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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1138 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

After late evening showers and thunderstorms last night, some
areas saw a bit of relief from the oppressively humid conditions
that have become a fixture for the Natural State. Overnight low
temperatures dropped into the low-to-mid 70s for most areas, with
rain totals ranging from a trace to nearly 1.5 inches. 

Through the remainder of today, scattered thunderstorms will
continue developing, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and
lightning. Thunderstorms should begin to dissipate late this

Weather for the coming week will continue to see above normal 
temperatures, and some rain chances, mainly during the heat of the 
day. Remember to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-
conditioned room if possible, stay out of the sun, and check up on
relatives, neighbors and pets.

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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 1100am CDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 84 degrees north, near 90 degrees central, and near 90 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, fair central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 93 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 98 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 101 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are variable at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 91 degrees at Stuttgart. The lowest temperature is 75 degrees at Mount Ida.

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

604 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon during 
peak heating. Any thunderstorms that develop may produce gusty 
winds, brief heavy downpours, and deadly lightning.

A more critical concern will be the heat, with highs topping out 
in the middle to upper 90s. The hot temperatures, when combined 
with the relative humidity, will produce heat index values from 
100 to 105 degrees.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday  

As an upper level ridge builds over the area, rain chances will 
diminish and temperatures will gradually climb into the upper 90s 
and lower 100s by late week. When combined with the humidity, heat
index values well above 100 degrees may result. 


Activation of emergency management personnel, amateur radio 
operators, and storm spotters will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For HEMPSTEAD County, Arkansas
1029 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the late morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the early evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms from mid evening through the overnight. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds 5 mph. Heat index readings 102 to 105.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 100. Southwest winds 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 101.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 100.

Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 90s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 22-26    JUL 24-30    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        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

Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year

Declination 21.020000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:09 EDT Set 21:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:41 EDT Ends 21:49 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

One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During
the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan,
including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel)
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end.
Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.
(David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to
equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The
Weather Channel)
On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust
devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped
shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes
were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel)
Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas
resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp
stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort,
and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten
drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops
by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported
record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a
high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees.
Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat,
and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the
year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the
Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with
126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night.
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier
County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in
Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at
Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)

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