Weather Puts The Chill On Businesses

Posted: February 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Only a couple of customers browse the items at Rick's Bakery in Fayetteville Thursday Feb. 6, 2014. Some businesses in the area have been hard hit because of the recent winter weather conditions preventing customers to travel to the bakery.

Extended cold and snow storms that shut down towns for days at a time have become somewhat routine this winter, and many Northwest Arkansas business owners said they’re hurting as a result.

By The Numbers

Wacky Weather*

• December 2013 snow: 7 inches

• Average December: 1.5 inches

• January 2014 snow: 1.9 inches

• Average January: 2.3 inches

• Feb. 1-5, 2014, snow: 5.2 inches

• Average February: 1.6 inches

  • Figures are for Fayetteville’s Drake Field reporting station.

Source: National Weather Service

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