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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1125 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

Other than some high clouds through the morning hours, it was clear 
to partly cloudy. Low temperatures were generally in the 20s and 
30s. With plentiful sunshine through the mid to late morning hours, 
temperatures soared into the upper 40s and 50s. Winds were out of 
the southwest at 5 to 15 mph with some higher gusts up to 20 mph or 
so intermittently.

An area of high pressure will bring one more dry day, but clouds 
will increase. There will be more clouds due to an approaching storm 
system from the southwest. The system will bring good chances of 
rain tonight and into Sunday morning. Through Sunday, a half inch to 
inch of rain will be possible over the southern half of the state. 
Lesser amounts are expected farther north. 

High temperatures today will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Lows 
tonight will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Highs on Sunday will 
be in the lower 50s to mid 60s.

A weak cold front will push through from the north on Sunday, with 
rain mostly ending Sunday afternoon. The front will stall nearby, 
and will be surrounded by a lot of moisture along the Gulf Coast. A 
new system from the southwest will interact with the front, and 
bring widespread heavy rain from eastern Texas to Georgia Monday 
through Wednesday. Some of this rain will build into southern 
Arkansas.

The new system will pass by Thursday, with dry weather expected.
On Friday, another cold front will surge into the region from 
the Plains, and will be followed by much colder air. The week
will end with much below average temperatures.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MILLER County
400 PM CST SAT DEC 16 2017


SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ARKADELPHIA    FAIR      55  31  39 SE5       30.12S                  
CAMDEN         CLOUDY    55  30  38 S3        30.12S                  
TEXARKANA      MOSUNNY   55  33  43 S9        30.11R                  
EL DORADO      MOSUNNY   55  35  47 SE9       30.12F                  
DE QUEEN       MOSUNNY   56  30  37 S8        30.07R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 55 degrees north, near 54 degrees central, and near 55 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and mostly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 31%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. Winds are from the south at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 9 mph with gusts at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 9 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 59 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at Mount Ida.


NOWCAST For MILLER County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 334 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

.NOW...
Light scattered showers continued to move northeast at 20 mph
across portions of east Texas, deep east Texas to across northwest
Louisiana. Rainfall amounts of a trace to a few hundredths of an
inch are possible. In addition, scattered to widespread light to
moderate rain showers were noted west of Lufkin, Texas and will 
impinge on the Four-State Region from southwest to northeast late
this afternoon through tonight. 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MILLER County,AR

1210 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight  

Isolated thunderstorms are possible this evening and overnight. 
The rainfall will begin to retreat to the east by early Sunday. 
An inch or more rainfall may occur, however, no hazardous weather
is expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday  

After a brief break from the rain Sunday, rain will return late
Sunday night and into Monday. Rain chances will increase on
Tuesday, but should diminish late Wednesday. However, no hazardous
weather is expected.

 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 MILLER County, Arkansas
353 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

TONIGHT
Showers likely in the evening, then showers after midnight. Cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 5 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds becoming east up to 5 mph after midnight.

MONDAY
Slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds becoming southeast up to 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

TUESDAY
Cloudy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 40.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. Lows in the lower 30s.

SATURDAY
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. Highs in the mid 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                             ARKANSAS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

---------------------------------------------------
SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:10 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:43 EST Ends 18:27 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

DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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