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CENTRAL ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS LITTLE ROCK FAIR 90 73 57 NW8 30.02S HX 98 N LITTLE ROCK N/A 86 75 70 CALM 30.03F HX 95 JACKSONVILLE SUNNY 89 75 63 SW5 30.01F HX 100 CONWAY SUNNY 90 73 58 W6 30.01F HX 98 SEARCY FAIR 89 75 63 CALM 30.02S HX 99 HOT SPRINGS MOSUNNY 84 77 79 W5 30.04S HX 94 RUSSELLVILLE SUNNY 90 73 57 N8 30.02F HX 98 CLINTON FAIR 88 72 58 CALM 30.03F HX 94
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1100am CDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 84 degrees north, near 90 degrees central, and near 90 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, fair central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 93 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 98 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 101 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are variable at 3 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 variable at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 91 degrees at Stuttgart. The lowest temperature is 75 degrees at Mount Ida.
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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For GARLAND County,AR
500 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018 DAY ONE Today and Tonight Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible today and tonight over much of Arkansas. An isolated strong to briefly severe storm will also be possible mainly in the afternoon to early evening. Stronger storms will be capable of producing gusty winds, dangerous lightning and localized heavy rainfall. The overall threat for a severe thunderstorm will remain low and isolated. Heat index values will be in the 90s to some areas seeing 100 to 105 degrees to a bit higher in spots, mainly this afternoon to early evening. Extra precautions should be taken to minimize the affects of the heat. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday Through Monday Thunderstorms will become a bit more scattered and common by the middle of this week, with the best chances for seeing thunderstorms during the afternoon hours Wednesday through Friday. While organized severe weather is not expected, a few strong storms may be possible. Chances for thunderstorms decrease by the weekend. Also, heat index values will remain elevated through the week. Most locations will see heat index values in the upper 90s to just over 100 degrees, while some areas may see heat index values exceed 105 degrees in the afternoons. Spotter Information Statement Spotter activation is not anticipated today through tonight.
7-Day Forecast For GARLAND County, Arkansas
1129 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 22-26 JUL 24-30 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Above Above Precipitation: Below Above Below Below .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 21.020000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 07:09 EDT Set 21:21 EDT Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:41 EDT Ends 21:49 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
/////////////////////// JULY 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1934... One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan, including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel) ...1941... A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end. Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires. (David Ludlum) ...1952... Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The Weather Channel) ...1957... On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort, and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees. Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat, and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with 126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night. Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky