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Winter's Frigid Grip Continues Hold On Northwest Arkansas

Posted: March 3, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO BEN GOFF Arkansas State Police and Rogers Fire Department personnel look over the scene of a fatal crash Sunday on Interstate 540 north of Exit 81 in Rogers.

Winter weather sliced across Northwest Arkansas, leaving roads slick from sleet and causing one fatal traffic accident Sunday.

AT A GLANCE

What Is Thundersnow?

Thunderstorms are not common in the winter because usually the air is more stable. Snowstorms with thunder and lightning are called “thundersnow.” Thundersnow is caused by strong instability and abundant moisture above the surface, such as above a warm front.

Source: Staff Report

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