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925 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Most of the natural state saw colder temperatures today, as 
northwest flow aloft brought in high pressure. Afternoon readings 
were mostly in the 40s and 50s. However, a few locations in the 
south and southwest did see readings peak in the lower 60s. By mid-
evening, temperatures had already fallen into the 30s and 40s in 
much of the state. 

Low temperatures tonight will mostly range in the lower 20s north to 
mid 30s south. Dry weather will persist through Friday into much of 
the day on Saturday. Highs on Friday will be near seasonal with 
temperatures topping out in the 40s and 50s. Lows Friday night will 
be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Saturday will be slightly warmer with temperatures climbing into the 
50s. Rain chances will return to Arkansas late Saturday night into 
the day on Sunday. It does not appear that this rainfall will be a 
"drought buster," but some locations in the southeast part of the 
state could see as much as an inch and a half of rain. Dry weather 
will return to the Natural State to start next work week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
400 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2017

FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    29  26  89 S5        30.16S WCI  24          
FORT SMITH     CLOUDY    32  27  81 CALM      30.20S                  
HARRISON       CLOUDY    34  26  72 W3        30.13S                  
BENTONVILLE    CLOUDY    30  26  85 SW3       30.17S                  
ROGERS         CLOUDY    31  26  82 SW6       30.15S WCI  25          
SILOAM SPGS    CLOUDY    30  26  85 CALM        N/A                   
HIGHFILL       CLOUDY    33  27  78 SW7       30.15  WCI  27          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 300am CST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 31 degrees north, near 31 degrees central, and near 31 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, partly cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Winds are from the west at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 26 degrees south. 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 35 degrees at Texarkana. The lowest temperature is 24 degrees at Searcy and 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

500 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

Spotter Activation Not Expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.
FRIDAY  No Hazards.
SATURDAY  High Wind and Fire Weather Potential.
SUNDAY through WEDNESDAY  No Hazards.

Gusty winds will return on Saturday along with warm
and dry conditions.  This will raise fire weather concerns
especially across northeast Oklahoma and far northwest
Arkansas.  Rain chances return Saturday night into Sunday
with the highest chances being southeast of Interstate 44. contains additional information.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, Arkansas
354 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

Partly cloudy until late afternoon then clearing. Highs in the upper 40s. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Partly cloudy with slight chance of light rain in the evening, then light rain after midnight. Lows around 40. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. South winds around 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 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
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                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Friday December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

Declination -23.310000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:09 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:42 EST Ends 18:27 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

The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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