A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS LITTLE ROCK CLOUDY 85 71 63 SW14 30.01R HX 90 N LITTLE ROCK N/A 82 74 76 SW6 30.02R HX 89 JACKSONVILLE PTSUNNY 86 77 74 SW12G17 29.97S HX 97 CONWAY PTSUNNY 84 75 74 W6 29.99S HX 92 SEARCY FAIR 86 75 69 W8 30.01R HX 95 HOT SPRINGS CLOUDY 80 75 84 W5 30.02R HX 85 RUSSELLVILLE RAIN 72 72 100 CALM 30.02R FOG CLINTON LGT RAIN 73 70 88 CALM 30.02S
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1100am CDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 78 degrees north, near 85 degrees central, and near 89 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 96 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 89 degrees at El Dorado. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Fayetteville.
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 VAN BUREN County,AR
500 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018 DAY ONE Today and Tonight Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast across the northern half of Arkansas. There will be areas of heavy rain which could lead to flash flooding in places. The parts of the state most susceptible to high water problems today and tonight are the Ouachita Mountains of the west and the Arkansas River Valley west of Morrilton. These places received heavy rain on Tuesday. Any severe through tonight will be spotty. Strong to damaging winds will be be main concern. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday Through Tuesday An unsettled weather pattern will continue into the weekend and early next week, with chances for showers and thunderstorms each day. Initially, precipitation will be concentrated over northern and central sections of the state. As the week progresses, rain will affect the southern counties as well. The main headliner in the coming days will be the heavy rain potential. Widespread two to four inch amounts are expected across the northern and central counties, and there could be locally more. Given this much rain, high water problems could become an issue. Spotter Information Statement Spotter activation will not be needed.
7-Day Forecast For VAN BUREN County, Arkansas
1126 AM CDT Wed Aug 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 AUG 20-24 AUG 22-28 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below 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
Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 13.730000 Distance 0.999717 AU Rise 07:30 EDT Set 20:56 EDT Transit Meridian 14:13 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 07:04 EDT Ends 21:22 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
/////////////////////////// AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1787... Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David Ludlum) ...1946... Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel) ...1967... The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50 mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires, and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum) ...1987... Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100 degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky