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

Update To Winter Weather Threat for Today

Good morning Shreveport partners,

...A Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory are still in effect through Tonight...

Timing and Overview:

  • Rain will transition to freezing rain across portions of Southeast Oklahoma, Northeast Texas, and Southwest Arkansas this 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.

Expected Accumulations:

  • Snow
    • Less than 1 inch for portions of Southeast Oklahoma, far Northeast Texas, and portions of Southwest Arkansas in the warning area.
    • No significant accumulations for those areas within the Winter Weather Advisory.
  • Freezing Rain/Ice
    • From one-quarter inch to almost a half an inch for areas in the Winter Storm Warning area.
    • Up to a quarter of an inch for areas in the Winter Weather Advisory area.

Impacts:

  • Ice is expected on all surfaces, making travel extremely dangerous to near impossible within the warning area.
  • Elevated bridges and roadways will be at the highest risk across both the warning and advisory area.
  • Isolated power outages could occur in the warning and advisory area due to ice on power lines and tree limbs.

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,

Aaron Davis
NWS Shreveport, LA