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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
947 PM CDT Wed Oct 17 2018
After a record breaking cold day on Tuesday, temperatures across
the Natural State rebounded quite nicely on Wednesday in spite of
a decent amount of cloud cover. After starting off in the mid 30s
to mid 40s, temperatures did manage to make it into the mid 50s to
A cold front continues to move through the state at this time and
has been responsible for kicking off some scattered showers over
central and southern sections. The precipitation was light for
the most part with just a few hundredths of an inch falling into
the rain bucket.
At the 9 PM hour, skies remained partly to mostly cloudy with a
few scattered showers still ongoing over the southwest part of the
state. These showers will continue to slowly decrease over the
next few hours as high pressure builds in bringing drier air with
it. Temperatures are generally in the 50s at this time with light
and variable winds. Overnight lows will drop onto the mid 30s to
Dry weather is expected on Thursday with temperatures still
running below normal for mid October with highs forecast to range
from the upper 50s to mid 60s. The dry weather will not stay
around long with another storm system coming in for Thursday night
through Saturday morning bringing more showers back to the state.
Once this system moves through, a longer stretch of dry weather
is expected with temperatures continuing to run below normal for
this time of the year.
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Regional Hourly Observations For BRADLEY County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 300am CDT, Thursday October 18, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 50 degrees north, near 57 degrees central, and near 55 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 48 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. Winds are from the east at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 8 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 58 degrees at Pine Bluff, Monticello, and Hot Springs. The lowest temperature is 42 degrees at .
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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BRADLEY County,AR
450 AM CDT Wed Oct 17 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday Through Tuesday
The overall threat for hazardous weather appears low through the
Spotter Information Statement
Spotter activation is not needed at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BRADLEY County, Arkansas
1100 PM CDT Wed Oct 17 2018
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
THURSDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast
winds 5 mph.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the upper
60s. North winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.
FRIDAY NIGHT Showers likely. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwest
winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning
becoming mostly sunny.
A chance of showers in the morning, then a slight chance of
showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of
precipitation 30 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs 63 to 68.
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.
Lows 41 to 46.
TUESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows
around 50. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
WEDNESDAY Partly sunny. A chance of showers. Highs in the
upper 60s. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
OCT 23-27 OCT 25-OCT 31 OCT OCT-DEC
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Temperature: Below Below
Precipitation: Above Above
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Thursday October 18, 2018 the 291th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:18 EDT Set 19:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:53 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:53 EDT Ends 19:54 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the
Florida Keys. (David Ludlum)
Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up
the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro
River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty
ships were grounded.
(The Weather Channel)
A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and
Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of
Buffalo. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at
Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage
from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild
weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary)
Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light
snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great
Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in
the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida
reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80
degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky