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Last Updated ( Apr 02, 2012 at 09:21 AM )
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(A look at snow falling in Little Rock on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.)

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for a large part of Arkansas at 2:55p.m. on Feb. 13 for the following counties: Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, Conway, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Lonoke, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Quachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, Woodruff, and Yell. 

Monday
Expect a mixed bag of weather. Many areas have received sleet, freezing rain, and snow. Snowfall amounts have averaged an inch to two inches of snow, with heavier amounts along the Missouri Border and across the higher elevations. Snow and sleet are reported over Eastern and Northern Arkansas, but warmer air continues to move from the South and West. Precipitation has changed over to rain with a few pockets of sleet across the South and West.

Last Updated ( Feb 13, 2012 at 05:24 PM )
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Hazardous Weather Outlook PDF Print E-mail
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At 5a.m. Saturday morning, The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the state.

Saturday
Expect breezy winds that will bring colder air into the state. A lake wind advisory is in effect for the eastern half of the state or east of the a line from Yellville to Little Rock to Monticello. Wind speeds up to 15 to 20 mph are expected. They will lessen late this afternoon.

Sunday through Thursday
Cold temperatures will remain across the region Sunday into Monday. Cold air will set the stage for a mixture of winter precipitation starting late Sunday night and continuing into Monday. Temperatures will play a major role in precipitation types across the region.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook PDF Print E-mail
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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook beginning Thursday night for most of Arkansas.

Thursday Night
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will begin to develop over western parts of the state late tonight. This will spread over Arkansas on Friday. At this time, the threat of any severe storms tonight is very low.

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Flash Flood Warnings & Road Closures PDF Print E-mail
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(A look at a stream of flash flooding forming in West Little Rock in an utility easement off Rodney Parham. Water is about four inches deep in some areas of it. Additional flooding is expected today.)

(Wednesday, March 21, 2012) Flash flooding remains a challenge for several areas in Arkansas including West Little Rock, Sherwood and Jacksonville. According to the National Weather Service, we should expect showers and possibly thunderstorms. They say some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Temperatures should rise to 66, with a southeast wind at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. The National Weather Service in Little Rock issued a flash flood warning this morning that will expire at 3:30p.m. today for the following counties:

Last Updated ( Mar 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM )
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Central AR Forecast Through Feb. 1 PDF Print E-mail
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After a few days of rain, the strong storm system causing our drenching finally moves off to our east. Expect a drying trend into the weekend, with cool seasonal weather for temperatures. Put the umbrellas away and break out the sweaters, because a beautiful Arkansas weekend is on the way.

Friday, January 27
Clearing skies on the morning commute will bring some brisk temperatures. The day will start out in the upper 20’s, but will warm up to 58 degrees, under mostly sunny conditions. Partly cloudy in the evening, overnight low around 34. A small disturbance causing the cloud cover will bring a very small chance of showers. It should be gone before you get up in the morning.

Last Updated ( Jan 26, 2012 at 08:50 PM )
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Central AR Forecast Through Jan. 25 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tim "Weatherguy" McNeill   

Above average temperatures continue to dominate our weather forecast. For most people, that still means it’s entirely too cold. In 59 days, spring will arrive, and that is just too far away. High pressure continues to keep our weather patterns on the stable side. As it slowly moves to the east, rain chances will increase and temperatures will come up slightly. 

Last Updated ( Jan 19, 2012 at 09:31 AM )
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Strong Thunderstorms Possible PDF Print E-mail
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The National Weather Service in Little Rock issued a HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK Sunday, January 22 for the following counties:

Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, Conway, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Fulton, Garland, Hot Spring, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Lonoke, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, Woodruff, and Yell.

What To Expect: A slight to moderate risk of severe storms will be possible over parts of Central and Eastern Arkansas in the afternoon and evening hours. Fog will be thick and will continue for the next several hours and create hazardous driving conditions. Motorists are urged to use extra caution.

Last Updated ( Jan 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM )
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