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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1122 AM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

The overnight hours were a welcome break from the hot, humid and
stormy weather of the past few days. Pre-dawn temperatures were
quite seasonal in most areas, ranging from the 60s to lower 70s,
with some occasional passing mid and high level clouds over the
central and western thirds of Arkansas. By late morning,
temperatures were in the 80s in much of the state, and were right
at 90 degrees in portions of the south and west. 

Quiet weather will continue into the week. Temperatures will be
close to or a little above average for late July, with highs
mostly in the upper 80s to well into the 90s. By late in the week
temperatures will warm back up, and highs may approach 100 
degrees in the south, with heat index values back above 100 in 
much of the central and south.

Rain chances will return by the end of the week, as a storm system
approaches Arkansas in northwest flow aloft.  

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Regional Hourly Observations For OUACHITA County
600 PM CDT SUN JUL 22 2018


SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ARKADELPHIA    MOCLDY    83  77  82 CALM      29.83F HX  92           
CAMDEN         DRIZZLE   88  68  51 CALM      29.84F HX  91           
TEXARKANA      CLOUDY    89  67  47 E3        29.86S HX  92           
EL DORADO      FAIR      88  72  58 N3        29.86S HX  94           
DE QUEEN       CLOUDY    86  75  69 CALM      29.83F HX  95           

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 600pm CDT, Sunday July 22, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 87 degrees north, near 90 degrees central, and near 88 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. The heat index is near 87 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. The heat index is near 91 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 94 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are from the north at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 14 mph with gusts at 21 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 93 degrees at Searcy. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at .


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

625 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday Through Saturday

Heat index values will remain elevated  generally in the upper 
90s to low 100s  through the upcoming week. Otherwise  no 
hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 Spotter Information Statement  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For OUACHITA County, Arkansas
500 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain or sprinkles in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph early in the evening
becoming northeast. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Northeast winds 5 mph in the morning
increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Northeast winds 5 mph in the morning
becoming north in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 mph in the evening
becoming light and variable after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 101.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening
becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. The chance of precipitation 40 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 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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

Sunday July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.070000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:12 EDT Set 21:18 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:45 EDT Ends 21:45 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

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JULY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky