Notice to Navigators: Arkansas-White-Ouachita-Red Rivers

Winter Weather Advisory Expanded/Extended for Portions of the Region

Good morning Shreveport partners,

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for portions of Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and for Sevier and Howard Counties in Southwest Arkansas.

Timing and Overview:

Areas of freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet, will continue to develop today through tonight across the northwest sections of Northeast Texas into Southeast Oklahoma and Northern Sevier and Howard Counties in Southwest Arkansas. This will result in some ice accumulations on elevated objects such as bridges and elevated roadways, trees, and power lines.

 

While the potential icing threat will continue through at least Thursday morning, temperatures should slowly climb back above freezing across much of the Advisory area Thursday afternoon.

 

Expected Accumulations:

  • Total ice accumulations of just under 1/4 inch is expected, especially across McCurtain County Oklahoma and Northwest Red River County Texas. Lighter ice accumulations are expected across the advisory area.

Impacts:

  • Ice accumulation on bridges, elevated roadways, trees, and power lines are expected.
  • Travel will be difficult especially on elevated bridges and roadways.

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

NWS Storm Prediction Center:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov

Sign up for Weather Alerts:  https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/

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

Sincerely,
NWS Shreveport, LA