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#1412322 - 14/03/2017 16:50 Re: Mena, Arkansas Weather [Re: Wet Snow]
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Registered: 17/06/2002
Posts: 5817
Loc: Mena, Polk County, Arkansas; e...
Hello Folks:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, Arkansas:

DATE.......HIGH........LOW........RAIN
Mar...5..55F/12.7C..50F/10C....0.05"/1.2mm
........6..72F/22.2C..54F/12.2C..TRACE
........7..63F/17.2C..40F/4.4C...0.65"/16.5mm
........8..71F/21.6C..32F/0C.....---
........9..65F/18.3C..58F/14.4C..0.05"/1.2mm
......10..62F/16.6C..46F/7.7C...0.50"/12.7mm
......11..46F/7.7C...35F/1.6C...TRACE

For the week of Mar. 5-11: Mena's Avg. Max.: 60.1F/15.6C; Avg. Min.: 36.2F/2.3C

Well, the weather-pattern continues to be very active as we draw closer to Springtime. The light rain on the 5th was from an Upper-Level Low to our South; a Pacific cold front went through on the 7th & a Canadian cold front passed through on the 10th (at least the 11th felt more like a proper Winter day). Quite a temperature roller-coaster in the week for sure. In these parts, it's said: "You know it's Spring for sure when you see the Redbuds (Redbud Trees) blooming". Well, I saw the Redbuds just down the street starting to bloom on the 7th.
Overall Low-11:47PM-listed for the 7th; Overall Low-11:55PM-listed for the 10th; Overall High-12:01AM & Overall Low-11:20PM-listed for the 11th (the Afternoon Maximum was a chilly 42F/5.5C--with a very cool E wind--around 12:14PM). Parts of NW & N Arkansas copped small amounts of accumulating snow overnight 11th/12th.
Forecast for upcoming week calls for rebounding temperatures with more good shower chances by the weekend.

For convenience--for those who haven't seen the vid I posted on the US Severe Weather thread--I'll re-post the vid here:
This vid is a Doppler Radar Timelapse of the US Weather for all of 2016: The loop at Feb. 23rd shows a good Doppler signature of Low-Pressure (vortex) passing to our South (this usually gives good rain/snow amounts to my area); the loop, beginning Sept. 27th shows a HUGE "cut-off" Low-Pressure which is "retrograding" back to the West. In late-July through much of August, the outline of the "Bermuda High" is easy to be seen as thundershowers fire-off around the periphery of it; and areas of showers move in odd directions; shower areas moving in clockwise fashion. In Arkansas, the "ground clutter" in the center of the state is the capital city of Little Rock, the "ground clutter" in the Western part is the city of Fort Smith; Mena is around 65miles/~104kilometers SSE of Fort Smith.
The Very Interesting vid is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk0h2ok8Av4

Kind Wishes & Take Care~~~Wet Snow

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#1413639 - 20/03/2017 16:34 Re: Mena, Arkansas Weather [Re: Wet Snow]
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Registered: 17/06/2002
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Loc: Mena, Polk County, Arkansas; e...
Hello Folks:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, Arkansas:

DATE.......HIGH.........LOW.........RAIN
Mar..12..57F/13.8C..30F/-1.1C..---
.......13..52F/11.1C..36F/2.2C...0.45"/11.4mm
.......14..54F/12.2C..30F/-1.1C..---
.......15..55F/12.7C..31F/-0.5C..---
.......16..55F/12.7C..43F/6.1C...---
.......17..67F/19.4C..55F/12.7C..TRACE
.......18.*81F/27.2C..60F/15.5C..---

For the week of Mar. 12-18: Mena's Avg. Max.: 62.0F/16.6C; Avg. Min.: 38.2F/3.4C

*=This is a new Rec. High Max. for Date (Broke 78F/25.5C in 1995)

This last full week of Winter has steadily rebounding temperatures, with some cool mornings and--especially late-week--Springlike warmth. A Canadian cold front passed through on the 13th (not many of this type of cold front here this Winter) and another (very weak) Canadian cold front passed by on the 18th (only giving day-long cloudcover, but nothing fell from the sky). We also had another Winter day with a maximum of 80F+/26.6C+ in this very strange & mild Winter of 2016/2017. The early-week temperatures felt fairly chilly, compared to the recent warmth & this week featured multiple mornings with freezing or below minimums--first time with at least 2 freezing (or below) minimums in the same week here since the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4.
Overall Low-10:49PM-listed for the 13th; Overall High-10:38PM-listed for the 16th (as strong & gusty S winds caused a nighttime temperature rise).
Forecast for upcoming week calls for very warm (close to record-breaking) warmth early-week, followed by a cool-down and good shower chances for Wednesday & Friday.

Here's a Doppler Radar Loop for the US' weather for all of 2012:
(Doppler in main map; Infrared in top right, Visible Cloudcover in bottom right. Significant Weather Events listed as the pointer passes red marks at bottom).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMUciwB_tTw

Kind Wishes & Take Care~~~Wet Snow

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#1414002 - 21/03/2017 19:27 Re: Mena, Arkansas Weather [Re: Wet Snow]
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Registered: 17/06/2002
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Loc: Mena, Polk County, Arkansas; e...
Hello Folks:
Here's some weathernumbers for Winter (Dec. 21) 2016- (Mar. 19) 2017=89 Days in Mena, Arkansas:

Climatologically for Winter in Mena: Avg. Max.: 53.3F/11.8C; Avg. Min.: 30.6F/-0.7C

Winter 2016/2017:
Avg. Max.: 59.4F/15.2C
Avg. Min.: 40.6F/4.7C...Mean 50F/10C
High Max.: 81F/27.2C--Mar. 18 & 19
Low Min.: 13F/-10.5C--Jan. 7
...High Min.: 61F/16.1C--Feb. 11
...Low Max.: 24F/-4.4C--Jan. 6
19 Days, Min. 32F/0C or lower
1 Day, Max. 32F/0C or lower (24F/-4.4C--Jan. 6)
Coldest (Avg. Max.) Week: Week of Jan. 1-7: Avg. Max.: 43.2F/6.2C (avg. min.: 27.4F/-2.5C)

Daily High Maximum Temperature Records Broken in Winter:
75F/23.8C--Dec. 26 (Broke 72F/22.2C in 1907)
72F/22.2C--Jan. 11 (Broke 71F/21.6C in 1971)
73F/22.7C--Jan. 31 (Broke 72F/22.2C in 1974)
78F/25.5C--Feb. 7 (Broke 71F/21.6C in 1943)
80F/26.6C--Feb. 11 (Broke 74F/23.3C in 1996)
81F/27.2C--Mar. 18 (Broke 78F/25.5C in 1995)

Daily High Minimum Temperature Records Broken/Tied in Winter:
60F/15.5C--Jan. 11 (Tied 1995 record)
61F/16.1C--Feb. 11 (Broke 59F/15C in 1938)

18 Precip. Days & 7 Thunderdays in Winter:
Precip. for Winter: 9.14"/232.1mm (-1.71"/-43.4mm; 84% normal)
SNOW: Tot.: .4"/1CM (.4"/1CM--Jan. 6)
Wettest Day: 3.15"/80mm--Feb. 14
Wettest Week: 3.55"/90.1mm--Week of Feb. 12-18

Watches/Warnings for Winter:
Dense Fog Advisory: Overnight Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 2-3, 14 & 15
Winter Weather Advisory: Jan. 6
Lake Wind Advisory: Jan. 9-10, 11, 22-23; Feb. 10, 28-Mar. 1
Tornado Watch: Jan. 21; Mar. 1 & 6-7
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Jan. 21
Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Feb. 6-7
Countywide Burn Ban: Feb. 9-14
Tornado Warning: Mar. 6 & 7
Freeze Warning: Morning of Mar. 12

This has to be one of the warmest/mildest Winters here that I can remember (it seems Spring arrived about 3 weeks early). Another Very Disappointing Winter for snowfall.

Kind Wishes & Take Care~~~Wet Snow

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#1414411 - 23/03/2017 08:12 Re: Mena, Arkansas Weather [Re: Wet Snow]
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Registered: 17/06/2002
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Loc: Mena, Polk County, Arkansas; e...
Hello Folks:
Here's sketches of Mena, Arkansas' weather in 2015 & 2016:

2015:
High Max.: 103F/39.4C--Aug. 7 & 9
Low Min.: 8F/-13.3C--Jan. 8
Rain: 90.12"/2,289.0mm (new yearly rain record); (+35.62"/+904.7mm; 165% normal)
SNOW: Tot.: 6.5"/16.5CM (1.5"/3.8CM--Jan. 22; 2.5"/6.3CM--Feb. 27 & 2.5"/6.3CM--Mar. 5). Flurries on Feb. 18, 22, 25, 28; Mar. 4 & Dec. 28

2016:
High Max.: 102F/38.8C--July 22
Low Min.: 9F/-12.7C--Dec. 19
Rain: 53.53"/1,359.6mm (-0.97"/-24.6mm; 98% normal)
SNOW: Tot.: TRACE. Flurries on Jan. 9, 16 & 21

So, I've listed sketches of Mena's weather from 1984-2016; in further summary sketches, I'll list Mena's weather (from the NWS website)--in 5-year increments--from the beginning.

Kind Wishes & Take Care~~~Wet Snow

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#1414667 - 23/03/2017 23:41 Re: Mena, Arkansas Weather [Re: Wet Snow]
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Registered: 27/01/2014
Posts: 5160
Loc: Wollongong NSW
Wow 2016 was a bad year for snow. So you didn't get any settling snow? That would be very disappointing after 2015. What's your average snowfall total?
_________________________
2016-17 season storm total for here= 12

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd

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#1414797 - 24/03/2017 12:44 Re: Mena, Arkansas Weather [Re: Wave Rider]
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Registered: 17/06/2002
Posts: 5817
Loc: Mena, Polk County, Arkansas; e...
Hello Wave Rider(& ALL):

No, I had no settling (we say accumulating) SNOW in 2016. The conditions have to be just right for my area to get accumulating SNOW: The usual good scenario is a Southerly-Tracking LOW (Pressure)--the vortex of which comes ashore in S California and tracks Eastward across S parts of Arizona, New Mexico & central Texas, upon reaching my area the vortex needs to be a bit South of my location (so my area will be in the colder air quadrant) and the counter-clockwise circulation will throw good amounts of precipitation on my area. Sadly, we did not get many of those types of Low-Pressures or it was too warm when they did pass by (in 2016).

Actually, Snowfall here can vary greatly from year to year. I believe my area of the US should average around 4"/10.1CM of snow yearly.

Many Thanks & Have A Good One~~~Wet Snow

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