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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CST on December 04, 2016

... Winter weather awareness week in Arkansas...

December 4th through the 9th is winter weather awareness week
in Arkansas. The purpose of this week is to remind people
what winter weather can bring, and how to deal with
hazardous winter conditions. Now is the time to prepare
for the upcoming winter season.

During each weekday, a different winter weather topic will be
covered in a public information statement...

    Monday... the outlook for the coming winter
    Tuesday... winter precipitation types
    Wednesday... winter weather watches, warnings, and advisories
    Thursday... winter weather safety rules
    Friday... the cold of winter

Climatological winter runs from December through February.
Following two Winters /2013-2014 and 2014-2015/ with colder
and drier than average conditions locally, last winter was
very mild and precipitation was a little above average.

Winter avg temp departure precipitation departure

2013/2014 38.0 -3.3 10.40 -1.72
2014/2015 39.5 -1.8 9.68 -2.44
2015/2016 45.4 +4.1 13.00 +0.88

The odds favored warm/wet conditions last winter based on
past trends. Data shows that Arkansas experienced three cold
Winters in a row only twice since 1895, and three consecutive
dry Winters only three times. In this case, cold is defined as
at least 1.5 degrees below average and dry is at least 1.5 inches
below average.

We are currently transitioning from a very strong El Nino to
a possible weak La Nina. This means water temperatures near the
Equator in the Pacific Ocean have cooled significantly in recent
months. Since 1950, several such transitions have occurred. In
four of five transitions, winter temperatures were at or below
average across the state, and precipitation was at or above
average three of five times.

Please visit our web site at www.Weather.Gov/lzk

Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , Freeze Warning
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch
Idaho - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Illinois - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Iowa - Winter Weather Advisory
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Maryland - Winter Weather Advisory
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Weather Statement , Special Statement
Mississippi - Coastal Flood Advisory
Montana - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Special Statement
North Carolina - Wind Advisory , Special Statement
North Dakota - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Special Statement
Oregon - High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
South Dakota - Special Weather Statement
Tennessee - Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement , Public Information Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
Washington - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
West Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory
Wyoming - High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement

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