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March 7-8th Southern Snow Event

A strong upper level trough dropped south out of the plains and helped to evolve a surface low pressure system across the northern Gulf of Mexico which then intensified as it lifted into the SE United States. This upper trough slowed and intensified across the Lower MS River Valley Friday afternoon, and brought a large swath of snow to some of the region. The heaviest snow fell mainly to the NW and N of the NWS Jackson forecast area, but a nice section of the NW received anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of snow. The heaviest occurred across extreme northern Chicot County where Dermott measured around 5 inches and then across Bolivar County where 3-6 inches occurred. Below are a few images of the snow accumulation.