Today marks 1 year since the Vilonia tornado. There were many other communities affected as well on this horrible day.
Here's an email I received shortly after and video from the edge of the tornado.
"Just thanking everyone in the newsroom, especially Ned, Todd, Barry for the excellent coverage with the weather this week. I live in Vilonia and the tornado just hooked to the NW of us a few hundred feet. I set my video camera in the upstairs window and got to the closet with the family."
Vilonia Tornado from Scott Patrom on Vimeo.
Here's a radar image of the debris ball produced by the violent tornado.
|Vilonia tornado 1 year ago, April 25th|
Just yesterday I posted about a wild swing in temperatures that appeared to be likely over the next week. Well, now the models say, "nevermind". I want to remind you that it's only Wednesday and much can change as we get closer to the weekend and beyond. However, we must pay attention to what the models are saying and it looks like there is now a strong possibility the front gets hung up to the north keeping Arkansas in the "warm sector" and our rain chances will be kept to a minimum and mainly confined to northern Arkansas. You just gotta love Arkansas weather, it changes quickly along with the data.
Check out the GFS comparisons below...
|Click to enlarge. Now the manual progs from the HPC indicates the front stalling this weekend over northern AR, then retreating to the north.|