Heavy snowfall reported in some parts of North Central Arkansas

Photo: Newton County show. Photo: Courtesy Les Murphy via KNWA

While the immediate Twin Lakes Area escaped accumulating snowfall Thursday morning, several locations in the mountains of Northern Arkansas received up to 7 inches, according to reports submitted to the National Weather Service.

Hometown News reports the 7-inch snow totals were reported in the Mount Judea and Lurton areas of southeastern Newton County. Other areas of Newton County including Compton, Deer and Jasper received 5 to 6 inches of snow. Other areas received lesser amounts of snow, with some reports of 2 to 3-inch snow accumulations coming from Kingston in Madison County and St. Joe in Searcy County.



Photo: Arkansas Highway 7 near Mount Sherman. Photo: Courtesy Charles Peek via KNWA

KNWA reports a strong system brought widespread precipitation with rain changing to snow across most of the area . Not everyone saw accumulation though, since the key to having the snow stick was the terrain.

The higher up in elevation, the colder the temperatures were preventing the snow from completely melting, after it hit the ground.

Locations with an elevation above 1,500 feet saw at least an inch of snow, and elevations over 2,000 feet in the Boston Mountains saw 3 to 7 inches of heavy snow.

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