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Science with Sarah: Odds of a White Christmas

After Arkansans experienced the snowiest Christmas in nearly 80 years last year, you can't help but wonder if we're getting another white-out this go 'round. In this week's Science with Sarah, we're breaking down what it takes for snow in Arkansas and what the odds are of it happening again.

Cold air, moisture, and a lifting mechanism are three categories the Natural State needs for snow. Usually we end up with two out of the three components. For instance, being so close to the Gulf, we usually have moisture or, in our case, some type of cold precipitation. Cold air coming from the ground is usually what lacks in the Mississippi Valley. A mid-level south/southeast wind can surge a warm pocket of air in the sky and melt the snow into rain, producing an ice storm.

Fallen Tree Punctures Home, Smashes Mini Van After Flash Flooding In Hot Springs Saturday

Fallen Tree Punctures Home, Smashes Mini Van After Flash Flooding In Hot Springs Saturday

Heavy rain and thunderstorms caused area streams to flow rapidly Saturday in Garland County. In the picture Gulpha Creek at the Gulpha Gorge Campground was flowing at full blast Saturday afternoon while most campers at the park stayed indoors to keep dry.

The heavy rain also likely played a big part in a large oak tree falling onto a house around 6pm Saturday. The tree in the yard at 128 Watt Street uprooted and fell against the roof and onto Linwood Street.

Tree Tumbles Into Home During Storm Wednesday

Tree Tumbles Into Home During Storm Wednesday

 

A Hot Springs residence was heavily damaged from a falling tree during a thunderstorm around 5:45 pm Wednesday.

A large oak tree uprooted and fell through the roof and into the rear wall of the house at 616 Ward Street.

The Hot Springs Fire Department and Police responded to the house.

Winter Weather moves in

Check our LiveView Radar to track the winter storms as they move in to the Natural State. You can also check with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @todaysthv to stay up-to-date on winter weather.

More than 30K without power as of 5:45 am Sat.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Storms across the state leave several without power.

According to Entergy, more than 30,000 customers are without electricity at this time.  

To view outages, visit Entergy's website. Here at Today's THV, our weather team is continuing to monitor these storms.

In addition, many damages have been reported in central Arkansas.  Crews have heard that trees are donw in areas of Saline County, and also in Cleburne County.  In areas of Little Rock, there have been reports of power lines and trees being down.

4,700+ Ark. customers without power after Isaac

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Power crews are making progress in restoring power to customers who lost it when Isaac swept through Arkansas on Thursday.

At its peak, more than 16,000 Entergy customers were in the dark. As of Friday night, over 4,700 customers remained without electricity.

The utility company shows Mississippi County has the highest number of outages, with more than 2,000 still in the dark. 

Entergy - which serves customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas - says Isaac has been the utility's fourth-largest storm in terms of power outages.

The state's largest electric utility has crews assessing damage and restoring power as conditions allow it to be done safely.

CDC tips for creating emergency supplies kit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If disaster strikes, you may not have access to necessities for a period of time.  By taking time out now to prepare emergency supplies, you can provide for your entire family.

Below is more from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

(http://1.usa.gov/OrBYpJ)

 

Disaster Supplies Kit

A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items that could be needed in the event of a disaster.