A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CORNING FAIR 82 82 100 S5 29.97R HX 97 JONESBORO FAIR 83 81 94 S7 29.98R HX 97 NEWPORT FAIR 82 78 88 S8 29.99R HX 91 WALNUT RIDGE N/A 85 80 85 SW7 29.97R HX 99 BLYTHEVILLE LGT RAIN 81 71 71 SE13 30.00R HX 85
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Thursday August 16, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 77 degrees north, near 83 degrees central, and near 83 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 78 degrees. The heat index is near 93 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and danger south. There is thunder north. Winds are variable at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 86 degrees at Texarkana and Jacksonville. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Fayetteville.
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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For JACKSON County,AR
955 AM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018 DAY ONE Today and Tonight Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected later this afternoon and evening, especially across northern sections of the state. A few storms will approach severe limits, with gusty winds the primary concern. The focus will then turn to the possibility of heavy rain tonight and into Friday. An upper level impulse and a very moist airmass will likely result in areas of heavy rain across the northern and especially the northwest parts of the state. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday Through Wednesday Showers and thunderstorms with potentially heavy rain will be ongoing across mainly the northern part of the state early Friday. Localized flash flooding will remain a concern. The unsettled weather pattern will continue into the weekend and early next week, with chances for showers and thunderstorms each day. Initially, precipitation will be concentrated over northern and central sections of the state. As the week progresses, rain will affect the southern counties as well. The main headliner in the coming days will be the heavy rain potential. Widespread two to four inch amounts are expected across the northern and central counties, and there could be locally more. Given this much rain, high water problems could become an issue. Spotter Information Statement Limited spotter activation may be required this afternoon and evening.
7-Day Forecast For JACKSON County, Arkansas
701 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY AUG 22-26 AUG 24-30 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Normal Above Above Precipitation: Below Above Below Below .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 13.420000 Distance 0.999717 AU Rise 07:30 EDT Set 20:55 EDT Transit Meridian 14:13 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 07:05 EDT Ends 21:20 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
........................ AUGUST 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1777... The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum) ...1909... A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather Channel) ...1916... Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons. Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI. Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD. Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60 inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky