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925 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

It was another mostly clear day in the natural state today. Gusty 
southerly winds kept temperatures warm today, with readings topping 
out in the 50s and 60s. The increased winds and dry ground allowed 
for blowing dust in portions of the northeast late this morning and 
into the afternoon. By mid-evening, the winds had diminished, and 
temperatures had fallen into the mid 30s to mid 50s as a cold front 
was moving across the state. 

Look for the front to clear the state overnight, with winds 
diminishing, and low temperatures ranging from the mid 20s to near 
40 degrees. 

With lack of significant rainfall over the last 30 days, vegetation 
around the state is very dry. As a result, all of the state is under 
a High Fire danger.

Dry weather will persist through the remainder of the work week with 
rain chances returning to the forecast Saturday night and continuing 
into Sunday. It does not appear that this storm will be a "drought 
buster," but some locations in the southeast part of the state could 
see as much as an inch of rain.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BAXTER County
900 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017

BATESVILLE     CLEAR     49  27  42 W9        29.84R                  
FLIPPIN        CLEAR     53  26  35 W8        29.85R                  
MTN HOME       CLEAR     50  29  44 VRB5      29.83R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 900pm CST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 50 degrees north, near 48 degrees central, and near 48 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. Winds are variable at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph 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 53 degrees at Monticello and Flippin. The lowest temperature is 28 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 BAXTER County,AR

500 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Warmer temperatures and lower humidities are expected today ahead of 
a cold front moving through the state. This will increase the fire 
danger once again. The strongest winds will be in the east and the 
lowest humidities will be in the west. Humidity levels will fall to 
the mid 20s to lower 30s. Near Red Flag conditions may be seen today 
   and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged  as most of the 
state is now under a burn ban. A Lake wind Advisory is in effect for 
many of the eastern counties where winds will gust to 35 mph. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday Through Tuesday

Overall the wildfire danger over Arkansas will remain high due to 
the extended period of low rainfall. Outdoor burning is strongly 
discouraged  and most of the state is now under a burn ban. 

Rain chances do return Saturday night into Sunday morning  but 
mainly light to moderate rain is expected. Until widespread 
significant rainfall is observed  expect the wild fire danger to 
remain at high levels given the severe to extreme drought currently 
in place.

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Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BAXTER County, Arkansas
1000 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

Partly cloudy. Lows 29 to 34. Northwest winds 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 mph in the evening
becoming light and variable after midnight.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 5 mph in the morning
increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows around 30. Southwest winds 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Showers likely. Lows in the upper 30s. The chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Showers likely. Highs in the lower 50s. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
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....  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

Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

Declination -23.210000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 08:08 EST Set 17:59 EST
Transit Meridian 13:03 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:41 EST Ends 18:26 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

A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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