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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
340 AM CDT Sun May 27 2018

Low clouds and fog developed in a large part of Arkansas during
the overnight hours. Temperatures remained fairly mild, with pre-
dawn readings mostly in the mid 60s to lower 70s. 

Any fog that has developed will scatter out after sunrise. Look
for warm weather to continue today, with high temperatures
ranging from the upper 80s to mid 90s. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms are possible, mainly in the afternoon and early
evening hours. 

Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid 60s to lower 70s.
Patchy fog will be possible again. 

Looking ahead into the work week...isolated to widely scattered
showers and thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon
and evening hours, primarily in the eastern half of the state.
Lows will remain in the 60s and 70s, with highs mostly in the 80s
and 90s. By late in the week, afternoon heat index values will
approach or exceed 100 degrees in portions of central and much of
southern Arkansas. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For LAFAYETTE County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Sunday May 27, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 84 degrees north, near 83 degrees central, and near 84 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, mostly sunny central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 89 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The heat index is near 87 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 89 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are from the east at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 87 degrees at Searcy, Jonesboro, and Blytheville. The lowest temperature is 69 degrees at .


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 LAFAYETTE County,AR

1124 AM CDT Sun May 27 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight  

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible,
mainly across North Louisiana and Deep East Texas. This activity 
should slowly decrease through the evening and night-time hours. 
Brief heavy downpours, gusty winds, and isolated but deadly lightning
will be the primary threats. During maximum heating, with high
temperatures in the upper 80s to the middle 90s, an isolated 
strong to severe storm could develop. The combination of the hot
temperatures and relative humidity will result in afternoon heat 
index values from 97 to 104 degrees. No organized hazardous 
weather is expected at this time.


 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday  

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible across mainly
North Central Louisiana through Tuesday, and possibly across 
Southeast Oklahoma and Southwest Arkansas on Wednesday. The 
greatest thunderstorm activity is expected each afternoon during 
peak daytime heating, and any storms that develop will gradually 
dissipate during the evening and into the overnight hours. Brief 
heavy downpours, gusty winds, and frequent cloud to ground 
lightning will be possible. No hazardous weather is expected at
this time, 

Hot conditions will continue this week, with even hotter 
conditions with near record high temperatures possible for 
Wednesday through Saturday. Heat indices will likely range between
100 and 105 degrees.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Activation of emergency management personnel, amateur radio 
operators, and storm spotters is not anticipated through tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For LAFAYETTE County, Arkansas
916 AM CDT Sun May 27 2018

REST OF TODAY
Patchy fog during the mid morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 mph.

MEMORIAL DAY
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. Northeast winds 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. North winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.

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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 
                 JUN 1-JUN 5  JUN 3-JUN 9    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above     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

Sunday May 27, 2018 the 147th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.460000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:59 EDT Set 21:14 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:06 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:31 EDT Ends 21:42 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

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MAY 27TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1896...
A massive tornado struck Saint Louis MO killing 306 persons and causing
thirteen million dollars damage. The tornado path was short, but cut across
a densely populated area. It touched down six miles west of Eads Bridge in
Saint Louis and widened to a mile as it crossed into East Saint Louis. The
tornado was the most destructive of record in the U.S. up until that time.
It pierced a five-eighths inch thick iron sheet with a two by four inch
pine plank. A brilliant display of lightning accompanied the storm. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

...1873...
A tornado struck Louisville, with terrific lightning. (NWS Louisville)

...1987...
Severe thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail at Crane,
hail up to three and a half inches in diameter at Post, and grapefruit size
hail south of Midland. Five days of flooding commenced in Oklahoma.
Thunderstorms produced 7 to 9 inches of rain in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma
City reported 4.33 inches of rain in six hours. Up to six inches of rain
caused flooding in north central Texas. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

...1995...
An F0 tornado struck a farm near Campbellsburg (Washington 
County Indiana). (NWS Louisville)

...1996...
Lightning struck and injured a person in Lexington. (NWS Louisville)



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