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WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS MENA FAIR 54 36 50 CALM 29.85R MOUNT IDA FAIR 56 42 59 CALM 29.82R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1100pm CDT, Friday March 16, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 57 degrees north, near 60 degrees central, and near 64 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. Winds are from the south at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 66 degrees at Monticello. The lowest temperature is 42 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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For POLK County,AR
1020 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018 DAY ONE Tonight A few isolated thunderstorms may be seen, especially over northeastern to eastern parts of the state, but overall coverage will be low. The threat of any severe weather will be very low. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday Through Thursday Thunderstorms will return to the forecast late Saturday night and through much of Sunday. There will be some potential for strong to severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening, with large hail possible with the strongest storms. Spotter Information Statement Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
7-Day Forecast For POLK County, Arkansas
1100 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY MAR 22-26 MAR 24-30 MAR MAR-MAY ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Normal Normal Above Precipitation: Above Above Above Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -0.940000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 07:16 EDT Set 19:19 EDT Transit Meridian 13:17 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:52 EDT Ends 19:43 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
MARCH 17TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1892... A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of record for those areas. (David Ludlum) ...1900... Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY) ...1906... The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) ...1987... A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky