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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1000 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

Through the morning hours, a cold front continued sweeping south
through the state with temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s 
across northern Arkansas and mid-60s south. The relative warmth
was short lived, however, as temperatures fell through most of the
day. A persistent band of showers stayed anchored from southwest
through central and into northeast Arkansas and additional showers
developed across southern counties through the day. 

Through late Tuesday into early Wednesday, rainfall will continue
across central and southern Arkansas. Temperatures will gradually
moderate some but remain near or below average. Additional
rainfall is possible by late week. 
 

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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 800am CDT, Tuesday October 16, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 40 degrees north, near 46 degrees central, and near 46 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 12 mph with gusts at 18 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 48 degrees at West Memphis and Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 38 degrees at Rogers.


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 HEMPSTEAD County,AR

624 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Widespread light to moderate rain showers with pockets of heavier
downpours will continue today under the moisture laden Southwest 
winds aloft overrunning our recent cold front. Brief periods of 
heavy rainfall will be possible as subtle impulses ramp up the 
activity from time to time. Rainfall amounts may vary greatly, 
but widespread one to three inches are expected through late 
tonight. Some areas may see some training of shower activity 
which will result in additional minor flooding of low lying and 
poor drainage areas.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday  

Showers will gradually diminish early on Wednesday as drier air
works in the backdoor from the Northeast. Although showers may 
linger over parts of eastern Texas for Wednesday and Thursday,
they will begin to increase once again from the west Thursday 
night and Friday as a series of upper level disturbances move back
over the area. This next big round of late week showers will 
begin to diminish from North to South during Saturday as another 
cold front drops in over the area, reinforcing cooler and drier 
air for Sunday. The new week starts out dry as well, but looks 
wet again soon after. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Activation of emergency managers, spotter networks and amateur 
radio operators will not be needed today or tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For HEMPSTEAD County, Arkansas
417 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

TODAY
Showers, cloudy. Temperatures nearly steady in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

TONIGHT
Cloudy with chance of showers. Temperatures nearly steady in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Warmer. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY
Cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Showers likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 50. Chance of showers 60 percent.

SATURDAY
Becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

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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 
                   OCT 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Below        Above                                            

....  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

Tuesday October 16, 2018 the 289th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.240000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:16 EDT Set 19:32 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:54 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:51 EDT Ends 19:57 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

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OCTOBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1780...
The most deadly Western Hemisphere hurricane on record raged across the 
Caribbean. It killed 22,000 people on the islands of Martinique, St. 
Eustatius, and Barbados. Thousands more died at sea. (NWS Louisville)
...1913...
The temperature in Downtown San Francisco soared to 101 degrees to equal
their record for October. (The Weather Channel)
...1925...
A family of tornadoes and downbursts moved over a 45 mile long path from 
Warren County through Edmonson County into Hart County. Two homes near 
Bowling Green were blown into the Barren River. A hotel was torn apart at 
Mammoth Cave National Park. (NWS Louisville)
...1937...
An unlikely winter-like storm produced as much as ten inches of snow in
Minnesota and Iowa.
...1987...
Ten cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date. The low of 34 degrees at Augusta GA marked their third straight
morning of record cold. A cold front brought showers and thunderstorms to
parts of the central U.S. Lightning struck a bull and six cows under a tree
near Battiest OK. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Late afternoon thunderstorms produced severe weather in southwestern Lower
Michigan and northern Indiana. One thunderstorm spawned a tornado north of
Nappanee IN which caused half a million dollars damage. Six cities in
California reported record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 100 degrees at Red Bluff CA was the latest such reading of record
for so late in the autumn season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Heavy snow blanketed the foothills of Colorado. Up to three inches was
reported around Denver. Echo Lake was buried under nineteen inches of snow.
Temperatures again warmed into the 80s and lower 90s in the eastern and
south central U.S. Thirteen cities reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Atlantic City NJ with a reading of 84 degrees. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)


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