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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
918 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
After some beneficial rainfall for many areas early Sunday
morning...dry conditions were seen for most areas by Sunday
afternoon. Even so...cloudy and foggy conditions kept temperatures
cool this afternoon...with temperatures mainly in the mid 40s to low
Late this evening...a cloudy sky continued...with areas of fog
persisting. Some patchy drizzle was also developing. Temperatures
have remained nearly stationary...with temperatures ranging from the
mid to upper 40s. Expect areas of fog and drizzle to persist
overnight...with lows mainly in the 40s.
Dry conditions will be seen on Monday...with highs in the mid 50s to
low 60s. A new storm system will move into the region for
Tuesday...with showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast.
Some strong thunderstorms may be seen...along with some potential
for heavy rainfall across the southern half to third of the state
Tuesday night. This storm system will exit to the east by
Thursday...but another storm system and strong cold front will move
into the region late in the week.
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Regional Hourly Observations For NEVADA County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1200am CST, Monday December 18, 2017
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 46 degrees north, near 44 degrees central, and near 46 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. There is patchy fog central and south. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 49 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 44 degrees at Stuttgart, Pine Bluff, and Little Rock.
NOWCAST For NEVADA County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 1158 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
Areas of fog have developed tonight across much of Northeast
Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and Southwest Arkansas. Visibilities
may be reduced to near a mile at times, with the potential for
dense fog to develop late tonight. Motorists should use low beam
headlights, slow down, and allow for extra travel time as the
roadways will be slick and hazardous throughout the overnight
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For NEVADA County,AR
1204 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight
No hazardous weather is expected through tonight.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday
Rain will begin to return to the area from the south Monday
afternoon. This rainfall will become widespread and heavy at
times, with a few embedded thunderstorms possible Monday night
through Tuesday. Some areas may receive two to four inches of rain
with a few locations possibly receiving even more, with heaviest
rainfall amounts likely across extreme northern Louisiana and
portions of southwest Arkansas. Minor flooding is possible, but
with the prolonged drought, significant flooding is not expected.
This rainfall should diminish during the day Wednesday, with
additional rain and thunderstorms possible with a cold front later
in the week. However, no hazardous weather is expected at this
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Activation of emergency management personnel amateur radio
operators and storm spotters will not be needed through tonight.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For NEVADA County, Arkansas
955 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
REST OF TONIGHT
Patchy fog. Cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Southeast winds 5 mph.
MONDAY Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the
lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds 5 mph.
TUESDAY Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy.
Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 5 mph. Chance of precipitation
TUESDAY NIGHT Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation 90 percent.
WEDNESDAY Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers in the
morning. Highs in the mid 60s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of
precipitation 30 percent.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and isolated
thunderstorms. Highs around 60. Chance of precipitation
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 30s.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain.
Highs in the upper 40s.
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
DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31 DEC DEC-FEB
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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 ,
Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:11 EST Set 18:01 EST
Transit Meridian 13:05 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:44 EST Ends 18:28 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky