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925 PM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

High pressure kept clear and dry conditions over the natural state 
today. Afternoon high temperatures were in the 40s and 50s. By mid-
evening, readings had fallen into the upper 20s to upper 30s. 

High pressure will move over the region tonight. Low temperatures 
will range from the lower 20s to mid 30s. As south winds develop 
late tonight and early Wednesday morning, temperatures will level 
off and then start to rise. 

Warmer temperatures and very breezy conditions will be felt on 
Wednesday. Highs will be in the upper 50's to upper 60's. An 
elevated fire danger exists due to low humidity combined with gusty 

A cold front will move through for Thursday, no rain is expected 
with this front, but temperatures will be cooler with readings in 
the 40's and 50's.

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 VAN BUREN County
600 AM CST WED DEC 13 2017

LITTLE ROCK    PTCLDY    29  21  72 W5        30.06F WCI  24          
6HR MIN TEMP:  27; 6HR MAX TEMP:  35;                                

N LITTLE ROCK    N/A     36  18  48 W5        30.07F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  34; 6HR MAX TEMP:  38;                                

JACKSONVILLE   CLOUDY    23  19  84 CALM      30.03F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  23; 6HR MAX TEMP:  28;                                

SEARCY         CLOUDY    22  21  96 SW3       30.05F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  22; 6HR MAX TEMP:  28;                                

HOT SPRINGS    PTCLDY    30  24  78 CALM      30.05F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  28; 6HR MAX TEMP:  34;                                

RUSSELLVILLE   CLOUDY    24  20  84 CALM      30.01F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  24; 6HR MAX TEMP:  28;                                

CLINTON        FAIR      21  19  93 CALM      30.03F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 600am CST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 29 degrees central, and near 28 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the south at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 23 degrees north. Winds are from the west at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. 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 38 degrees at Rogers and Fayetteville. The lowest temperature is 19 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 VAN BUREN County,AR

500 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Warmer temperatures and lower humidities are expected today ahead of 
a cold front moving through the state. This will increase the fire 
danger once again. The strongest winds will be in the east and the 
lowest humidities will be in the west. Humidity levels will fall to 
the mid 20s to lower 30s. Near Red Flag conditions may be seen today 
   and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged  as most of the 
state is now under a burn ban. A Lake wind Advisory is in effect for 
many of the eastern counties where winds will gust to 35 mph. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday Through Tuesday

Overall the wildfire danger over Arkansas will remain high due to 
the extended period of low rainfall. Outdoor burning is strongly 
discouraged  and most of the state is now under a burn ban. 

Rain chances do return Saturday night into Sunday morning  but 
mainly light to moderate rain is expected. Until widespread 
significant rainfall is observed  expect the wild fire danger to 
remain at high levels given the severe to extreme drought currently 
in place.

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Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For VAN BUREN County, Arkansas
600 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

Sunny. Highs around 60. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning
increasing to 10 to 15 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s. The chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s. The chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
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                   DEC 18-22    DEC 20-26    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
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....  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

Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

Declination -23.210000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 08:08 EST Set 17:59 EST
Transit Meridian 13:03 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:41 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

A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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