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Weather Summary for Arkansas 
National Weather Service Little Rock AR 
526 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Showers and thunderstorms affected various parts of Arkansas 
during the overnight hours as a storm system approached the state 
from Oklahoma. Pre-dawn temperatures ranged from the mid 40s to 
mid 50s. 

The storm system in Oklahoma will sweep across Arkansas today.
Showers and thunderstorms will be possible, with the highest rain
chances over the northern half of the state, and primarily before
noon. A few strong storms are possible early, with any strong
storm capable of producing hail. However, the overall threat of
hazardous weather remains low. High temperatures today will range
from the lower 60s in the far north to the lower 80s in the south. 

Clouds will decrease some this afternoon, as drier air moves in 
behind the system. However, this will be short-lived as an upper
level system moves through northern Arkansas, and keeps small rain
chances in the forecast tonight and into Tuesday. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
100 PM CDT MON MAR 19 2018

FAYETTEVILLE   PTSUNNY   60  42  51 W18G25    29.53R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  53; 6HR MAX TEMP:  63;                                

FORT SMITH     MOSUNNY   67  39  35 W23G32    29.57R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  51; 6HR MAX TEMP:  67;                                

HARRISON       MOSUNNY   65  39  38 W13       29.49F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  47; 6HR MAX TEMP:  65;                                

BENTONVILLE    CLOUDY    57  43  59 W20G26    29.55R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  54; 6HR MAX TEMP:  60;                                

ROGERS         CLOUDY    59  42  53 W17G29    29.53R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  52; 6HR MAX TEMP:  61; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

SILOAM SPGS    CLOUDY    55  44  66 W21G30    29.56R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  52; 6HR MAX TEMP:  61; 6HR PCP:  0.03;                

SPRINGDALE     PTSUNNY   63  41  45 W17G29    29.54R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 100pm CDT, Monday March 19, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 61 degrees north, near 70 degrees central, and near 75 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly sunny central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 25%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 21 mph with gusts at 30 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 79 degrees at Monticello. The lowest temperature is 37 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 BENTON County,AR

111 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

RISK  Limited.
AREA  Eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
ONSET  Ongoing.

RISK  Elevated.
AREA  Southeast Oklahoma.
ONSET  Ongoing.

West to northwesterly winds will occur Today behind a cold front with
gusts of 25 to 40 mph likely.  Additionally humidity levels will fall 
into the mid 30 percent range across southeast Oklahoma, with higher 
humidity values further north. The wind and humidity combination will allow for
aggressive wildfire behavior.  Quickly report any wildfires to local officials.

Spotter Activation Not Expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.
TUESDAY through THURSDAY  No Hazards.
FRIDAY  Very High Fire Weather Potential  High Wind Potential.
SATURDAY  No Hazards.
SUNDAY  Thunderstorm Potential.

A steady warming trend will prevail from Tuesday through Friday.
Gusty winds will develop by late week with fire weather concerns
also steadily increasing especially by late week.  The next
chance for thunderstorms returns next weekend. contains additional information.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, Arkansas
115 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Temperatures falling into the lower 50s late. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers in the evening, then cloudy with slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows around 40. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of showers 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.

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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      

....  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 March 19, 2018 the 78th Day of Year

Declination -0.150000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:13 EDT Set 19:20 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:16 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:49 EDT Ends 19:44 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

Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for
the state of Oregon. (The Weather Channel)
Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado
between the 12th and the 25th of the month. Six people died, and many
livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground.
Schools were closed, and many rural homes were deserted by tenants. (The
Weather Channel)
The second heavy snowstorm in just three days hit Boston. Nearby Blue Hill
received 19.5 inches contributing to their snowiest March of record. (David

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