The two major short term models are predicting a low temperature Saturday morning of 31 and 38 degrees. I still think we will have the opportunity to hit 32 in central Arkansas for the first time this season. Also on the table, a very active weather pattern for the middle to end of November. I talked to WeatherNinja today and we both agree... the first "Arkansas Weather Live" may be very,very soon. Stay tuned!
2 PM Tuesday Update... "Snowbird Bob" is making a VERY BOLD prediction in the comment section. Read and share your thoughts.
I have an App. I would like to recommend for your phone. WeatherNinja told me about it so I downloaded it soon after getting the iPhone4. It's called "RadarScope". It's $9.99, but worth it if you're a weather nut! You get nice level 3 imagery all over the country along with several different radar products including storm relative velocities. You also get warnings!
8 AM Tuesday Update... There's a question in the comment section asking why we decided to use North Little Rock instead of Little Rock in the contest. Two reasons: the elevation of the North Little Rock airport adds a "degree" of difficulty (pun intended) and we used Little Rock last year so it's something different. Thanks for the comments on the costume. If you have any ideas for next year, let me know!
|Halloween edition of Saturday Daybreak|
Some of you may already know this, but I now have an iPhone 4. For years, I refused to trade in my simple flip phone for something more modern. Due to intense peer pressure (The WeatherNinja and WeatherClipper) I broke down last week. I want to be able to blog, tweet, and connect with everyone wherever I am. I have to admit, I'm already addicted to the thing. There's a cool app I downloaded for Blake called "Talking Hippo". It repeats everything you say in a funny voice and you can tickle him as well.
That "strong cool front" will arrive later this week with a blast of cold air. As a matter of fact, I think it will be the coldest so far this season. Little Rock and North Little Rock have not had freezing temperatures yet, but we'll get very close Saturday morning. For Little Rock, the average first freeze is November 12th so it's just about on time. The Monday morning run of the GFS indicates a low of 33 in Little Rock Saturday morning so freezing temperatures are definitely a possibility. High temperatures Friday and Saturday may not get out of the 50s in central Arkansas with 40s north. Getting to the chilly air will require a round of rain Tuesday, especially for southern Arkansas. Even though this is on Election Day, it's very good news for this portion of the state. The National Weather Service now indicates sections of the state now under a severe to EXTREME drought.
|Red indicates EXTREME drought conditions. Orange is severe.|
The winter contest is now in full swing and it's getting a lot of talk on twitter. It's a 5 month contest and it will be fun to follow. There's a link to it in the white bar at the top of the page. It's labeled "Winter Contest."