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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
945 PM CST Tue Dec 11 2018

Mostly clear skies this morning gave way to high clouds by early
afternoon. Another nice day was observed around the Natural State 
as south winds helped temperatures climb into the 50s to around 60
degrees. Mid and high level clouds will continue to build in 
overnight, as a result, low temperatures will only fall into the 
30s and 40s.

The next storm system will approach from the west on Wednesday as
high pressure departs to the east. Cloudy conditions are expected
to start the day, with rain increasing from the west by late 
afternoon and overspreading eastern areas during the early evening.
High temperatures on Wednesday are expected to be in the 50s.

This slow moving storm system is expected to affect mid south 
through late week and will continue to promote rainfall across 
the state during this time period. Highs will be in the 40s to
around 60 degrees with lows in the 30s and 40s. Dry weather is
expected to return to the region just in time for the weekend. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County
1100 AM CST WED DEC 12 2018


SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PINE BLUFF     PTSUNNY   49  32  52 S12       30.11F                  
STUTTGART      CLOUDY    49  35  58 SW10      30.11F                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    50  33  52 S6        30.12F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas


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

324 AM CST Wed Dec 12 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Breezy conditions are expected today and a few showers can not be
ruled out this evening. However, the overall threat of hazardous 
weather is low. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday Through Tuesday

Several inches of rain will be possible Thursday through Saturday
as a strong storm system moves through the region. This heavy 
rainfall may result in an increased threat for flash and/or river
flooding for portions of the area. However  the threat for 
severe and winter weather looks low at this time.

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Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, Arkansas
1000 AM CST Wed Dec 12 2018

TODAY
Cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening
increasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation 50 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

THURSDAY
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Showers during the day. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of precipitation 90 percent. Average rainfall 1/2 to 1 inch.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of precipitation 80 percent.

FRIDAY
Showers likely. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning
becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning
becoming mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs 55 to 60.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs 54 to 59.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                             ARKANSAS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 17-21    DEC 19-25    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above      Below     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 December 12, 2018 the 346th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.140000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 08:07 EST Set 17:59 EST
Transit Meridian 13:02 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:40 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

DECEMBER 12TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1882...
Portland OR was drenched with 7.66 inches of rain, a record 24 hour total
for that location. (12th-13th) (The Weather Channel)
...1960...
The first of three Middle Atlantic snowstorms produced a foot of snow at
Baltimore MD. A pre-winter blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. producing
wind gusts as high as 51 mph, along with 16 inches of snow at Nantucket MA,
and 20 inches at Newark NJ. (David Ludlum)
...1969...
The worst tornado of record for western Washington State tracked south of
Seattle, traveling five miles, from Des Moines to Kent. The tornado, 50 to
200 yards in width, began as a waterspout over Puget Sound. One person was
injured and the tornado caused half a million dollars damage. (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
While a developing winter storm began to spread snow across New Mexico into
Colorado, high winds ushered unseasonably cold air into the southwestern
states. Winds in California gusted to 60 mph in the Sacramento River Delta,
and in the San Bernardino Valley. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Cold arctic air spread from the Great Lakes Region to the Appalachian
Region. Twenty-five cities, mostly in the northeastern U.S., reported
record low temperatures for the date. The low of 12 degrees below zero at
Albany NY was their coldest reading of record for so early in the season.
Saranac Lake NY was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 28 degrees
below zero. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
A winter storm produced snow from northern Mississippi to the Middle
Atlantic Coast, with 10.5 inches reported at Powhatan VA. Heavy snow
whitened the Black Hills of South Dakota, with 36 inches reported at Deer
Mountain. Thirteen cities in the north central U.S., from Minnesota to
Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date, including Duluth MN
and Yankton SD with morning lows of 22 degrees below zero. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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