The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011

An arctic airmass moved into the region during the week of January 31-Feb 4, 2011. High temperatures on Feb 1 and Feb 2 struggled to get above freezing across most of the region and each night the temperatures dropped down into the teens most locations.

A large upper level system moved across Texas tapping moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and off of the Pacific and streaming it up and over the cold airmass in place. As a result, the area received the full gammit of winter weather from significant ice accumulations to heavy snows. Significant ice was reported across the southeastern parishes in LA with a mixed bag across the central portion of the Shreveport CWA. Heavy snow fell across the northwest third ranging from 3 inches to as much as 8 inches in a few locations in the I-30 corridor.

*All schools were closed across the entire 48 county/parish area.

*power outages were reported across Natchitoches, Grant, Winn, Caldwell, La Salle, Jackson, and Ouachita parish due to ice on trees and powerlines.

*numerous auto accidents occurred across the four state region. Several highways and overpasses were also closed due to icing including the I-220 and I-49 overpasses in Shreveport, I-30 interchange in Texarkana, and I-20 ramps in Monroe.

...SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS...

ARKANSAS:
ASHDOWN - 4 INCHES OF SNOW
ATHENS - 4 INCHES OF SNOW
BRADLEY - 3 INCHES OF SNOW
DEQUEEN - 4.5 INCHES OF SNOW
EL DORADO 3SW - 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW
FOUKE - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
HOPE - 4 INCHES OF SNOW
LEWISVILLE 6N - 5 INCHES OF SNOW
MAGNOLIA - 3 INCHES OF SNOW
NASHVILLE - 4.5 INCHES OF SNOW
PRESCOTT - 3 INCHES OF SNOW
STAMPS - 3 INCHES OF SNOW
TEXARKANA ARPT - 4 INCHES OF SNOW
TEXARKANA - 6.5 INCHES OF SNOW

LOUISIANA:
BIENVILLE - ONE QUARTER INCH OF ICE
BIENVILLE - 1.5 INCHES OF SLEET
BLANCHARD - 4 INCHES OF SNOW
COLFAX - ONE HALF INCH OF ICE
COUSHATTA - 1 INCH OF SLEET AND SNOW MIX
GRAYSON - 0.30 INCH OF ICE
HOMER - 0.75 INCH OF ICE
JENA - 0.90 INCH OF ICE
JONESBORO - ONE HALF INCH OF ICE
MARION - 0.20 INCH OF ICE
MONROE - ONE QUARTER INCH OF ICE
NATCHITOCHES - 0.60 INCH OF ICE
OIL CITY - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
RUSTON - ONE HALF INCH OF ICE
SHONGALOO - 3 INCHES OF SNOW
WINNFIELD - ONE HALF INCH OF ICE

OKLAHOMA:
BROKEN BOW - 3 INCHES OF SNOW
VALLIANT - 6 INCHES OF SNOW

TEXAS:
ATLANTA - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
BIG SANDY - 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW
BOGOTA - 5 INCHES OF SNOW
CARTHAGE - 3.5 INCHES OF SNOW
CENTER - ONE QUARTER TO ONE INCH ICE
DAINGERFIELD - 5.5 INCHES OF SNOW
DEKALB - 5 INCHES OF SNOW
HEMPHILL - ONE QUARTER INCH OF ICE
HENDERSON - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
GILMER - 3 INCHES OF SNOW
JACKSONVILLE 7NW - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
JEFFERSON - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
LONGVIEW - 1.5 INCHES OF SNOW
LUFKIN - ONE QUARTER INCH OF ICE
MARSHALL - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
MINEOLA - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
MOUNT PLEASANT - 7 INCHES OF SNOW
MOUNT VERNON - 6 INCHES OF SNOW
MOUNT VERNON 5E - 6 INCHES OF SNOW
MOUNT VERNON 9SSE - 7 INCHES OF SNOW
NEW BOSTON - 4 INCHES OF SNOW
PITTSBURG - 5 INCHES OF SNOW
QUITMAN - 4 INCHES OF SNOW
TYLER - 5 INCHES OF SNOW
TYLER 2N - 3 INCHES OF SNOW
WAKE VILLAGE - 2 INCHES OF SNOW
WINNSBORO - 6 INCHES OF SNOW
YANTIS - 8 INCHES OF SNOW


The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
A map showing the reported ice and snow accumulations from across the region. Snow is in purple, mix of sleet and snow is yell, and ice is in blue.

The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
Picture of the Ice Accumulations in the Natchitoches LA area. Photo Courtesy of the Emergency Manager

The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
Snow accumulations in the Yantis TX area in Wood County. Total snow accumulations of 6"-8" were reported. Photo courtesy of John Adams CBS19

The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
Photo of the depth of snow in the Yantis TX area. Photo courtesy of John Adams, CBS19.

The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
Bullard Texas snow and covered roads. 3"-4" of snow was reported in this region of Smith County. Photo taken by Ross Hays.

The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
Snow covered roads were common across the area with temperatures in the mid 20's for 48 hours leading up to the event. Snow, sleet and freezing rain stuck to everything.

The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
Snow fell in Pittsburg Texas. Amounts ranged from 4"-6" in the area. Photo from Mark Disman.

The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
Heavy snows in the Dekalb TX area in Bowie County where 4 to as much as 7" was reported. 5.1 inches was reported in Dekalb. Photo courtesy of Richard Engle.

The Winter Storm of February 3-4, 2011
2"-3" inches of snow was reported in Cass County. This photo was taken in Atlanta Texas by Jason Patterson.

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