Biggest Weather Events of the Past Decade.
Did you see the top 7 weather events of the decade? You can find them in previous blog posts.
7) Record breaking summer heat of 2011
6) 2012 summer heat and drought
5) Extreme cold and heavy snow February 2011
4) Historic Arkansas River flooding of 2019
3) Christmas 2012 snowstorm/blizzard
2) Mayflower/Vilonia tornado on April 27th, 2014
1) Albert Pike Recreation Area Flash Flood
Now onto the honorable mentions and they are in no particular order.
- MAY 3RD, 2013 NORTHWEST ARKANSAS SNOW
It was the latest snow ever observed in Arkansas. A few inches covered the ground just a month before summer started.
-MAY 30TH, 2013 TORNADO OUTBREAK.
14 tornadoes hit Arkansas mostly affecting central and western Arkansas. 1 person was killed and 5 were injured. Below is video of one of those tornadoes near Brady Mountain.
-APRIL 25TH, 2011 TORNADO OUTBREAK
This was the 1st Vilonia tornado of the decade and it was rated EF2. There were other big tornadoes that day. One was an EF3 and it hit near Hot Springs Village. 18 tornadoes that day killed 5 people and 59 were injured.
-JANUARY 9TH, 2011 SNOWSTORM
Out of my 20+ years in broadcast meteorology, this was probably the easiest snow to forecast. The model agreement was incredible for several days making an easy forecast. We were even able to time the moment the snow would start in Little Rock that Sunday afternoon. Right at 2PM, the flakes flew! Little Rock ended up with 5.6''.
-RECORD RAIN FROM HURRICANE BARRY JULY 16TH, 2019
We all know remnant moisture from a tropical system can easily bring flooding rainfall. Barry left its mark on southwest Arkansas. Dierks received 16.59'' which is a state record from a tropical system.