A quick glance of the new NAM does indicate higher amounts of precipitation for the Arklatex. This piece of energy is trying to get everyone's attention with each model run. This will not be a big storm, but some may have a little "Holiday Spirit" falling from the sky.
Make sure to check out the "computer model" page by clicking on the link above. Our exclusive "Futurecast" will update twice daily. Shortly after midnight and after the noon hour.
If you do end up getting a little snow, remember, send pictures to email@example.com. We'll show them on the air and on the blog. Until Tuesday AM, goodnight!
12:30 PM Monday Update... Our exclusive model, "Futurecast" is showing some light snow amounts across a large swath of Arkansas. I think it is overdone, but it's a good indication as to where a few flakes could fly Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning. I'll have more later.
|Exclusive Ch. 7 model "Futurecast". Monday AM run.|
10:30 AM Monday Update... Snowbirdbob has sent in his "Sweet Spot" for the little piece of energy tomorrow night which could produce a little light snow. Bob is going with 1'' of snow in Magnolia, AR. We'll see how good his forecast turns out.
Snowbirdbob may be onto something here. The models continue to show very light precipitation moving through the SW 1/2 of the state Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. I'll have a new post about this soon. While I'm feeling better, I'm still battling whatever I have. My throat is very soar and I can barely talk. Video blog might not happen... stay tuned.
If you think Arkansas weather can be extreme, check this out...
No, this has absolutely nothing to do with Arkansas weather, but for all of you who are fascinated by weather, this will definitely get your attention. The WeatherNinja and I were talking a few weeks ago and were wondering if there has ever been an instance of a severe thunderstorm producing snow. I recalled a situation several years ago in Illinois when it actually happened. This was not a typical severe weather setup. It appears a snow squall with dangerously high winds was passing just northeast of Peoria, IL. To warn for the destructive wind, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning. Check out the warning text and the radar imagery below.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
602 PM CST TUE FEB 11 2003
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
MARSHALL COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS
* UNTIL 645 PM CST
* AT 602 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...WITH HEAVY SNOW... OVER SPARLAND...OR
ABOUT 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF LACON...MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH WILL ACCOMPANY THIS DANGEROUS
STORM. GO TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. ABANDON CARS AND MOBILE HOMES IF YOU ARE IN THE
REPORT SEVERE WEATHER OR ANY STORM DAMAGE TO YOUR LOCAL ESDA...OR THE
NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY...FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE. STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS.