Sunday, December 28, 2008

Somewhere Over Another Rainbow

I looked for both ends of this rainbow, but couldn't find either. This was the look Saturday evening after the warm, windy, stormy weather came to an end and we returned to winter. Lows this morning were in the upper 20s. We may see highs around 60 Monday and Tuesday with more seasonable weather as the new year enters. Accuweather is showing a another cold outbreak by the 7th. Weasley is finally getting some rest now that John has returned home. Christmas really wore him out. Laura has become an expert on Wii and Claire it on injured reserve with a case of Wii-itis in the right arm.

Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!

John and I saw the remake of the Day the Earth Stood still and it wasn't too bad as long as you forgot that it was a remake of a really classic movie. I was really disappointed that the most famous three words of science fiction were not used in the remake. Now I'm looking forward to the new Star Trek movie.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hawaii Snow

The west is getting all the snow this December....especially the far, far west - Hawaii. We can't get any snow but the top of the mountains on the big island can.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

This is where we were last Christmas. This year it's a different story. Although it was below freezing for two days earlier in the week, a sharp warm up is on the way. We did have another round of freezing rain yesterday morning causing some 200 wrecks in the metro area. 50s will be the rule on Christmas with maybe 70 and severe weather on Friday. Then the roller coaster returns with another cool down. Christmas will be warm in the entire south this year. All the West is the big snow. Portland, OR has received more than a foot of snow and several inches have fallen in Seattle. We can now only dream of a White Christmas. It will be cold enough this evening to have a small fire and watch the greatest Christmas movie of all-time .... National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cold again

This is what it looked like earlier in the week after a brief bout of sleet and freezing rain. A big warm up came Friday with highs way up in the 60s. Cold has again returned with lows this morning below freezing statewide. Northwest Arkansas dropped into the single digits. We will see the mid teens here in west Little Rock by Monday morning and probably won't see the freezing mark all day. As often happens here, moisture will return and as the temps begin to warm we will see some freezing rain Monday night and Tuesday morning. It appears the warming trend will last thru Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Crazy Weather

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Can you believe this! Las Vegas got a record snowfall Wednesday. 3.6 inches of the white stuff pilled up on the strip. Some suburbs got 4 to 7 inches. Seattle has several inches of snow on the ground. What a winter so far.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas or an Ice Christmas

This December has been a real roller coaster when it comes to weather. Freezing rain, sleet and snow earlier this week will give way to much warmer temperatures on Friday and Saturday. Then......another Huge plunge back into the arctic. Highs on Sunday will remain below freezing over some of the state and lows Monday morning could be in the single digits in north Arkansas. It appears as though this outbreak will plunge all way into Plano. And, you might want to keep an eye on the forecast for Christmas Eve. I know I'm jinxing it, and I know forecasting is very difficult out more than a couple of days, but there is early talk of some winter precip close to the big day. I will always be dreaming of a white Christmas....but NOT an icy Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ice is Not nice

Cold Cold Cold.....Low of 24 here this morning and we will be lucky to get above freezing. I'm going to venture into work in a little while. We had mostly light freezing rain mixed with sleet. A very fine snow fell for awhile last night to give just a little frosting on the rooftops. A warm front is expected soon with temps in the 60's by Thursday. Let me know what you got, if anything.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I don't like this forecast

We are in for what could be a couple of nasty days. A winter storm watch has been issued for Monday night and Tuesday. A very strong cold front is moving toward central Arkansas and as usual we are on the borderline. Northwest Arkansas is definitely going to get ice and that will create problems for students wanting to get home early for Christmas break. Some may have to be patient for a couple of days until the roads are clear. South of Little Rock it looks like just rain...and with a little luck the ice will stay north of us. I love snow....but hate ice. Here's a link to the National Weather Service's thoughts on this storm.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Big Easy becomes Big Snowy

No...I'm not in New Orleans...this was from last March. As you well know I thrive on unusual and extreme weather events. Overnight and this morning was a perfect example. There was a pretty big snowstorm south of us. Places that rarely see accumulating snow got their money's worth. Parts of Houston got 2 to 3 inches of the white stuff. Even Galveston saw one inch. The storm moved into southern Louisiana and Mississippi early Thursday dumping up to 8 inches at some spots. Baton Rough totaled 3 inches...and even New Orleans had grassy areas covered with an inch of snow. Check out some of the tv web sites from that area and most will have a gallery of photos. Here's one link to one New Orleans station.

As for our snow....but it was cold. Clouds kept the overnight low to just 30, but with clear skies tonight we should see the upper 20's. Some rain could move in late in the weekend.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quick update

Can you believe it? It's snowing tonight in Houston and all thru east Texas. Jackson, MS is forcasting 3 to 5 inches. Even Kelly might get a dusting. Pam and I are just not living right. It's still early in this winter,

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Winter

Don't you just love this weather. At least some of you do. Great news last night....Pam received a little winter precip. At least something fell. Of course Kelly had snow pellets last week after I had a few flakes. Cold weather has really moved in with highs today just in the mid 30's. If it clears tonight we could see 27 or 28 by morning.

Accuweather has a new radar at their site. It's color coded by precipitation like you see on Intellicast. Go to this link and see if it works for you.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Moon and Planets

Take a look at the Moon with Venus and Jupiter. I took this photo about 6pm. It might be like this again tomorrow night. The picture is a little blurry. If I ever read the entire instruction booklet I might be able to take a better picture.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snow Update

Thanks to John for this mid-afternoon update from Fayetteville where light snow and sleet fell most of the day giving them just a dusting. Also at mid-afternoon Claire reported it was snowing pretty good and sticking on the ground north of the tunnel. Less snow down in Fayetteville. As for Little Rock, maybe a little more snow and rain mixed before midnight.

OK .... It's official .... The first flakes of snow

I can't see them....but trust me. Very light snowflakes began falling around 1:00 this afternoon. There have been other reports of light snow in central Arkansas. Temps have fallen to the upper 30's. Northwest Arkansas has seen a little more snow and sleet, even some minor accumulation on elevated surfaces. It's nothing to get excited about....but it is the first flakes of the season.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Don't get too excited....but the word snow is actually in our forecast for overnight Sunday. Maybe just a flake or two, or maybe nothing. At least it is in the forecast for the first time this season. Regardless, it has been a very seasonal Thanksgiving weekend with cloudy and cool conditions. We had nothing but sprinkles Thanksgiving night and Friday. Most of the rain fell to the south and east of us. Despite the damp conditions there was still a "Miracle on Markham II" with Arkansas pulling out a dramatic win over LSU.

Thanksgiving itself was a little different this year. All the kids were home, but Claire and I either had a virus or food poisoning Wednesday night. We were laid out for the day and had to postpone our turkey until Friday.

The Christmas tree was delivered this morning and now comes the fun part of decorating it. More on decorations to come.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This Winter Might Suck

What the hell does the National Weather Service know anyway. I stand by the Old Farmers Almanac's prediction of a colder winter. Time will tell. Here is the link to the government prediction.
Well, it's time for Thanksgiving. Children are arriving and the turkey is unthawing. We are suppose to have a sunny Thanksgiving day with a slight chance of rain that night and Friday morning. Most of the rain appears to be moving south of us. Colder weather will settle in over the weekend. Let's hope for a decent Christmas shopping season. Spend money and stimulate the economy.
Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It was difinately a Fall Weekend

Everything looks and feels like Fall. Saturday morning was the coldest so far this season with a low of 22 at my house. 23 was the official low at the Weather Service office in North Little Rock and at the Airport on the east side of town. Shortly after sunrise clouds drifted in from the southwest and skies remained cloudy for the rest of the weekend. The cloud cover kept Saturday afternoon highs in the low 40's. The cold temps and clouds reminded me of what would be a perfect Thanksgiving Day. At this time it looks like turkey day will be a little warmer with highs maybe up to 60 and a slight chance of rain. Better chances Thursday night and Friday. Cooler weather is expected the first week of December.

I thought you might find this link to the history of Thanksgiving to be somewhat interesting.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cold Weekend Ahead

Wendy weather is continuing to blow leaves off the trees. I'll have to take some updated photos this weekend. The picture above is from a couple or three weeks ago.

Much colder air is filtering into the eastern half of the country. This link to Accuweather shows just how far south this air mass will travel. We will have some pretty cold conditions here with a low tonight expected in the upper 20's. Tomorrow night will see temperatures fall all the way into the low to mid 20's. This should give us a good hard freeze. The extended outlook is calling for a mild Turkey Day with much colder weather the first week in December.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Colder Than Expected

Little Rock Airport and the North Little Rock Weather Forcast Office both reported official lows this morning of 30 degrees. Pretty close to the average first freeze. At my house we fell to 25 degrees. I noticed Fayetteville had a low of 23...El Dorado 28...and Collin County Airport 28. Maybe this is a good sign of a cold winter ahead.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fall is Here

This is one of those days that really feels like Fall. Last night we sat in blustery conditions at War Memorial Stadium to watch Catholic High win their first round playoff game against Fayetteville. Usually they lose when we attend a game. This was the first one we had seen in a couple of years. With no kids in high school there's not a lot of reason to go to every game.
Back to the is one of those true fall days with mostly cloudy skies, winds whipping around the leaves and temperatures in the upper 40's. I feel a fire will be burned in my fireplace this evening. Tomorrow morning will probably be near 30 with a little warmer conditions tomorrow afternoon.
I'm sure you've heard about it ... but just in case here is the link to the Today Show which has a link to the Puppy Cam. Too bad the puppies are not Beagles.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cold Front Is On The Way

This week's rain hung around a little longer than it should have. We ended up with a total of one inch for the two day total. After a little bit of fog this morning the sun came out and it was a beautiful day with temps in the 60's. We may hit 70 tomorrow before a cold front moves through after lunch. Don't be surprised by a little rainfall. The weekend should be nice and cold with all of us seeing the low 30's by Sunday morning. Fayetteville will drop to the mid 20's. It looks like fall and it feels like fall. Don't you just love it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sun Sets on Martian Lander

It looks like the end of the Phoenix Mars mission. The spacecraft has now been declared dead. All in all it was still a fantastic mission.
Rain fell here overnight with a total of just over half and inch. We had a few sprinkles during the day. I must say it looked and felt like Fall. I'm still waiting for colder weather. If you take a look at Accuweather you can see some colder temps forecast for the latter half of the week. Even Pam might have lows in the mid 30's.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Brief Update

Fall weather has definately arrived in the form of a bright and blustery day. Winds have been out of the northwest at up to 20 miles per hour and coupled with temperatures in the mid 50's it has felt darn right chilly.

Tonight should be a cold one. Little Rock is forecast to officially fall to 34, but I look for 32 here in Chenal Valley. Fayetteville will see 27 and El Dorado the mid 30's. Pam should even drop to the low 40's.

Monday brings change with rain and thundershowers moving in to the area. It will remain mostly cloudy and cool thru mid-week with chances of rain.

Hurricane Paloma continues to pound Cuba...and more snow is coming to the Rockies. No picture changes today since I'm posting from my laptop. I don't have very many pictures stored in this machine.

One final note today....Laura got me watching Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel. It airs Sunday nights at 9:00. Comcast on demand has some of last season's episodes.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Fall Weekend

It's been entirely too warm to suit my taste the past few days, but it looks as if Fall is arriving. We had a passing line of showers early this morning before giving way to a beautiful sunny afternoon. Still too warm with highs in the 70's. Temps will fall some over the weekend. We could see the upper 30's by Sunday morning. Another round of showers on Monday and then continued cool weather. If you look at your extended outlook on Accuweather you'll see some more seasonable weather mid-month.
Parts of the west and upper plains have been getting snow...and in some cases a lot of it. Check out this link to Accuweather. Can you believe that much snow so early in the season.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I'm always looking for that pot of gold.....or this time maybe another election. I voted a week ago and had to stand in line for 1:45. I thought that was long....but most waits have been for more than 2-hours! I'll really be glad to get this election behind us and look forward to 2012.

I usually don't put two pictures on a post, but Fall colors are at their peak between here and Fayetteville. We ran into a surprise downpour near Russellville, hence the rainbow. The sun did come out and as we drove the "Pig Trail" north from Ozark the trees were spectacular. The trees were also at their peak on the campus. All in all a great drive and a great ballgame.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Little Bit a Shakin Goin On

Thanks to Pam for alerting me as to a few shakes in her area. Also have recorded a few minor quakes in the Oklahoma City area and just southwest of us. You can always get the latest on quakes worldwide at the earthquake link to the right.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween and Time

I've had some good color on my maple trees....but just too few leaves. It got a little warmer than forecast this afternoon with highs reaching the mid 70s. That's too warm for tricks and treats. A few scattered thunderstorms are occurring to the north of us. As usual we will have too much candy on hand tonight and too few trick-or-treaters. So that means we pass out the stuff we don't like first and keep the favorites for ourselves.
Now this IS important. Don't forget to fall back Saturday night. Daylight savings time finally ends. I really don't like it lasting this late. I hate waking up an hour before the sun comes up. Next week should be better.

Monday, October 27, 2008

First Freeze ?

The colorful maple tree at the top of this blog was actually taken three years ago. This picture was taken over the weekend. It just goes to show what a couple of tropical storms can do to a tree. We've had enough rain to make for a colorful fall, but all the strong winds from the late summer tropical storms ripped off a good portion of the leaves. Colors should peak in central Arkansas this weekend or next week.

Let's talk temperatures. Freeze warnings are out for much of the area for tonight. Little Rock should see about 32 - at least at my house in the western part of the city. El Dorado should also see 32. Even Pam will probably see near freezing. Victoria will get to the upper 20's and Claire and John will drop to the mid-20's.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dry and Very Cool

This Accuweather Map shows the progression of more very cool air over the next few days. It appears we will get the coldest temps overnight Monday. Here and El Dorado could see 34 Tuesday morning. Fayetteville will see the mid-20's and Plano should reach the high 30's. It will remain very dry with no precipitation expected for the next week.
Speaking of Accuweather.... they are a supporter of the Mt Washington Observatory. Here is link to the Mt Washington Blog found on the Accuweather site. I have actually been to the observatory, driving to the top of the mountain back in 1980's.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall colors begin to arrive

Early Fall has arrived here. We had about a quarter inch of rain overnight with much cooler weather moving in afterwards. In fact, lows tomorrow night might break 40. Additional cool weather is expected by the first of the week.

Trees are beginning to turn here slowly but surely. Here is a link to the Accuweather Fall foliage report.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Typical Fall

Boring weather.....slightly cooler......but still boring. Chance of rain later in the week.

Go to the NWS site and click on where you usually do to get your local forecast and notice that they have installed a new map in the detailed point forecast.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cooler Weather

You sometimes forget just how boring the weather in October can be. We have had a lot of dry and pleasant weather. It was too hot early in the week with mid 80's, but a front brought us 3/4 of an inch of rain and cooler temps. Friday morning actually hit 44 at my house. There's no mention of rain until later in the week, and even then it's only a slight chance.

The photo of the Empire State Building was take from the entrance to Macy's at Harold Square.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I can see clearly now

Weather in the Big Apple was absolutely great this past can see for miles and miles and miles. New York is a nice place to visit, but no way could I live there. Life is too fast and crazy. My highlight was the trip to the top of the Empire State Building. From the critic's corner: Wicked sucked, but Jersey Boys was outstanding. Fought-off the cologne samples at Bloomingdale's, passed on breakfast at Tiffany's, rode the wooden escalators at Macy's, viewed the reading rooms at the public library, browsed for hours at the Metropolitan Museum, gazed at the ice rink at 30 Rock, watched dogs chase each other in Central Park, rode passed the Dakota, walked the canyons of Wall Street, viewed Alexander Hamilton's final resting place at Trinity Church, walked past ground zero, rested in City Hall Park and took the R train back uptown, tried unsuccessfully to find a cabbie who had an American name, and pushed thru the crowds in Times Square. ; Definitely a fun weekend....but I'll take Hooterville for everyday life. Food was unbelievbly expensive....all I can say is thank God for McDonalds.

Our weather could see a little light rain over the next couple of days. It's still too warm with highs in the 70's and lows around 60.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Boring Weather again

We did get 2.75 inches of rain the other day....but now it's back to dry weather. We may see a bit of rain next week. Highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tropical Storm Laura

What a disappointment. There was a tropical storm names Laura the other day, but she fizzled out. Too bad.

What great weather this week. We've had lows in the upper 40's and 50's with highs in the 70's. A slight chance of rain coming next week.

On another subject....the Mars mission continues with a revelation the other day of snowfall on the red planet. Earlier they photographed dust devils on the horizon.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Winter of My Content

Our early fall weather is rather boring with highs in the 80's and lows in the 50's. It has been very dry with not much of chance of rain on the horizon. By the way, the next tropical storm will be named Laura.

Let's talk for a moment about Winter. I have a link to the Old Farmers Almanac where you can get a glimpse of your winter outlook. We can expect colder than normal temperatures and below average precipitation....however snowfall is expected to be greater than normal. Even Kelly should see snow. Get excited Pam....above average snowfall is expected from the Alamo to the Metroplex. Mike is already trying on sweaters.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall begins with a Yawn

Fall began Monday and boy has it gotten warm again. Is this what they might call Indian Summer??? Maybe so. Just don't call it Native American Summer! Remember that I am not much at all on being politically correct. Anyway... here's a like to the "always accurate" Wikipedia site on Indian Summer.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Aye Mate...Weather's Fine Down Under

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post. I'm very tired and the weather in Arkansas is quite boring at present. We might have a shower tonight or in the morning. Probably no rain at Reynolds Razorback stadium Saturday as the Crimson Tide rolls in.

I do like to occasionally share some of my weather sites with you. Keep in mind that down under they have some unusual animals, toilets flush backward, and Spring begins on Monday. The Australian Weather Service has a pretty neat site.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm Done with Tropical Storms

Just got my power back on. It went out yesterday evening. We lost a lot of what was in the ice box. Wind was about the same as with Gustav, but the entire storm was in and out of here very quickly. We only had one inch of rain from Ike. Today was absolutely gorgeous with a taste of early fall forecast for this week. Highs in the upper 70's and lows in the mid 50's.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Take a Hike Ike

Galveston, oh Galveston. You should have my previous links to hurrican tracking sites.

They say Galveston could have become the New York of the south until that devestating day in 1900.

If this one comes is an interactive map of the 1900 hurricane.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Where will Ike go?

The folks in New Orleans ought to be likin' Ike right now. It looks like he will hit the mid Texas coast and not it appears he will swing north. This path could give Pam a rainy end to her weekend. It also looks like a soaking for the Hogs in Austin. But, as with any hurricane....stay tuned because things can change.
We had pleasant weather here today with clouds and a high of only 76. Some warmer weather may return before the weekend.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Who like's Ike?

Ike is walloping Fidel .... But, then he has his eye on the Gulf coast. Here's the latest.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

It's my birthday! It's My Birthday!!!! I'm 35 today.....or is it 5.....I forget. I'll get extra treats.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wow!!! What a Storm

This has turned out to be an incredible storm. It just won't go away! My rain guage had 2 inches as of dark last night. This morining I awoke to a full 5 inches - plus. We have received at least 2 to 3 additional inches today and it's still raining. I would venture to guess that west Little Rock has received at least 7 inches, if not more. Gustav has turned out to be a more damaging storm for Arkansas than Rita was 3 years ago. Up to 90,000 Entergy customers were without power at one time today and most of their repair crews are in Louisiana. Then to add insult to injury take a look at Ike. This is one election year that we probably won't "Like Ike".
Let me know what rainfall totals you may have picked up once everything is said and done.
By the sure to check out the blog tomorrow ... somebody is having a birthday!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Gustav twirling over the ArkLaTex

Gustav is now just a tropical depression, but is continuing to rain and rain and rain on Arkansas. Kelly reported nearly 5-inches and I've received nearly 2-inches. It's interesting how the wind picks up when some of the stronger bands swirl over us. Low light tends to make the picture a little blurry....a nice effect. I can't remember the last time there were 4 storms all lined up.

Talk about the winds .... we've been getting gusts up to 35 miles per hour all afternoon. Look for the rain to continue thru the night and much of tomorrow.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Active Atlantic Basin

Gustav ended up having more bark than bite. Flooding now seems to be the biggest threat. Considering all the cost of evacuating New Orleans every time a storm moves into the Gulf of Mexico, wouldn't it be more cost effective in the long run to just buyout the residents in the lower 9th ward and relocate all of them to higher land permanently. WHat idiot builds a city below sea level!

It's amazing how active the Atlantic Basin is today. Take a look at this. As for the effects of Gustav, it looks like Kelly will get the most rain out of this. Keep me up to date as to rainfall totals.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Nothing like a little Labor Day excitement

I always like the way Accuweather predicts the strength of the hurricane on their map. Folks in New Orleans are scattering like cockroaches startled in the middle of the night by a bright light. Based on the latest path it looks like Kelly and Pam will get more rain then I will get. It's still a few days off but we will watch it closely.
I'll update again on Sunday when we have a better idea of the path. In the meantime take a look at what channel 11 put together for tracking Gustav.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Big Easy is getting Uneasy

It's still a little early...but right now this storm is looking pretty good. Maybe another punishing blow to New Orleans. On this course Kelly and I might see some rain, but I'm not sure about Pam.
Take a look at this link showing all the activity brewing. Quite impressive. As you know, I love extreme weather. Keep your fingers crossed for an extreme winter.
College football starts this weekend. It just seems too hot for football. I like to think of football being played on a crisp, cool fall afternoon. That will just have to wait.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Another Tropical System

Just as we rid ourselves of Fay ... here comes another storm that might ultimately head into the Gulf of Mexico.
Fay finally got close enough yesterday to give us a couple of showers in that counter-clockwise tropical rotation. Rainfall was very light. As we dry out for the next several days expect temperatures to rise into at least the mid-90's. I'm still not complaining. Now that football season is upon us we need to start seeing some cooler conditions.
Note on my favorite links that I have added the USGS earthquate information site. It is THE place to go for recent earthquate information. Quakes within the past hour show up in red.
Back to is a link to the latest forcast from Accuweather.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

OK Fay ... Whatch ya gona do?

Fay has become a real bitch of tropical storm...dumping lots and lots of rain over all of Florida. Notice the slow track is still headed for us. However, there is a pretty good chance she will veer more to the north and east as we get into next week. She still might give us chance of some additional rain.

Here we had a 2-day total of right at 3.00 thru this morning. Late this afternoon we picked up another quarter inch. No complaints about the relatively cooler weather this month.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bite Me Al Gore

Check out the path of Fay. She's gonna come back and get us!

Light rain today...about .15 inches. We do have an 80% chance tonight and tomorrow. Right now it looks to be south of Little Rock.

As for Al Gore....where is all that Global Warming. I'll bet this turns out to be one of the coolest Augusts in years. Don't know about you....but I'm lovin' it!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Missed most of the rain

WHat was supposed to be a decent rain event Friday and Saturday turned out to be a bust, Here in the Valley, we only had about a quarter-inch of rain on Friday and nothing this morning. Still, it was cool for mid-August with highs in the 80's.

Check out the latest on Fay.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hot Weather Returning

The sun finally came out late this afternoon warming us up to 82. We had more rain early today picking up another .40 for a 3-day total of right at 2.00 inches. Back intot he low 90's for a few days and then a 40% chance of more rain this weekend. I'm not complaining.
The picture above is a time lapse of the Martian midnight sun taken over several sols. More in this link to the red planet.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A taste of things to come

This weather has really spoiled me. Yesterday we had a a record low - high of 73 degrees at the weather service office. Today's high was just 78 with clouds and a few sprinkles. The forcast says we may see more rain tonight and tomorrow.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Welcome Relief

Wow!.....what a great day. Woke up to rain this morning and it's rained almost all day. Highs have been in the low 70's. I've received just above 1.50 inches in the past 24 hours. Some parts of western Arkansas have seen 2 to 4 inches. Forcasters still have a pretty good chance rain thru tomorrow night....but I think additional amounts will be scattered and light.

Expect low 90's later in the week.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Better Weather for August

We did manage to get just a little rain this morning...about .2 of an inch. The sun didn't come out until late afternoon and that kept temps down. High today was just 84. The next several days promise a 30 to 40 percent change of precip with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the upper 80s.
I hope the weather is cooler where you are.
One other note....remember that the Olympics start tomorrow - 08/08/08 and here is the forcast for Bejing.
And, it still looks like I can't make space between paragraphs. What a piece of shit this site is.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Change is coming

What! Not impressed?
100 degree heat is a thing of the past for least for a few days. Infact, it looks like rain and thunderstorms Thursday and Thursday night. For the next several days highs will be around 90 and lows in the low 70's.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Quick update.....We got a mid-afternoon thunderstorm that dropped .30 inches of rain and kept us slightly cooler today. And, take a look....a new tropical storm.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Thanks to my sister Pam for this rainbow in Plano the other day. No rainbows here today. Nothing but hot hot hot! I had a high at my house of 101.5. Little Rock National hit 105 before a late afternoon storm in the area cooled it off a little. The airport is about 15 miles east of me. The official reading for Little Rock comes from the NWS office at the North Little Rock airport where they reached 103 for the second consecutive day.

Looks like Pam is still reaching the 100s every day. Kelly, it looks like after reaching 106 at your airport it cooled off with thunderstorms in the area. I hope you got something.

It may be even hotter tomorrow and Monday. Stay cool!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Still Hot

Maybe we will see this tomorrow. There's a 40% chance of thunderstorms with a high of 93. It reached 100 again today as it did yesterday and the day before. Time for another edition of sibling and children's weather for Thursday:
Fayetteville 91 20% Thunderstorms
El Dorado 96 20% Thunderstorms Heat Index 107
Fairhope 88 60% Thunderstorms
Plano 98 30% Thunderstorms
Worse Weather: Too Hot Baghdad 107 Sunny
Death Valley 120 Sunny
Too Cold Resolute, Nunavut 46 Sunny
Vostok, Antarctica -81 Cloudy/Snow
Just Right Sydney 70 Partly Cloudy

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Been Gone

Had to leave town for a few days. I had some hard work to do. I'm back now and will share other pictures in the future. It was hot while I was gone with highs reaching 100 on Saturday. Today it was 99 at my house but a stray afternoon storms cooled thing off at both airports.