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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
435 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018
Light rain fell across a good portion of the state during the
early morning hours today. However, most locations saw less than a
tenth of an inch. Morning low temperatures were fairly mild to
start the day, however by the afternoon hours temperatures warmed
into the upper 60's in the east to lower 80's in western Arkansas.
This afternoon and a evening, a few showers and thunderstorms may
develop across eastern Arkansas...however heavy rain is not
expected. Overnight low temperatures will once again be mild with
low temperatures ranging from the lower 40's to upper 50's.
Dry weather will return on Saturday before the next storm system
approaches late Sunday night. Showers and thunderstorms can be
expected during the evening and continuing into Monday. A few of
the storms on Monday could be a bit stronger, however with these
storms expected to move through early in the day it may somewhat
limit the severe potential of these storms.
Temperatures through the forecast period will be at or just above
normal with highs generally in the 60's and 70's with lows in the
40's and 50's.
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Regional Hourly Observations For NEVADA County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1100pm CDT, Friday March 16, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 57 degrees north, near 60 degrees central, and near 64 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. Winds are from the south at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 66 degrees at Monticello. The lowest temperature is 42 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For NEVADA County,AR
320 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight
No hazardous weather is expected through tonight.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday
Thunderstorms will be possible again on Saturday. A couple of
storms could be severe Saturday evening and night over portions of
Southeast Oklahoma, Northeast Texas, and extreme Southwest
Arkansas. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary
Thunderstorms will increase in coverage Sunday morning and
through the day. Severe storms are possible areawide on Sunday,
but the greatest risk should be during the afternoon and evening
hours. Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes will be
Thunderstorms will linger into Monday, but the risk for severe
weather should diminish by early Monday morning. Rain chances will
end from west to east during the day and should end completely by
late Monday afternoon.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Due to the isolated nature of any severe weather, spotter
activation is not anticipated through tonight.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For NEVADA County, Arkansas
947 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018
REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in
the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after
midnight. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds 5 mph.
Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
SUNDAY Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Cloudy,
cooler. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance
of precipitation 60 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to
MONDAY Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon.
Highs in the mid 70s.
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
TUESDAY Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
WEDNESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
FRIDAY Partly cloudy. Highs around 70.
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 22-26 MAR 24-30 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Normal 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 ,
Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:16 EDT Set 19:19 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:17 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:52 EDT Ends 19:43 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 winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of
snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of
record for those areas. (David Ludlum)
Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling
Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY)
The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record
for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf
Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused
three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five
hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX
received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky