Monday, October21, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Russellville, AR

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Sunrise 7:22AMSunset 6:31PM Monday October 21, 2019 2:15 AM CDT (07:15 UTC) Moonrise 11:54PMMoonset 1:35PM Illumination 49% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 days in cycle
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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... Updated
national weather service little rock ar
621 pm cdt Sun oct 20 2019

For the 00z tafs,VFR conditions are expected initially, but
through the overnight and morning hours expect thunderstorms to
impact all terminals, resulting in reduced conditions. Strong
winds are expected through the forecast period, with gusts near 20
kts common. Wind shear is also expected, especially overnight and
through the early to mid morning hours. Conditions should improve
from west to east through Monday.

Prev discussion (issued 255 pm cdt Sun oct 20 2019)
short term... Tonight through Monday night
southwest flow aloft is over arkansas ahead of an upper level low
which is located over the rockies. The upper low will slide to the
east tonight into the plains and then into the midwest on Monday.

The flow over arkansas will become west late Monday night due to
the low being to the north of the state.

The warm front continues to lift through the state this afternoon
and should be in north arkansas this evening. Warm and moist air
will be over the region with increasing dew points. Current dew
points are in the mid 50s to lower 70s. The latest sounding
indicates strong winds aloft, 105kts at 34000 feet. With southeast
winds at the surface and southwest to west winds aloft, a few
tornadoes can not be ruled out tonight. The cold front in the plains
will move into west arkansas late in the evening, through central
arkansas during the morning hours, and exit the southeast during the
afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front with
some severe thunderstorms. Damaging winds and large hail are the
main threats. Since these are going to move through during the
night, we need to stress that people should have an action plan
ready in case severe weather approaches. The rain will taper off
from west to east during the day Monday. High pressure will build
over the state during the afternoon and evening.

Most areas will have mild low temperatures tonight in the lower 50s
to lower 70s. Highs on Monday will be cooler in the mid 60s to mid

Long term... Tuesday through Sunday
tranquil weather can be expected to begin the long term. Aloft, a
very strong low pressure should be lifting northeast across the
great lakes region residing within an expansive trough spanning two-
thirds of the eastern conus. The trough axis should extend southward
from this low into the oh and tn valleys on Tuesday. West of the ms
river, dominate northwesterly flow will be in place across the
remainder of the CONUS providing large scale subsidence aloft. At
the surface, high pressure will begin to settle into the region in
the wake of a strong cold front. Much drier and cooler air will
filter into the region on northerly westerly flow. Wednesday, the
upper pattern becomes zonal as a new trough begins to dig across the
northern rockies. Surface high pressure will begin to pull away from
the region allowing near surface winds to switch from a westerly
component to a southwesterly direction.

On Thursday, the upper trough ejects into the upper plains as
cyclogenesis takes place over the northern plains. A cold front is
expected to develop INVOF the low and begin to approach the state.

Ahead of the front, showers and thunderstorms are expected to
develop over ks mo. At this point, moisture return should be rather
limited thus severe weather is not anticipated at this time. This
activity is expected to move across the state from northwest to
southeast on Thursday. Precipitation chances will quickly diminish
across the southern half of the state away from best lift and upper
level dynamics. Up to this point, the long term model guidance has
been in fairly good agreement with timing and placement of synoptic
scale features.

Heading into Friday, large differences arise in model guidance, gfs
becomes more progressive and quickly ejects the upper trough into
the northeast with upper ridging quick on its heels across the
southern rockies, this solution would bring the shortest duration of
rainfall to the state and a nice dry upcoming weekend. However,
ecmwf and cmc model guidance suggest a piece of energy will detach
from the main trough swinging across the rockies. This piece of
energy would then deepen into a closed low and slowly eject into the
deep south. Both of these models would prolong rain chances through
Sunday morning across the natural state with the development of a
surface low. The surface low may trek just north and west of the
state, possibly across the ozarks, providing plenty of cloud cover
in areas not seeing rainfall. Unfortunately, these long term models
have held their own with regards to consistency resulting in low
confidence in any one solution. Pops and temperature forecast
during this period will reflect this level of confidence.

Highs will generally be in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 40s
through Thursday. Friday and Saturday should have highs in the 50s
and 60s and lows in the upper 30s to the lower 40s. Highs will be
cooler on Friday and Saturday due to cloud cover and rainfall.

Lzk watches warnings advisories None.

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Russelville Municipal Airport, AR4 mi22 minSSE 77.00 miThunderstorm in Vicinity Light Rain69°F64°F87%1000.5 hPa

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Wind History from RUE (wind in knots)
Last 24hrNW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmE63SE56E53SE45E3SE3CalmSE546CalmS11
1 day agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmS33Calm356CalmNE5N3CalmCalmCalmCalmNW3CalmCalmCalm
2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm4556E56E644CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm

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