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How much snow fell in Mountain Home area?

Scott Liles
Baxter Bulletin
Mountain Home residents woke up Wednesday morning to find an additional 2.5 inches of snow on the ground.

Twin Lakes Area residents awoke to a fresh carpet of snow on the ground Wednesday morning. 

The official Mountain Home reporting station for the National Weather Service recorded that the area received an additional 2.5 inches of snowfall overnight.

Snow arrived in the Twin Lakes Area on Sunday night and continued throughout Monday. A second storm then rolled through overnight Tuesday, additional additional snowfall. Radio station KTLO, the Mountain Home station for the NWS, reported that the snow depth at the station was 8 inches as of Wednesday morning.

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The Baxter County Sheriff's Office, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Mountain Home Police Department all reported that area roads were packed with fresh snow that fell overnight. 

After a week of snow and ice, the forecast appears to finally be turning in Twin Lakes Area residents' favor. Less than an additional inch of snow is forecast for the area on Wednesday, and weekend temperatures are expected to climb above freezing for the first time in more than a week.

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Wednesday's forecast calls for a high of 22 degrees Fahrenheit, while Thursday's expected high is 28. The temperature is expected to reach 33 degrees on Friday, and then reach 41 on Saturday and 39 on Sunday. The early forecast for next week calls for the temperature to be in the 50s most of the week.

The icy conditions closed many business and schools across the area Wednesday. The Cotter, Flippin, Izard County, Melbourne, Salem and Yellville-Summit school districts all continued virtual learning on Wednesday in response to the snowfall. The Mountain Home and Norfork school districts also kept its campuses closed Tuesday, but did not require students to complete any virtual learning assignments.