A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
Hazardous Weather Outlook For COLUMBIA County,AR
100 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018 DAY ONE This Afternoon and TonightIsolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon during peak heating. Any thunderstorms that develop may produce gusty winds to near 25-30 MPH, brief heavy rainfall with amounts up to one quarter of an inch, and deadly lightning. A more critical concern will be the heat with highs in the middle to upper 90s. The hot temperatures when combined with the relative humidity will produce heat indices from 105-110 degrees. Therefore, a Heat Advisory is in effect until 7 PM this evening. Any amount of time spent outdoors should include frequent breaks in the shade and adequate hydration to avoid any heat- related illnesses. Work should also be done during the morning or early evening hours to avoid the hottest part of the day. Clothing should be light colored and loose- fitting as to allow your body to cool itself. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible each day Monday through Thursday, mainly across Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, and Louisiana. As an upper level ridge builds over the area, rain chances will diminish and temperatures will gradually climb into the upper 90s and low 100s by late week. Combined with the humidity, the hot temperatures may result in heat index values well above 100 degrees F across the entire Four State Region. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Activation of emergency management personnel, amateur radio operators, and storm spotters will not be needed through tonight.
7-Day Forecast For COLUMBIA County, Arkansas
946 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 21-25 JUL 23-29 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Above Above Precipitation: Below Above Below Below .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 21.190000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 07:08 EDT Set 21:22 EDT Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 21:49 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
//////////////////////// JULY 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1920... A severe hailstorm over parts of Antelope and Boone counties in Nebraska stripped trees of bark and foliage, ruined roofs, and broke nearly every window facing north. (The Weather Channel) ...1946... The temperature at Medford OR soared to an all-time high of 115 degrees to begin a two week heat wave. During that Oregon heat wave the mercury hit 100 degrees at Sexton Summit for the only time in forty years of records. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) ...1975... An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson AZ with gale force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes. A thirteen year old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before being rescued. (The Weather Channel) ...1979... An intense thunderstorm dropped as much as 7 inches of rain in a three hour period over portions of southeastern pike county. two residents lost their lives as the car they were in was washed off the road. a young boy also died while being evacuated from his home. forty businesses and 2560 homes were affected...amounting to 7 million dollars in damage. (NWS JKL) ...1987... Showers and thundestorms in the southwestern U.S. ended a record string of thirty-nine consecutive days of 100 degree heat at Tucson AZ. A thunderstorm at Bullhead City AZ produced wind gusts to 70 mph reducing the visibility to near zero in blowing dust. Southerly winds gusting to 40 mph pushed temperature readings above 100 degrees in the Northern Plains. Rapid City SD reported a record high of 106 degrees, following a record low of 39 degrees just three days earlier. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thirty-seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 96 degrees at Bluefield WV and 104 degrees at Charleston WV were all-time records, and afternoon highs of 98 degrees at Binghamton NY, 99 degrees at Elkins WV, and 103 degrees at Pittsburgh PA, tied all-time records. Highs of 104 degrees at Baltimore MD and 105 degrees at Parkersburg WV were records for July, and Beckley WV equalled their record for July with a high of 94 degrees. Martinsburg WV was the hot spot in the nation with a reading of 107 degrees. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms raked the northeastern U.S. with large hail and damaging winds. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms developing along a stationary front drenched the Middle Atlantic Coast States with heavy rain, causing flooding in some areas. More than five inches of rain was reported near Madison VA and Ferncliff VA. Hot weather prevailed in Texas. San Angelo reported a record high of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky