Wednesday, December 27, 2017

BRUTAL Arctic Air

I will likely post a new video later today.  If you have not watched the one from yesterday, I recommend it.  I don't have much in the way of changes.  The GFS is still producing some snow across the state Sunday, while the Euro shows some potential Saturday across southwest Arkansas.  Anything which falls should be light and we're not expecting a significant event at this time.  If things change, I'll let you know.  I still think the bigger weather story will be the bitterly cold temperatures to end 2017 and start 2018.

I expect at least 72 hours at or below freezing starting Sunday.  This prolonged period of cold air will be enough to make pipes burst.  Make sure you do what you can to prevent that emergency call to a plumber.  Also, very important, PETS AND PEOPLE!  We continue our "Coats For Kids" drive.  It's not just for kids, adults need coats as well!  Bring them to any Hangers Cleaners location ASAP.  They will be needed over the next couple weeks.

Wind chill readings Sunday and Monday could go well below zero, especially across northern Arkansas.  Wind chill advisories will likely be needed.

Wind chills according to the European will be near zero for much of central Arkansas and well below zero north Monday morning.  Again, wind chill advisories will likely be needed across the north.  Southern Arkansas, it will be dangerously cold for you too.  Remember, Pets, Pipes, and People. 
The GFS continues to crank out some weekend snow, but the amounts get less and less with each run of the model.  Remember, this is NOT a forecast and it's not our forecast at Channel 7 at this time.  This all assumes a wave develops along the front with troughing more west of us compared to the Euro.  I continue to side with the Euro mainly because the GFS has performed poorly lately on several occasions. 
The Euro does show the potential for light snow across the west and maybe southwest.  You get the picture though with this model.  Little if any.  Cold will be the bigger story. 

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