Notice to Navigators: Arkansas-White-Ouachita-Red River Basin

Winter Weather Threat for Thurs., Feb. 3, 2022

Good afternoon Shreveport partners,

…Freezing Rain, Likely Mixed With Sleet and Snow Expected Early Thursday Morning through Thursday Evening...

Timing and Overview:

  • Rain will transition to freezing rain across Southeast Oklahoma and extreme Northeast Texas early Thursday morning. Precipitation could be heavy at times.
  • After daybreak, the precipitation will transition to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow, while gradually expanding eastward into more of East Texas and Southwest Arkansas.
  • Locations affected should be west of a line from Tyler, TX, to Mount Pleasant, TX, to Nashville, AR.

Expected Accumulations:

  • Snow
    • Less than 1 inch
  • Freezing Rain/Ice
    • Up to one-quarter inch in portions of Red River and McCurtain Counties.
    • Accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch as far southwest as Lake Fork.

Impacts:

  • Ice is expected on all surfaces, making travel extremely dangerous to near impossible.
  • Elevated bridges and roadways will be at highest risk.

 

This forecast is highly uncertain and subject to change. There will be a special weather briefing Tuesday, February 1, at 1:30pm CST. Click the link below to register to attend.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8240034123601448203

Additional updates will be emailed as staffing/time permits.  Please reference the additional resources below for more information.

Additional Information Resources: 
NWS Shreveport Contact Numbers:  318-636-7345 or 318-631-3669 M-F (8AM - 4PM)
NWS Shreveport Webpage:  http://www.weather.gov/shv
NWS Shreveport Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/NWSShreveport
NWS Shreveport Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/NWSShreveport

NWS Shreveport YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/NWSShreveport

Weather Prediction Center (Winter Weather Forecasts):  http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/winter_wx.shtml
Today’s Precipitation Accumulations:  http://water.weather.gov/precip/?loctype=WFO&loc=wfoSHV

Sign up for Weather Alerts:  https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/
Online Winter Weather Reporting:  http://www.weather.gov/shv/submitLSR?site=shv

Request for Information:
Please relay winter weather reports and/or photos of winter weather to our office ASAP.  Please e-mail photos  to:
sr-shv.skywarn@noaa.gov

Sincerely,
NWS Shreveport, LA