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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
642 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
It was a relatively cool night for many in the Natural State, with
temperatures in the 30s to near 40 degrees. Expect those readings
to climb into the 60s to low 70s by this afternoon, with 50s in
the far northeastern portion of the state.
Looking ahead to later in the week, temperatures will warm as
high pressure slides eastward and southerly winds return. High
temperatures on Friday will be in the mid 60s to upper 70s.
A new storm system will approach the state by the weekend, with
showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast. Highs will be
in the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. Unsettled weather will
continue into the start of next work week with heavy rainfall
possible through next week.
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Regional Hourly Observations For COLUMBIA County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 800am CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 34 degrees north, near 40 degrees central, and near 40 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees north. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Texarkana. The lowest temperature is 32 degrees at Flippin and Fayetteville.
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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Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For COLUMBIA County,AR
556 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight
No hazardous weather is expected.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday
Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible
Sunday over Southeast Oklahoma, extreme Northeast Texas, and
Southwest Arkansas, near a weak front that will become stationary
over these areas. While this front is expected to lift north of
the region by Monday, showers and thunderstorms will begin to
increase over North Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and Western
Arkansas Tuesday along and ahead of a cold front, which will
begin to gradually spread into the region late Tuesday through
Wednesday. The threat for locally heavy rainfall and flash
flooding will increase over Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma,
and Southwest Arkansas Wednesday, with these threats possibly
spreading across the remainder of the region late next week. The
threat for embedded severe thunderstorms will be possible as well
late Tuesday and Wednesday. Please stay abreast to the latest
forecasts and statements from the National Weather Service
concerning this heavy rainfall and potential flooding threat.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Activation of emergency management personnel amateur radio
operators and storm spotters will not be needed through tonight.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For COLUMBIA County, Arkansas
418 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds
TONIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. South winds 5 to
FRIDAY Becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. South
winds 10 to 15 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Lows in the lower 60s.
South winds 10 to 15 mph.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 80.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
TUESDAY Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows
in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
WEDNESDAY Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in
the upper 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
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 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Above Below 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 ,
Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:09 EDT Set 19:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:45 EDT Ends 19:47 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky