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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
451 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018
Showers and thunderstorms moved through Arkansas early this
morning. By mid morning, clouds dissipated over the area. Overcast
skies returned to the north during the afternoon. Temperatures
late in the afternoon ranged from the mid 40s in the northwest to
80 degrees in the southeast.
An upper level system will move through northern Arkansas, keeping small
rain chances in the forecast tonight and into Tuesday. Lows tonight
will be in the 40s across the state. Highs on Tuesday will be in
the lower 50s to lower 60s.
Another cold front will move through the state Tuesday evening and
overnight, bringing cooler air with it. Lows Tuesday night will be
in the Lower 30s north to the lower 40s in the south. A warming
trend is expected Wednesday through Friday.
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Regional Hourly Observations For HEMPSTEAD County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1200am CDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 44 degrees north, near 51 degrees central, and near 56 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are variable at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 15 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 14 mph with gusts at 21 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 56 degrees at West Memphis, Monticello, and El Dorado. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Rogers and 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For HEMPSTEAD County,AR
1132 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight
Gusty westerly winds will continue on area lakes and waterways
through this evening, making for hazardous boating conditions.
Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Tuesday through Sunday
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
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
759 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
TUESDAY Becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest
winds 5 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast
winds 5 mph.
THURSDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.
MONDAY Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.
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
MAR 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Above Normal Normal Above
Precipitation: Above Above 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 ,
Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:12 EDT Set 19:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:16 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:48 EDT Ends 19:45 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
A tornado (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky