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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1115 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

On Sunday, hot and muggy conditions prevailed across much of 
Arkansas, with morning lows mostly in the 70s, while afternoon highs 
reached the 90s, with a few locations topping out at 100 degrees. A 
heat advisory was in effect for much of central and southern 
Arkansas. Little Rock reached 101 degrees. Sunday afternoon to 
evening, scattered showers and thunderstorms developed over much of 
northern and central Arkansas. Strong gusty winds, dangerous 
lightning and some heavy rain was reported. The storms gradually 
weakened Sunday night. Lows Monday morning will be from the mid 60s 
to mid 70s.

Weather for the coming week will continue to see above normal 
temperatures, and some rain chances, mainly during the heat of the 
day.  

The hot and humid weather will stay with us, and remember to drink 
plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room if possible, stay 
out of the sun, and check up on relatives, neighbors and pets. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
700 AM CDT MON JUL 16 2018


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


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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BENTON County,AR

453 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK  Limited.
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.

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7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, Arkansas
401 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

TODAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Light winds. Heat index readings 100 to 107 in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Light winds. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Heat index readings 100 to 103 in the evening.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Light winds. Heat index readings 100 to 105 in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Light winds becoming southeast around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.

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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 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

Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year

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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

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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