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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1138 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

After late evening showers and thunderstorms last night, some
areas saw a bit of relief from the oppressively humid conditions
that have become a fixture for the Natural State. Overnight low
temperatures dropped into the low-to-mid 70s for most areas, with
rain totals ranging from a trace to nearly 1.5 inches. 

Through the remainder of today, scattered thunderstorms will
continue developing, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and
lightning. Thunderstorms should begin to dissipate late this
evening. 

Weather for the coming week will continue to see above normal 
temperatures, and some rain chances, mainly during the heat of the 
day. Remember to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-
conditioned room if possible, stay out of the sun, and check up on
relatives, neighbors and pets.


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Regional Hourly Observations For PHILLIPS 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 1100am CDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 84 degrees north, near 90 degrees central, and near 90 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, fair central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 93 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 98 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 101 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are variable at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 91 degrees at Stuttgart. The lowest temperature is 75 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 PHILLIPS County,AR

341 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Heat Index values will range from 105 to 109F today along and west
of the Mississippi River. 

In addition, a few strong storms will be possible this afternoon and 
evening as a front moves across the area. Gusty winds and heavy 
rainfall are the main threats. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For PHILLIPS County, Arkansas
934 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018


HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING

REST OF TODAY
Sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the morning, then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Heat index readings as high as 102 to 107.

TONIGHT
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy in the evening
then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny in the morning
then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy in the evening
then becoming mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny in the morning
then clearing. Highs in the mid 90s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

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

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

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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 22-26    JUL 24-30    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        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

Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.020000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:09 EDT Set 21:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:41 EDT Ends 21:49 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 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1934...
One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During
the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan,
including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel)
...1941...
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end.
Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.
(David Ludlum)
...1952...
Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to
equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The
Weather Channel)
...1957...
On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust
devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped
shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes
were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas
resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp
stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort,
and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten
drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops
by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported
record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a
high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees.
Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat,
and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the
year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the
Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1989...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with
126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night.
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier
County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in
Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at
Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)


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