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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
431 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
Cold air moved into the Natural State during the day on Tuesday
behind a quick moving cold front. Cloudy skies and brisk
northeasterly winds kept high temperatures in the mid to upper
50s. Northwest flow aloft will continue to bring cloudy conditions
to Arkansas for the remainder of the day.
The system associated with abundant cloud cover will move away
from the region tonight, with clouds decreasing. Temperatures will
be drop into the lower to mid 30s in central and north portions
of the state. Some locations, mainly valley regions, will have
temperatures falling to near or slightly below freezing,
therefore, any sensitive plants should be protected.
An upper level ridge will move into the region over the next
several days. At the surface, high pressure will settle over the
area for much of the week. Clear skies will return to the state
for several days. High temperatures on Wednesday will be cool with
readings in the 50s and 60s, along with breezy northwesterly
Looking ahead to later in the week, temperatures will warm as high
pressure slides eastward and southerly winds return. High
temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be in the 60s and 70s.
A new storm system will approach the state by the weekend, with
showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast. Highs will be
in the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. Unsettled weather will
continue into the start of next work week
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Regional Hourly Observations For MADISON County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 100am CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 43 degrees north, near 47 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, clear central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. Winds are variable at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Texarkana and Monticello. The lowest temperature is 32 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For MADISON County,AR
456 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
DAY ONE This Evening and Tonight.
FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
AREA Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
Breezy northwest winds and afternoon relative humidity values
around 40 to 50 percent has resulted in a limited fire danger
across the region. Winds are forecast to decrease this evening
which will help to lessen fire concerns overnight.
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT
Spotter Activation Not Expected.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday.
WEDNESDAY No Hazards.
THURSDAY Very High Fire Weather Potential.
FRIDAY Thunderstorm Potential Very High Fire Weather Potential.
SATURDAY through MONDAY Thunderstorm Potential.
Elevated fire weather conditions return Thursday and continue
into the weekend as gusty southerly winds and warmer temperatures
return ahead of the next frontal boundary forecast to move into
the region over the weekend. Thunderstorm chances return Saturday
and continue into the start of next week as this boundary looks
to remain over the region. A limited severe weather potential
will be possible during the weekend.
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NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For MADISON County, Arkansas
336 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in
the mid 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Light
THURSDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds
10 to 15 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. South winds
around 10 mph.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy in the
afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
SUNDAY Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers and isolated
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly
cloudy. Chance of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows
in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy.
Chance of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the
lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and
isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
TUESDAY Chance of rain showers in the morning, then rain
showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance
of showers 70 percent.
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 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Above Normal Normal Above
Precipitation: Above Above 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 ,
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:10 EDT Set 19:22 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EDT Ends 19:46 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
A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky