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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
531 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
Colder air moved into the state during the overnight hours behind
a frontal boundary. Thick cloud cover associated with an upper
level system moved in as well. Scattered, light showers were noted
over northern and portions of central Arkansas during the pre-dawn
hours. Temperatures ranged from the lower 40s north to lower 50s
The upper level system will swing through northeast Arkansas
today. Clouds will remain over the state, with scattered light
showers over mainly the northeast half. High temperatures will
range from the upper 40s in the far northeast, to the mid 60s in
The system will move away from the region tonight, with clouds
decreasing. Low temperatures will be in the 30s in much of the
state tonight, with a few locations in the northwest and north
getting very close to freezing.
Looking ahead to later in the week, temperatures will warm as high
pressure slides eastward. A new storm system will approach the
state by Friday, with showers and thunderstorms returning to the
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Regional Hourly Observations For CARROLL County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 48 degrees north, near 51 degrees central, and near 56 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. Winds are from the north at 10 mph with gusts at 20 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 14 mph with gusts at 22 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 15 mph with gusts at 25 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 56 degrees at El Dorado. The lowest temperature is RAIN degrees at .
NOWCAST For CARROLL County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 704 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
At 7:04 AM...National Weather Service Doppler Radars continued to
detect patchy to scattered areas of light rain or drizzle
spreading southeast across Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest
Arkansas. Rogers, Highfill and Fayetteville had reported light
Through 9:00 AM...Patchy to scattered light rain or drizzle will
remain possible across portions of far Northeast Oklahoma and
Northwest Arkansas. Precipitation amounts will be very light, with
trace to perhaps a hundredth or two expected.
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Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CARROLL County,AR
455 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight.
FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
AREA Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET Early Afternoon.
Northwesterly winds gusting 15 to around 25 mph will remain common
across Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas today as a quick
moving upper level impulse moves through the region. The breezy
winds combined with afternoon minimum relative humidity values of
35 to 50 percent will aid in limited fire weather conditions
across Eastern Oklahoma and also Northwest Arkansas. Winds are
forecast to decrease this evening which will help to lessen fire
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT
Spotter Activation Not Expected.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday.
WEDNESDAY No Hazards.
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY Very High Fire Weather Potential High Wind
SATURDAY Thunderstorm Potential Very High Fire Weather Potential High
SUNDAY AND MONDAY Thunderstorm Potential.
Elevated fire weather conditions return Thursday and continue
into the weekend as gusty southerly winds and warmer temperatures
return ahead of the next frontal boundary forecast to move into
the region over the weekend. Thunderstorm chances return Saturday
and continue into the start of next week as this boundary looks
to remain over the region. A limited severe weather potential
maybe possible during the weekend.
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NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For CARROLL County, Arkansas
1054 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
REST OF TODAY
Cloudy late in the morning then becoming mostly
cloudy. Scattered sprinkles late in the morning. Highs in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
TONIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in
the lower 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening
WEDNESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Light
THURSDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds
10 to 15 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly
cloudy. Windy. Highs in the mid 70s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.
SUNDAY Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly
cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in
the lower 50s.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy. A
40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid
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 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2 MAR MAR-MAY
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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 ,
Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:12 EDT Set 19:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:16 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:48 EDT Ends 19:45 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 tornado (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky