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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
859 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

Only a few high clouds were noted across portions of the Natural 
State this Friday...with a mostly sunny sky observed. Highs warmed 
into the mid 40s to mid 50s. Late this evening...a mostly clear sky 
was continuing...with temperatures dropping down into the 30s to 
around 40. Expect lows to drop down into the mid 20s to mid 
30s...under a mostly clear sky. 

The high pressure system will remain in control over the Mid South 
through much of Saturday...with dry conditions prevailing. Heading 
into Saturday night and Sunday...a storm system will arrive from the 
southwest with clouds returning...along with increasing rain chances.

Rainfall totals from a half inch to an inch and a half are expected 
from central into southern Arkansas...with quarter to half inch 
amounts farther north.

Looking ahead...chances of rain will linger southeast of Little Rock 
Monday and Monday night. A weak cold front will cross the region by 
Tuesday...with dry weather returning through at least Thursday. A 
stronger cold front will surge through Arkansas Thursday night...and 
may trigger isolated to scattered showers. Colder air and below 
average temperatures will follow the front.

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Regional Hourly Observations For OUACHITA County
200 AM CST SAT DEC 16 2017


SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ARKADELPHIA    FAIR      25  23  92 CALM      30.22R                  
CAMDEN         CLOUDY    30  27  86 CALM      30.22S                  
TEXARKANA      CLOUDY    34  30  85 S5        30.20S WCI  30          
EL DORADO      PTCLDY    28  28 100 CALM      30.23S                  
DE QUEEN       CLOUDY    24  23  96 CALM      30.18S                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 200am CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 34 degrees north, near 30 degrees central, and near 28 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 28 degrees north. Winds are calm 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 39 degrees at Monticello. The lowest temperature is 26 degrees at Searcy and 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 OUACHITA County,AR

523 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday Through Thursday

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. 

Good rain chances return Saturday night into Sunday morning  with 
half to one inch of rainfall expected in many areas. However  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.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For OUACHITA County, Arkansas
1000 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

OVERNIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
A chance of showers in the evening, then showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. East winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 80 percent. Average rainfall 1 to 2 inches.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening
becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 5 mph in the evening
becoming light and variable after midnight.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows around 50. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

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

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Cooler. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
                             ARKANSAS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 21-25    DEC 23-29    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

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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)

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