A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ARKADELPHIA FAIR 92 74 55 CALM 29.92R HX 101 CAMDEN FAIR 93 73 52 CALM 29.91R HX 102 TEXARKANA CLEAR 89 71 55 S6 29.93R HX 95 EL DORADO FAIR 91 73 55 SW3 29.93R HX 99 DE QUEEN CLEAR 93 71 48 S5 29.90R HX 100
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Sunday July 15, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 86 degrees north, near 93 degrees central, and near 95 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 93 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 103 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and emergency south. There is thunder central. Winds are from the south at 3 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the south at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 98 degrees at Hot Springs. The lowest temperature is 72 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 UNION County,AR
100 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018 DAY ONE This Afternoon and TonightIsolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon during peak heating. Any thunderstorms that develop may produce gusty winds to near 25-30 MPH, brief heavy rainfall with amounts up to one quarter of an inch, and deadly lightning. A more critical concern will be the heat with highs in the middle to upper 90s. The hot temperatures when combined with the relative humidity will produce heat indices from 105-110 degrees. Therefore, a Heat Advisory is in effect until 7 PM this evening. Any amount of time spent outdoors should include frequent breaks in the shade and adequate hydration to avoid any heat- related illnesses. Work should also be done during the morning or early evening hours to avoid the hottest part of the day. Clothing should be light colored and loose- fitting as to allow your body to cool itself. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible each day Monday through Thursday, mainly across Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, and Louisiana. As an upper level ridge builds over the area, rain chances will diminish and temperatures will gradually climb into the upper 90s and low 100s by late week. Combined with the humidity, the hot temperatures may result in heat index values well above 100 degrees F across the entire Four State Region. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Activation of emergency management personnel, amateur radio operators, and storm spotters will not be needed through tonight.
7-Day Forecast For UNION County, Arkansas
712 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 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 21-25 JUL 23-29 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Above Above Precipitation: Below 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
Sunday July 15, 2018 the 196th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 21.360000 Distance 0.999715 AU Rise 07:07 EDT Set 21:22 EDT Transit Meridian 14:14 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 21:50 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 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1916... A dying South Atlantic Coast storm produced torrential rains in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Altapass NC was drenched with more than 22 inches of rain, a 24 hour rainfall record for the state. Flooding resulted in considerable damage, particularly to railroads. (David Ludlum) ...1954... The temperature at Balcony Falls VA soared to 110 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1983... The Big Thompson Creek in Colorado flooded for the second time in seven years, claiming three lives, and filling the town of Estes Park with eight to ten feet of water. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Unseasonably cool weather spread into the south central and eastern U.S. Fifteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Houghton Lake MI with a reading of 37 degrees. The high temperature for the date of 58 degrees at Flint MI was their coolest of record for July. Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, injuring a cow near Donovan IL. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Twenty-six cities east of the Mississippi River reported record high temperatures for the date. Charleston WV established an all-time record high with a reading of 103 degrees, and Chicago IL reported a record fifth day of 100 degree heat for the year. A severe thunderstorm moving across Omaha NE and the Council Bluffs area of west central Iowa spawned three tornadoes which injured 88 persons, and also produced high winds which injured 18 others. Winds at the Omaha Eppley Airport reached 92 mph. Damage from the storm was estimated at 43 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Thunderstorms drenched Kansas City MO with 4.16 inches of rain, a record for the date. Two and a half inches of rain deluged the city between Noon and 1 PM. Afternoon thunderstorms in South Carolina deluged Williamstown with six inches of rain in ninety minutes, including four inches in little more than half an hour. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky