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Weather Summary for Arkansas 
National Weather Service Little Rock AR 
507 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Southerly winds on Friday helped pull much warmer air into the
region with high temperatures reaching the upper 60s to mid 70s
despite plentiful cloud cover. 

At the 5 AM hour, our skies remain partly to mostly cloudy as 
southerly winds around 10 mph continue to pull in moisture from 
the Gulf of Mexico. A weak upper level disturbance moving across 
the north is kicking off a few light showers over the eastern and 
southern parts of the state. This precipitation should end by late
morning to early afternoon. Temperatures remain mild even at this
hour courtesy of those south winds with most areas still in the 
60s. Highs today will climb into the 70s to maybe 80 degrees 

A weak cold front will move across the state later today for a
continuing chance of showers. This boundary will stall to the
south of the state tonight before returning as a warm from later
on Sunday. This front will be the focus more some showers and
isolated thunderstorms Sunday night and Monday. 

After a cooler Sunday behind the aforementioned front, highs next
week will climb into the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. The
forecast will turn considerably wetter early next week as a slow
moving cold front brings rounds of potentially heavy rain to the 
state. Several inches of rain can not be ruled out. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For WASHINGTON County
1200 PM CDT SAT MAR 24 2018

FAYETTEVILLE   PTSUNNY   72  57  59 W10G22    29.83R                  
FORT SMITH     MOSUNNY   76  60  57 W18       29.81R                  
HARRISON       PTSUNNY   74  56  53 W14G26    29.78R                  
BENTONVILLE    CLOUDY    66  56  70 NW14      29.86R                  
ROGERS         PTSUNNY   68  56  65 W15       29.84R                  
SILOAM SPGS    CLOUDY    67  56  67 NW10      29.86R                  
HIGHFILL       PTSUNNY   66  55  68 NW15      29.84R                  
SPRINGDALE     PTSUNNY   68  57  68 NW14G23   29.84R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Saturday March 24, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 75 degrees north, near 67 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. Winds are variable at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 13 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 76 degrees at Fort Smith. The lowest temperature is 58 degrees at .

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 WASHINGTON County,AR

444 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

RISK  Limited.
AREA  Far Southeast Oklahoma.
ONSET  After Midnight.

RISK  Limited.
AREA  Most of Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET  Late Morning.

A limited risk of rapid fire spread will develop late morning 
and continue through this afternoon across most of eastern 
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas due to continued gusty winds and 
well above normal afternoon temperatures.

A small chance of thunderstorms will exist after midnight across
far southeast Oklahoma as a cold front briefly stalls just south 
of the Red River. Severe weather is unlikely.

Spotter Activation Not Expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.
SUNDAY  Thunderstorm Potential.
MONDAY  Thunderstorm Potential  Very High Fire Weather Potential  
         High Wind Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
TUESDAY  Thunderstorm Potential  Heavy Rain Potential.

Shower and thunderstorm potential will increase through the day
Sunday as the aforementioned cold front lifts northward as a warm
front. A few of the thunderstorms Sunday evening and into early
Monday morning may be strong to severe, capable of producing hail
to the size of half dollars, especially across parts of northeast

Additional showers and thunderstorms will be likely Monday and
into Monday night as another slow-moving cold front moves into the
region. A few of these thunderstorms will likely be severe, with
hail to the size of ping pong balls and winds to 60 mph possible.
Parts of eastern Oklahoma will be most likely to see severe
thunderstorms Monday.

In addition to the severe thunderstorm potential, the threat of 
locally heavy rainfall will increase Monday night due to the slow 
movement of the front. With the upper level system expected to be 
slow to push east of the area, the heavy rainfall potential will 
linger through at least Tuesday night and perhaps into Wednesday 
morning as well. Storm total rainfall amounts in the 2 to 4 inch 
range continue to appear possible, which could lead to both river 
flooding and isolated flash flooding.

Monitor the latest forecasts as multiple rounds of heavy rainfall
and some severe weather potential appear likely, leading to 
increased flooding concerns during the early to middle part of 
next week. contains additional information.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WASHINGTON County, Arkansas
1044 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. East winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Occasional rain showers and chance of thunderstorms. Windy. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Occasional rain showers and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Occasional rain showers and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Occasional rain showers and chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly 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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 29-APR 2 MAR 31-APR 6    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Below      Above     Normal                      

....  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

Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year

Declination 1.810000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:06 EDT Set 19:24 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:14 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:42 EDT Ends 19:48 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

...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)

...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a 
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall 
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern 
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and 
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a 
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had 
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37 
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm 
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City 
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)

...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado 
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed 
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed 
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of 
the homes' rugs a mile away.  (NWS Louisville)

...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92 
degrees.  (NWS Louisville)

...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved 
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark 
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five 
fatalities probably occurred.  (NWS Louisville)

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