Skip to comments.Record Setting Cold Snap (First ever recorded May snowfall in Arkansas!)
Posted on 05/03/2013 8:16:16 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
Update: High temperature in Little Rock has hit 52.
The incredibly late season cold snap is breaking numerous records for Arkansas. Nearly 5 inches of snow was reported in some spots in Northwest Arkansas this morning marking the first ever officially recorded snowfall in the State in the month of May.
Cold temperature records are also falling. Little Rock set numerous records today including:
- Tied the record low for the day of 41, set in 1929
- High of 52 tied the record minimum high temperature for the Month. The previous record was 52 set on May 2 1994.
- Average temperature for the day of 47 is the 2nd coldest average daily temperature for the Month. The record is 46.5 set on May 2 1994
More record cold is expected for tomorrow as temperatures drop into the 30s overnight. The record low temperature for the month of May in Little Rock is 39 degrees, set on May 1 1903. The forecast low temperature for Little Rock tonight is 38.
I take it AlGore visited? v Global warming seems to follow him everywhere. God apparently has a wicked sense of humor ;)
My daughter’s school had the day off today because they hadn’t yet used any of the snow days they’d alloted for the year. Irony!
Its been in the 70s and 80s here in Southern Michigan. Still getting snow 4 or 5 hundred miles away in the UP.
We had three inches of snow here in NW Arkansas. It isn’t the first time we had cold weather this late but is the first time snow fell.
In the early 1970s there was a heat wave in early May. Then in 1978 it was in the 40s on May 1.
A few years later we had frost kill my garden on May 19.
Then about 2006 it was the coolest summer anyone can remember.
People in my office were freezing. Had to explain t them that it is called spring.
Here in eastern California, we had a low of 34 this morning and a high of 82 this afternoon.
Twenty seven degrees with ice and then snow here in Springfield, MO. Snow on the ground here tonight. Amazing weather to be sure!
(He brings a whole new meaning to "Old Man Winter.")
A nice big high pressure system has been sitting over central PA. 30s-40s at night, and 60s during the day. Everything is turning green with a nearly cloud free blue sky for most of the week and expecting more of the same until Tuesday. It is called spring, and the old adage of not planting your garden until Mother’s Day seems to make sense this year.
In Orange County, Calif., it was in the 90’s today.
Snowed here in KC yesterday and all last night. It was very cold and rainy (with a few flakes) today.
Ya know, when I was a child they used to say, “If you don’t like the weather in Kansas City, just hang around, it will change.”
Check out the cold headlines here.
I love it when a FReeper makes up a creative name for a new phenomenon!
Warm globally, cool locally!
That would break the record for the latest snow fall that was set yesterday (Friday) which broke the old record which was set in 1929.
It’s 43.3 degrees and raining,(1.2 inches in past 10 hours), in central Alabama. Brometeric pressure 29.27 inches of mercury. It’s dark too. Maybe the sun has died.
Might just be a two year winter in Alaska. Still have not seen a day over 50 degrees and its May.
Forecast today is rain and snow.
I am getting a bad feeling about this, that some people know much more than they are letting on, like maybe it will get much worse?
No summer? Sure it is triple digits in some places but what if we stay 15 degrees cooler all summer?
and the gov and news media have been telling us that there is global warming since 1979.
democrats to Americans:
keep working to pay for more government funded global warming studies, give up your SUVS and 100 watt lightbulbs( which they've already banned) all for a hoax that is meant to grow gov and enslave us
I’m searching for a black market plasma TV, they are really nice for heating a room in the winter, also real light bulbs, the ones that actually get hot.
Thats our problem, all this green tech has done is to cool our homes down with cold light, cold Tvs.
Well, They do say That “Hell will freeze over when....” Looks like they were right. LOL
We had that weather yesterday. Woke up to FROST on the ground in SOUTH MISSISSIPPI this morning. Low of 36 in Jackson but a degree or so colder in the country just south of there. I’d set out some potato vine about a month ago when it started to warm up after Easter and it looks really really bad this morning.
Beware tonights low temp if you have warm weather stuff already set out.
I’ve been watching the Tripod on the Nenana. They’re still saying breakup at least 2 weeks away. Which would put it within reach of latest breakup since they started keeping track in 1917.
The Tanana river ice is 36.7 inches thick as May 2nd, 2013
The ice is still solid from bank to bank, no visable signs of water. The temperatures have been in the mid to lower 30’s from Wednesday April 23rd thru Thursday May 2nd during the day, and dropping down to the mid 20’s in the evenings. The temperatures are supposed to remain about the same for the next couple of days. The 5 day forecast for the Nenana area is to remain the same thru Tuesday May 7th, then warming up to the low 40’s and the lower 50’s by next Wednesday. Ice measurements are taken Mondays & Thursdays. We will continue to take ice measurements until it is no longer safe to go out on the ice.
We will continue to update this link as changes occur to the ice.
59.2 right now but supposed to dip down tonight.