JANUARY 17, 2006 - Posted at 4:16 p.m. CST
JONESBORO, AR - After a long, dry spell and unseasonably warm temperatures, a light snow fell today in northeast Arkansas, and other parts of the state.
The first winter precipitation fell inside a ten-mile wide band from around Salem through Heber Springs and Little Rock and was brief.
At approximately 2 p.m., light snow flurries began falling at the K8 studios north of Jonesboro, by 2:30, heavier snow began falling and continued to do so for approximately ten minutes.
Most of Arkansas has been suffering from a months-long drought and temperatures this month were the warmest ever on record for the start of a new year.
The last significant snowfall this winter was December 7, when one to three inches of snow fell in parts of the state.