Saturday, February24, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Russellville, AR

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 6:05PM Saturday February 24, 2018 4:21 AM CST (10:21 UTC) Moonrise 12:36PMMoonset 2:02AM Illumination 67% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Russellville, AR
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Area Discussion for - Little Rock, AR
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area forecast discussion... Update
national weather service little rock ar
555 pm cst Fri feb 23 2018

Areas in northern ar will see MVFR conditions with ceilings, fog and
rain. Patchy ifr conditions will be possible especially over central
and southern ar. Over central to southern ar,VFR ceilings with
areas of MVFR to spotty ifr conditions with fog will be seen this
evening and tonight. Most of the rain will be over northern ar this
evening and Friday night. Only isolated lighter rain will be seen
over central and southern ar. Winds will be mainly northeast to
southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Some areas will see variable winds. A low
level jet will set up later tonight, and low level wind shear will
be possible at mainly central tafs. (59)

Prev discussion issued 236 pm cst Fri feb 23 2018

Short term Tonight through Sunday
widespread heavy rain continues to be the primary story as of
early this morning... With an additional 1 to over 4 inches
observed since Thu morning. The heaviest rainfall had fallen
pretty much along the i-30 us-67 corridor... Where most of the
impacts have been seen the past 24 hrs. Most of the convection
this afternoon is starting to shift north and NW this afternoon as
the elevated front and LLJ lift north over that portion of the
state. This will provide central and SE sections of the state a
bit a of break from the widespread rainfall.

Tonight... The heaviest and most widespread rainfall will be focused
over the nwrn portion of the cwa... With more scattered activity
expected elsewhere. A new cold front will surge east through the
state on Sat into Sat night... With additional heavy rainfall
expected. While the movement of any convection will be more
progressive on Sat sat night... And with a bit less training
expected... There will be higher overall rainfall rates. This will
keep the flash flood threat high... Especially given the most recent
flash flood guidance being less than an half inch for most areas.

River flooding will only continue or possibly get worse... With an
additional 1 to 3 inches of rain expected... With locally higher
amounts possible under the more intense convection. Kept the flood
watch going for all counties through 06z Sun for this continued
heavy rainfall and flooding threat.

A severe weather threat will develop on Sat as well given increasing
instability and low level shear. Dewpts for most areas will increase
into the 60s... With temps also in the 60s to mid 70s for sat
afternoon. Forecast sfc based instability looks to increase to the
500 to 1500 j kg range for most of the SE two-thirds of the
cwa... With 0-1km SRH of 300 to over 400 m2 s2 along and ahead of the
main convective line. This will result in some increased potential
for severe thunderstorms... With damaging winds and tornadoes the
primary concern. The tornado threat will likely be from brief qlcs
spin ups along the leading edge of the convective line... But may
also develop with a few scattered isolated cells ahead of this line.

Will also note the potential for trees to be knocked over will be
easier given the very saturated soils... So even sub-svr winds may
still create some tree damage.

All of the convection should be east of the state by sun
morning... Though some lingering precip may remain over far sern ar
on sun. Otherwise... The overall threat for severe wx and additional
heavy rainfall will be low to end the short term period on sun.

Long term Sunday night through Friday
the extended forecast will start with surface high pressure over the
region, while the upper pattern remains zonal. Dry weather with mild
temperatures will be seen Sunday through Monday. Into Tuesday, the
surface high will move east, and a return south flow will bring back
moisture levels to ar. The upper pattern has some upper high
pressure ridge from the southern plains to the southeast us, which
will again set up a southwest to northeast upper flow into the
region. This will bring upper level energy to ar, and rain is back
in the forecast through the day Tuesday, and better chances of rain
and convection Tuesday night to Wednesday, with the system and cold
front pushing through ar later Wednesday night to Thursday morning.

There is some differences in model timing of the Wednesday system,
with the GFS faster pushing the cold front through ar, while the
euro is slower. Therefore, some uncertainty does exist in the time
of the system. Otherwise, a good chance of convection and heavy rain
will be seen for ar. After the cold front, surface high pressure
will build into the region, and cooler temperatures, closer to
normal values, will be seen with the rain ending.

Preliminary point temps pops
Batesville ar 51 68 41 62 60 100 70 0
camden ar 58 75 46 67 30 80 80 10
harrison ar 49 65 35 60 90 90 20 0
hot springs ar 56 70 43 64 40 90 40 0
little rock ar 55 72 44 64 40 90 70 0
monticello ar 61 77 50 65 50 70 100 20
mount ida ar 55 70 39 64 60 100 30 0
mountain home ar 50 64 36 61 80 90 30 0
newport ar 52 70 43 61 50 90 80 0
pine bluff ar 57 74 46 64 40 80 90 10
russellville ar 53 67 37 63 60 100 30 0
searcy ar 53 71 43 62 50 90 80 0
stuttgart ar 57 72 45 63 40 80 90 10

Lzk watches warnings advisories
Flood watch through Saturday evening for arkansas-baxter-boone-
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Short term... 62 long term... 59

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Russelville Municipal Airport, AR4 mi29 minN 02.50 miFog/Mist52°F52°F100%1013.5 hPa

Wind History from RUE (wind in knots)
Last 24hrNW3NW4NW6E3CalmSE3CalmSE4CalmNW7Calm3CalmCalmE5E6E6E66SE73E5SE6Calm
1 day agoN5N3CalmCalmE4--E5E4E4NE5CalmS54
2 days agoN8NE4N9

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