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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR 
1134 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

It was a foggy and cold morning across the Natural State. Low
temperatures this morning were in the upper 20s and ranged to the
lower 40s. Light rain was observed in the far southern portions of
the state, but resulted in very little accumulation. Fog 
dissipated by the mid morning hours, leaving behind partly cloudy 
skies in the north, and mostly cloudy skies across the south. 
Winds were generally out of the southeast at 10 to 15 mph. 

High temperatures today will range from the mid 50s to lower 60s, 
and cloud cover will increase throughout the day. Some showers 
cannot be ruled out across the central and southern portions of
Arkansas during the afternoon and evening.

High temperatures Monday and Tuesday will be in the 70s, with lows
in the 50s and 60s. Temperatures will cool down significantly mid-week
after a cold front moves through on Wednesday.

Rain chances will increase on Monday as a slow moving storm 
system approaches from the west. Initially, only scattered 
rainfall is expected for Monday, but rain will become more 
widespread by the middle of the week. Several inches of rain may 
be seen by the end of the week as the storm system lingers across
the state.

Flooding and flash flooding could become a concern but will be
dependent upon where the heaviest rain sets ups. Regardless, a 
very unsettled pattern is shaping up for the state.


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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 1100am CST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 43 degrees north, near 48 degrees central, and near 47 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 15 mph with gusts at 22 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the east at 6 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 52 degrees at Searcy. The lowest temperature is 37 degrees at .


NOWCAST For LAFAYETTE County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 1005 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

.NOW...
Patches of light rain continue to move to the northeast across
parts of deep east Texas, north Louisiana and Southeast Arkansas.
Rainfall totals will be very light and only a couple hundredths 
of an inch, making the roads wet, drivers should exercise caution 
as lingering patchy fog may also reduce visibility.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LAFAYETTE County,AR

554 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Light showers along the Interstate 20 corridor early this morning
will continue to lift northward throughout the day. No hazardous
weather is expected. In addition, patchy fog across portions of 
the Four-State Region has resulted in visibility obstructions of 
less than six miles. The fog is expected to scour out by mid- 
morning. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday  

Persistent southwest flow aloft will remain over the region and 
keep us in an unsettled weather pattern well into the upcoming 
week as a warm front returns with milder air tomorrow. Heavy rainfall
is expected by Tuesday and Wednesday as a cold front becomes a 
focus for thunderstorm activity across the area. Later in the 
week, showers and isolated thunderstorms will remain possible. 
However, no organized threat of hazardous weather is expected at 
this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Activation of emergency management personnel  amateur radio
operators  and storm spotters will not be needed through tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For LAFAYETTE County, Arkansas
1151 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

REST OF TODAY
Cloudy with chance of light rain and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

TONIGHT
Cloudy with slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Windy. Much warmer. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

TUESDAY
Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 60. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Showers likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

THURSDAY
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

FRIDAY
Cloudy with chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SATURDAY
Cloudy with chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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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 
                   FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

....  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 February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:51 EST Set 18:55 EST
Transit Meridian 13:22 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:26 EST Ends 19:20 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

FEBRUARY 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1899...
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
...1959...
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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