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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
409 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

Skies were mostly cloudy as showers and thunderstorms developed
across the Natural State. Most of the thunderstorms were below
severe limits, although some strong wind gusts and heavy localized
rainfall were observed. After morning low temperatures in the 
60s, daily highs were in the 80s.

Mostly cloudy skies will continue, with warm and humid weather 
conditions. Rain chances will continue through this evening. The 
threat of any strong to severe storm today will be low, but with 
any stronger storm, gusty winds, small hail, dangerous lightning 
and heavy rain may be seen. Tonight, continued mostly cloudy 
skies with some patchy fog forming toward Wednesday morning. Lows 
tonight will be mostly in the 60s. 

The weather forecast will be similar for much of this week, with 
above normal temperatures and generally afternoon to early evening 
isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. A cold front will 
slowly edge toward the region from the Plains over the coming days. 
Ahead of the front, isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be 
possible each day. Heat index values will make it into the 90s for 
most areas, while a few locations will approach 100 degrees in some 
spots.

 

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Regional Hourly Observations For CRAWFORD 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 1200am CDT, Wednesday May 23, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 70 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 74 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 91%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Stuttgart. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at Fayetteville.


NOWCAST For CRAWFORD County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 807 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

.NOW...
At 8:07 PM...Doppler radars detected isolated showers and 
thunderstorms across parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest 
Arkansas. Activity has been steadily decreasing in coverage and 
intensity as surface heating diminishes. The ongoing activity was 
drifting slowly toward the west and northwest.
Through 9:30 PM...An isolated shower or thunderstorm will remain
possible for parts of the area, however a continued decrease in
activity is expected through sunset. Light to moderate showers
will be common, with an isolated locally heavy downpour possible
with any thunderstorms that develop, along with brief gusty 
winds. The showers and thunderstorms are expected to dissipate by 
9:30 PM, therefore this will be the final short term forecast 
issued for this event.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CRAWFORD County,AR

501 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and Tonight.

THUNDERSTORMS WITH DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.
RISK  Elevated.
AREA  Southeast of Interstate 44.
ONSET  Ongoing  diminishing after sunset.

DISCUSSION  
Scattered thunderstorms will continue into the early 
evening hours southeast of Interstate 44.  The strongest
storms will be capable of gusty winds and brief
downpours.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT  
Spotter Activation Not Expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.
WEDNESDAY through MONDAY  Thunderstorm Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION  
Thunderstorm chances will continue daily through
the upcoming weekend.  Temperatures will also
continue above normal.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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7-Day Forecast For CRAWFORD County, Arkansas
933 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

MEMORIAL DAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                             ARKANSAS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 28-JUN 1 MAY 30-JUN 5    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Wednesday May 23, 2018 the 143th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.770000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:00 EDT Set 21:11 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:33 EDT Ends 21:39 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

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MAY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1878...
An F4 tornado struck Mineral Point, WI killing 17 and injuring 45. A record 
book was carried 60 miles from a schoolhouse. In Primrose Township, the 
deed to Chandler Farm was found 10 miles away. (NWS Louisville)
...1882...
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches
reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an
afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of
May. (The Weather Channel)
...2000...
An F3 tornado moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield 
KY. An F0 tornado was spotted at Priceville KY. An F0 tornado touched down 
briefly in Taylor County. (NWS Louisville)

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