Skip to content

Winter makes his entrance

December 20, 2012
High wind gusts with a fast-moving cold front bend pines in Arkansas.

High wind gusts with a fast-moving cold front bend pines in Arkansas.

For a good part of the lower 48, winter is making its presence known a day before the solstice. Blizzard warnings were up across the upper Midwest and here in Arkansas, a cold front produced a quick-moving and compact line of thunderstorms. The National Weather Service said a possible tornado was responsible for damage in Grant County. Radar showed the highest amounts of precipitation — up to 2 inches — falling between Mena and Mountain Home, an area in desperate need of more water.

The front brought with it tremendous straight-line winds, with a gust of 63 miles per hour reported in Logan County. Wind damage was reported in Arkansas, Garland, Grant, Scott, Johnson, Yell, Pike, Clark, Hot Spring, Jefferson and Perry counties.

Advertisements

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: