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Does she have power?
I understand a lot of the coal and gas plants have frozen up and there's problems with the load sharing equipment due to the cold.
Eight hours of no power yesterday
A friend of hers hasn't had any power for 2 days..... his place is around 4C now....
 
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Some photos from my GF's place in Texas..... crazy!!
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And it was snowing about 9 hours ago (4" ~ 10cm of snow), and still falling!!

Does she have power?
I understand a lot of the coal and gas plants have frozen up and there's problems with the load sharing equipment due to the cold.
Eight hours of no power yesterday
A friend of her's had to stay at her place, because he'd been without power for 3 days. (power is now back on after 4 days.
Austin issued a "boil water" alert yesterday, because of problems at water treatment facilities.

And in the last 12 hours, her water has dwindled to a trickle(a small trickle), as Austin starts running out of water, due to power outages at water facilities, increased usage because of setting taps dripping to stop pipes freezing, and cracked pipes & mains.
Luckily, she felt guilty about letting all that water go to waste, so she collected it ALL, and bottled it!!!! And this was before the "boil water" alert, so no need to boil it!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/...5iNqfdoQ40rtodN2piO-kZ7Z49sIdmlM9tQYvQNVU8-ho
 
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Hello Folks:
Well, we here in Mena finally got above freezing yesterday (the 19th) topping out at 40F/4.4C. Mena was below freezing for 8 entire days--from around 7AM on the 10th to around 11AM on the 19th, or 220 straight hours below freezing. In Mena's weather history--from 1891--the longest consecutive-day stretch of sub-freezing temperatures is 13 Days (from Dec. 18-30) in 1983 and also an 8-day stretch (from Jan. 2-9) in 1942.
As you can guess, hundreds and hundreds of Low Maximum & Low Minimum (for Date) records were Broken (some really smashed) in the US over the past number of days.
A Plethora of Records (in either category) were broken by 10-30 degrees F., among the records smashed by the largest margins:
Rec. Low Maximums (for Date):
Lajitas, TX: 30F/-1.1C--Feb. 15 (Broke 63F/17.2C set in 2007)
Wink (FAA Airport), TX: 11F/-11.6C--Feb. 15 (Broke 44F/6.6C set in 1952)
Tyler, TX: 14F/-10.0C--Feb. 16 (Broke 47F/8.3C set in 2007)

Rec. Low Minimums (for Date):
Jacksonville, TX: 3F/-16.1C--Feb. 15 (Broke 27F/-2.7C set in 2007)
Jefferson, TX: -4F/-20.0C--Feb. 16 (Broke 24F/-4.4C set in 2010)
Fayetteville (Drake Field), AR: -20F/-28.8C--Feb. 16 (Broke 7F/-13.8C set in 2007)

Lajitas, TX is in Big Bend National Park and in one of the usually warmer areas in Texas...the minimum in Fayetteville, AR was only 9F/5C above the lowest-ever minimum recorded in Arkansas (which is -29F/-33.8C in 1905).
Nonetheless, I'm Very Thankful to have had a (rare in my area) "White Birthday" (and also to experience some record-shattering cold air).

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
P.S. My thoughts & prayers go out to all the multitudes of folks badly impacted by these Winter storms.
 

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Hello Folks:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE...........HIGH.............LOW..........RAIN (Approx. rain equivalents for snow)
Feb...14..*21F/-6.1C....14F/-10.0C....0.10"/2.5mm (1"/2.5CM SNOW)
.........15..!14F/-10.0C..@-2F/-18.8C..0.35"/8.8mm (3.5"/8.8CM SNOW)
.........16..#20F/-6.6C...$-14F/-25.5C..---
.........17..%22F/-5.5C....12F/-11.1C...0.15"/3.8mm (1.5"/3.8CM SNOW)
.........18...29F/-1.6C......16F/-8.8C.....---
.........19...40F/4.4C.......^5F/-15.0C....---
.........20...48F/8.8C.......17F/-8.3C......---

For the week of Feb. 14-20: Mena's Avg. Max.: 54.3F/12.3C; Avg. Min.: 30.8C/-0.6C

*=The Daytime Maximum was 14F/-10.0C; This was a Rec. Low Maximum (Broke 17F/-8.3C, set in 1909)
!=The Daytime Maximum was 9F/-12.7C: This was a Rec. Low Maximum (Broke 26F/-3.3C, set in 2007). @=The Morn. Minimum was 0F/-17.7C: This was a Rec. Low Minimum (Broke 9F/-12.7C, set in 1905)
#=This was a Rec. Low Maximum (Broke 24F/-4.4C, set in 1900). $=This was a Rec. Low Minimum (Broke 10F/-12.2C, set in 2007)
%=This was a Rec. Low Maximum (Broke 27F/-2.7C, set in 1936)
^=This was a Rec. Low Minimum (Broke 9F/-12.7C, set in 1978)

WoW! What a Frigid & Snowy week! The cold temperatures really speak for themselves: From Feb. 11-18, Mena's Avg. Max. was 23.1F/-4.9C with an Avg. Min. of 11.3F/-11.5C. I cannot remember such a cold stretch of days here. Mena had several hours of Below ZeroF/below -18C Wind Chills on a few of those days as well. To add to the rarities--Mena had a snow event on the 14th & 15th and (after a sunny day for much of the 16th) another snow event from very late PM on the 16th & through the 17th--Mena doesn't often have 2 (separate) snow events in the same week. It was so cold here that the snow was dry & powdery--another rarity here (the only other "dry" snow event I can remember here was on January 6-7 in 1988). The temperatures at the weekend felt very mild indeed and helped in melting quite a bit of the snowfall. Will be very interesting to see the Plethora of weather records set across the US in the past week. It has been quite a while since we've experienced one of these "Siberian Express" excessively frigid cold outbreaks. Nevertheless, I was Very Happy & Thankful to experience a rare "White Birthday" on the 19th.
Forecast for coming week calls for much warmer temperatures with a cool-down & good shower chances just past midweek.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021: My 60th birthday. Conditions at 12:01AM at Mena's Intermountain Municipal Airport: Clear--no clouds below 12,000FT; Temp.: 19F/-7C; Dew Point: 14F/-10C; Visibility: 10miles/16.1kilometers; Wind: Calm; Barometer: 30.42"/1,030.1hPa

48 Contiguous US State High Max.: 90F/32.2C at Titusville, FL
48 Contiguous US State Low Min.: -21F/-29.4C at International Falls, MN

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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WoW! What a Frigid & Snowy week! The cold temperatures really speak for themselves: From Feb. 11-18, Mena's Avg. Max. was 23.1F/-4.9C with an Avg. Min. of 11.3F/-11.5C. I cannot remember such a cold stretch of days here. Mena had several hours of Below ZeroF/below -18C Wind Chills on a few of those days as well. To add to the rarities--Mena had a snow event on the 14th & 15th and (after a sunny day for much of the 16th) another snow event from very late PM on the 16th & through the 17th--Mena doesn't often have 2 (separate) snow events in the same week. It was so cold here that the snow was dry & powdery--another rarity here (the only other "dry" snow event I can remember here was on January 6-7 in 1988). The temperatures at the weekend felt very mild indeed and helped in melting quite a bit of the snowfall. Will be very interesting to see the Plethora of weather records set across the US in the past week. It has been quite a while since we've experienced one of these "Siberian Express" excessively frigid cold outbreaks. Nevertheless, I was Very Happy & Thankful to experience a rare "White Birthday" on the 19th.
Forecast for coming week calls for much warmer temperatures with a cool-down & good shower chances just past midweek.
Sounds awesome - except for the collateral damage!
On one hand, I'd love to see that weather just once here, but on the other-hand, the damage done would not be good.
 
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be lovely in the blizzard but id want out of there after 2 days. Stuff 10 days of that...happy to stick to my current conditions , sunny and 34c , which is around 93f. pool is sublime.
Yes, I like the snow, but not the excessively frigid weather we had this time. Yes, the swimming pool does sound sublime; but it'll be a number of months here before I'll even think about getting into any water outside (being that I'm pretty cold-natured).
For sure, I don't prefer to be homebound for an excessive number of days--I drove into town on Saturday afternoon, which was the first time I'd driven the car since the previous Sunday. Enjoy your warmth & long daylight hours & Have A Good One!
 
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Sounds awesome - except for the collateral damage!
On one hand, I'd love to see that weather just once here, but on the other-hand, the damage done would not be good.
Yes, I suppose...but if one is properly prepared (in things they have control over), the impacts likely would not be so severe:
*Wrap the house water pipes in heat tape or insulation, or leave the faucets (inside & outside) dripping, in order to keep the pipes from freezing & bursting (I left all 5 of my faucets dripping and my water pipes are all intact).
*Gasoline/petrol-powered generators are a good back-up system if the electricity goes out. GENERAC is a popular brand of home generator (Most Thankfully, Mena didn't lose power; as my house is all-electric).
*Folks can travel on snow/ice with snow tires or chains, or if they have 4WD vehicles (and if they know how to drive safely in slick or snowy conditions). (Quite a number of vehicles that traveled the snowy streets near my house did not even have chains on the tires).
*Good stocks (in home pantries) of food/drink is always helpful; as are candles & flashlights/torches, and a good supply of fresh batteries.

More-or-less common sense things to have in case of just about any emergency.
BTW, you might want to experience such frigid conditions (& Wind Chills), but--even bundled-up/rugged-up--you sure wouldn't want to be out in it for too long!
Have A Good One! I'm ready to thaw out now.
 
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Yes, but we in Australia don't have those conditions unless living in Alpine areas - so I dare say such an eventuality would cause a small disaster here as pretty most folks wouldn't know what to do!
 
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Yes, but we in Australia don't have those conditions unless living in Alpine areas - so I dare say such an eventuality would cause a small disaster here as pretty most folks wouldn't know what to do!
Yes, I see. Well, my town--though at a fairly high elevation--is far enough South that we don't experience snowfall (heavy snowfall) on a regular basis; so my town is not really very well equipped to handle very much snow. The AHD (Ark. Hwy. Dept.) trucks spread salt, sand, cinders & chemicals only on US Hwy 71 through town to keep it open. There aren't any snowplows, so the other city streets in Mena (& County Roads in the rural areas) are unplowed & untreated.
Many Thanks for Your Interest & Input & Have A Great One!
 

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The last "major" snowfall in Melbourne was in 1956!
We do get occasional light falls in the suburbs - every 5 - 10 years. And the higher ground in greater Melbourne might see a few snowfalls during the winter.
And it's usually gone in a day.
 
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Yes, I see. Well, my town--though at a fairly high elevation--is far enough South that we don't experience snowfall (heavy snowfall) on a regular basis; so my town is not really very well equipped to handle very much snow. The AHD (Ark. Hwy. Dept.) trucks spread salt, sand, cinders & chemicals only on US Hwy 71 through town to keep it open. There aren't any snowplows, so the other city streets in Mena (& County Roads in the rural areas) are unplowed & untreated.
Many Thanks for Your Interest & Input & Have A Great One!
they dont use beet juice in your area wet snow? when i was calgary a cpl years back , they were changing over to beet juice to clear roads , moving away from rust issues i guess? 32c here at present , and storms are building up.
 
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they dont use beet juice in your area wet snow? when i was calgary a cpl years back , they were changing over to beet juice to clear roads , moving away from rust issues i guess? 32c here at present , and storms are building up.
Hello Big T & All:
No, I've never heard of beet juice before. Perhaps they should start using that here in my area/the US, as the substances (salt/salt-brine/sand) that are used are not that good for the road surface. Up in the N parts of the US, salt is used to treat the frequently snowy streets & roads, and--as such--the salt would eventually eat through the lower portions of the outside of the steel parts of automobiles ("rust cancer"). Frequently, I've seen cars with license plates/number plates from N US states (Illinois, NY, etc.,) passing through my area, that have said salt damage to the bottoms of the autos. In those (and other) areas, a salt/brine mixture is used: 23% salt & 77% water (in order to lower the freezing point of the water/snow--similar to spraying oil onto a frying pan--so the snow/ice won't form a strong bond to the pavement). In places like Massachusetts, liquid magnesium chloride is used. Salt brine can also seep through cracks in the roadway and rust the reinforcing iron on concrete surfaces (like bridges/overpasses).
Enjoy your warmth, long daylight hours & the thundershower activity. Hopefully here--within a month or so (as Springtime here nears) we'll hear thunder rumbles regularly.
Have A Good One!
 

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Hello Folks:
(Addendum to my previous weekly weather post):
For the week of Feb. 14-20; Mena's (actual) Avg. Max. was 27.7F/-2.3C, with an Avg. Min. of 6.8F/-14.0C; this is likely the coldest (average temperature) week that I've experienced. Hard to believe it, but Mena's top on Monday was a Springlke 64F/17.7C! (which is 50F higher than the same day a week earlier). Even though the snow was all melted by Saturday/Sunday, there are still (greatly diminished in size) piles of dirty snow in the corners of some of the larger parking lots in town (such as Wal-Mart). I'd loved to have seen how huge those piles were when they were first made (I heard some kids turned one of the larger snow piles at W-M into sort of a ski slope)!

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE..........HIGH......LOW.........RAIN
Feb..21..46F/7.7C...39F/3.8C....0.10"/2.5mm
........22..64F/17.7C..28F/-2.2C..---
........23..73F/22.7C..38F/3.3C...---
........24..68F/20.0C..47F/8.3C...---
........25..58F/14.4C..39F/3.8C...0.40"/10.1mm
........26..50F/10.0C..37F/2.7C...0.50"/12.7mm
........27..64F/17.7C..43F/6.1C...0.20"/5.0mm

For the week of Feb. 21-27: Mena's Avg. Max.: 57.0F/13.8C; Avg. Min.: 32.8F/0.4C

WoW! What a difference a week makes! Have snow & bone-chilling cold last week and a few days later have Springlike warmth (esp. on the 23rd) and thundershowers (on the 26th & 27th)! What a crazy few weeks we've had here.
A Pacific cold front came through on the 21st; a dry Pacific cold front passed through on the 24th & the shower activity late-week was caused by Low-Pressure passing to our South. During the last week, I've seen henbit weeds sprouting up, along with jonquil/daffodil shoots and tiny white-colored flowers.
Overall Low-around 10:45PM-listed for the 24th; the showers & fog caused a nighttime temperature rise on the 27th as the Overall High was around 10:40PM (Daytime High was 50F/10.0C around 11:35AM).
Forecast for the coming week calls for slightly-above normal temperatures with a good chance for showers & a cool-down by the weekend.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Folks:
Something else which isn't that common here is when the Avg. Max. temperature of a week is lower than the Avg. Min. temperature of the next week (or vice versa): Well, we had this happen on back to back weeks here:

Week of Feb. 7-13: (Avg. Max.: 33.4F/0.7C); Avg. Min.: 28.0F/-2.2C
Week of Feb. 14-20: Avg. Max.: 27.7F/-2.3C; (Avg. Min.: 6.8F/-14.0C)

Week of Feb. 14-20: Avg. Max.: 27.7F/-2.3C; (Avg. Min.: 6.8F/-14.0C)
Week of Feb. 21-27: (Avg. Max.: 60.4F/15.7C); Avg. Min.: 38.7F/3.7C

Crazy, crazy weather--sudden deep cold, then sudden warmth.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Folks:
Here's some weathernumbers for Feb. 2021 in Mena, AR.:
Climatologically for Mena in Feb.: Avg. Max.: 55F/12.7C; Avg. Min.: 31F/-0.5C
Highest Feb. Max.: 84F/28.8C--Feb. 22, 1996
Lowest Feb. Min. (All-time Min.): -15F/-26.1C--Feb. 12, 1899

Feb. 2021:
Avg. Max.: 44.0F/6.6C
Avg. Min.: 26.1F/-3.2C...Mean: 35.05F/1.6C
High Max.: 73F/22.7C--Feb. 23
Low Min.: -14F/-25.5C--Feb. 16
...High Min.: 47F/8.3C--Feb. 24
...Low Max.: 14F/-10.0C--Feb. 15
17 Days, Min. 32F/0C or lower (inc. 2 Days, Min. 0F/-17.7C or lower)
8 Days, Max. 32F/0C or lower ( 29F/-1.6C on Feb. 11; 25F/-3.8C on Feb. 12; 25F/-3.8C on Feb. 13; 21F/-6.1C on Feb. 14; 14F/-10.0C on Feb. 15; 20F/-6.6C on Feb. 16; 22F/-5.5C on Feb. 17 & 29F/-1.6C on Feb. 18)

Feb. Date Low Max. (Daytime Max.) Temperature Records Broken:
17F/-8.3C--Feb. 14 (Broke 27F/-2.7C, set in 1909)
9F/-12.7C--Feb. 15 (Broke 26F/-3.3C, set in 2007)
20F/-6.6C--Feb. 16 (Broke 24F/-4.4C, set in 1900)
22F/-5.5C--Feb. 17 (Broke 27F/-2.7C, set in 1936)

Feb. Date Low Min. Temperature Records Broken:
0F/-17.7C--Feb. 15 (Broke 9F/-12.7C, set in 1905)
-14F/-25.5C--Feb. 16 (Broke 10F/-12.2C, set in 2007)
5F/-15.0C--Feb. 18 (Broke 9F/-12.7C, set in 1978)

9 Precip. Days & 3 Thunderdays in February
Precip. for Feb.: 2.80"/71.1mm (-0.80"/-20.3mm; 77% normal)
Precip. for Year: 6.95"/176.5mm (+0.65"/+16.5mm; 110% normal)
Official Precip. for Feb.: 2.80"/71.1mm (-0.80"/-20.3mm; 77% normal)
Official Precip. for Year: 6.89"/175.0mm (+0.59"/+14.9mm; 109% normal)
Snow: Tot.: 6"/15.2CM (1"/2.5CM on Feb. 14; 3.5"/8.8CM on Feb. 15 & 1.5"/3.8CM on Feb. 17); Snow Flurries on Feb. 6 & 16
Official Snow for Feb.: 6.6"/16.7CM

Feb. Date High Snowfall Records Broken/Tied in Polk County:
MENA: Feb. 14: TRACE (Tied 2012 record)
MENA: Feb. 15: 4.49"/11.4CM (Broke 2.99"/7.5CM, set in 2004)
BIG FORK 1SSE: Feb. 16: 2.52"/6.4CM (Broke TRACE, set in 2015)
MENA: Feb. 17: 1.50"/3.8CM (Broke .39"/0.9CM, set in 1979)
BIG FORK 1SSE: Feb. 17: .71"/1.8CM (Broke .51"/1.2CM, set in 2006)

Feb. Date High Rainfall Record Broken in Polk County:
BIG FORK 1SSE: Feb. 28: 2.98"/75.6mm (Broke 2.77"/70.3mm, set in 2018)

Watches/Warnings for February:
Winter Weather Advisory: Feb. 10-11
Winter Storm Watch: Feb. 14-15
Winter Storm Warning: Feb. 14-15 & 16-18
Wind Chill Advisory: Feb. 14-16
Dense Fog Advisory: Mornings of Feb. 27 & 28
Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Feb. 28

Wishing All A Very Blessed, Safe, Happy & Prosperous Month of March~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Folks:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE.........HIGH..........LOW.........RAIN
Feb..28..67F/19.4C...45F/7.2C....0.55"/13.0mm
Mar....1..56F/13.3C...34F/1.1C.....---
...........2..60F/15.5C...34F/1.1C.....---
...........3..67F/19.4C...29F/-1.6C....---
...........4..70F/21.1C...31F/-0.5C....---
...........5..56F/13.3C...38F/3.3C.....0.10"/2.5mm
...........6..62F/16.6C...29F/-1.6C....---

For the week of Feb. 28-Mar. 6: Mena's Avg. Max.: 59.6F/15.3C; Avg. Min.: 35.2F/1.7C

Well, the Spring-like warming trend continued this past week; the shower totals were caused by the passage of a couple Pacific cold fronts--on the 28th & the 5th. These fronts greatly lowered the humidity levels & caused some fairly good daily temperature spreads. Most of the days had fairly scant cloudcover. Overall, a quite pleasant late-Winter week; perfect for doing just about any kind of outside work/yardwork (which I did). I'm starting to see some buds on a few local trees and more green grass is showing up in area lawns; along with more henbit and blooming jonquils/daffodils.
Overall Low-about 11:20PM-listed for the 28th (Morning Low of 63F/17.2C; temperature fell after cold front passed in late AM hours); Overall Low-around 11:15PM-listed for the 1st; Overall Low-around 11:40PM-listed for the 5th (Morning Low was 46F/7.7C).
Forecast for upcoming week--last full official week of Winter--calls for continued warmer-than-average temperatures, with good thundershower/shower chances starting by midweek and a cool-down afterwards.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE........HIGH.........LOW........RAIN
Mar...7..68F/20.0C...32F/0.0C...---
.........8..66F/18.8C...34F/1.1C...---
.........9..64F/17.7C...52F/11.1C..---
.......10..68F/20.0C...56F/13.3C..---
.......11..68F/20.0C...62F/16.6C..---
.......12..75F/23.8C...62F/16.6C..0.10"/2.5mm
.......13..68F/20.0C...62F/16.6C..---

For the week of Mar. 7-13: Mena's Avg. Max.: 61.1F/16.1C; Avg. Min.: 36.8F/2.6C

This past week--last full week of Winter--featured some very Spring-like temperatures and conditions. Shower activity on the 10th was due to a Warm Front meandering around to our North; hence we had solid cloud cover from the 9th onwards. The conditions were also sort of humid & muggy-feeling, accompanied by warm S winds. This time of year, though, such warm conditions do not last for very long. Heard "Spring Peeper" frogs (Pseudacris crucifer) on the evening of the 11th. More patches of green grass/henbit are showing up in area lawns, along with more blooming daffodils (they finally started blooming in my yard on the 9th) and more trees are budding. I really enjoy Springtime--when everything blooms & buds and "comes back to life".
Overall High-12:01AM-listed for the 13th.
Forecast for upcoming week calls for good shower chances early-week & midweek and a cool-down afterwards.
Most of the US returned to Daylight Saving Time yesterday (Sunday); on that day, Mena's sunrise was at 7:29AM with a 7:23PM sunset.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE........HIGH.........LOW............RAIN
Mar...14...63F/17.2C...44F/6.6C....0.80"/20.3mm
..........15...72F/22.2C...40F/4.4C....---
..........16...72F/22.2C...43F/6.1C....---
..........17...68F/20.0C...44F/6.6C....0.40"/10.1mm
..........18...46F/7.7C.....36F/2.2C.....---
..........19...62F/16.6C...40F/4.4C.....---
..........20...61F/16.1C...32F/0.0C.....---

For the week of Mar. 14-20: Mena's Avg. Max.: 62.7F/17.0C; Avg. Min.: 38.7F/3.7C

Daylight Saving Time here in the US began at 2AM on the 14th & Spring officially began here in the US/NH on the 20th.
Raintotals were the result of a couple Pacific cold fronts passing through--on the 14th & 17th (actually had a brief thundershower cell pass through [just after 12:30AM] ahead of the cold front--on the 17th--and then the thundershower line passed through around 8:15AM).
The temperature fell from late-morning on the 14th (Morning Low was 59F/15.0C; Overall Low was around 10:45PM) and the same happened on the 17th (Morning Low was 61F/16.1C and Overall Low was around 11:25PM) as the cold fronts came through. The 18th was very chilly, cloudy & damp, with very blustery N/NW/WNW winds--which caused the Wind-Chills to be sub-freezing at times. Really, a rather typical late-Winter/early-Spring week, with up-and-down temperature profile and a couple nice rain/thundershower events. Finally saw some redbud trees blooming on the 16th which means "Spring for sure" in my area.
Forecast for coming week calls for good thundershower chances on Monday & Wednesday, with similar temperatures.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's some weathernumbers for Winter (Dec. 21) 2020-(Mar. 19) 2021=89 Days in Mena, AR.:
Climatologically for Winter in Mena: Avg. Max.: 53.3F/11.8C; Avg. Min.: 30.6F/-0.7C

Winter 2020-2021:
Avg. Max.: 51.8F/11.0C
Avg. Min.: 32.1F/0.0C...Mean: 41.95F/5.5C
High Max.: 75F/23.8C--Mar. 12
Low Min.: -14F/-25.5C--Feb. 16
...High Min.: 62F/16.6C--Mar. 11, 12 & 13
...Low Max.: 14F/-10.0C--Feb. 15
45 Days, Min. 32F/0C or lower
8 Days, Max. 32F/0C or lower (29F/-1.6C on Feb. 11; 25F/-3.8C on Feb. 12; 25F/-3.8C on Feb. 13; 21F/-6.1C on Feb. 14; 14F/-10.0C on Feb. 15; 20F/-6.6C on Feb. 16; 22F/-5.5C on Feb. 17 & 29F/-1.6C on Feb. 18)
Coldest (Avg. Max.) Week: Week of Feb. 14-20: Avg. Max.: 27.7F/-2.3C (avg. min.: 6.8F/-14.0C)

Low Date Max. Temperature Records Broken in Winter:
17F/-8.3C--Feb. 14 (Broke 27F/-2.7C, set in 1909)
9F/-12.7C--Feb. 15 (Broke 26F/-3.3C, set in 2007)
20F/-6.6C--Feb. 16 (Broke 24F/-4.4C, set in 1900)
22F/-5.5C--Feb. 17 (Broke 27F/-2.7C, set in 1936)

Low Date Min. Temperature Records Broken in Winter:
0F/-17.7C--Feb. 15 (Broke 9F/-12.7C, set in 1905)
-14F/-25.5C--Feb. 16 (Broke 10F/-12.2C, set in 2007)
5F/-15.0C--Feb. 18 (Broke 9F/-12.7C, set in 1978)

22 Precipitation Days & 7 Thunderdays in Winter
Precip. for Winter: 12.75"/323.8mm (+1.90"/+48.2mm; 117% normal)
Official Precip. for Winter: 11.77"/298.9mm (+0.92"/+23.3mm; 108% normal)
SNOW: Tot.: 6"/15.2CM (1"/2.5CM on Feb. 14; 3.5"/8.8CM on Feb. 15 & 1.5"/3.8CM on Feb. 17). Snow Flurries on Feb. 6 & 16
Official Snow for Winter: 6.6"/16.7CM
Wettest Day: 2.50"/63.5mm--Dec. 31
Wettest Week: 4.60"/116.8mm--Week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2

High Date Rainfall Records Broken in Winter in Polk County:
BIG FORK 1SSE: Jan. 6: 2.47"/62.7mm (Broke 0.82"/20.8mm, set in 1988)
BOGG SPRINGS: Jan. 6: 2.62"/66.5mm (Broke 0.41"/10.4mm, set in 2016)
COVE: Jan. 6: 2.23"/56.6mm (Broke 1.15"/29.2mm, set in 1988)
MENA: Jan. 6: 2.08"/52.8mm (Broke 2.05"/52.0mm, set in 1891)
BIG FORK 1SSE: Feb. 28: 2.98"/75.6mm (Broke 2.77"/70.3mm, set in 2018)

High Date Snowfall Records Broken/Tied in Winter in Polk County:
MENA: Feb. 14: TRACE (Tied 2012 rec.)
MENA: Feb. 15: 4.49"/11.4CM (Broke 2.99"/7.5CM, set in 2004)
BIG FORK 1SSE: Feb. 16: 2.52"/6.4CM (Broke TRACE, set in 2015)
MENA: Feb. 17: 1.50"/3.8CM (Broke .39"/0.9CM, set in 1979)
BIG FORK 1SSE: Feb. 17: .71"/1.8CM (Broke .51"/1.2CM, set in 2006)

Watches/Warnings for Winter:
Flash Flood Watch: Dec. 30-31
Flash Flood Warning: Dec. 31
Winter Weather Advisory: Jan. 7 & Feb. 10-11
Wind Advisory: Jan. 15
Significant Weather Advisory: (thundershower cell with gusty winds & hail possible) Jan. 25
Winter Storm Watch: Feb. 14-15
Winter Storm Warning: Feb. 14-15 & 16-18
Wind Chill Advisory: Feb. 14-16
Dense Fog Advisory: Mornings of Feb. 27 & 28
Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Feb. 28
Tornado Watch: Mar. 17 (twice)

Very Happy I copped some good snowfall this Winter.
Kind Wishes--Stay Safe--Take Care--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE........HIGH...........LOW..........RAIN
Mar..21...66F/18.8C....42F/5.5C...---
........22...62F/16.6C....52F/11.1C..0.60"/15.2mm
........23...66F/18.8C....44F/6.6C....0.35"/8.8mm
........24...75F/23.8C....40F/4.4C....0.80"/20.3mm
........25...60F/15.5C....44F/6.6C....1.85"/46.9mm
........26...73F/22.7C....38F/3.3C....---
........27...76F/24.4C....43F/6.1C....---

For the week of Mar. 21-27: Mena's Avg. Max.: 64.3F/17.9C; Avg. Min.: 40.1F/4.5C

This first full week of Spring featured--for the most part--warm & pleasant afternoons, crisp mornings and ample rainfall. The weather-pattern is more active, as a string of Pacific Cold Fronts moved through--on the 23rd, 25th and (the rain missed my area) on the 27th. Most everything is blooming, budding & turning green now. Within the past week, I noticed that James' SuperSave Foods (grocery store near my house) has put their selection of potted flowers, hanging baskets and some (cold hardy) vegetable plants out front (outside). Late on the evening of the 24th--just after 7PM--I noticed a flock of geese flying overhead (to the West). Just a wonderful, beautiful & pleasant time of the year.
Overall Low-around 11:20PM-listed for the 23rd (Morning Low was 50F/10.0C); Overall Low-around 11:15PM-listed for the 25th (Morning Low was 51F/10.5C).
Forecast for the upcoming week calls for good thundershower chances early-week, with somewhat warmer-than-normal temperatures.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE......HIGH...........LOW..........RAIN
Mar...28...64F/17.7C...37F/2.7C....---
.........29...69F/20.5C...35F/1.6C....---
.........30...60F/15.5C...52F/11.1C..TRACE
.........31...60F/15.5C...38F/3.3C....0.10"/2.5mm
Apr.....1...58F/14.4C...32F/0.0C....---
...........2...63F/17.2C...30F/-1.1C..---
...........3...66F/18.8C...40F/4.4C...---

For the week of Mar. 28-Apr. 3: Mena's Avg. Max.: 65.7F/18.7C; Avg. Min.: 41.5F/5.2C

The light rainamount was from a weak Pacific cold frontal passage (late PM) on the 30th. Otherwise, the days were fairly pleasant with good amounts of sunshine. That cold front also ushered in some cooler air. We here usually have a cold-snap around Easter--some refer to this occurrence as a "Blackberry Winter" (other regions of the US have different names for this [such as a "Dogwood Winter"] i.e. in old days, farmers knew there was a threat of frost until the Blackberries, Dogwoods [etc.] bloomed and to not plant their crops until then). In our region, a warm-stretch after Summer is over, is referred to as an "Indian Summer".
The NFS (National Forest Service) was conducting some "controlled burns" in the nearby mountains during the mid-week. I guess the winds switched around, as on the 1st, the breezes blew quite a bit of the smoke through town and we had some fairly hazy skies (& smoke smell) during much of the day.
Overall Low-around 11:30PM-listed for the 28th (from the previous cold front, morning low was 47F/8.3C); Overall Low-around 11PM-listed for the 31st (morning low was 48F/8.8C).
Forecast for coming week calls for continued warm conditions with good thundershower chances by midweek.

A few posts ago, I neglected to mention: The 48 US State High Maximum on March 12th was 100F/37.7C at Rio Grande Village, TX. This is the first 100+F maximum in the US in 2021 (Day 71).

Today (Sunday), is the Easter/Resurrection Day holiday here in the US.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Here's some weathernumbers for March 2021 in Mena, AR.:

Climatologically for Mena in March: Avg. Max.: 62F/16.6C; Avg. Min.: 38F/3.3C
Highest March Max.: 90F/32.2C--Mar. 31, 1974
Lowest March Min.: 6F/-14.4C--Mar. 3, 1943

Mar. 2021:
Avg. Max.: 65.2F/18.4C
Avg. Min.: 41.9F/5.5C...Mean: 53.55F/11.9C
High Max.: 76F/24.4C--Mar. 27
Low Min.: 29F/-1.6C--Mar. 3 & 6
...High Min.: 62F/16.6C--Mar. 11, 12 & 13
...Low Min.: 46F/7.7C--Mar. 18
5 Days, Min. 32F/0C or lower

9 Raindays & 6 Thunderdays in March
Rain for Mar.: 5.10"/129.5mm (-0.20"/-5.0mm; 96% normal)
Rain for Year: 12.05"/306.0mm (+0.45"/+11.4mm; 103% normal)
Official Rain for Mar.: 3.87"/98.2mm (-1.43"/-36.3mm; 73% normal)
Official Rain for Year: 10.76"/273.3mm (-0.84"/-21.3mm; 92% normal)

Watches/Warnings for March:
Tornado Watch: Mar. 17 (twice)
Significant Weather Advisory: (Thunderstorm cell with penny-sized hail possible) Mar. 25

Wishing ALL A Very Blessed, Safe, Happy & Prosperous Month of April~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, Arkansas:

DATE......HIGH........LOW...........RAIN
Apr...4..69F/20.5C...39F/3.8C....---
.........5..75F/23.8C...55F/12.7C..---
.........6..74F/23.3C...59F/15.0C..---
.........7..71F/21.6C...51F/10.5C..0.60"/15.2mm
.........8..76F/24.4C...42F/5.5C....---
.........9..75F/23.8C...53F/11.6C..0.20"/5.0mm
.......10..62F/16.6C...46F/7.7C....---

For the week of Apr. 4-10: Mena's Avg. Max.: 67.7F/19.8C; Avg. Min.: 43.5F/6.3C

This past week featured typical Springlike warmth, some coolish mornings and a few thundershowers--courtesy of a couple Pacific cold frontal passages (on 7th & after an early PM Warm front on the 9th). The rain on the 7th--.60"/15.2mm--all fell between 2:05-2:25PM & the rather thin & unimpressive (on radar) thundershower line also featured a brief time of pea-to-marble sized hail. More severe weather (large hail & high & damaging winds were a real threat) was expected on the 9th--the Warm front came through around 1PM and only gave me 0.10"/2.5mm rain in a brief thundershower. Shortly afterwards, we had several hours of bright sunshine & humid warmth. This concerned me, as such warmth & humidity is likely to make the thunderstorms (with the trailing Pacific cold front) stronger. [Needless to say, I pray for JESUS' Protection on my area whenever severe weather is in the forecast]. The Pacific cold front came through just on 11PM & several bow-echoes (strong winds) were evident on the area doppler radar as the front approached....well, all I had was some brief gusty winds as the stormline hit, I had a further .10"/2.5mm rain (as the front passed quickly) & that was it. I did notice a couple bow-echoes on radar, just to the east of Mena, after the front passed through. We really don't often get rain twice in a day here & the Warm fronts & trailing Cold fronts aren't usually spaced that far apart. After the front, the humidity levels dropped & the 10th felt chilly, esp. with the strong & gusty NNW/WNW winds.
Overall Low-around 11:20PM-listed for the 7th (Morning Low was a balmy 63F/17.2C); Overall Low-around 11:35PM-listed for the 10th.
Forecast for upcoming week calls for early-week thundershowers, with downward-trending temperatures.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE.......HIGH...........LOW............RAIN
Apr...11..78F/25.5C...38F/3.3C.....---
.........12..81F/27.2C...50F/10.0C...---
.........13..74F/23.3C...54F/12.2C...---
.........14..59F/15.0C...49F/9.4C.....0.90"/22.8mm
.........15..67F/19.4C...47F/8.3C.....0.25"/6.3mm
.........16..51F/10.5C...48F/8.8C.....0.60"/15.2mm
.........17..52F/11.1C...46F/7.7C......---

For the week of Apr. 11-17: Mena's Avg. Max.: 70.0F/21.1C; Avg. Min.: 45.7F/7.6C

This past week featured early-week warmth with a chilly finish & some good thundershower activity.
A Pacific cold front passed by on the 14th, the showers extending into the 15th & more showers were caused by the vortex of Low-Pressure passing to our south on the 16th. The 16th & 17th felt especially cool with the dampness and a chilly Easterly breeze--compared to the early-week warmness.
Overall High-12:01AM-listed for the 14th (Daytime Maximum was 56F/13.3C around 1:30PM); The Maximum on the 16th was at 12:01AM and at the 6:44AM sunrise; the minimum was around 9:30AM and the temperature stayed around 50F/10C for the rest of the day).
Forecast for upcoming week calls for a bit cooler-than-normal temperatures with good shower chances later in the week. It's possible that we could be at freezing or below on the morning of the 20th, which likely will be our last freezing minimum until later in Autumn. Pollen is starting to become more prevalent and turning things into a greenish color.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, Ar.:

DATE.......HIGH.........LOW.........RAIN
Apr..18..62F/16.6C...35F/1.6C....---
........19..70F/21.1C...34F/1.1C....---
........20..61F/16.1C...36F/2.2C....---
........21..59F/15.0C...29F/-1.6C...---
........22..59F/15.0C...46F/7.7C....---
........23..60F/15.5C...50F/10.0C..1.10"/27.9mm
........24..65F/18.3C...50F/10.0C..0.50"/12.7mm

For the week of Apr. 18-24: Mena's Avg. Max.: 71.5F/21.9C; Avg. Min.: 48.0F/8.8C

(Sorry for the long delay in posting; I figured the minimum on the 21st was a Daily Record, and I was waiting on the US Records site to update, and it still hasn't yet!). The freezing morning low on the 21st is one of the latest-ever freezes here in Mena this deep into April (we've never had a below-freezing low here in May).
Quite a coolish past week, with crisp mornings & pleasant afternoons. A dry Canadian cold front passed through on the 20th, setting the stage for some unseasonable coolness. Rain at end of week was from a Warm front and the trailing Pacific cold front passed through late PM on the 23rd.
Overall Low-around 11:20PM-listed for the 20th (the Morning Low was 44F/6.6C); Overall Low-around 11:30PM-listed for the 24th.
Forecast for upcoming week calls for early-week seasonal warmth, followed by good thundershower chances by midweek.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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Hello Folks:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, Arkansas:

DATE........HIGH.........LOW.........RAIN
Apr..25...75F/23.8C...42F/5.5C....---
.......26...77F/25.0C...52F/11.1C...---
.......27...71F/21.6C...62F/16.6C...---
.......28...73F/22.7C...67F/19.4C...TRACE
.......29...70F/21.1C...61F/16.1C...2.05"/52.0mm
.......30...75F/23.8C...57F/13.8C...---
May...1..73F/22.7C...49F/9.4C.....---

For the week of Apr. 25-May 1: Mena's Avg. Max.: 73.3F/22.9C; Avg. Min.: 50.4F/10.2C

This past week featured mainly warmer-than-average temperatures (esp. minimums) and it was humid-feeling in the days leading up to the passage of the Pacific cold front (on the 29th). Otherwise, the week was fairly unremarkable.
Overall High-12:01AM & Overall Low-around 11:40PM-listed for the 29th (the Morning Low was 63F/17.2C & the Daytime High was 68F/20.0C-around 5PM).
Forecast for upcoming week calls for fair rainchances early-week with fairly warm temperatures.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's some weathernumbers for April 2021 in Mena, AR.:
Climatologically for Mena in April: Avg. Max.: 71F/21.6C; Avg. Min.: 46F/7.7C
Highest April Max.: 92F/33.3C--Apr. 18, 1987
Lowest April Min.: 22F/-5.5C--Apr. 4, 1987

Apr. 2021:
Avg. Max.: 67.6F/19.7C
Avg. Min.: 46.6F/8.1C...Mean: 57.1F/13.9C
High Max.: 81F/27.2C--Apr. 12
Low Min.: 29F/-1.6C--Apr. 21
...High Min.: 67F/19.4C--Apr. 28
...Low Max.: 51F/10.5C--Apr. 16
3 Days, Min. 32F/0C or lower

Date Low Max. Record Broken in April:
52F/11.1C--Apr. 16 (Broke 55F/12.7C, set in 1921)

8 Raindays & 6 Thunderdays in April
Rain for Apr.: 6.20"/157.4mm (+1.10"/+27.9mm; 121% normal)
Rain for Year: 18.25"/463.5mm (+1.55"/+39.3mm; 109% normal)
Official Rain for Apr.: 5.73"/145.5mm (+0.63"/+16.0mm; 112% normal)
Official Rain for Year: 16.49"/418.8mm (-0.21"/-5.3mm; 98% normal)
Pea-to-Marble sized hail on Apr. 7

Date High Rainfall Record Broken in Polk County in April:
BOGG SPRINGS: Apr. 29: 2.79"/70.8mm (Broke 1.63"/41.4mm, set in 2006)

Watches/Warnings in April:
Freeze Watch: Overnight Apr. 1/2 & 20/21
Freeze Warning: Mornings of Apr. 2 & 21
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Apr. 7 & 29
Tornado Watch: Apr. 7 & 28-29
Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Apr. 9-10
Significant Weather Advisory: (Thundershower line [Pacific cold front] with high winds) Apr. 9
Flash Flood Watch: Apr. 28-29

Wishing ALL A Very Blessed, Safe, Happy & Prosperous Month of May~~~Wet Snow :)
 

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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE.......HIGH.........LOW..........RAIN
May..2..66F/18.8C...60F/15.5C...0.95"/24.1mm
.........3..80F/26.6C...63F/17.2C...0.35"/8.8mm
.........4..67F/19.4C...50F/10.0C...0.20"/5.0mm
.........5..74F/23.3C...40F/4.4C.....---
.........6..77F/25.0C...44F/6.6C.....---
.........7..75F/23.8C...47F/8.3C.....---
.........8..77F/25.0C...59F/15.0C...---

For the week of May 2-8: Mena's Avg. Max.: 74.8F/26.0C; Avg. Min.: 52.5F/11.3C

This past week featured pleasant afternoons with lower humidities--from the 5th to the 7th--and ample rainfall. Vortex of Low-Pressure passing to our South, caused the showers on the 2nd & a Pacific cold front caused the rain on the 4th. This front greatly lowered the humidity levels, making for some crisp & cool mornings. It was windy (from the West) and more (pre-frontal) humid-feeling on the 8th. Most Thankfully, any severe weather missed my area.
Overall Low-around 11PM-listed for the 4th (Morning Low was 56F/13.3C).
Forecast for upcoming week calls for good shower chances early-week with chilly minimum temperatures, with temperatures warming as the week progresses.
Today--Sunday--is the Mothers' Day holiday here in the US. May GOD Richly Bless & Keep All The Wonderful Mothers!

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 
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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE.....HIGH..........LOW............RAIN
May...9..76F/24.4C...57F/13.8C...---
........10.*57F/13.8C...52F/11.1C...0.20"/5.0mm
........11.$54F/12.2C...51F/10.5C...1.00"/25.4mm
........12..61F/16.1C...51F/10.5C...---
........13..70F/21.1C...47F/8.3C.....---
........14..74F/23.3C...42F/5.5C.....---
........15..76F/24.4C...54F/12.2C...---

For the week of May 9-15: Mena's Avg. Max.: 76.2F/24.5C; Avg. Min.: 54.7F/12.6C
*=This is a new Rec. Low Max. for the Date (Broke 60F/15.5C, set in 1945)
$=This is a new Rec. Low Max. for the Date (Broke 55F/12.7C, set in 1954)

This past week featured some rainy, damp & unseasonably chilly days. A Pacific cold front passed through late-PM on the 9th & the vortex of Low-Pressure passed to our South on the 11th. Thankfully, the warmth and sunshine returned just before the weekend. Very chilly, foggy, rainy with little temperature movement on the 10th & 11th. Otherwise, the week was fairly typical and unremarkable.
Overall Low-abt. 11:30PM-listed for the 9th (the Morning Low was a humid 66F/18.8C); Overall High-12:01AM-listed for the 10th.
Forecast for upcoming week calls for seasonal temperatures with fairly good thundershowers through midweek.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE.......HIGH...........LOW............RAIN
May..16..75F/23.8C...65F/18.3C...0.70"/17.7mm
..........17..73F/22.7C...62F/16.6C...0.20"/5.0mm
..........18..75F/23.8C...64F/17.7C...1.10"/27.9mm
..........19..69F/20.5C...63F/17.2C...0.90"/22.8mm
..........20..72F/22.2C...65F/18.3C...0.55"/13.9mm
..........21..68F/20.0C...64F/17.7C...1.40"/35.5mm
..........22..78F/25.5C...66F/18.8C...TRACE

For the week of May 16-22: Mena's Avg. Max.: 77.8F/25.4C; Avg. Min.: 57.0F/13.8C

An excessively showery & cloudy week: although May is Mena's wettest average month in the year--6.40"/162.5mm is normal--such a stretch of prolonged rainy days are not that common here. The set-up for the excess wetness was one I've not seen very often: The backside circulation (clockwise here in the NH) around an area of strong High pressure (well to our East) was driving copious amounts of Gulf of Mexico moisture Northwards over my area of the US. By the weekend, this High pressure center retrograded to the West and shunted the moisture circulation to our West. Finally saw good amounts of sunshine on the 22nd.
The showers seemed "tropical" in nature; as there was no thunder/lightning with them and often, a brief but heavy shower would ensue and then be followed by a brief time of sunshine. The showers went from South to North over my area--not a usual direction to get hit with rain here.
Forecast for coming week calls for fairly warmer maximums and for fair chances for scattered/isolated thundershowers through the week.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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Hello Homer (& All):
Yes, I feel Very Blessed to live in an area of ample yearly rainfall. Mena is one of the wettest towns in Arkansas (54.50"/1,384.3mm annual average rainfall)--around 40 miles/64.4 kilometers (straight) to our Southeast is the small Pike County town of Glenwood, which--climatologically--is the wettest town in Arkansas, with an annual average of 55.44"/1,408.1mm rainfall.
Thanks to the ample rainfall, and the periodic "controlled burns" by the U S Forest Service in nearby areas (much of the county lies within the Ouachita [pron. Wash-e-taw] National Forest), the risk for forest fires/wildfires is kept really low (of course, some years are wetter/drier than others).
Another factor, besides our elevation & nearby mountains, is our longitude; as the average annual rainfall really starts to drop off in areas not far to our West.
I really couldn't imagine living in arid/desert places, I'm too used to seeing our Beautiful green grass, trees, and flowers.

Many Thanks To You (& All) For Your Interest & Input.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

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Hello Wonderful Friends:
Here's previous weeks' weather in Mena, AR.:

DATE..........HIGH..........LOW...........RAIN
May..23..81F/27.2C...62F/16.6C...---
..........24..76F/24.4C...61F/16.1C...---
..........25..73F/22.7C...63F/17.2C...3.15"/80.0mm
..........26..80F/26.6C...64F/17.7C...0.15"/3.8mm
..........27..82F/27.7C...65F/18.3C...1.30"/33.0mm
..........28..78F/25.5C...62F/16.6C...0.50"/12.7mm
..........29..73F/22.7C...55F/12.7C...---

For the week of May 23-29: Mena's Avg. Max.: 79.6F/26.4C; Avg. Min.: 59.3F/15.1C

The exceeding wet spell continued this past week; again, the cause was a very moist Southerly flow of copious amounts of Gulf of Mexico moisture; also, a Pacific cold front passed through very early AM on the 28th. I've now recorded in excess of 12"/304+mm rain at my house for the month of May (will be interesting to see the official rainfall totals). Thankfully, any severe weather missed my area and any flooding was mild and short-lived. Otherwise, the week was pleasantly warm & fairly unremarkable. I did notice that the pesky mosquitoes are finally buzzing around outside. During the past week, several counties in N parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Maine were either in a Freeze Warning or Frost Advisory--what a crazy Spring!
Today--Monday--is the Memorial Day holiday here in the US. The day (by law the last Monday in May) is where we are Thankful for the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in combat & remember them (also remembering their families & praying for them). The day also marks the traditional start of the Summer/Vacation season (as kids are out of school, another school year being recently ended).
Forecast for upcoming week calls for seasonal temperatures (a bit above normal for morning lows) and another week of fair to good thundershower chances.

Kind Wishes--Take Care--Stay Safe--GOD Bless~~~Wet Snow
 

Richard

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You hanging in there dude? Much nonsense on Memorial Day in your neck of the woods or were folk civilised?

(FYI, us folk down under adhere to UK spelling and dispense with Z in preference for S in words such as civilized.)
 
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zar

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FYI, us folk down under adhere to UK spelling and dispense with Z in preference for S in words such as civilized.)
Well done mate
Your patroniZing comment, from someone who may have needed to be part of a community, made him leave!!
BTW....seems to be standard fare....of what this site has become....??
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Well done mate
Your patroniZing comment, from someone who may have needed to be part of a community, made him leave!!
BTW....seems to be standard fare....of what this site has become....??
Member since 2004

ummm

Wet Snow was last active on the Forums June 3, which means he has yet to see my post. So I guess it's possible I've driven him away -- but the evidence is not yet in.

Plus, I've had enough occasional banter with wet snow to be somewhat surprised if he were to read my comment as patronising. My first sentence comes from a place of interest in his general wellbeing and the second is just making conversation.
 

Richard

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@Steve777 @zar

I've sent an email direct to Wet Snow.

It's possible he has been unable to log back on to the forums since the XF 2 upgrade (upgrade was June 5)

He has registered with a free email account for which I know we have a lot of trouble with our system emails getting outright rejected as spam. So any password resets may not have worked.

I'll let you all know if I hear from him.
 
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