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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
425 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Beneficial rainfall occurred across the Natural State last night and 
early Sunday morning. After the rain exited the region, the 
remainder of the day saw abundant low clouds and patchy over 
Arkansas. The clouds kept afternoon temperatures in the 40s and 
lower 50s.

Clouds are expected to persist over the region tonight, along with 
some patchy fog. Low temperatures will be in the lower and mid 40s. 
Southwest winds return to Arkansas on Monday, allowing highs to top 
out in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

A new storm system is forecast to move through the region Tuesday 
and Wednesday, with another round of rain expected. After a brief 
respite on Thursday, yet another low pressure system will affect 
Arkansas later in the week, bringing with it good chances for showers 
and thunderstorms.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PHILLIPS County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 700pm CST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 47 degrees north, near 45 degrees central, and near 46 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. There is patchy fog central and south. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 5 mph 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 49 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 44 degrees at Pine Bluff.


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

447 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

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
326 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

TONIGHT
Areas of fog. Areas of drizzle. Cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

MONDAY
Cloudy in the morning
then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs around 60.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with rain likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cooler, showers. Lows around 40. Chance of rain 80 percent.

SATURDAY
Cooler. Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY
Rain likely. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 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 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    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

Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:11 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:05 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 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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