Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wild Weather Ride... Storms and Record Breaking Cold


Thanks to the National Weather Service office in North Little Rock for providing these statistics. As mentioned here on the Arkansas Weather Blog, near record cold temperatures are on the way to the Natural State...

 
DISCLAIMER...JUST BECAUSE THESE NUMBERS ARE LISTED DOESN/T NECESSARILY MEAN
THAT THESE RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN. THEY ARE JUST PROVIDED AS A FRAME OF
REFERENCE.

                  RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE
LOCATION         APRIL 15TH   APRIL 16TH    ALL-TIME APRIL RECORD LOW
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ARKADELPHIA      30 IN 1943   30 IN 1943    23 04/27/1910
BATESVILLE APRT  30 IN 2008   33 IN 1949    25 04/08/2007
BOONEVILLE       30 IN 2008   31 IN 1953    22 04/08/2007...04/09/2007
BRINKLEY         28 IN 1943   28 IN 1962    23 04/06/1937
CALICO ROCK      23 IN 1983   24 IN 1919    17 04/08/2007
CAMDEN           30 IN 1949   29 IN 1928    26 04/05/1920
CLARKSVILLE      24 IN 1983   27 IN 1983    20 04/01/1954
CONWAY           29 IN 1980   31 IN 1962    26 04/01/1924
DARDANELLE       29 IN 1983   28 IN 1983    24 04/11/1989
FLIPPIN          21 IN 1983   26 IN 1983    18 04/04/1987
FORDYCE          32 IN 2008   32 IN 1962    26 04/03/1975
GILBERT          24 IN 1983   23 IN 1962    16 04/08/2007
HARDY            30 IN 2008   35 IN 2008    23 04/08/2007
HARRISON         23 IN 1950   24 IN 1923    20 04/13/1957...04/14/1950...
                                               04/04/1904
HOT SPRGS APRT   30 IN 1983   31 IN 1983    24 04/07/1994...04/04/1987
HOT SPRINGS N P  30 IN 1893   30 IN 1928    24 04/08/2007
JACKSONVILLE     32 IN 2008   33 IN 1962    25 04/04/1987
LITTLE ROCK      33 IN 1983   33 IN 1962    28 04/08/2007...04/07/1971...
                                               04/05/1920...04/01/1886
MALVERN          29 IN 1983   27 IN 1983    24 04/08/2007...04/24/1902
MARSHALL         23 IN 1950   23 IN 1962    20 04/04/1975
MENA             28 IN 1983   30 IN 1983    22 04/04/2007
MONTICELLO       30 IN 1983   30 IN 1961    22 04/06/1971
MORRILTON        30 IN 1997   32 IN 1928    24 04/09/2007...04/08/2007
MOUNT IDA        25 IN 1943   26 IN 1949    20 04/04/1987
MOUNTAIN HOME    27 IN 1943   28 IN 1928    21 04/05/1920
NEWPORT          29 IN 1950   31 IN 1950    22 04/03/1901
N LITTLE ROCK    33 IN 1980   40 IN 1999    30 04/08/2007...04/07/2007...
                                               04/06/1982
PINE BLUFF       33 IN 1980   32 IN 1928    26 04/05/1996
RUSSELLVILLE     29 IN 1983   28 IN 1983    24 04/11/1989
SEARCY           30 IN 1983   29 IN 1928    20 04/19/1918
SHERIDAN         29 IN 1983   28 IN 1983    22 04/03/1975
STAR CITY        33 IN 2008   33 IN 1983    25 04/04/1987
STUTTGART        31 IN 1943   31 IN 1962    26 04/05/2013...04/26/1936
STUTTGART APRT   37 IN 1943   41 IN 1996    30 04/08/2007...04/07/2007

AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS...THIS IS LIKELY TO BE THE LATEST FREEZE IN OVER THIRTY
YEARS...AND ONE OF THE LATEST EVER RECORDED IN THE SEASON. FOR EXAMPLE...IF
FREEZES DO OCCUR AT LITTLE ROCK AND NORTH LITTLE ROCK...IT WOULD BE THE LATEST
FREEZE SINCE 1983...AND THE 2ND LATEST ON RECORD AT BOTH LOCATIONS. AT
JACKSONVILLE...IT WOULD TIED 2008 FOR THE LATEST ON RECORD.

AT PINE BLUFF...IT WOULD BE THE LATEST FREEZE SINCE 1928...BUT NOT THE LATEST.
THAT DISTICTION GOES TO A LATE WIDESPREAD FREEZE ON APRIL 25TH 1910...
WHEN NEARLY EVERY LOCATION IN THE STATE SAW TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER
20S TO NEAR FREEZING...EXCEPT FOR CENTRAL ARKANSAS...PARTS OF THE SOUTH...
AND NORTHEAST.


It's another one of those situations where we will go from mild to wild.  There's a ton going on over the next few days with our weather.

This video is a very comprehensive look at the severe weather threats, storm timing, and how cold it could get.  It's about 10 minutes long, but as always, I think you will get a ton of good information out of it!