Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:38AM||Sunset 7:50PM||Thursday August 24, 2017 5:34 AM CDT (10:34 UTC)||Moonrise 8:33AM||Moonset 8:51PM||Illumination 5%|
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national weather service little rock ar
347 am cdt Thu aug 24 2017
Short term Today through Friday night
fairly quiet weather for the short term forecast as the CWA sits
in somewhat dry northwest flow on the southern periphery of
longwave troughing across the eastern CONUS with upstream ridging.
In the near term, surface pressure gradient winds remain just
strong enough to keep the immediate surface layer mixed enough
such that nocturnal pbl sfc-layer decoupling and fog formation is
limited. Areas of patchy have been and will likely remain to be
restricted to low-lying areas in the ouachitas and ozarks which
are more favorable to surface decoupling.
Models are in very good agreement Thursday through Friday morning
through the entire forecast suite. Ene to E flow at the surface
will continue and temperatures will remain below average for
mid late august. No precipitation is expected.
By Friday afternoon, models begin to diverge ever so slightly. By
this time, the strength position of harvey and its outflow may
start to affect the weather here in arkansas. For Friday, this
would be in the form of cloud cover. Models agree that fairly
dense mid and high level clouds will be across arkansas on Friday.
The NAM is a bit more potent with a shortwave moving across
oklahoma. The result is a bit more dense cloud cover... And
possibly even enough lift for some precipitation, however, this
would likely be in the form of virga as low mid level easterlies
keep significant dry air above the surface. The cmc is somewhat
similar and both models result in temperatures 5 to 10 degrees
below the GFS euro sref. Have went with the latter solutions for
now but this may have to be revised.
Ultimately, the forecast Friday onwards will heavily depend on the
strength and position of tropical system harvey... Beginning with
cloud cover and its affects on insolation heating.
Long term Saturday through Wednesday
at the start of the long term period, much of the nation's attention
will be on the texas gulf coast as what may be TS or even hurricane
harvey will be making landfall somewhere near corpus christi.
Impacts could be significant given some of the latest model|
precip outputs of 20+ inches of rain in an area between corpus
christi, san antonio and houston...
here locally, surface high pressure will be positioned northeast of
the region centered over the eastern great lakes. This will provide
an easterly to northeasterly flow at the surface and keep below
normal temperatures in place. Aloft, mid level
ridging will continue to dominate the pattern across the western us
with a nwrly flow over ar. Into the early part of next week, a cold
front will make its way through the state bringing a slight increase
in rain chances with it. High pressure building in over the state in
the wake of the cold front will keep cooler air in place across
Toward the tail end of the long term period, the remnants of harvey
may approach the state from the southwest. One big difference with
overnight model runs would be agreement between the gfs ECMWF in
terms of timeline of eastward progression and track. So, once harvey
is ashore, it will hang around the texas coast for sometime dumping
a tremendous amount of rain, then by mid week it will track toward
the toledo bend region and ultimately into northern mississippi.
This could provide mainly southern southeaster sections of the state
with some locally heavy rainfall. Even with the agreement seen on
this one particular model cycle, still plenty of unknowns with the
ultimate track. Stay tuned to the latest outlooks and updates over
the coming days.
Preliminary point temps pops
Batesville ar 82 62 83 63 0 0 0 10
camden ar 87 67 86 69 10 10 10 10
harrison ar 80 60 82 60 0 0 0 10
hot springs ar 83 66 84 67 0 0 10 10
little rock ar 85 65 84 66 0 0 0 10
monticello ar 85 67 87 68 10 0 10 10
mount ida ar 83 64 83 65 0 0 10 10
mountain home ar 82 62 82 61 0 0 0 0
newport ar 83 62 83 62 0 0 0 10
pine bluff ar 85 64 84 67 0 0 10 10
russellville ar 84 64 84 65 0 0 10 10
searcy ar 83 62 83 64 0 0 0 10
stuttgart ar 84 64 84 66 0 0 0 10
Lzk watches warnings advisories None.
Short term... Brown long term... 67
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