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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
507 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018
Southerly winds on Friday helped pull much warmer air into the
region with high temperatures reaching the upper 60s to mid 70s
despite plentiful cloud cover.
At the 5 AM hour, our skies remain partly to mostly cloudy as
southerly winds around 10 mph continue to pull in moisture from
the Gulf of Mexico. A weak upper level disturbance moving across
the north is kicking off a few light showers over the eastern and
southern parts of the state. This precipitation should end by late
morning to early afternoon. Temperatures remain mild even at this
hour courtesy of those south winds with most areas still in the
60s. Highs today will climb into the 70s to maybe 80 degrees
A weak cold front will move across the state later today for a
continuing chance of showers. This boundary will stall to the
south of the state tonight before returning as a warm from later
on Sunday. This front will be the focus more some showers and
isolated thunderstorms Sunday night and Monday.
After a cooler Sunday behind the aforementioned front, highs next
week will climb into the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. The
forecast will turn considerably wetter early next week as a slow
moving cold front brings rounds of potentially heavy rain to the
state. Several inches of rain can not be ruled out.
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Regional Hourly Observations For LITTLE RIVER County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Saturday March 24, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 75 degrees north, near 67 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. Winds are variable at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 13 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 76 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 58 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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Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For LITTLE RIVER County,AR
1210 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight
Southerly winds may be gusty at times this afternoon to near 25
MPH. No hazardous weather is expected.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday
An upper level trough of low pressure will approach the Four
State Region late on Monday with shower and thunderstorm
development. Excessive heavy rainfall will begin affecting
the Middle Red River Valley of Northeast Texas, Southeast
Oklahoma and Southwest Arkansas Monday Night, but especially on
Tuesday. This heavy rain threat will progress slowly South and
East, encompassing the remainder of the Four State Region Tuesday
Night, Wednesday and Wednesday Night, then exiting the region on
Thursday. Flooding could become widespread where the training of
thunderstorms occur Tuesday through Wednesday Night. Flash Flood
Watches will likely become necessary for some parts of the
Four State Region Monday Night, but especially Tuesday through
There will be a threat of strong to severe thunderstorms across
of the region Tuesday through Wednesday with damaging wind gusts,
large hail and isolated tornadoes possible.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Activation of emergency management personnel amateur radio
operators and storm spotters will not be needed through
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For LITTLE RIVER County, Arkansas
1122 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018
REST OF TODAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
TONIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds
10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
SUNDAY Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
SUNDAY NIGHT Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
MONDAY Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Windy. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to
MONDAY NIGHT Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in
the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after
midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation
TUESDAY Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the
morning, then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally
heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of
precipitation 80 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy
rainfall possible. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation
WEDNESDAY Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy
rainfall possible. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms. Locally
heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of
precipitation 80 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
FRIDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
MAR 29-APR 2 MAR 31-APR 6 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Below Below Normal Above
Precipitation: Above 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 ,
Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:06 EDT Set 19:24 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:14 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:42 EDT Ends 19:48 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees.
...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)
...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of
the homes' rugs a mile away. (NWS Louisville)
...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92
degrees. (NWS Louisville)
...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five
fatalities probably occurred. (NWS Louisville)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky