A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS 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 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 discouragedas 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. Spotter Information Statement Spotter activation will not be needed.
7-Day Forecast For BAXTER County, Arkansas
1000 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY DEC 19-23 DEC 21-27 DEC DEC-FEB ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Below Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Below Below .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN 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
DECEMBER 13TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1915... A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for western New England. (The Weather Channel) ...1962... 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 December. ...1987... 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) ...1988... 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 Data) ...1989... 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)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky