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LINKS: THV11 forecasting, radars and more

LINKS: THV11 forecasting, radars and more

Weather links to hold onto with the possibility of severe weather headed our way: 

 

When disaster strikes: Preparing for the worst

When disaster strikes: Preparing for the worst

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The weather has started to get a little more interesting. It usually does as we head toward spring. THV's head meteorologist Ed Buckner shared an important reminder for Arkansans on "THV 11 News at 10:00".

Recently our neighbors In Missouri, Oklahoma and Alabama have experienced devastating EF 5 tornadoes wiping out huge chunks of their cities. THV 11 urges you to have your plan in place because it could happen here as well.

FULL INTERVIEWS: http://on.kthv.com/1dzRc8d

As winter slowly turns to spring. We see more people out and about doing what they love and enjoying the weather.

Spring comes early to Statehouse Convention Center with 23rd Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

Spring comes early to Statehouse Convention Center with 23rd Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (AFGS) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The show, which benefits educational scholarships to Arkansas horticulture students and beautification programs across the state, features more than 100 vendors, beautiful display gardens, demonstrations and how-to sessions.

Dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans through creating greener and cleaner surroundings, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is the premier horticultural event in the state, with nearly 12,000 visitors, 100 vendors and five beautiful display gardens.

Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl

Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl

LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – A single snowy owl, most unusual in Arkansas, is drawing birders to the Port of Little Rock area.

Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish commission, said, “About two weeks ago, Lenord Vaughn, an employee at LM Wind Power in Little Rock, noticed a large white bird on the supports that hold the turbine blades. He didn't know the identity of the bird or how unusual its’ presence in Arkansas was until he watched a Public Broadcasting Service special on snowy owls.”

The bird has moved around the immediate area but appears to be tolerant of visitors peering at long range through binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. It has been spotted perched on the large turbine blades at the factory near the Little Rock Port Authority and the airport.

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

MORRILTON, Ark. (Petit Jean State Park) - During the Thanksgiving season, visitors to Petit Jean State Park are invited to take a step back in time to the early 1800s, at the park’s 16th Annual Mountain Rendezvous.

Beginning on Friday, November 29th, park visitors will be able to see how people dressed and lived when much of Arkansas was an unsettled wilderness, a place of French exploration and fur trade.  The rendezvous camp will be open to the public on Friday, November 29th, Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st. 

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

CONWAY (ArkansasFracking.org) – Local non-profit group, ArkansasFracking.org, will be debuting their documentary film series, Land of Opportunity, in Little Rock on November 22 at 7 p.m. at Market Street CinemaThe series focuses on the impact that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has on local communities in the Fayetteville Shale in north, central Arkansas.  Roughly 4,500 natural gas wells have been drilled since 2005 in the rural, 5-county area.