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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
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. Spotter Information Statement Spotter activation will not be needed.
7-Day Forecast For GARLAND County, Arkansas
518 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 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 Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- 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