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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
917 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

Rain showers are moving through Arkansas tonight, dropping a
little over an inch of rain in some areas. By around sunrise, the
rain will have moved out of the state and by mid morning 
Saturday the clouds will start to clear out. The rest of the 
weekend will be clear. 

Warmer temperatures are expected Saturday, in the 60s and 70s. Low
temperatures this weekend will be in the 30s and 40s throughout
the state, with the possibility of frost over northern Arkansas 
Saturday night.

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Regional Hourly Observations For WASHINGTON County
200 AM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018


NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    52  50  93 CALM      30.17R                  
FORT SMITH     CLOUDY    53  52  96 W3        30.16S                  
HARRISON       MOCLDY    52  51  97 NW6       30.14S                  
BENTONVILLE    FOG       52  51  97 W7        30.19S VSB 3/4          
ROGERS         FOG       52  51  97 NW8       30.18R VSB 3/4          
SILOAM SPGS    FOG       52  51  97 W6        30.19R VSB 3/4          
HIGHFILL       FOG       53  50  89 W6        30.18R VSB 1            

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 200am CDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 53 degrees north, near 55 degrees central, and near 61 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, light rain central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 62 degrees at Monticello. The lowest temperature is 52 degrees at Rogers, Harrison, Fayetteville, and Bentonville.


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

950 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

POOR VISIBILITY.
RISK  Elevated.
AREA  Much of east central and northeast Oklahoma and northwest 
            Arkansas.
ONSET  Ongoing.

DISCUSSION  

As skies clear out this evening, winds are relatively light and the 
ground is moist from the rains, some areas of fog are expected to 
develop across portions of the region tonight. Visibilities could 
drop down to a quarter mile in spots. Drivers should remain alert to 
rapid changes in visibility.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT  
Spotter Activation Not Expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.
SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY  No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION  
Dry and mild weather is expected through early next week. The next
chance of rain will arrive Tuesday night into Wednesday.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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7-Day Forecast For WASHINGTON County, Arkansas
1136 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018


DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SATURDAY

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain showers late in the evening. Areas of dense fog through the night. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Light winds.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Light winds.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs around 60.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 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 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:     Normal       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 October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.680000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:19 EDT Set 19:27 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:53 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:55 EDT Ends 19:52 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

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OCTOBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1770...
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)


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