Wednesday, December 18, 2013
30 Years Ago. The Epic Arctic Outbreak.
I can't believe it has been 30 years since the epic outbreak of arctic air. The likelihood we will ever see something as extreme as December 1983 is very slim. The cold started to set in around mid month and lasted until the end of the year. The actual air temperature in Little Rock would never rise above freezing from late on December 18th until December 31st. The prolong and extreme nature to the cold air is what makes this event historical. Many remember how the Arkansas River froze over and you can see that video below from our KATV video archive.
I remember this arctic outbreak very well as we had a solid layer of ice and snow on the ground for Christmas.
Do you remember this? If so, share your memories in the comment section. Have pictures? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Todd Yakoubian on Wednesday, December 18, 2013