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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
525 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

It was clear to partly cloudy early this morning. Predawn 
temperatures were in the mid 20s to mid 30s.

On the early morning weather map, high pressure was over the region. 
under the high, it will remain dry through much of Saturday. Heading 
into Saturday night and Sunday, a storm system will arrive from the 
southwest with more clouds and good chances of rain.

Rainfall totals from a half inch to an inch and a half are expected 
from central into southern Arkansas, with quarter to half inch 
amounts farther north.

As far as temperatures, highs today will be in the mid 40s to mid 
50s. Lows tonight will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Highs on 
Saturday will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Looking ahead, chances of rain will linger southeast of Little Rock 
Monday and Monday night. A weak cold front will cross the region by 
Tuesday, with dry weather returning through at least Thursday. A 
stronger cold front will surge through Arkansas Thursday night, and 
may trigger isolated to scattered showers. Colder air and below 
average temperatures will follow the front.

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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County
600 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2017


SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PINE BLUFF     PTCLDY    28  25  88 W3        30.22R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  28; 6HR MAX TEMP:  36;                                

STUTTGART      CLEAR     30  26  85 W3        30.21S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  28; 6HR MAX TEMP:  33;                                

MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    32  26  78 W3        30.22R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  30; 6HR MAX TEMP:  40;                                


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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 500am CST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 29 degrees central, and near 31 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. Winds are calm 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 35 degrees at Texarkana and Harrison. The lowest temperature is 22 degrees at Searcy.


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 JEFFERSON County,AR

500 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

The fire danger will remain high today. However, higher dew points 
are anticipated today along with lighter winds than yesterday. High 
pressure will be in control and no rain is expected. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday Through Wednesday

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. 

Good rain chances return Saturday night into Sunday morning  with 
half to one inch of rainfall expected in many areas. However  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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7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, Arkansas
600 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 mph.

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

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Rain and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 80 percent.

SUNDAY
Rain likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the upper 40s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                             ARKANSAS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Friday December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.310000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:09 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:42 EST Ends 18:27 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

DECEMBER 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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