Garrett’s Blog: Everything Autumn

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The first day of Fall is underway with temperatures still in the low 90ºs this afternoon; however, change will arrive this weekend with temperatures falling on Sunday along with locally heavy rainfall.


This is the trough which will eventually dig across the central and southern plains with a large area of rain along and ahead of the front.


The heaviest rain will fall across Oklahoma but accumulated rain totals in Arkansas could be in the 1-2″ range. The slow moving nature of the front will cause some heavy downpours in spots which could lead to some isolated areas of flash flooding.


The rain will be good for those of you suffering from Allergies which are very high across our area this week.


Looking back at the summer months, NW Arkansas “officially” missed the 100º mark this year with Fort Smith hitting 103º twice.


Daylight will be fading fast in the coming months with around 12hours of daylight and darkness now. By December, we’ll have just over 9 hours of daylight and much earlier sunsets.


We Fall-Back an hour on November 6th for Daylight Saving Time. This is two days before the General Election.


Fall color should peak towards the end of the month and early November. It tends to start at northern latitudes and then spread to the south, so expect it across the Ozarks before the Ouachitas.