Below is a video montage that I hope captures the excitement snow-megeddon brought us. ENJOY!
9 AM Thursday Update... The 15 year old record stands at the Little Rock airport. Our low temperature dropped to 16 degrees, but many outlying areas did drop into the single digits. The coldest I could find was Arkadelphia at 3 degrees. The small towns will report later this morning and I wouldn't be surprised to see some below zero temperatures. I'll have them for you here!
Remember, for single digit lows at the airport, you need the perfect combo of clear skies, no wind, and snow cover. While there were a few high clouds last night, I think the main reason was the wind. It stayed out of the north from 3-7 mph. That was enough to keep the 15 year record going. I'll have more later this morning...
We are still on track for the coldest morning in this arctic attack Thursday. It's even possible for single digits which would make it the first time in 15 years in Little Rock if we can officially drop to 9 degrees. I talk about the three ingredients for single digit temperatures: clouds, wind, and snow cover. There will be a few high could moving through the state tonight, but the latest data I looked at shows they are quick moving and should only affect southern Arkansas. The winds will be out of the north Thursday morning from 1-3 mph and we obviously have snow cover. It's not an absolutely perfect set up, but it COULD be enough for 9 degrees at the Little Rock airport. I fully expect outlying areas to get into the 5-9 degree range. The GFS shows 12 degrees while the NAM says 15. Many times, the computers don't take into account the snow cover so these might be too warm. It will be close and fun to watch.
While this is frigid, it's not going to be record breaking. The record Thursday AM is 3 degrees set in 1912. North Little Rock's record is 13 in 1997 so they could be in that territory.
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