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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 NEWTON County

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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.


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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For NEWTON County,AR

500 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected for the today period. Good rain 
chances will enter the state tonight. Any thunderstorms that 
occur will be isolated at best. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday Through Friday

A weak front will move through Arkansas from the north on Sunday, 
and stall along the Gulf Coast. Surrounding the front, moisture will 
be abundant. The southern stream of the jet will be active, and will 
drive a storm system toward the region from the southwest United 
States. The system will interact with the front, resulting in rain 
chances through at least Wednesday.

Widespread heavy rain is expected from eastern Texas to Georgia. 
Several inches of rain will be possible in places. Some of this 
heavier rain could get into the southern half of Arkansas.

The system will pass during the middle of the week, and Thursday 
should be dry. However, the northern stream of the jet will bring a 
cold front from the Plains by Friday. Isolated to scattered showers 
will accompany the front, followed by much colder air.

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7-Day Forecast For NEWTON County, Arkansas
411 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

TONIGHT
A chance of showers in the evening, then showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening
decreasing to 5 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation 90 percent. Average rainfall 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

SUNDAY
Cloudy in the morning
becoming partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 50s. South winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Southwest winds 5 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening
becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Temperatures nearly steady after midnight. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain. Highs around 60. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows around 40. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Temperatures nearly steady after midnight.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Colder. A slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Much colder. A slight chance of rain and light snow in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and light snow. Lows in the lower 20s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and light snow. Highs in the upper 30s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                             ARKANSAS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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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