photo is courtesy of Doyce Winchester.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
Snow fell along the shores of Lake Palestine in southwest Smith County Texas. This photo is courtesy of Mr. Ross Hays.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
1/4 to 1/2 inches of freezing rain fell across the I-20 corridor. This photo was taken in Ruston LA and courtesy of Chris Barber.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
Freezing rain covers the branches of a Crepe Myrtle bush in Minden Louisiana. This photo is courtesy of the Parks Family.

The Winter Storm of January 9th, 2011
Ice knocked down trees and tree branches across the Four-State Region. Ice took down this branch in near Benton Louisiana.

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