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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
425 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
Beneficial rainfall occurred across the Natural State last night and
early Sunday morning. After the rain exited the region, the
remainder of the day saw abundant low clouds and patchy over
Arkansas. The clouds kept afternoon temperatures in the 40s and
Clouds are expected to persist over the region tonight, along with
some patchy fog. Low temperatures will be in the lower and mid 40s.
Southwest winds return to Arkansas on Monday, allowing highs to top
out in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
A new storm system is forecast to move through the region Tuesday
and Wednesday, with another round of rain expected. After a brief
respite on Thursday, yet another low pressure system will affect
Arkansas later in the week, bringing with it good chances for showers
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Regional Hourly Observations For DALLAS County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 600pm CST, Sunday December 17, 2017
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 47 degrees north, near 45 degrees central, and near 46 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fog south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to fog. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 50 degrees at Mena. The lowest temperature is 45 degrees at West Memphis, Stuttgart, Searcy, Pine Bluff, and Little Rock.
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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For DALLAS County,AR
554 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
DAY ONE Tonight
Some patchy dense fog may be seen overnight with some areas
seeing visibilities dropping below 1 mile. Otherwise the threat
for hazardous weather will remain low through tonight.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday Through Saturday
A new storm system will move over the state Tuesday into
Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms expected. Some strong
storms may be seen across far southern Arkansas Tuesday night along
with some potential for heavy rainfall in this same area.
Dry conditions will be seen for Thursday but a strong cold front
will move into the region late in the week. Additional showers
and some thunderstorms may be seen with this storm system Friday
into Saturday. Much colder air will move into the region behind
this system. There may be enough moisture remaining when the cold
air arrives for some light wintry precipitation possible across
northern portions of the area later on Saturday. Stay tuned to
later forecasts as this is an evolving weather situation for next
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NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For DALLAS County, Arkansas
600 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Patchy drizzle. Lows in the
lower 40s. Southeast winds 5 mph.
MONDAY Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle
in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 mph in
becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
MONDAY NIGHT Cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower
50s. Light and variable winds in the evening
5 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.
TUESDAY Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in
the upper 60s. East winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation
TUESDAY NIGHT Showers and scattered thunderstorms. Lows in the
lower 50s. East winds 5 mph in the evening
becoming north after
midnight. The chance of precipitation 90 percent.
WEDNESDAY Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers. Highs in
the mid 60s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy in the evening
cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 40s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.
FRIDAY Showers likely. Highs around 60. The chance of
precipitation 60 percent.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Colder. A chance of showers. Lows
in the mid 30s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.
SATURDAY Partly sunny. Cooler. A slight chance of showers.
Highs in the upper 40s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows
in the lower 30s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the
upper 40s. The chance of precipitation 20 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
DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31 DEC DEC-FEB
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Temperature: Below Below Above Above
Precipitation: Above Above Below Below
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:11 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:05 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:43 EST Ends 18:27 EST
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 three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky