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Weather Summary for Arkansas 
National Weather Service Little Rock AR 
431 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Cold air moved into the Natural State during the day on Tuesday 
behind a quick moving cold front. Cloudy skies and brisk 
northeasterly winds kept high temperatures in the mid to upper 
50s. Northwest flow aloft will continue to bring cloudy conditions
to Arkansas for the remainder of the day. 

The system associated with abundant cloud cover will move away 
from the region tonight, with clouds decreasing. Temperatures will
be drop into the lower to mid 30s in central and north portions 
of the state. Some locations, mainly valley regions, will have 
temperatures falling to near or slightly below freezing, 
therefore, any sensitive plants should be protected.

An upper level ridge will move into the region over the next
several days. At the surface, high pressure will settle over the
area for much of the week. Clear skies will return to the state 
for several days. High temperatures on Wednesday will be cool with
readings in the 50s and 60s, along with breezy northwesterly 

Looking ahead to later in the week, temperatures will warm as high
pressure slides eastward and southerly winds return. High
temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be in the 60s and 70s. 

A new storm system will approach the state by the weekend, with 
showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast. Highs will be
in the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. Unsettled weather will 
continue into the start of next work week 

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Regional Hourly Observations For HOWARD 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 100am CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 43 degrees north, near 47 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, clear central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. Winds are variable at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Texarkana and Monticello. The lowest temperature is 32 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For HOWARD County,AR

1050 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 25 mph will
be possible across all of the Four State Region through this 
evening. This will make for hazardous boating conditions on area 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday  

Scattered showers and thunderstorms may increase Sunday night and
Monday over portions of the region. However, no hazardous weather
is expected at this time. 


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 HOWARD County, Arkansas
913 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. East winds 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 mph.

Becoming mostly cloudy. Warmer. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 70.

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 
                   MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3    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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.630000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:10 EDT Set 19:22 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EDT Ends 19:46 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

A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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