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Statement as of 4:15 AM CST on March 01, 2015


... Record low temperature set at Jacksonville/Little Rock AFB...

a record low temperature of 24 degrees was set at
Jacksonville/Little Rock AFB yesterday. This ties the old record of
24 set in 2014.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:45 PM CST on March 01, 2015


... Severe weather awareness week in Arkansas begins today...

Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of
March 1st through 7th as severe weather awareness week
in Arkansas.

Sponsors of severe weather awareness week are...
National Weather Service
Arkansas department of emergency management
Arkansas State Police
Arkansas National guard
Arkansas department of education
Arkansas insurance department
University of Arkansas cooperative extension service
U.S. Army corps of engineers
Arkansas natural resources commission
Arkansas floodplain management association
American Red Cross
salvation Army
entergy Arkansas
electric cooperatives of Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Citizens are urged to use this week to understand The Hazards
of severe weather... and to review the safety rules which they
can use to protect themselves when severe weather occurs.

A particular subject will be discussed each day.

Monday... severe thunderstorms
Tuesday... methods of receiving severe weather information
Wednesday... tornadoes
Thursday... lightning
Friday... flash floods

In 2014... only 20 tornadoes were documented in Arkansas. It
was generally a slow year for severe weather... mainly due
to cooler than normal conditions and a lack of instability.
It was the sixth coolest year on record locally. In an
average year... 33 tornadoes would be expected in the state.

Seventeen lives were lost to tornadoes in 2014... with
sixteen of these due to a monster tornado that tracked
through Pulaski... Faulkner and white counties on April 27th.
This tornado was rated EF4... and was the deadliest single
tornado since the Jonesboro twister of may 15th of 1968
/35 fatalities/.

Of course... tornadoes are not the only hazard. Thunderstorm
straight-line winds claimed four lives in 2014... and there
were two fatalities due to lightning.

During severe weather awareness week... the National Weather
Service is asking people to think about where they would go
when severe weather threatens. So... if a Tornado Warning was
issued... people should know where to go for safety without
hesitation.

In general... the safest place is a building on a permanent
foundation on the lowest floor in an interior room. The idea
is to put as many walls between yourself and the outdoors.

To practice going to a place of safety... a drill is recommended.
It is suggested that the drill take place when the NOAA Weather
Radio alarm is sounded during the routine weekly test. This test
is on Wednesday between 11 am and noon. In the event of
threatening weather on Wednesday... the test is postponed until
the next good weather day.

&&

For a list of all the tornadoes and other significant weather
events that occurred in 2014...

Http://www.Srh.NOAA.Gov/images/lzk/pdf/stormsof2014.Pdf


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Alabama - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Alaska - Freezing Rain Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Frost Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Avalanche Warning , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Areal Flood Advisory
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Illinois - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Record Report
Kentucky - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Special Statement , Record Report
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch
Nebraska - Flood Warning
Nevada - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Special Statement
Ohio - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Special Statement , Record Report
Oregon - Special Statement , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning
South Dakota - Special Statement
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Washington - Special Statement , Record Report
West Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
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