Wednesday, September 05, 2012

WPS.... Weather Perfect at the Stadium


This COULD turn out to be the best weather for a Razorback football game in Little Rock in September.

I promised the prolonged and extreme heat was over.  This round of hot weather is almost over and will be followed up with some of the coolest air in a long, long time.  Temperatures may touch 100 over the next couple of days, but at least it's not 111 with heat index readings around 115-120.

A strong trough of low pressure will push a front through the state Friday into Saturday.  Looking at the computer models, it appears there will be a chance for morning rain Saturday, but skies should clear with brisk northerly winds taking over by the afternoon with skies clearing.  Game time in Little Rock looks fantastic with lowering humidity values and falling temperatures.  You may even need a light jacket by the end of the game!!

The European model Saturday morning indicates some lingering rain associated with the cold front.  Notice the blue lines are oriented from north to south as Canadian high pressure begins to push drier air into the state.
By late Saturday afternoon, the European model shows most of the rain far to the south with cool, high pressure building into the region.
And the GFS agrees, most of the moisture will be well south in time for the game.  Tailgating is questionable early in the day, but should improve as we go into the afternoon.  If anything changes, I'll let you know!


Anonymous said...

Why is the interactive radar still defaulted with the visually unappealing map and forcing viewers to have to manually turn on temperatures?

Anonymous said...


SnowbirdBob says September 21st to 28th we will get a major cool down and possibly record low temperatures!

NOAA Winter Guidance