Winter makes his entrance
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.