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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
925 PM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

Another hot day was seen across the Natural State as quite a few
locations topped 100 degrees with most locations seeing heat index
values well over 100 degrees. This evening a strong line of
showers and thunderstorms moved into northern Arkansas. This line
of storms originated in Kansas and continued to push south through
Missouri before making its way into northern Arkansas before
sunset. This storm produced strong winds and knocked down trees
and power lines across northern portions of the state. This storm
system will continue to weaken through the evening and overnight
hours tonight.

In the coming days, high pressure aloft is forecast to strengthen 
over the region. This will result in diminishing rain chances for 
most areas, along with hotter temperatures. Highs Friday, will 
range from the mid 90s to around 103 degrees. 

Afternoon heat index values will range from 105 to 110 degrees in 
many areas Friday afternoon, with Heat Advisories already posted 
for part of Arkansas. Remember to drink plenty of water, stay in 
an air-conditioned room if possible, stay out of the sun, and 
check up on relatives, neighbors and pets.


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Regional Hourly Observations For CHICOT 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 CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 92 degrees north, near 95 degrees central, and near 101 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, mostly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 103 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 78 degrees. The heat index is near 111 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. The heat index is near 106 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is emergency north, emergency central, and emergency south. Conditions are hazy south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 106 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 36 degrees at 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 CHICOT County,AR

503 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight and Saturday

THREAT  Marginal
TIMING  Tonight

THREAT  Elevated
TIMING  Saturday

Isolated strong to severe storms will be possible late tonight as
a disturbance passes through the region. Wind gusts to 60 mph and
large hail will be possible. Heavy downpours may also lead to 
localized flooding. Frequent dangerous lightning can also be 
expected. Strong to severe storms may linger through Saturday 

By Saturday afternoon highs will be in the upper 90s 
and heat indices will range from 105 to 110. Precautions should 
be taken to avoid heat stress. Stay hydrated and wear light, loose
fitted clothing.


 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday night through Thursday

High temperatures from the mid to upper 90s will combine with 
high humidity levels to produce heat indices near 105 Sunday. 
Precautions should be taken to avoid strenuous outdoor activities.
Check on those vulnerable to heat stress. Stay hydrated and wear 
light, loose fitted clothing.


The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CHICOT County, Arkansas
543 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018



Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings around 110 in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. North winds around 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

Mostly clear. Lows around 70.

Sunny. Highs around 90.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.

Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
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                   JUL 26-30 JUL 28-AUG 3    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Above      Above                      
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....  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 July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:11 EDT Set 21:20 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:43 EDT Ends 21:47 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

The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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