Blizzard of 2011 far from worst on record

Weather records reveal more snow and much colder temperatures in northwest Arkansas' winters past

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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A bluejay clings to a tree branch near Gentry as snow falls around it during last week's snow storms.

A bluejay clings to a tree branch near Gentry as snow falls around it during last week's snow storms.
Photo by Photo by Annette Rowe

Northwest Arkansas joined much of the nation during the past week as it endured its share of weather woes - ice, sleet, snow, wind and more snow.

And, if weather forecasters are correct, more snow may be on the way, or may have already arrived, by the time your Eagle Observer is delivered this Wednesday.

The winter precipitation last Monday and Tuesday, which measured five or six to perhaps as many as nine inches, clogged streets and highways, caused havoc on country roads and forced cancellation of four days of school. Sharp, strong winds pushed the feather-like snowflakes into eye-catching and vehicle-stopping drifts. And the thermometer bottomed out at minus 7 degrees Thursday morning.

Another four or five inches of snow ...


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