Winter Weather of March 21, 2010 across SE Oklahoma, SW Arkansas, E Texas and NW Louisiana

Winter Weather of March 21, 2010

An early spring winter storm affected portions of the region over the first official weekend of spring. A potent upper level low pressure wrapped in cold arctic air at the same time tapping into moisture and wrapping it around the north and west side of the low. As a result, light to moderate snow fell across portions of the area. Heavy snow was reported across southeast Oklahoma in McCurtain County where up to 6 inches was reported.

LOCATION        AMOUNT IN INCHES
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CLARKSVILLE TX4.0
BROKEN BOW OK3.0
QUITMAN TX2.0


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CLARKSVILLE TX       4.0
BROKEN BOW OK         3.0
QUITMAN TX          2.0
LINDALE TX          2.0
YANTIS TX           1.5
MT PLEASANT TX       1.5
IDABEL OK           1.5
2 SW LINDALE TX       1.5
MARSHALL TX          1.0
7 SSE MT VERNON TX    1.0
6 S GILMER TX         1.0
ASHDOWN AR          0.8
NEW BOSTON TX         0.5
5 N TYLER TX          0.5
8 S TYLER TX          0.5
1 W LONGVIEW TX       0.5
DAINGERFIELD TX       0.2
TYLER TX            0.2
LONGVIEW TX           0.2
NASHVILLE AR          0.2
HOPE AR            0.2
DEQUEEN AR           0.2
SHREVEPORT LA          0.1



The snow wasn't the only story, the cold temperatures set daily low maximum records at many locations. Here is a list:
LOCATION    OLD RECORD    NEW RECORD    YEARS OF DATA
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SHREVEPORT LA    42 IN 1970     40 IN 2010     RECORDS SINCE 1874
MONROE LA         43 IN 1970     42 IN 2010     RECORDS SINCE 1930
TEXARKANA AR      44 IN 1956      38 IN 2010      RECORDS SINCE 1896
EL DORADO AR      40 IN 1970     40 IN 2010     RECORDS SINCE 1907
LONGVIEW TX       42 IN 1915     40 IN 2010     RECORDS SINCE 1902
LUFKIN TX        46 IN 1968     44 IN 2010     RECORDS SINCE 1906
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Winter Weather of March 21, 2010 across SE Oklahoma, SW Arkansas, E Texas and NW Louisiana
Still shot of the radar at 11 AM CDT on March 21. Snow bands had developed on the west side of the upper level low and funneled south. Temperatures were generally in the low to mid 30's areawide.


Winter Weather of March 21, 2010 across SE Oklahoma, SW Arkansas, E Texas and NW Louisiana
Upper air profile taken Sunday Morning at NWS Shreveport. Very cold temperatures existed aloft. In fact, the 850 mb (5000 ft) temperature was -9 degrees C.

Winter Weather of March 21, 2010 across SE Oklahoma, SW Arkansas, E Texas and NW Louisiana
Water vapor satellite showing the "bowling ball" low over northwest LA early Sunday AM.

Winter Weather of March 21, 2010 across SE Oklahoma, SW Arkansas, E Texas and NW Louisiana
Picture from Winnsboro Texas area where up to 2 inches was reported. Courtesy KLTV

Winter Weather of March 21, 2010 across SE Oklahoma, SW Arkansas, E Texas and NW Louisiana
Picture from the Lindale area. Courtesy KLTV.

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