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Arkansas’ biggest winter storms in history

Since reliable record-keeping began in the 19th century, there have been numerous winter storms that have affected Arkansas and produced heavy snowfall in the months of October through May. However, the heaviest 1-day snowfalls in each of the state’s 75 counties have come from storms affecting the state from December through March. To be exact, there’ve been 24 of these notable (or infamous storms):

  • March 6, 1875
  • December 31, 1876
  • March 15-17, 1892
  • January 14-16, 1918
  • January 21-22, 1918
  • February 18-21, 1921
  • March 13-15, 1924
  • January 21-22, 1926
  • December 21-22, 1929
  • January 7-9, 1944
  • December 21-23, 1963
  • March 21-23, 1968
  • January 8-9, 1977
  • February 24-26, 1979
  • December 16-17, 1983
  • January 6-7, 1988
  • February 14-16, 1993
  • March 7-9, 1994
  • March 13-15, 1999
  • January 27-29, 2000
  • February 9-10, 2011
  • December 25-26, 2012
  • March 4-5, 2015
  • February 17-18, 2021

For more in-depth information on significant winter storms that have affected Arkansas, visit the Arkansas Winter Storm Database (1819-Present): https://www.weather.gov/lzk/windatabase.htm#arwx#wxhistory

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