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Turning Much Colder on November 12, 2013
 
Winter came early heading into mid-November. A powerful cold front swept southward from Canada, and arrived in Arkansas late on the 11th. Winds shifted to the north and northeast after the front went through, with gusts approaching 40 mph in the eastern half of the state.
In the pictures: Temperatures were in the 60s to around 70 degrees ahead of a cold front at 100 pm CST on 11/11/2013. Following the front, readings were 20 to 30 degrees cooler in most areas twenty four hours later.

 

Preceding the front, high temperatures on the 11th were in the 60s/70s. Readings by 100 pm CST on the 12th ranged from 36 degrees at Rogers (Benton County) to 55 degrees at Texarkana (Miller County).

 

A cross section of the atmosphere from Springfield, MO to Little Rock, AR showed much colder air filtering into the region from the north at 700 am CST on 11/12/2013.
In the picture: A cross section of the atmosphere from Springfield, MO to Little Rock, AR showed much colder air filtering into the region from the north at 700 am CST on 11/12/2013. Moisture surrounding a passing cold front was very shallow (only extending halfway through the cross section), so any precipitation was spotty and light. Toward the north end of the cross section, there was a chance of a brief light wintry mix (sleet/flurries) given subfreezing temperatures aloft. Note: Temperatures are dashed yellow lines (in degrees C). The cross section goes from the ground to 5 kilometers (roughly 16,400 feet).
 

Moisture surrounding the front was limited, and any precipitation was patchy and light. There was nothing more than a snow flurry or a brief period of sleet early on the 12th in the northern counties.

Low temperatures by dawn on the 13th were subfreezing statewide, with readings generally in the mid teens to upper 20s.

 

The mercury plummeted to 15 degrees at Gilbert (Searcy County), with 16 degrees at Evening Shade (Sharp County), Lead Hill (Boone County) and Mammoth Spring (Fulton County), and 17 degrees at Mountain View (Stone County). Low temperatures as of 600 am CST (since midnight CST) on 11/13/2013.
In the picture: Low temperatures as of 600 am CST (since midnight CST) on 11/13/2013.

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