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Rain Continues in Texas; Temperature Anomalies Continue

Showers and storms capable of producing localized flooding will persist across Texas through the weekend, with a focus of heavy rainfall along the middle and southern Texas coast. Heavy rain, at times, in central Texas will exacerbate ongoing flooding. Near record low daily high temperatures continue across the East and South, while the West remain warmer than average. 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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