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Area forecast discussion...updated for aviation 
National Weather Service Little Rock Arkansas
540 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014

Aviation...
windy conditions are in the forecast today. West winds at 12 to 18
miles per hour are expected...with gusts from 20 to 28 miles per hour. There will be a
few cumulus clouds forming around 4000 feet in northern Arkansas.
Otherwise...it will be mostly clear. VFR conditions will continue
tonight...with west/northwest winds at 4 to 8 miles per hour. (46)
&&

Short term...today through Thursday night
a strong upper low pressure system is over the Midwest and
Mississippi River valley and upper high pressure system is located
just off the West Coast. This upper low will move off to the
northeast today and another upper trough will move through the
plains Tuesday. This trough will reach the East Coast Wednesday
night and high pressure will build over the western U.S. Through
Thursday.

High pressure will build over the area today. A strong pressure
gradient will produce strong west and northwest winds. Gusts to
around 30 miles per hour are expected today. A lake Wind Advisory is in effect
through this afternoon. The gradient should relax some during the
afternoon...and allow winds to slowly decrease. Highs today will be
in the lower 50s to lower 60s...with decreasing clouds. Lows tonight
will be in the upper 20s to middle 30s.

The rest of the short term will remain dry. A surface low moves just
northeast of Arkansas Wednesday with a trailing cold front and
increased cloud cover. No rain is expected at this time.
Temperatures through the end of the period will be close to normal.

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Long term...Friday through Sunday
quick shot of cool air around Thanksgiving will be followed quickly
by a warming trend. A northwest wind flow aloft will become more
west/southwest with time. At the surface...Canadian high pressure
will head toward the middle-Atlantic coast. This will result in a
southerly flow locally. Temperatures will climb above normal through
much of the period.

On Sunday...a cold front will sag into the region from the
north. Moisture will be limited...but there will be more clouds and
isolated to scattered showers.

It appears temperatures will briefly return to more normal levels
behind the front before warming up again.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Batesville Arkansas 52 31 50 31 / 10 0 0 0
Camden Arkansas 60 34 59 35 / 10 0 0 0
Harrison Arkansas 50 28 48 31 / 10 0 0 0
Hot Springs Arkansas 58 33 56 33 / 10 0 0 0
Little Rock Arkansas 57 33 55 33 / 10 0 0 0
Monticello Arkansas 60 35 58 35 / 10 0 0 0
Mount Ida Arkansas 58 32 55 33 / 10 0 0 0
Mountain Home Arkansas 50 28 47 31 / 10 0 0 0
Newport Arkansas 54 32 50 32 / 10 0 0 0
Pine Bluff Arkansas 59 35 56 34 / 10 0 0 0
Russellville Arkansas 55 30 53 32 / 10 0 0 0
Searcy Arkansas 56 32 52 32 / 10 0 0 0
Stuttgart Arkansas 57 34 54 33 / 10 0 0 0
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Lzk watches/warnings/advisories...
lake Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for Arkansas-
Baxter-Boone-Bradley-Calhoun-Clark-Cleburne-Cleveland-Conway-
Dallas-Desha-Drew-Faulkner-Fulton-Garland-Grant-Hot Spring-
Independence-Izard-Jackson-Jefferson-Johnson-Lincoln-Logan-
Lonoke-Marion-Monroe-Montgomery-Newton-Ouachita-Perry-Pike-Polk-
Pope-prairie-Pulaski-Saline-Scott-Searcy-sharp-stone-Van Buren-
white-Woodruff-Yell.

&&

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Short term...51 / long term...46

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