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425 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Northwesterly flow aloft brought cooler air to the Natural State on 
Thursday. Skies were clear for much of the Arkansas, however clouds 
were seen across northern and southern sections of the state. 
Afternoon temperatures ranged from the 40s to around 60. Lows 
tonight will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Dry weather will persist through Friday into much of the day on 
Saturday. Highs on Friday will be near seasonal with temperatures 
topping out in the 40s and 50s. Lows Friday night will be in the 
upper 20s to lower 30s.

Saturday will be slightly warmer with temperatures climbing into the 
50s. Rain chances will return to Arkansas late Saturday night into 
the day on Sunday. It does not appear that this rainfall will be a 
"drought buster," but some locations in the southeast part of the 
state could see as much as an inch and a half of rain. Dry weather 
will return to the Natural State to start next work week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PIKE 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 400pm CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 41 degrees north, near 52 degrees central, and near 56 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and mostly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 41%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. Winds are from the north at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph 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 60 degrees at Texarkana. The lowest temperature is 28 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 PIKE County,AR

500 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

The fire danger will remain high today. However, higher dew points 
are anticipated today along with lighter winds than yesterday. High 
pressure will be in control and no rain is expected. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday Through Wednesday

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.

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Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For PIKE County, Arkansas
400 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Sunny early in the evening
becoming mostly clear. Lows around 30. North winds 5 to 10 mph early in the evening
decreasing to 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows around 30. West winds 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 mph in the morning
becoming south in the afternoon.

Not as cool. Periods of rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Temperatures nearly steady after midnight. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation 80 percent.

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

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening
becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
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                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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....  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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:09 EST Set 17:59 EST
Transit Meridian 13:03 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:42 EST Ends 18:26 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

Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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