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Severe Storms/Cooler Air Coming on September 11-12, 2013
 

It was hot in early September in the days leading up to the 10th. Temperatures were well into the 90s to around 100 degrees.

 

High Temperatures (September 7-10, 2013)
Site 7th 8th 9th 10th
Fayetteville (NW AR) 95° 95° 95° 95°
Harrison (NC AR) 93° 95° 94° 94°
Jonesboro (NE AR) 95° 100° 99° 101°
Fort Smith (WC AR) 99° 99° 99° 98°
Little Rock (C AR) 99° 101° 100° 98°
West Memphis (EC AR) 94° 97° 95° 97°
Texarkana (SW AR) 99° 99° 98° 97°
El Dorado (SC AR) 98° 98° 98° 97°
Pine Bluff (SE AR) 99° 100° 100° 98°

 

The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed hit and miss thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front at 358 pm CDT on 09/11/2013.

On the 11th, a cold front pushed toward Arkansas from the north. Ahead of the front, scattered thunderstorms popped up during the afternoon.

In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed hit and miss thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front at 358 pm CDT on 09/11/2013.

 

A few of the storms became severe. Damaging straight-line winds (microbursts) pushed trees onto power lines a few miles north of Russellville (Pope County). Around Danville (Yell County), more trees were pushed over, with part of a roof removed from a house. Storms on radar were readily visible on satellite at 345 pm CDT on 09/11/2013.
In the picture: Storms on radar were readily visible on satellite at 345 pm CDT on 09/11/2013.

 

The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a downburst signature just northeast of Bryant (Saline County) between 415 pm and 430 pm CDT on 09/12/2013.
The front arrived on the 12th, and storms flared up again. Quarter size hail was reported at Alexander (Pulaski County). Near town, a truck was apparently struck by lightning along Interstate 30. The same storm downed trees at Bryant (Saline County) as it collapsed.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a downburst signature just northeast of Bryant (Saline County) between 415 pm and 430 pm CDT on 09/12/2013. Winds from a severe storm hit the ground and spread out, with green colors (winds toward the radar) and red colors (winds away from the radar) moving in opposite directions.

 

Much cooler air followed the front, with high temperatures in the 70s/80s by the 14th. Clockwise flow around high pressure ("H") in Texas drove a cold front toward the Gulf Coast on 09/14/2013.
In the picture: Clockwise flow around high pressure ("H") in Texas drove a cold front toward the Gulf Coast on 09/14/2013. It felt more like fall behind the front.

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on September 11-12, 2013 (in red).
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There were scattered severe storms in central and western Arkansas on September 11th and 12th, 2013. For a look at some reports, click here.
 
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on September 11-12, 2013 (in red).

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