A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS FAYETTEVILLE PTSUNNY 67 35 30 S8G20 30.14F FORT SMITH MOSUNNY 73 36 25 S12 30.13F HARRISON MOSUNNY 67 31 26 S13 30.17F BENTONVILLE CLOUDY 65 35 33 S9 30.16S ROGERS CLOUDY 66 36 32 S10 30.14F SILOAM SPGS CLOUDY 67 37 33 S16 30.14F HIGHFILL CLOUDY 65 35 33 S13 30.14F SPRINGDALE PTSUNNY 66 34 30 S15G21 30.16F
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 600pm CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 66 degrees north, near 67 degrees central, and near 72 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, mostly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 24%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 26%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. Winds are from the south at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 73 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 37 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 SEBASTIAN County,AR
448 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018 FIRE DANGER CONTINUES INTO THE EVENING ACROSS ERN OKThis Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as much of Eastern Oklahoma. DAY ONE Through Tonight. SIGNIFICANT WINDS. RISK Limited. AREA Eastern Oklahoma. ONSET Ongoing. FIRE WEATHER DANGER. RISK Elevated. AREA Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. ONSET Ongoing. AREA OF GREATER CONCERN West of Highway 69 in eastern Oklahoma. DISCUSSION Southerly winds with gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range will continue into the evening across eastern Oklahoma. These winds combined with warmer temperatures and low relative humidity values of 25 to 35 percent will maintain the fire weather danger across all of eastern Oklahoma and into Western Arkansas. The more aggressive fire weather conditions will mainly be along and west of Highway 69 in eastern Oklahoma. While wind speeds are expected to lessen some this evening and overnight, fire danger will remain over the region into the overnight hours. Be mindful of any activities which may ignite a fire and quickly report any wildfires to local officials. SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT Spotter Activation Not Expected. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday. FRIDAY Thunderstorm Potential Very High Fire Weather Potential High Wind Potential. SATURDAY and SUNDAY Thunderstorm Potential. MONDAY Thunderstorm Potential High Wind Potential Heavy Rain Potential. TUESDAY Thunderstorm Potential Heavy Rain Potential. WEDNESDAY Heavy Rain Potential. EXTENDED DISCUSSION Elevated fire weather conditions are anticipated to continue Friday across Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas as gusty southerly winds and warm temperatures remain over the area. One limiting factor will be increasing moisture ahead of a frontal boundary that is forecast to move into the region Saturday. This frontal boundary is forecast to stall Saturday night and lift back northward Sunday with an additional cold front looking to slowly move across the region during the first half of next week. The result will be continued thunderstorm chances developing Saturday night and Sunday, with chances continuing through mid next week over eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The potential for multiple rounds of heavy rainfall exists, along with increasing flash flood concerns. Uncertainties continue with exact amounts and locations of heavy rainfall, as well as the potential for severe weather over the weekend and into next week. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT Continue to monitor latest forecasts as there is a potential for multiple rounds of heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding concerns Sunday into next week. weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.
7-Day Forecast For SEBASTIAN County, Arkansas
329 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 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 28-APR 1 MAR 30-APR 5 MAR MAR-MAY ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Below 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
Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 1.020000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 07:09 EDT Set 19:23 EDT Transit Meridian 13:15 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:45 EDT Ends 19:47 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 22ND HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1920... A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude". (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel) ...1936... A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107 lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum) ...1954... Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky