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!