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Im in St. Louis this week. We got 11 to 16 inches of snow Sunday; varies by location; a new March record; 4th biggest snowfall of all time in St. Louis. Needless to say, its a mess trying to get around today. It’s still snowing (expecting 2 more inches). Can’t wait to get back to Arkansas.

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We got about an inch of snow in Murray Valley last night; more in the high country and along the mountain ridges. I am expecting heavy rains and thunderstorms over this coming weekend. I believe this storm will be large enough and slow moving enough to bring the rivers and creeks up. That is good news long term, but not so good news for hikers and canoeists planning this weekend.

It seems the warbler migration has gone on hold for now; so I am concentrating on woodpeckers again. They are nesting now,  as are the chickadees and Carolina wrens. The bluebird situation is disturbing for now. It seems, for the first time, I have a large influx of English sparrows (House sparrows) that are taking over every bluebird house; and because the weather is cold, the bluebirds have stopped nesting and are not defending their houses.

Here is a photo of a Red-headed woodpecker from here in the Murray Valley; they are such showy birds. I’m glad we have a few:

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Red headed woodpecker

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On Highway 327 about half way to Deer on 12/26/12 (where they got 6 inches of snow), I tookt this photo of a young Red-tail hawk in the flurries:

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Taken with a handheld Canon 50D and a 400mm f/5.6 lens.  She seems to be happy with the sunshine:

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Update 8:45 AM, Monday 12/24:

 

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Chance of rain then snow

The forecast today and tomorrow finally places a chance for snow (probably light) in our future. After the coming cold shot of air, it is supposed to get moderately warm again. We my get 1/4 to 1/2 inches of rain tonight. Great news !!!

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There is a slight chance of severe weather across Arkansas; highest chances are probably in eastern Arkansas.

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..MO to arklatex and MS Delta regions... 
Band of low-topped convection with at least isolated to widely 
scattered embedded thunderstorms is forecast to develop in vicinity of surface cold front 
after dark between southern MO and East Texas. Activity will shift eastward across 
la/AR...portions western Tennessee and northern/western MS by end of period. Main 
threat is damaging wind. Despite apparent dominance of linear 
forcing...strong low-level shear and large hodographs are expected over 
narrow corridor of surface-based warm-sector inflow immediately 
preceding frontal passage. As such...sporadic tornado threat exists...whether 
with supercellular structures or qlcs circulations.

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