A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
Hazardous Weather Outlook For LAFAYETTE County,AR
553 AM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018 DAY ONE Today and TonightAlthough very isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible by later this afternoon, no hazardous weather is expected and most locations will see no rain. However, afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid 90s across much of East Texas, North Louisiana, and extreme Southern Arkansas. When combined with the humidity, heat indices will range from 100 to 105 degrees. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible Friday through the weekend, and may increase in coverage later in the weekend through Tuesday as a weak cold front moves towards the area. Some of the stronger storms may produce locally gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall, especially by early next week. Afternoon temperatures will also climb into the mid and possibly upper 90s, through the weekend. When combined with the humidity, heat indices will range from 100 to 105 degrees. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Activation of emergency management personnel amateur radio operators and storm spotters should not be needed through tonight.
7-Day Forecast For LAFAYETTE County, Arkansas
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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