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WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS MENA CLEAR 32 32 100 CALM 29.90R MOUNT IDA CLEAR 32 27 81 CALM 29.87R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 100am CST, Thursday December 14, 2017
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 42 degrees north, near 39 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the north at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 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 50 degrees at . The lowest temperature is 27 degrees at Mount Ida.
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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For MONTGOMERY County,AR
500 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017 DAY ONE Today and Tonight Warmer temperatures and lower humidities are expected today ahead of a cold front moving through the state. This will increase the fire danger once again. The strongest winds will be in the east and the lowest humidities will be in the west. Humidity levels will fall to the mid 20s to lower 30s. Near Red Flag conditions may be seen today and outdoor burning is strongly discouragedas most of the state is now under a burn ban. A Lake wind Advisory is in effect for many of the eastern counties where winds will gust to 35 mph. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday Through Tuesday Overall the wildfire danger over Arkansas will remain high due to the extended period of low rainfall. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged and most of the state is now under a burn ban. Rain chances do return Saturday night into Sunday morning but mainly light to moderate rain is expected. Until widespread significant rainfall is observed expect the wild fire danger to remain at high levels given the severe to extreme drought currently in place. Spotter Information Statement Spotter activation will not be needed.
7-Day Forecast For MONTGOMERY County, Arkansas
1015 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY DEC 19-23 DEC 21-27 DEC DEC-FEB ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Below Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Below Below .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -23.270000 Distance 0.999725 AU Rise 08:09 EST Set 17:59 EST Transit Meridian 13:03 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:42 EST Ends 18:26 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 14TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1901... Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.) (NWS Louisville) ...1924... The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63 at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum) ...1987... A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500 persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow, a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) ...1988... Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to 48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky