Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:12AM||Sunset 7:17PM||Monday March 18, 2019 10:29 AM CDT (15:29 UTC)||Moonrise 3:42PM||Moonset 4:51AM||Illumination 93%|
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Area Discussion for - Little Rock, AR  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service little rock ar
637 am cdt Mon mar 18 2019
Vfr conditions will persist through the TAF period with some mid
to high level clouds streaming into northern arkansas. Winds will
be light with high pressure in control of our weather for the next
couple of days.
Prev discussion (issued 258 am cdt Mon mar 18 2019)
short term... Today through Tuesday night
short term begins with weak cold front currently draped across the
state. Currently seeing some mid level clouds stream into the
area from the north. Initial forecast question is whether or not
we could squeeze out a few hundredths of an inch of rain behind
this front. GFS and hrrr support such a solution... However
currently seeing dewpoint depressions of 15 to 20 degrees and will
not include any rain chances this morning.
Surface high pressure will slide into he region from the north and
take control of our weather as it shunts the aforementioned front
to the south of the state. By late Tuesday... High pressure will
slide to the east and allow a shortwave to approach the state and
bring rain chances to arkansas in the long term.
Long term... Wednesday through Sunday
changes are expected shortly after the long term portion of the|
forecast begins. A compact shortwave embedded in NW flow aloft will
be approaching the state on Wednesday but given the steepness of the
flow, it should be southeast of the
area by Thursday morning. At the surface, SW flow will be in place
ahead of an approaching cold front. Widespread rain is expected to
develop ahead of these features, with winds turning out of the nw
behind the front as high pressure builds in.
By late week into Saturday, dry conditions are expected across the
region. Ridging will be in place from the surface up to the h500
level from the gulf coast northward to the upper ms valley northern
plains region. A fairly significant warm-up will occur, with
highs on Friday and Saturday expected to exceed 70f across southern
As the weekend commences, differences in model solutions really
begin to appear. A general consensus indicates that a developing
h500 low across the west will approach the area. Moisture will
surge north as southerly flow increases ahead of an approaching
surface low and trailing cold front. With lift increasing across the
area, showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop. Timing and
intensity of the h500 features remain unclear along with the
surface features. These factors will influence forecast parameters
greatly for the upcoming weekend.
Lzk watches warnings advisories None.
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|Baxter County Airport, AR||25 mi||37 min||SE 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||47°F||26°F||44%||1030 hPa|
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