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Significant Weather Hazards from Storms on the West coast and in the Mississippi Valley

A powerful West Coast storm is likely to produce areas of heavy rain with life-threatening flash flooding, especially on burn scars, high winds, and significant waves along the coast. Scattered severe storms capable of damaging winds gusts, isolated large hail, and tornadoes, including larger tornadoes EF-2 or greater is expected in parts of the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley. Read More >

Overview
A devastating freezing rain/ice storm event struck Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma on December 25-26, 2000. This storm caused widespread power outages and travel problems. At one point, much of the city of Texarkana was without power, telephone, and water. Ice accumulations were estimated by observes to be as much as an inch in Southwest Arkansas. There was a very narrow (about 20 miles) zone where conditions progressed from no icing to significant icing across Northeast Texas and Northern Louisiana.
 
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Ice accumulations at the NWS office in Shreveport   Ice accumulations at the NWS office in Shreveport   Ice accumulations at the NWS office in Shreveport
Ice accumulations at the NWS office in Shreveport
Ice accumulations in Hope, AR
Ice accumulations in Hope, AR.
Map of ice accumulations
IMap of ice accumulations.

 

 
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