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425 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Beneficial rainfall occurred across the Natural State last night and 
early Sunday morning. After the rain exited the region, the 
remainder of the day saw abundant low clouds and patchy over 
Arkansas. The clouds kept afternoon temperatures in the 40s and 
lower 50s.

Clouds are expected to persist over the region tonight, along with 
some patchy fog. Low temperatures will be in the lower and mid 40s. 
Southwest winds return to Arkansas on Monday, allowing highs to top 
out in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

A new storm system is forecast to move through the region Tuesday 
and Wednesday, with another round of rain expected. After a brief 
respite on Thursday, yet another low pressure system will affect 
Arkansas later in the week, bringing with it good chances for showers 
and thunderstorms.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CARROLL County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 700pm CST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 47 degrees north, near 45 degrees central, and near 46 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. There is patchy fog central and south. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 49 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 44 degrees at Pine Bluff.

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 CARROLL County,AR

452 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

Spotter Activation Not Expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.
MONDAY  No hazards.
TUESDAY  Heavy rain potential.


Another round of rainfall, some locally heavy, is looking more 
likely across far southeastern Oklahoma into west-central Arkansas 
late Tuesday and Tuesday night as another upper disturbance moves 
across the region. Rainfall amounts may top 1 inch before the system 
exits to the east on Wednesday.

A strong cold front will move through the area Friday morning.
Ahead of the front on Thursday, a limited fire spread risk will
exist, as southerly winds gust to 25 mph and temperatures reach
well above normal levels. Much colder air will move into the region 
behind the front Friday and continue into next weekend. contains additional information.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CARROLL County, Arkansas
354 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy late in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs around 60. Light winds.

Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph after midnight.

Mostly cloudy in the morning, then cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs around 60. Light winds.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.

Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs around 60.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the evening, then chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows around 40. Chance of showers 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 40.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

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 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        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

Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:11 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:05 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:43 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

A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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