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Major windmaker moving in for the week

Major windmaker moving in for the week

Severe storms threat: zero

October 24, 2010|Dave Snider | Meteorologist

Mild and breezy
MONDAYUpper 70s

Very windy at times; gusts over 30 mph

TUESDAYMid 60sMorning rains, then breezy and cooler
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Sat/Rad for the regionSEVERE WEATHER BUST
Severe weather steered clear of the Ozarks this weekend.  Can't say that I'm dissapointed, but it would have been nice to wet the earth a bit.  Storms set up in Southern Arkansas and have been rotating this afternoon and evening.  In fact, Little Rock experienced strong wind gusts and large hail... which were the main severe weather threats we mentioned.

The setup zone remained to the South of the Ozarks this afternoon and evening.  I don't anticipate any issues for the region other than a few rogue showers ahead of the cold front moving through.  A few storms may flirt with North-Central Arkansas, but for now... the trajectory seems to be a miss.

Warm winds for MondayA major windmaker is moving ashore in the Pacific Nortwest.  Thankfully, the core of this powerful low will not come close to the Ozarks... but we'll hear about it in the news reels this week.  

If you were watching the 5 p.m. newscast, you saw me scour my brain bins for a tune from Gordon Lightfood about a major early-season winter storm on the Great Lakes.  You'll recall the infamous wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior in 1975.  A storm such as the one moving ashore tonight is one that could wreak havoc on the Northern Rockies, Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes this week with strong, sraight-line, non-thunderstorm Major wind maker moving into the USwinds.  

In the Ozarks, gusty winds will continue through Tuesday morning as Southerly winds roar through the region.  Don't be shocked to experience wind gusts over 30 miles-per-hour Monday.  

Gusty winds return late week and again Saturday.


Showers, maybe a storm, early TuesdayQUICK SHOWER BURST, THEN DRY MIDWEEK
One more cold front will blast through the Ozarks Monday night to Tuesday morning.  As it does, one more brief opportunity for rain will be seen in the region... then back to dry and cooler weather for the Midweek.

Lows will drop into the 30s by Friday morning before a weekend warmup (with big wind) returns.

Enjoy your week,

Dave Snider
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