Meteorologist Mike Berry from the National Service talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the chilly - but snow free - conditions across the ArkLaTex, and the devastating winter blast covering the Midwest.

Berry tells KEEL listeners that weather "is all about timing. Will there be enough moisture left in the air when the cold weather hits to see that transition from rain to snow."

Berry says that some spots in Louisiana got, as Erin calls it, "winter precip."

"There were a few flurries as close as Natchitoches, more down toward Winnfield, some down near Alexandria and a couple hours of snow east of Monroe."

Berry also gives details about the polar vortex, the weather front causing record breaking temperatures and wind chill readings across the USA, especially in the upper Midwest.

Hear Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty weekday mornings from 6 til 9 on 101.7 / 710 KEEL, or by downloading the free KEEL app, presented by Office Furniture Source.