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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
917 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

Rain showers are moving through Arkansas tonight, dropping a
little over an inch of rain in some areas. By around sunrise, the
rain will have moved out of the state and by mid morning 
Saturday the clouds will start to clear out. The rest of the 
weekend will be clear. 

Warmer temperatures are expected Saturday, in the 60s and 70s. Low
temperatures this weekend will be in the 30s and 40s throughout
the state, with the possibility of frost over northern Arkansas 
Saturday night.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN 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 900pm CDT, Friday October 19, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 50 degrees north, near 56 degrees central, and near 62 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, rain central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to rain. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 67 degrees at Monticello. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at Mountain Home.


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 FRANKLIN County,AR

950 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

POOR VISIBILITY.
RISK  Elevated.
AREA  Much of east central and northeast Oklahoma and northwest 
            Arkansas.
ONSET  Ongoing.

DISCUSSION  

As skies clear out this evening, winds are relatively light and the 
ground is moist from the rains, some areas of fog are expected to 
develop across portions of the region tonight. Visibilities could 
drop down to a quarter mile in spots. Drivers should remain alert to 
rapid changes in visibility.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT  
Spotter Activation Not Expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.
SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY  No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION  
Dry and mild weather is expected through early next week. The next
chance of rain will arrive Tuesday night into Wednesday.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, Arkansas
952 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers, then partly cloudy after midnight. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 70. North winds around 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Light winds.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Light winds.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

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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 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:     Normal       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

Friday October 19, 2018 the 292th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.320000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:18 EDT Set 19:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:53 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:54 EDT Ends 19:53 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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OCTOBER 19TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1844...
The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
...1961...
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
...1984...
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)


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