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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
859 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

Clouds increased throughout this Saturday as a storm system to the 
southwest of the state began lifting northeast towards Arkansas. 
Temperatures warmed into the mid 50s to low 60s for highs this 
afternoon. Late this evening...temperatures had only dropped down 
into the 40s to low 50s. Rainfall was spreading northeast across the 
southwest half of the state. Expect the rainfall chances to remain 
high overnight as this storm system continues to move northeast over 
Arkansas. Lows will only drop down into the 40s for lows tonight.

Chances for rainfall will decrease from southwest to northeast 
during the first part of the day on Sunday...with a dry forecast 
expected Sunday afternoon. Highs will warm into the 50s to low 
60s...under a mostly cloudy sky. 

The forecast will remain dry into early next week...though a new 
storm system will move through the region Tuesday and 
Wednesday...bringing increased rain chances. Dry conditions will 
again be seen for Thursday...but a new...stronger storm system will 
return for late next week...with more rainfall back in the forecast.

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Regional Hourly Observations For GARLAND County
500 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2017


CENTRAL ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LITTLE ROCK    CLOUDY    42  42 100 E7        30.07F FOG              
N LITTLE ROCK    N/A     42  41  95 E8        30.08F                  
JACKSONVILLE   CLOUDY    43  43  99 E6        30.07F                  
SEARCY         LGT RAIN  43  43 100 E7        30.11S FOG              
HOT SPRINGS    CLOUDY    44  44 100 SE6       30.05R                  
RUSSELLVILLE   CLOUDY    44  43  96 CALM      30.03F                  
CLINTON        CLOUDY    43  43 100 CALM      30.06F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 500am CST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 41 degrees north, near 42 degrees central, and near 44 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, cloudy central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are from the east at 5 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the east at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 6 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 45 degrees at Mena and Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at West Memphis, Walnut Ridge, Mountain Home, and Harrison.


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 GARLAND County,AR

500 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Rain will exit northern and eastern Arkansas this morning, with 
mostly dry conditions expected this afternoon and tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday Through Saturday

A new storm system will approach the region from the southwest 
United States, and will interact with a stalled front along the Gulf 
Coast. There will be a lot of moisture surrounding the front, with 
good chances of rain Monday night through Wednesday. Areas of heavy 
rain will be possible, especially over the southern half of the 
state. 

Dry conditions will be noted on Thursday with Arkansas between 
systems. However, a strong cold front will surge into the region 
Friday from the Plains. This will bring more chances for widespread 
rain and much colder air by the weekend. There may even be a period 
of light snow in the north. Stay tuned to later forecasts as this is 
an evolving situation. 

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7-Day Forecast For GARLAND County, Arkansas
518 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds 5 mph.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Temperatures nearly steady after midnight. South winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds in the morning
becoming north 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. The chance of precipitation 90 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning
becoming mostly sunny. A chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Cooler. A chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Colder. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the mid 40s. The chance of precipitation 20 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 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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 December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:11 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:05 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:43 EST Ends 18:27 EST

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

DECEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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