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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS FAYETTEVILLE MOCLDY 75 72 90 S5 30.04S 6HR MIN TEMP: 73; 6HR MAX TEMP: 77; 6HR PCP: 0.04; FORT SMITH PTCLDY 80 74 81 CALM 30.00S HX 85 6HR MIN TEMP: 79; 6HR MAX TEMP: 84; HARRISON CLOUDY 75 68 78 NW5 30.04R 6HR MIN TEMP: 70; 6HR MAX TEMP: 75; BENTONVILLE CLOUDY 76 71 85 S5 30.06R 6HR MIN TEMP: 75; 6HR MAX TEMP: 76; ROGERS CLOUDY 77 72 84 S8 30.05S 6HR MIN TEMP: 75; 6HR MAX TEMP: 77; 6HR PCP: TRACE; SILOAM SPGS CLOUDY 76 70 82 S3 30.04S 6HR MIN TEMP: 75; 6HR MAX TEMP: 78; HIGHFILL CLOUDY 76 70 82 S3 30.05R 6HR MIN TEMP: 74; 6HR MAX TEMP: 77; SPRINGDALE MOCLDY 75 73 94 S6 30.06S
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 700am CDT, Monday July 16, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 74 degrees north, near 75 degrees central, and near 76 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 80 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at Mount Ida.
NOWCAST For BENTON County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 640 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018
.NOW... At 6:40 AM...Doppler radars detected scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across portions of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. This activity was moving off to the east at around 10 mph. Through 8:15 AM...Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue across the area, generally along and south of highway 412 and north of highway 270. The stronger storms will be capable of producing a period of moderate to heavy rainfall, brief gusty winds and dangerous cloud to ground lightning.
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BENTON County,AR
453 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018 DAY ONE Today and Tonight. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. RISKLimited. AREA Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. ONSET Mainly Afternoon. HEAVY RAIN. RISK Limited. AREA Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. ONSET Ongoing. DANGEROUS HEAT. RISK Significant. AREA Eastern Oklahoma and West Central Arkansas. ONSET Afternoon. DISCUSSION Scattered thunderstorms will continue through early this morning across northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Severe weather is not expected. Additional thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon, and these storms will have a very limited threat of damaging wind gusts. The chance of storms will continue through tonight, with highest chances remaining across northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Any overnight storms are not expected to be severe. Isolated locations may see heavy rainfall as well. Hot and humid conditions will persist today across much of eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas, with afternoon heat index values of 105 to 109 degrees. SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT Local Spotter Activation is not anticipated due to the isolated and brief nature of any severe weather today. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Tuesday through Sunday. TUESDAY through WEDNESDAY Thunderstorm Potential Dangerous Heat Potential. THURSDAY through SUNDAY Dangerous Heat Potential. EXTENDED DISCUSSION The pattern will remain unsettled into mid week, with thunderstorm chances continuing through Wednesday. There will be a continued threat for strong downburst winds with the strongest afternoon storms. Hot and humid conditions will continue this week, likely increasing late in the week as the upper level ridge builds into the area. weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.
7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, Arkansas
401 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 21-25 JUL 23-29 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Above Above Precipitation: Below 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
Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 21.190000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 07:08 EDT Set 21:22 EDT Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 21:49 EDT 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
//////////////////////// JULY 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1920... A severe hailstorm over parts of Antelope and Boone counties in Nebraska stripped trees of bark and foliage, ruined roofs, and broke nearly every window facing north. (The Weather Channel) ...1946... The temperature at Medford OR soared to an all-time high of 115 degrees to begin a two week heat wave. During that Oregon heat wave the mercury hit 100 degrees at Sexton Summit for the only time in forty years of records. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) ...1975... An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson AZ with gale force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes. A thirteen year old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before being rescued. (The Weather Channel) ...1979... An intense thunderstorm dropped as much as 7 inches of rain in a three hour period over portions of southeastern pike county. two residents lost their lives as the car they were in was washed off the road. a young boy also died while being evacuated from his home. forty businesses and 2560 homes were affected...amounting to 7 million dollars in damage. (NWS JKL) ...1987... Showers and thundestorms in the southwestern U.S. ended a record string of thirty-nine consecutive days of 100 degree heat at Tucson AZ. A thunderstorm at Bullhead City AZ produced wind gusts to 70 mph reducing the visibility to near zero in blowing dust. Southerly winds gusting to 40 mph pushed temperature readings above 100 degrees in the Northern Plains. Rapid City SD reported a record high of 106 degrees, following a record low of 39 degrees just three days earlier. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thirty-seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 96 degrees at Bluefield WV and 104 degrees at Charleston WV were all-time records, and afternoon highs of 98 degrees at Binghamton NY, 99 degrees at Elkins WV, and 103 degrees at Pittsburgh PA, tied all-time records. Highs of 104 degrees at Baltimore MD and 105 degrees at Parkersburg WV were records for July, and Beckley WV equalled their record for July with a high of 94 degrees. Martinsburg WV was the hot spot in the nation with a reading of 107 degrees. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms raked the northeastern U.S. with large hail and damaging winds. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms developing along a stationary front drenched the Middle Atlantic Coast States with heavy rain, causing flooding in some areas. More than five inches of rain was reported near Madison VA and Ferncliff VA. Hot weather prevailed in Texas. San Angelo reported a record high of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky