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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 6:00 AM CST on March 05, 2015

Expires 1:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon CST today...

* event... a wintry mix of freezing rain... sleet... and snow to
continue through the morning hours producing slippery Road
conditions... especially on bridges and overpasses and some
less traveled roadways.

* Timing... wintry precipitation to continue through the morning
hours today.

. impact... Freezing rain amounts will vary around one quarter
of an inch with isolated higher amounts... followed by sleet and
snow accumulations of one to two inches... making driving
conditions extremely hazardous along and north of the Interstate
20 corridor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of ice... sleet
and snow are expected or occurring... making travel very hazardous
or perhaps even impossible especially over bridges and
overpasses. Expect limited visibility in snow and perhaps even
slippery roads.





Record Report

Statement as of 2:45 AM CST on March 05, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Texarkana Arkansas for March
4 2015...

Location old record new record years of data
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Texarkana AR 1.67 inches 1989 2.43 inches 2015 records since 1896
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Local Storm Report



03/05/2015 0452 am

4 miles NE of Nashville, Hempstead County.

Snow m2.8 inch, reported by broadcast media.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:09 AM CST on March 05, 2015


... Continuing severe weather awareness week in Texas... Oklahoma...
Louisiana... and Arkansas...

Today's topic is flash flood safety...

As part of severe weather awareness week... the National Weather
Service wants you to be aware of the dangers of flash flooding.

A flash flood is a rapid rise of water along a stream... or in a low
lying urban area. Flash flooding can result from slow moving
thunderstorms... from numerous thunderstorms which develop repeatedly
over the same area... and from heavy rains associated with tropical
cyclones. These floods may develop within minutes... depending on the
intensity of rainfall... the topography... soil conditions... and ground
cover.

Few people realize the true power of water. Rapidly moving flood
waters only six inches deep can knock an adult off their feet. Two
feet of water can lift approximately 3000 pounds... which is the
weight of an average sized vehicle. Vehicles crossing a flooded
roadway can lose traction with the Road... actually floating in some
cases. In some cases... water can erode the Earth underneath a Road...
causing it to wash out. If a vehicle becomes overturned... it can fill
with water... endangering the lives of its occupants. Flash flood
statistics indicate that half of the annual flood fatalities are
vehicle related.

When flash floods occur in rural areas... people who enjoy hunting...
camping and fishing need to stay away from streams if strong
thunderstorms have occurred. Water in streams can rise over ten feet
in less than an hour with the heavy rainfall.

So how can we stay safe from the dangers associated with flash
flooding?

Monitor weather radio and pay close attention to flash flood
warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

Be especially cautious at night when it is more difficult to
recognize the dangers of flash flooding.

Avoid low lying areas that are prone to flooding. Do not Camp or park
your vehicle along streams and washes. If your vehicle is suddenly
caught in rising water... leave it immediately and move to higher
ground.

Lastly... never attempt to cross areas where water covers the Road.
Remember the first safety rule of flash flooding... turn
around... do not drown.


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Alabama - Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Alaska - Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Frost Advisory
Colorado - Avalanche Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Florida - Dense Fog Advisory
Georgia - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Record Report
Indiana - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Record Report
Minnesota - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory
Ohio - Areal Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Record Report
Pennsylvania - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Washington - Record Report
West Virginia - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement , Record Report
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