Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Snow A Real Possibility


The computer models continue to show rain changing to snow Christmas Day.  Right now, the data points to high temperatures being set early in the day and probably in the low to mid 40s.  Then as the colder air works in, the rain could change to a wintry mix then to snow late in the afternoon and into the evening across much of Arkansas.  The most favored areas right now are central and north, but southern Arkansas may have a chance too.  Another big story will be the wind and I think there could be sustained wind speeds around 15-20 mph and gusts to 25-30 mph with the gradient I see setting up.   I will make my preliminary snowfall amount map Sunday, but until then, I'll show you what the computer models are guessing.  We'll have a better sampling of the storm as it moves ashore and better data is available.  This will increase the computer models accuracy.

IT'S A LONG VIDEO, BUT PLEASE WATCH.  IT GOES VERY IN DEPTH!!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that with us, Todd! Even if we don't get any snow, the anticipation of the mere possibility only adds to the wonderful joys of Christmas.

Great job and Merry Christmas!

Chris in Hot Spring Co.

tboyce1979 said...

Do you think there is the possibility of Pulaski county getting in that bubble where everyone gets something around us and we get zero?

Mitchell McDill said...

Todd should we go ahead and get the tire chains out and make sure the old four wheel drive is in operation?

Anonymous said...

Todd looks quite happy in this video! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Todd, YOU are the Arkansas Weather GO TO guy!!!!!!
If I need real details, I come to your blog.
Thanks for all of your extra time that you give, we know you don't have to.
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!

Octo-BRRR