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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
425 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Beneficial rainfall occurred across the Natural State last night and 
early Sunday morning. After the rain exited the region, the 
remainder of the day saw abundant low clouds and patchy over 
Arkansas. The clouds kept afternoon temperatures in the 40s and 
lower 50s.

Clouds are expected to persist over the region tonight, along with 
some patchy fog. Low temperatures will be in the lower and mid 40s. 
Southwest winds return to Arkansas on Monday, allowing highs to top 
out in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

A new storm system is forecast to move through the region Tuesday 
and Wednesday, with another round of rain expected. After a brief 
respite on Thursday, yet another low pressure system will affect 
Arkansas later in the week, bringing with it good chances for showers 
and thunderstorms.

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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 700pm CST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 47 degrees north, near 45 degrees central, and near 46 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. There is patchy fog central and south. Winds are from the southeast 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 calm 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 49 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 44 degrees at Pine Bluff.


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

554 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight

Some patchy dense fog may be seen overnight  with some areas
seeing visibilities dropping below 1 mile. Otherwise  the threat
for hazardous weather will remain low through tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday Through Saturday

A new storm system will move over the state Tuesday into
Wednesday  with showers and thunderstorms expected. Some strong
storms may be seen across far southern Arkansas Tuesday night  along
with some potential for heavy rainfall in this same area. 

Dry conditions will be seen for Thursday  but a strong cold front
will move into the region late in the week. Additional showers 
and some thunderstorms may be seen with this storm system Friday 
into Saturday. Much colder air will move into the region behind 
this system. There may be enough moisture remaining when the cold
air arrives for some light wintry precipitation possible across 
northern portions of the area later on Saturday. Stay tuned to 
later forecasts as this is an evolving weather situation for next 
weekend.

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7-Day Forecast For SHARP County, Arkansas
600 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Patchy drizzle. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 mph.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening
becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 mph. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 5 mph in the evening
increasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation 80 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning
becoming mostly sunny. A chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.

FRIDAY
Cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Colder. A chance of rain and light snow. Lows in the upper 20s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Colder. Highs in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 40.

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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 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:11 EST Set 18:00 EST
Transit Meridian 13:05 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:43 EST Ends 18:27 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

DECEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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