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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
606 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018
Clouds increased during the overnight hours, as a storm system
approached Arkansas from the west. Patchy light rain developed
over the western portion of the state before dawn. Pre-dawn
temperatures ranged from the mid 40s to lower 50s.
Showers will overspread the state today and tonight, as a low
pressure system moves across the state. Isolated thunderstorms
will be possible. High temperatures today will range from the mid
60s to lower 70s. Lows tonight will range from the upper 40s to
Rain will continue into Sunday. It appears as though some areas
of central and southern Arkansas could be in for one to two inches
of rainfall tonight into Sunday. Rain chances will decrease by
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Regional Hourly Observations For GRANT County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 200pm CDT, Saturday April 21, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 68 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 73 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph with gusts at 24 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 15 mph with gusts at 23 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 16 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 74 degrees at Stuttgart and Monticello. The lowest temperature is 35 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For GRANT County,AR
309 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will become likely by late
this afternoon across western Arkansas then spread further east
by this evening and overnight. The main threat will this activity
will be some locally heavy rainfall with a resulting isolated
flash flood threat. Rainfall amounts will range from 1 to 2 inches
for much of the area or generally the southwest two-thirds of
the area. Lesser rainfall amounts are expected further north and
The threat for strong to severe thunderstorms looks to remain low
through tonight. However if a strong storm were to
develop the best chances will be across southern sections of
the area with some small hail being the primary threat expected
with the strongest storms.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday Through Friday
Additional showers and a few isolated thunderstorms will remain
possible on Sunday. Additional rainfall amounts will remain an
inch or less primarily over the far eastern sections of the
state. The threat for any severe weather will remain low with
this activity. As a result no widespread hazardous weather is
expected at this time through the rest of the period.
Spotter Information Statement
Spotter activation will not be needed.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For GRANT County, Arkansas
100 PM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average
rainfall less than 1/10 inch.
TONIGHT Showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper
50s. East winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation near
100 percent. Average rainfall 1 to 2 inches.
SUNDAY Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph in the morning
shifting to the
northwest in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation
70 percent. Average rainfall 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. The
chance of precipitation 30 percent.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the
upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
TUESDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening
cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
WEDNESDAY Partly sunny. A chance of rain and isolated
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of
precipitation 30 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 40s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening
cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper
40s. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.
FRIDAY Sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the lower 70s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
APR 26-APR 30 APR 28-MAY 4 APR APR-JUN
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Temperature: Below Above Below Above
Precipitation: Below Below Above Normal
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Saturday April 21, 2018 the 111th Day of Year
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:29 EDT Set 20:46 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:07 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:04 EDT Ends 21:12 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
Portions of Montana were in the midst of a spring snowburst. Snowfall
amounts ranged up to 55 inches at Red Lodge, 61 inches at Nye Mine, and 72
inches at Mystic Lake. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned 48 tornadoes in the Upper Midwest. Hardest hit
was northern Illinois where sixteen tornadoes touched down during the
afternoon and evening hours causing fifty million dollars damage. On that
Friday afternoon tornadoes struck Belvidere IL, and the Chicago suburb of
Oak Lawn, killing 57 persons. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at International Falls MN hit 90 degrees. (The National
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky