Sunday, March 20, 2011
1st Day of Spring 2010 vs 2011
Our stretch of well above average temperatures will continue right into Tuesday. A front will come through and take temperatures to average or slightly below for the end of the week. I'm not optimistic about rain chances with the front. There may only be isolated showers or storms with it when it passes Wednesday morning. There is quite a bit of debate with the timing and location of the next wave of low pressure for the weekend so we'll keep an eye on it. The GFS would imply a chance for storms and the Euro is colder with the low suppressed to the south. With it many days away, we'll have time to fine tune the forecast.
I'm getting very, very concerned about drought conditions for the state. As you know, the southern half is in an extreme to severe drought with the wildfire danger at moderate and high for most of Arkansas. This is typically the wet time of the year and we're not getting the needed rainfall. Just be careful for what you ask, mother nature could open the faucet full force. It would be nice to get about .5 to 1'' of rain a week for awhile. Hopefully it won't come all at one time.
Below is the video from the "WeatherNinja"
Posted by Todd Yakoubian on Sunday, March 20, 2011