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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR 
1141 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

A complex of showers and thunderstorms developed and moved into
western Arkansas during the overnight and into the morning hours.
The heaviest rain fell around the Fort Smith area, with totals of
two to three inches reported as of mid-day. Due largely to high
humidity, low temperatures this morning were in the 70s across
much of the state, except for northwest Arkansas, which stayed in
the 60s due largely to the rain. 

Showers and thunderstorms will continue primarily across the
northwest half of Arkansas into the afternoon hours, though
coverage should decrease. High temperatures will range from the
mid and upper 70s in areas where rain has been predominant, to the
lower and mid 90s in the southeast, where little if any rainfall
is expected. 

Not much is expected to change with the forecast over the next 
several days. An upper level system over the southern Plains will
continue to move slowly to the east, and it will send a series of
upper level disturbances across the area. This will result in 
increased chances for rainfall in most areas. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For DREW County
1100 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018


SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PINE BLUFF     FAIR      87  69  54 SW10      30.01F HX  91           
STUTTGART      FAIR      87  71  58 SW16      30.02R HX  93           
MONTICELLO     FAIR      88  73  61 W10       30.03S HX  95           

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1100am CDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 78 degrees north, near 85 degrees central, and near 89 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 96 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 89 degrees at El Dorado. The lowest temperature is 70 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

500 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast 
across the northern half of Arkansas. There will be areas of heavy 
rain which could lead to flash flooding in places. 

The parts of the state most susceptible to high water problems 
today and tonight are the Ouachita Mountains of the west and the 
Arkansas River Valley west of Morrilton. These places received 
heavy rain on Tuesday. 

Any severe through tonight will be spotty. Strong to damaging 
winds will be be main concern. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday Through Tuesday

An unsettled weather pattern will continue into the weekend and 
early next week, with chances for showers and thunderstorms each 
day. Initially, precipitation will be concentrated over northern and 
central sections of the state. As the week progresses, rain will 
affect the southern counties as well.

The main headliner in the coming days will be the heavy rain 
potential. Widespread two to four inch amounts are expected across 
the northern and central counties, and there could be locally more. 
Given this much rain, high water problems could become an issue.

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NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For DREW County, Arkansas
1126 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening
becoming southwest after midnight. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 40 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening
becoming southwest after midnight. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

FRIDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 70s. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 90s. The chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the lower 90s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.

MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Lows in the mid 70s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                             ARKANSAS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 20-24    AUG 22-28    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.730000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:30 EDT Set 20:56 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:13 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:04 EDT Ends 21:22 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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AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1787...
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Ludlum)
...1946...
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
...1967...
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky