I can't thank you enough for coming to the blog for your weather information. We generated more than 21 thousand hits Wednesday afternoon alone. We should all give BIG thanks to the Weatherninja, ChaserErich, Paul The Wxguru, and Chad Gardner for chasing and streaming live video here on the Arkansas Weather Blog. They drove hundreds of miles in Oklahoma and Arkansas over the past couple of days giving us fantastic reports. We even saw a live tornado from some of our other chasers south of Augusta. It's incredible we got through the day without any deaths!
While those guys are awesome, I'm so lucky to have an understanding wife who allows me to devote so much time to the blog, twitter, facebook, and then there's my job at the station.
Thankfully we're about to enter into a very quiet, but hot period as a ridge of high pressure builds into the region and cranks up mother nature's furnace. This is going quickly to a summertime pattern, which I'll not complain about! "Quiet" is what we need.
I'll have the 2011 Summer contest numbers on the blog soon... I PROMISE. Below are pics and video of the Wednesday storms and a map explaining the hot period coming.
Oil Trough tornado
|Amazing picture of Mammatus clouds late Wednesday afternoon|
|500 mb pattern Sunday from the GFS showing a trough of low pressure across the west and a ridge for the central and east. Storms will be deflected to the north. Then will keep Arkansas hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s by next week.|