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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1124 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

Fog was the main weather factor this morning, with most areas 
across the state seeing low clouds and humid conditions. 
Temperatures were in the upper 60s and 70s, with light winds. By 
the mid morning hours, temperatures had warmed into the upper 80s
and 90s, with only a few locations in the northern portions of 
the state in the lower 80s. 

In the coming days, high pressure aloft is forecast to strengthen 
over the region. This will result in diminishing rain chances for 
most areas, along with hotter temperatures. Highs on Today will 
will top out in the 90s to around 102 degrees. On Friday, highs 
will range from the mid 90s to around 103 degrees. 

Afternoon heat index values will range from 105 to 110 degrees in 
many areas Today and Friday afternoon, with Heat Advisories 
already posted for part of Arkansas. Remember to drink plenty of 
water, stay in an air-conditioned room if possible, stay out of 
the sun, and check up on relatives, neighbors and pets.

 

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Regional Hourly Observations For SHARP 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 1200pm CDT, Thursday July 19, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 86 degrees north, near 90 degrees central, and near 95 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny north, mostly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 94 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 77 degrees. The heat index is near 103 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 104 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and emergency south. Winds are variable 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 from the southwest at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 95 degrees at El Dorado. The lowest temperature is 75 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 SHARP County,AR

502 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Today through Tonight

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible through this
evening mainly in the north and east parts of Arkansas. An 
isolated strong to briefly severe storm will also be possible. 
Stronger storms will be capable of producing gusty winds, 
dangerous lightning and localized heavy rainfall. The heavy rain 
may produce localized flooding. 

Portions of central and southern Arkansas will see heat index 
values of 105 to 110 degrees during the afternoon. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday Through Wednesday

The chance for thunderstorms will gradually lower toward the end
of the week, and especially over the weekend. Only an isolated
strong to severe thunderstorm will be possible through the 
period.

Heat index values will remain a concern through much of the 
period as well. Most locations will see heat index values in the 
upper 90s to around 105 degrees. Some areas may see heat index 
values exceed 105 degrees during the afternoon and evening hours, 
particularly Friday.

 Spotter Information Statement  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For SHARP County, Arkansas
1000 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

TODAY
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s. Southwest winds 5 mph in the morning
becoming west in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation 20 percent. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. The chance of precipitation 20 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 
                   JUL 24-28 JUL 26-AUG 1    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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

Thursday July 19, 2018 the 200th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.660000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:10 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

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JULY 19TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1886...
A hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico crossed Florida causing great damage
from Cedar Keys to Jacksonville. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
Beginning this date, Bowling Green, KY's temperature would rise to or 
above 100 degrees for ten consecutive days, a record.
...1960...
Cow Creek and Greenland Ranch in Death Valley CA reported morning lows of
102 degrees. The afternoon high at Greenland Ranch was 124 degrees, and the
high at Cow Creek that afternoon was 126 degrees. The coolest low for the
entire month for both locations was 82 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
...1974...
A severe thunderstorm with winds to 80 mph and up to two inches of rain
washed out four to five foot deep sections of roadway in Lake Havasu City
AZ. Three persons in a station wagon died as it was carried 3000 feet down
a wash by a ten foot wall of water. (The Weather Channel)
...1977...
Thunderstorms produced torrential rains over parts of southwestern
Pennsylvania. Some places receive more than twelve inches in a seven hour
period. The heavy rains cause flash flooding along streams resulting in
widespread severe damage. The cloudburst floods Johnstown with up to ten
feet of water resulting in 76 deaths, countless injuries, and 424 million
dollars damage. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Fifteen cities in the western and the southeastern U.S. reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Winnemucca NV with a reading of 33
degrees. Flagstaff AZ reported a record low of 34 degrees. Afternoon and
evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in New York State and New
Jersey. High winds and hail two inches in diameter injured two persons and
caused considerable damage to crops in the Pine Island area of central New
York State. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced more than five inches of rain at Red
Cloud, including two inches in fifteen minutes. Torrid temperatures
continued over California, with record highs of 115 degrees at Red Bluff
and 116 degrees at Redding. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Early morning thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi Valley produced 5.50
inches of rain south of Alexander AR in just ninety minutes, and flash
flooding which resulted claimed the life of one woman. Thunderstorms in
Indiana produced 4.95 inches of rain in twelve hours east of Muncie. Eight
cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the
date, including Las Vegas NV with a reading of 115 degrees, and Phoenix AZ
with a high of 116 degrees. The low that night at Phoenix of 93 degrees was
the warmest of record for that location. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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