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925 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

It was another mostly clear day in the natural state today. Gusty 
southerly winds kept temperatures warm today, with readings topping 
out in the 50s and 60s. The increased winds and dry ground allowed 
for blowing dust in portions of the northeast late this morning and 
into the afternoon. By mid-evening, the winds had diminished, and 
temperatures had fallen into the mid 30s to mid 50s as a cold front 
was moving across the state. 

Look for the front to clear the state overnight, with winds 
diminishing, and low temperatures ranging from the mid 20s to near 
40 degrees. 

With lack of significant rainfall over the last 30 days, vegetation 
around the state is very dry. As a result, all of the state is under 
a High Fire danger.

Dry weather will persist through the remainder of the work week with 
rain chances returning to the forecast Saturday night and continuing 
into Sunday. It does not appear that this storm will be a "drought 
buster," but some locations in the southeast part of the state could 
see as much as an inch of rain.

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Regional Hourly Observations For JACKSON County
200 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017

JONESBORO      CLEAR     40  28  62 NW5       29.89R                  
NEWPORT        CLEAR     40  27  59 NW9       29.90R                  
WALNUT RIDGE   CLEAR     36  27  69 NW12      29.89R                  
BLYTHEVILLE    CLEAR     38  29  70 NW10      29.87R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 100am CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 42 degrees north, near 39 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the north at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 50 degrees at . The lowest temperature is 27 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 JACKSON County,AR

500 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Warmer temperatures and lower humidities are expected today ahead of 
a cold front moving through the state. This will increase the fire 
danger once again. The strongest winds will be in the east and the 
lowest humidities will be in the west. Humidity levels will fall to 
the mid 20s to lower 30s. Near Red Flag conditions may be seen today 
   and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged  as most of the 
state is now under a burn ban. A Lake wind Advisory is in effect for 
many of the eastern counties where winds will gust to 35 mph. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday Through Tuesday

Overall the wildfire danger over Arkansas will remain high due to 
the extended period of low rainfall. Outdoor burning is strongly 
discouraged  and most of the state is now under a burn ban. 

Rain chances do return Saturday night into Sunday morning  but 
mainly light to moderate rain is expected. Until widespread 
significant rainfall is observed  expect the wild fire danger to 
remain at high levels given the severe to extreme drought currently 
in place.

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Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For JACKSON County, Arkansas
1015 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning
becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Lows around 40. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Showers likely. Highs in the lower 50s. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

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
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                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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....  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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:09 EST Set 17:59 EST
Transit Meridian 13:03 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:42 EST Ends 18:26 EST

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

Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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