Storm chasers track snow around Mid-South - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Storm chasers track snow around Mid-South

Posted: Updated:
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."

Copyright 2012 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

SLIDESHOW

Updated:

Click here to see a photo gallery of winter pictures sent in by our viewers. E-mail your photos to my5@wmctv.com! We may use them live on the air and online!

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:48:25 GMT
    James SiebenthalJames Siebenthal
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.More >>
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • 7-year-old girl writes book after mother's death

    7-year-old girl writes book after mother's death

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:31:56 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Most 7-year-old girls are playing dress up and reading books, but one Mid-South girl is the exception—not just reading but writing books. Shiloh Sanders talked about the inspiration behind herMore >>
    Most 7-year-old girls are playing dress up and reading books, but one Mid-South girl is the exception—not just reading but writing books.More >>
  • Teen killed in crash after prom

    Teen killed in crash after prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:47:48 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - A young man's life was taken too soon. It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends. His promMore >>
    It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends.More >>
Powered by WorldNow