Sunday, December 8 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-12-08 23:47:26 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It was a busy weekend for tow truck drivers as cars slid out of control on roadways when winter weather hit the area. For tow truck drivers like Champ Halam, closing business was not an optionMore >>
It was a busy weekend for tow truck drivers as cars slid out of control on roadways when winter weather hit the area.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-08 23:29:17 GMT
(WMC-TV) - In Arkansas, electric crews are working overtime to restore power to Entergy Arkansas, Inc. customers. More than 1,000 people were in the dark at the peak of the storm in Poinsett County andMore >>
Electric crews are working overtime to restore power in Memphis and parts of Arkansas.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-12-08 23:05:55 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A second round of winter weather moving into the Mid-South caused ice to form on roads, bridges, and overpasses in Shelby County. The icy conditions caused multiple accidents overnight on I-385More >>
A second round of winter weather caused ice to form on roads, bridges, and overpasses in Shelby County overnight.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:39 AM EST2013-12-08 15:39:36 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning. Just before 6 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 14 South in Brighton. When they arrived,More >>
A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 12:30 AM EST2013-12-08 05:30:07 GMT
(WMC - TV) - On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub. "Today is his birthday, he got killed on his birthday," said Linda Vaughn about herMore >>
On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub.More >>
PARAGOULD, AR -
(WMC-TV) - Mid-South storm chasers spent the overnight hours tracking the winter storm and giving live updates on some of the worst conditions in the Mid-South on Action News 5 Wednesday morning.
One of the hardest hit areas was Paragould, Arkansas.
"Paragould had about 10 inches," said storm chaser Nick Hellums. "About a foot or two foot of drifts."
Hellums is part of a group of storm chasers who spent Christmas night into Wednesday morning following every inch of the winter storm.
Northeast Arkansas had the most snowfall in our region.
"Kind of being the eyes and ears of the National Weather Service," said Hellums. "Paragould had about 10 inches. Where we are now in Brookline, they've got probably 10 to 11 inches, about a foot or two foot of drifts."
He continued, "Blowing snow we measured about 30 mile per hour winds up to 40 mile per hour gusts."
Without much traffic, roads were clear and manageable in Arkansas but they remained slippery and untreated.
Memphis and Shelby County got saw a light dusting but all of the winter weather, 10 inches or more in Northeastern Arkansas was enough to surprise even the most seasoned storm chaser.
"This is the most than I've seen in the Mid-South area," said Hellums. "This is just unseen around here."