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Snow is in the forecast this morning, Mountain Home! Snow lovers may rejoice, however, little snow accumulation is expected. At most, a half inch to one inch may accumulate. However, given the dynamic weather conditions, snow precipitation may turn into rain and vice versa.
The chance of precipitation stands at 70%, and the wind chill could drop as low as 20 degrees, accompanied by gusts reaching up to 15 mph, at the time of writing.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Baxter County, emphasizing the development of widespread precipitation moving across Arkansas on Friday into Friday night. Northern and northwestern Arkansas, especially in higher elevations, may experience 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation, leading to minor travel impacts.
- Drive Safely in Wintry Conditions: Given the anticipated snowfall, it’s crucial to exercise caution while driving. Slow down and maintain a safe following distance. Be prepared for changing road conditions and potential travel delays.
- Stay Informed and Tuned In: Keep yourself updated on the latest weather conditions by tuning into your local weather transmitter via weather radio at 162.500 MHz (Marion County). Additionally, regularly check current conditions and forecasts online at https://www.weather.gov/lzk/.
- Prepare for Temperature Drop: With wind chill factors potentially reaching 20 degrees, ensure you dress warmly and have the necessary winter gear on hand. This includes hats, gloves, scarves, and insulated footwear to protect against the cold.
- Monitor Future Forecasts: Looking ahead, be aware of two additional chances of wintry weather next week on Monday/Tuesday and potentially the following weekend. Stay vigilant and adjust your plans accordingly based on evolving weather predictions.
As wintry weather approaches Mountain Home, taking these preparatory steps before you go outside can make a significant difference in ensuring a safe and comfortable experience. Stay vigilant, stay informed, and be ready for the changing conditions that winter may bring to the Twin Lakes region.