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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
859 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

Only a few high clouds were noted across portions of the Natural 
State this Friday...with a mostly sunny sky observed. Highs warmed 
into the mid 40s to mid 50s. Late this evening...a mostly clear sky 
was continuing...with temperatures dropping down into the 30s to 
around 40. Expect lows to drop down into the mid 20s to mid 
30s...under a mostly clear sky. 

The high pressure system will remain in control over the Mid South 
through much of Saturday...with dry conditions prevailing. Heading 
into Saturday night and Sunday...a storm system will arrive from the 
southwest with clouds returning...along with increasing rain chances.

Rainfall totals from a half inch to an inch and a half are expected 
from central into southern Arkansas...with quarter to half inch 
amounts farther north.

Looking ahead...chances of rain will linger southeast of Little Rock 
Monday and Monday night. A weak cold front will cross the region by 
Tuesday...with dry weather returning through at least Thursday. A 
stronger cold front will surge through Arkansas Thursday night...and 
may trigger isolated to scattered showers. Colder air and below 
average temperatures will follow the front.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ASHLEY County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 300am CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 29 degrees central, and near 28 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 38 degrees at Monticello. The lowest temperature is 24 degrees at Mount Ida.


Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For ASHLEY County,AR

402 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

A severe storm or two could be possible on Sunday mainly in the
southern portions of the region along and south of the US 84 
corridor. The main threat with any storms on Sunday will be 
damaging straightline winds.

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 SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT  
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region Sunday 
through Sunday night.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ASHLEY County, Arkansas
1144 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Temperatures nearly steady around 30. South winds around 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Slight chance of showers in the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Cloudy, warmer. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight. The chance of rain 90 percent.

SUNDAY
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of rain 40 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

FRIDAY
Showers likely. Cloudy, cooler. Highs in the mid 50s. The chance of rain 70 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                             ARKANSAS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 21-25    DEC 23-29    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:10 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:43 EST Ends 18:27 EST

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy


Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky