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Cold Weather in Early April, 2007
 
The pattern on 04/08/2007 featured Arctic high pressure ("H") nearing Arkansas from the northwest with below normal temperatures. A northwest wind flow developed over the region in early April. Arctic high pressure slowly built toward Arkansas, with below freezing temperatures across northern sections of the state during the early morning hours of the 5th through the 9th. Readings reached the freezing mark into central and parts of southern Arkansas early on the 7th/8th.
In the picture: The pattern on 04/08/2007 featured Arctic high pressure ("H") nearing Arkansas from the northwest with below normal temperatures. 

 

Low temperatures on 04/08/2007 (in deg F).
In the picture: Low temperatures on 04/08/2007 (in deg F).
Hours below freezing late on 04/07/2007 and early on  04/08/2007.
In the picture: Hours below freezing late on 04/07/2007 and early on  04/08/2007.
 
In some areas, this was the coldest air ever felt in April. In Little Rock (Pulaski County), the temperature reached 28 degrees on the 8th. This tied the all-time record low for the month last set on April 7, 1971. The 8th was the coldest morning, with much of the state in the 10s and 20s...and below freezing for more than six hours.

 

All-Time April Records Set on the 8th
Site Record Low (Previous Record)
Batesville 23T (23 on 04/11/1973*)
Calico Rock 17 (19 on 04/11/1989*)
Fayetteville 17 (18 on 04/05/1920)
Gilbert 16 (18 on 04/11/1989*)
Hot Springs 24 (26 on 04/11/1989*)
Little Rock 28T (28 on 04/07/1971*)
 North Little Rock 30T (30 on 04/07/2007*)
Note: "T" means record was tied. "*" means record occurred in previous years.  

 

These well below normal temperatures came on the heels of a much warmer than normal March...which kicked off the growing season a little early. This made it especially stressful to outdoor vegetation. Departure from normal temperatures at Little Rock (Pulaski County) through the first week of April, 2007.
In the picture: Departure from normal temperatures at Little Rock (Pulaski County) through the first week of April, 2007.

 

The satellite showed clouds in southern Arkansas surrounding a storm system in Texas during the morning of 04/07/2007. It could have been colder if not for some high clouds building over the state from the southwest. The clouds acted as a blanket, and kept readings up a few degrees...especially in southern sections of the state. The clouds surrounded a storm system, with thicker clouds and snow in parts of Texas on the 7th/early on the 8th.
In the picture: The satellite showed clouds in southern Arkansas surrounding a storm system in Texas during the morning of 04/07/2007.

 

While this round of subfreezing air came a little later than usual, there have been later freezes in the past. In Little Rock (Pulaski County), the latest freeze occurred on April 19th (of 1983)...with parts of the north experiencing a freeze as late as mid-May.

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