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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
507 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018
Southerly winds on Friday helped pull much warmer air into the
region with high temperatures reaching the upper 60s to mid 70s
despite plentiful cloud cover.
At the 5 AM hour, our skies remain partly to mostly cloudy as
southerly winds around 10 mph continue to pull in moisture from
the Gulf of Mexico. A weak upper level disturbance moving across
the north is kicking off a few light showers over the eastern and
southern parts of the state. This precipitation should end by late
morning to early afternoon. Temperatures remain mild even at this
hour courtesy of those south winds with most areas still in the
60s. Highs today will climb into the 70s to maybe 80 degrees
A weak cold front will move across the state later today for a
continuing chance of showers. This boundary will stall to the
south of the state tonight before returning as a warm from later
on Sunday. This front will be the focus more some showers and
isolated thunderstorms Sunday night and Monday.
After a cooler Sunday behind the aforementioned front, highs next
week will climb into the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. The
forecast will turn considerably wetter early next week as a slow
moving cold front brings rounds of potentially heavy rain to the
state. Several inches of rain can not be ruled out.
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Regional Hourly Observations For CALHOUN County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Saturday March 24, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 75 degrees north, near 67 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. Winds are variable at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 13 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 76 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 58 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 CALHOUN County,AR
1218 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday Through Friday
Thunderstorms are expected by late this weekend, and will likely
remain possible through much next week. The threat for severe
weather appears low at this time.
A prolonged period of rainfall appears likely through next week.
The threat for flooding will increase as early as Tuesday across
northwestern Arkansas, and may increase over remaining portions
of the state by mid-week and beyond. Please continue to monitor
the latest forecast for updates.
Spotter Information Statement
Spotter activation is not anticipated.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For CALHOUN County, Arkansas
1000 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the
mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of
precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.
TONIGHT Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers after
midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the
becoming north after midnight. The chance of
precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms during the day. Highs around 70. East winds 5 to
10 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall
less than 1/10 inch.
SUNDAY NIGHT Cloudy. A slight chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph in
decreasing to 5 mph after midnight. The chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Highs in the lower 80s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning
becoming south 10 to
15 mph in the afternoon.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms and a
slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers
after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. The chance of precipitation
TUESDAY Cloudy. A chance of showers during the day. Scattered
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. The
chance of precipitation 50 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Showers.
Lows around 60. The chance of precipitation 80 percent.
WEDNESDAY Cooler. Showers during the day. Scattered
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s.
Temperatures steady or slowly falling. The chance of
precipitation 80 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Showers likely. Lows in the mid 50s. The
chance of precipitation 70 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the
upper 60s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
FRIDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
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
MAR 29-APR 2 MAR 31-APR 6 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Below Below Normal Above
Precipitation: Above Below 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 ,
Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:06 EDT Set 19:24 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:14 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:42 EDT Ends 19:48 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
...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees.
...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)
...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of
the homes' rugs a mile away. (NWS Louisville)
...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92
degrees. (NWS Louisville)
...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five
fatalities probably occurred. (NWS Louisville)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky