A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS FAYETTEVILLE CLOUDY 79 69 71 W3 29.88S FORT SMITH CLOUDY 80 73 79 NE7 29.84R HARRISON MOCLDY 69 67 93 SE3 29.89S BENTONVILLE CLOUDY 78 69 73 S5 29.89S ROGERS MOCLDY 77 68 73 S7 29.88F SILOAM SPGS CLOUDY 80 71 74 S3 29.88R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 300am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 68 degrees north, near 82 degrees central, and near 82 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 81 degrees. The heat index is near 95 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 88 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 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 84 degrees at Hot Springs. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Mountain Home.
NOWCAST For WASHINGTON County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 106 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018
.NOW... At 106 am...National Weather Service doppler radars indicated scattered showers and a few thunderstorms mainly north of Interstate 40 in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. This activity was spreading to the southeast at 40 mph. Through 3 am...scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to spread to the southeast into southeast Oklahoma and west central Arkansas. The strongest storms will produce locally moderate to heavy rainfall and cloud to ground lightning.
Hazardous Weather Outlook For WASHINGTON County,AR
904 PM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018 EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUE FRIDAYThis Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as much of Eastern Oklahoma. DAY ONE Tonight. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. RISK Limited. AREA Far Northeast Oklahoma and Far Northwest Arkansas. ONSET Ongoing. DISCUSSION Isolated to scattered thunderstorms may redevelop tonight across portions of far northeast Oklahoma far northwest Arkansas and adjacent portions of Kansas and Missouri. If these storms develop, they would have a limited potential for damaging winds. SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Dangerous Heat Potential. SUNDAY No Hazards. MONDAY Dangerous Heat Potential. TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY No Hazards. EXTENDED DISCUSSION Intense heat and humidity will continue into Friday, with heat index values above 110 degrees possible for some areas. A weak cold front will push through the area by Saturday, bringing somewhat cooler conditions, although heat index values will likely still exceed 105 in some places this weekend into early next week. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT An increase in heat related responses is likely through Friday. Local heat response plans may experience an uptick in activation levels. weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.
7-Day Forecast For WASHINGTON County, Arkansas
355 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 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 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Above Above Precipitation: Normal 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
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 20.470000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 07:11 EDT Set 21:20 EDT Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:43 EDT Ends 21:47 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 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1930... The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106 degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David Ludlum) ...1934... The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1953... Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The Weather Channel) ...1986... The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours, and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky