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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 DREW County
1200 AM CDT WED MAY 23 2018


SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PINE BLUFF     FAIR      71  67  87 CALM      30.02F                  
STUTTGART      FAIR      77  70  79 SW3       30.02F                  
MONTICELLO     FAIR      72  69  90 CALM      30.01F                  

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.


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 DREW County,AR

453 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms will continue through the late evening
hours. The western half of the state will see better chances for 
thunderstorms. Although widespread severe weather is not 
expected, a few strong to severe storms are possible.

These storms would briefly be capable of producing damaging winds,
hail and locally heavy rainfall. Localized flash flooding may 
occur as storm movement is expected to be slow and rainfall rates 
very high. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday Through Monday

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be in the forecast nearly 
every day from Wednesday through the upcoming weekend, especially
during the afternoon and evening hours. Although widespread 
severe weather is not expected, a few strong to severe storms may 
develop. These storms would briefly be capable of producing 
damaging winds, hail and locally heavy rainfall.

 Spotter Information Statement  

Spotter activation is not anticipated today, but any reports of 
severe weather are requested.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For DREW County, Arkansas
258 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers early in the evening. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of showers in the evening. Lows around 70. Northeast winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 40 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 50 percent. Average rainfall 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 70. East winds 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

MEMORIAL DAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.

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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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