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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 HEMPSTEAD County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
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.

NOWCAST For HEMPSTEAD County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 240 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Light to pockets of moderate rain continues to move rapidly
eastward across portions of the Four State Region early this
morning. The back edge of this precipitation was just beginning to
enter Northwest Louisiana and portions of Southwest Arkansas. The
heavier rainfall through 4 AM will be across portions of Northeast
Louisiana. Additional rainfall amounts could total near one half
inch in some locations. 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HEMPSTEAD County,AR

559 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Rainfall across the area last night has just moved east of the
area. No hazardous weather is expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday  

Rain will begin to return to the area from the south Monday
afternoon. This rainfall will become widespread and heavy at
times, with a few embedded thunderstorms possible Monday night
through Tuesday. Some areas may receive two to four inches of rain
with a few locations possibly receiving even more, with heaviest
rainfall amounts likely across extreme northern Louisiana and
portions of southwest Arkansas. Minor flooding is possible, but
with the prolonged drought, significant flooding is not expected. 
This rainfall should diminish during the day Wednesday, with 
additional rain and thunderstorms possible with a cold front later
in the week. However, no hazardous weather is expected at this


Activation of emergency management personnel  amateur radio
operators  and storm spotters is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For HEMPSTEAD County, Arkansas
403 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Patchy fog through mid morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds 5 mph.

Patchy fog after midnight. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 5 mph.

Patchy fog through mid morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Cloudy with chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Cloudy. Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of showers 40 percent.

Becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
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                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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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 December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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

A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)

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