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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
424 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018
It was a dry, cool day across the Natural State as temperatures
warmed from the 30s and 40s Friday morning to the 60s by the late
High pressure is expected to slide eastward, allowed for southerly
winds to bring warmer, moister air into the region over the next
day ahead of an approaching low pressure system. Friday night lows
will be warmer than the previous night, with temperatures expected
in the 40s. Chances of precipitation return Saturday afternoon as
the aforementioned low pressure system approaches.
Rain will continue into Sunday. It appears as though some areas
of central and southern Arkansas could be in for one to two inches
of rainfall Saturday night into Sunday. Rain chances will
decrease by Monday.
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Regional Hourly Observations For PERRY County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 800pm CDT, Friday April 20, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 59 degrees north, near 59 degrees central, and near 59 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 18%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 63 degrees at Stuttgart, Mena, and Bentonville. The lowest temperature is 32 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For PERRY County,AR
830 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018
DAY ONE Tonight
A storm system will gradually move toward Arkansas tonight, and only
develop isolated showers over far western parts.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday Through Thursday
Chances for thunderstorms will increase later in the day Saturday
through the overnight hours Saturday night. While an isolated strong
storm is not entirely out of the question, the overall threat of
severe thunderstorms appears to be low at this time, and mainly
focused over southern Arkansas.
Due to high moisture levels in the atmosphere, heavy rainfall is a
possibility, primarily over the central and southern portions of
Arkansas. Any heavy rain that falls could cause localized flash
flooding issues. However, the overall threat of widespread flooding
or flash flooding is low at this time.
Spotter Information Statement
Spotter activation will not be needed.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For PERRY County, Arkansas
700 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018
Mostly clear in the evening
becoming mostly cloudy.
Lows in the upper 40s. East winds 5 mph.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the
morning. Isolated thunderstorms during the day. A chance of
showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 5 to
10 mph. The chance of precipitation 40 percent. Average rainfall
less than 1/10 inch.
SATURDAY NIGHT Showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the
mid 50s. East winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation
90 percent. Average rainfall 1 to 2 inches.
SUNDAY Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the
mid 60s. North winds 5 mph in the morning
increasing to 5 to
10 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation 70 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening,
then a slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower
50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation
MONDAY Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the
upper 60s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy in the evening
cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
TUESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening
cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
WEDNESDAY Partly sunny. A chance of rain and isolated
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of
precipitation 40 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. The chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
FRIDAY Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
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
APR 26-APR 30 APR 28-MAY 4 APR APR-JUN
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Temperature: Below Above Below Above
Precipitation: Below Below 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 ,
Friday April 20, 2018 the 110th Day of Year
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:30 EDT Set 20:46 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:07 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:05 EDT Ends 21:11 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 spring storm produced unusally heavy snow in northeast Ohio. Warren
received 35.5 inches in thirty-six hours, and 28 inches fell at Green Hill.
Akron OH established April records of 15.6 inches in 24 hours, and 26.6
inches for the month. Pittsburgh PA established April records of 12.7
inches in 24 hours, and 13.5 inches for the month. (David Ludlum) (The
Tornadoes in Mississippi and Alabama killed 219 persons. (David Ludlum)
An unseasonably warm and moist air mass had settled across eastern Kentucky
leading to record breaking temperatures at the Jackson Weather Office and the
London Corbin Airport between the 16th and 21st of April. Jackson saw several
days in a row with record high temperatures as well as maximum low records. On
the 19th the mercury soared to a record high of 89 degrees at Jackson and a
record tying 87 degrees at London. The low temperature at Jackson was a balmy 69
degrees good enough for a daily as well as a monthly maximum low temperature
record. (NWS Jackson)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky