Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Super Front of 1911 (11-11-11)


I always hear talk about how extreme the weather is nowadays.  I completely agree, but I also know it has ALWAYS been extreme.  From what I'm about to show you, the "super front of 1911", to the dust bowl, to recent major hurricanes, to record heat, the weather is always changing from one extreme to the other.  

I was talking with meteorologist Brian Smith at the National Weather Service in North Little Rock a couple of weeks ago and he brought something fascinating to my attention, the "super front of 1911".  On November 11th, 1911 (yes... 11-11-11), one of the most extreme temperature swings occurred right here in Arkansas.

Brian wrote the following information last year on the 100th
anniversary.  Scroll down for actual weather maps of this event.  Thanks Brian for sending me this!

You will need to click on each section of the report to read.

This is the actual weather map from 11-11-11.  You can see the strong south and southwesterly winds ahead of the front.  The boundary is northwest of Arkansas with a could of areas of low pressure along it.
Here is the weather summary from that day.


Anonymous said...

Haha, nothing like reminiscing! I remember this blog post from last year, too.

Tracey said...

Thank you for sharing that with us! I love looking at historical weather data. It's fascinating to see that. If those temperature extremes happened today, I'm sure we would have the global warming people yelling about the end of the world. Again, thank you for sharing that with us!

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