Friday, January 03, 2014

Extreme Arctic Cold and Snow Chances

The biggest weather story will be the bitterly cold temperatures arriving Sunday.  I fully expect wind chill advisories to be issued for portions of northern Arkansas.  Some snow will also fly Sunday morning and into the afternoon.

While I don't discuss this in the video, I also think it's possible for a little light snow to fall Monday across northern Arkansas.  There will be an intense northerly flow aloft bringing in multiple disturbances.  They will be moisture starved, but can still produce areas of snow and ratios will be very high.  So let's watch that Monday across the north.

Here's what I'm watching for in the metro...

  1. POSSIBLY the coldest high temperatures in Little Rock since December of 1989 IF we stay in the teens Monday.  Most of the data says lower 20s right now, but that can change.
  2. Wind chill readings well below zero across the north and near zero central and south.
  3. Some snow possible, especially north.  I do think some flakes can fly further south into central Arkansas.
  4. The arctic air will begin to retreat Wednesday.
This video goes in depth with everything you need to know.

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