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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS FAYETTEVILLE SUNNY 95 70 44 N3 29.89R HX 101 6HR MIN TEMP: 95; 6HR MAX TEMP: 100; FORT SMITH SUNNY 106 62 23 W9 29.78R HX 108 6HR MIN TEMP: 100; 6HR MAX TEMP: 108; HARRISON SUNNY 92 72 51 N8 29.92R HX 99 6HR MIN TEMP: 88; 6HR MAX TEMP: 96; 6HR PCP: 0.01; BENTONVILLE SUNNY 93 74 53 NE15 29.93R HX 103 6HR MIN TEMP: 93; 6HR MAX TEMP: 99; ROGERS SUNNY 93 72 50 NE15G23 29.94R HX 101 6HR MIN TEMP: 93; 6HR MAX TEMP: 99; SILOAM SPGS SUNNY 96 72 45 NE5 29.90R HX 104 6HR MIN TEMP: 96; 6HR MAX TEMP: 101; HIGHFILL SUNNY 95 73 49 NE10 29.91R HX 105 SPRINGDALE SUNNY 93 73 52 NE12 29.92R HX 102
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Friday July 20, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 92 degrees north, near 95 degrees central, and near 101 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, mostly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 103 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 78 degrees. The heat index is near 111 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. The heat index is near 106 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is emergency north, emergency central, and emergency south. Conditions are hazy south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 106 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 36 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
512 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018 Dangerous Heat Through Early Evening and Continuing into SaturdayThis Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as much of Eastern Oklahoma. DAY ONE Today and Tonight. DANGEROUS HEAT. RISK Significant. AREA All of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. ONSET Ongoing through the evening. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. RISK Limited. AREA Far northeast Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas. ONSET Evening. DISCUSSION Dangerous heat will continue through the early evening hours. Temperatures have peaked in the upper 90s to 109 degrees and will slowly fall. Heat index values of 105 to 112 degrees will remain possible into the evening. Scattered thunderstorms developing across southern Kansas will move east toward northern Oklahoma late this evening and overnight. Locally damaging wind gusts will be possible with the strongest of this activity if it can survive into northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas before weakening. SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday. SATURDAY and Sunday Dangerous Heat Potential. MONDAY through Wednesday No Hazards. THURSDAY Thunderstorm Potential. EXTENDED DISCUSSION A weak cold front will move south through eastern Oklahoma over the weekend gradually bringing an end to the prolonged excessive heat. Heat index values, however, will remain dangerously high across the lower Arkansas River Valley and far southeast Oklahoma Saturday and Sunday before drier and cooler air finally takes over. weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.
7-Day Forecast For SEBASTIAN County, Arkansas
340 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
ARKANSAS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 26-30 JUL 28-AUG 3 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Normal Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Below Below .... 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
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 20.470000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 07:11 EDT Set 21:20 EDT Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:43 EDT Ends 21:47 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
//////////////////////// JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1930... The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106 degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David Ludlum) ...1934... The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1953... Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The Weather Channel) ...1986... The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours, and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky