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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1122 AM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

The overnight hours were a welcome break from the hot, humid and
stormy weather of the past few days. Pre-dawn temperatures were
quite seasonal in most areas, ranging from the 60s to lower 70s,
with some occasional passing mid and high level clouds over the
central and western thirds of Arkansas. By late morning,
temperatures were in the 80s in much of the state, and were right
at 90 degrees in portions of the south and west. 

Quiet weather will continue into the week. Temperatures will be
close to or a little above average for late July, with highs
mostly in the upper 80s to well into the 90s. By late in the week
temperatures will warm back up, and highs may approach 100 
degrees in the south, with heat index values back above 100 in 
much of the central and south.

Rain chances will return by the end of the week, as a storm system
approaches Arkansas in northwest flow aloft.  

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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 900pm CDT, Sunday July 22, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 80 degrees north, near 84 degrees central, and near 81 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. The heat index is near 87 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 86 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are variable at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Hot Springs. The lowest temperature is 65 degrees at .


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

405 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

DANGEROUS HEAT.
RISK  Elevated.
AREA  Far southeast Oklahoma.
ONSET  Ongoing  but improving with increasing cloud cover.

DISCUSSION  
Hot and humid conditions continue across portions of southeast 
Oklahoma, with heat index values of around 105 degrees common across 
portions of Pushmataha and Choctaw counties. However, conditions 
should improve for the remainder of the afternoon as cloud cover 
moves over that area.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT  
Spotter Activation Not Expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.
MONDAY through WEDNESDAY  No Hazards.
THURSDAY through SATURDAY  Thunderstorm Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION  
Thunderstorm chances increase late this week into the weekend
as the weather pattern becomes more unsettled over the
southern Plains.  

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, Arkansas
833 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

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

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs 88 to 94. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Light winds becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 70. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs 91 to 97.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 70.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs 91 to 97.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 90 to 96.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 87 to 93.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 86 to 92.

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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 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Sunday July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.070000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:12 EDT Set 21:18 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:45 EDT Ends 21:45 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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JULY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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