Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tropical Trouble

This is the time of year when tropical activity ramps up and can impact our weather.  First of all, the LAST thing I want to do is cause any panic.  When you're dealing with any storm in the long range, you must know much can change to influence the track and intensity.  With that said, there is a very good chance a storm develops and moves into the Gulf of Mexico next week.  Whenever you get one in the Gulf, you gotta pay attention to it.  If the track is east of Arkansas, it usually has little if any impact.  If the track is near or west of Arkansas, then we must deal with tropical remnants which are known for heavy rainfall (flooding) and even tornadoes.  IF this storm affects us, it will not be until the middle to end of next week.

This video goes over all the newest data as of Wednesday morning.


Friday, August 19, 2016

More Rainfall Records

I'm afraid we're going to break more rainfall records before the year is up.  Right now, we are tied with 1910 for the 10th wettest summer on record and we're closing in on the top 10 wettest Augusts on record

Yearly rainfall is off the charts too.  We're almost 15 inches above average and we still have more than 4 months to go.  It's also worth noting, November is typically the wettest month of the year according to climo.

If we just have average rainfall through the rest of the year, we'll only be 1.16'' short of breaking into the top 10 wettest years on record.

We'll have areas of heavy rain and storms late tonight and Saturday as a new front moves into the state.  This will introduce a better air mass with less humidity.  The rain chances will go away for a few days, but should return later next week.




Rainfall amounts for Little Rock.

June 1.83''
July 7.37''
August 6.60''

Total so far this summer as of Wednesday August 19th - 15.80''


TOP 10 WETTEST SUMMERS 
BY SEASONAL PRECIPITATION 
1. 1888 – 22.16” 
2. 1971 – 20.29” 
3. 1895 – 19.34” 
4. 1879 – 19.04” 
5. 1966 – 18.69” 
6. 1886 – 17.56” 
7. 2009 – 17.48” 
8. 1878 – 17.16” 
9. 1959 – 15.81” 
10. 1910 – 15.80” 



TOP 10 WETTEST AUG 
BY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION 
1. 1966 - 14.46" 
2. 1888 - 11.13" 
3. 1915 - 10.33" 
4. 1911 - 8.88" 
5. 1927 - 8.81" 
6. 1971 - 8.62" 
7. 1950 - 7.59" 
8. 1879 - 7.43" 
9. 1921 - 7.08" 
10. 1991 - 6.78" 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

More Unusual Weather On The Way

Last weekend, I went out on a limb and said we will not have anymore 100° days in Little Rock for the remainder of 2016.  I continue to stand by that statement, especially in light of what the modeling shows over the next couple weeks.

This video goes over...
  • THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE RAINFALL RECORDS
  • THE NEXT CHANCE FOR MORE SIGNIFICANT RAIN AND STORMS
  • UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES
  • HOW LONG IT MAY LAST


Rainfall amounts for Little Rock.

June 1.83''
July 7.37''
August 6.52''

Total so far this summer as of Wednesday August 18th - 15.75''


TOP 10 WETTEST SUMMERS 
BY SEASONAL PRECIPITATION 
1. 1888 – 22.16” 
2. 1971 – 20.29” 
3. 1895 – 19.34” 
4. 1879 – 19.04” 
5. 1966 – 18.69” 
6. 1886 – 17.56” 
7. 2009 – 17.48” 
8. 1878 – 17.16” 
9. 1959 – 15.81” 
10. 1910 – 15.80” 



TOP 10 WETTEST AUG 
BY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION 
1. 1966 - 14.46" 
2. 1888 - 11.13" 
3. 1915 - 10.33" 
4. 1911 - 8.88" 
5. 1927 - 8.81" 
6. 1971 - 8.62" 
7. 1950 - 7.59" 
8. 1879 - 7.43" 
9. 1921 - 7.08" 
10. 1991 - 6.78"