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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
925 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

It was another mostly clear day in the natural state today. Gusty 
southerly winds kept temperatures warm today, with readings topping 
out in the 50s and 60s. The increased winds and dry ground allowed 
for blowing dust in portions of the northeast late this morning and 
into the afternoon. By mid-evening, the winds had diminished, and 
temperatures had fallen into the mid 30s to mid 50s as a cold front 
was moving across the state. 

Look for the front to clear the state overnight, with winds 
diminishing, and low temperatures ranging from the mid 20s to near 
40 degrees. 

With lack of significant rainfall over the last 30 days, vegetation 
around the state is very dry. As a result, all of the state is under 
a High Fire danger.

Dry weather will persist through the remainder of the work week with 
rain chances returning to the forecast Saturday night and continuing 
into Sunday. It does not appear that this storm will be a "drought 
buster," but some locations in the southeast part of the state could 
see as much as an inch of rain.

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Regional Hourly Observations For UNION County
200 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017


SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ARKADELPHIA    FAIR      29  25  85 CALM      29.92R                  
CAMDEN         CLOUDY    39  28  65 CALM      29.91S                  
TEXARKANA      PTCLDY    39  32  76 CALM      29.91S                  
EL DORADO      PTCLDY    37  33  85 CALM      29.92F                  
DE QUEEN       CLEAR     29  29 100 NE3       29.89S                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 100am CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 42 degrees north, near 39 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the north at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph 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 50 degrees at . The lowest temperature is 27 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 UNION County,AR

1205 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight  

Gusty winds and low relative humidities will result in elevated
fire danger today. No other hazardous weather is expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday  

Showers and thunderstorms will return to the region during the
weekend. However, no hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Activation of emergency management personnel  amateur radio
operators  and storm spotters will not be needed.

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7-Day Forecast For UNION County, Arkansas
954 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Light and variable winds becoming southwest up to 5 mph after midnight.

SATURDAY
Becoming mostly cloudy. Highs around 60.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 60. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 40.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

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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 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above        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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:09 EST Set 17:59 EST
Transit Meridian 13:03 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:42 EST Ends 18:26 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 14TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
...1924...
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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