Arkansas Weather http://ualrpublicradio.org en NWS Confirms First Arkansas Tornado Of 2014 http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/nws-confirms-first-arkansas-tornado-2014 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The National Weather Service has confirmed Arkansas' first tornado of 2014.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:11:46 +0000 Associated Press 21819 at http://ualrpublicradio.org After Heavy Rains, Frigid Air In Store For Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/after-heavy-rains-frigid-air-store-arkansas <p>After enduring a battering of torrential rains over the weekend, Arkansans may now have to bundle up as a cold front moves through the state bringing the likelihood of freezing weather Monday night. The state rarely feels temperatures drop below freezing in mid-April, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Tabitha Clark, who says a cold front moving in from Canada is causing the mercury in the thermometer to drop.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:56:09 +0000 Chris Hickey 21787 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Repairs To Continue Through The Weekend After Storms Cut Through Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/repairs-continue-through-weekend-after-storms-cut-through-arkansas <p>Cleanup continues after a powerful storm system moved through Arkansas overnight. The hardest hit areas were in south Arkansas.</p><p>At Camden Fairview High School, part of the roof was ripped off. Classes were cancelled and school officials have been working to assess damage and determine the quickest ways to make repairs.</p><p>Power crews have also been busy. At its peak, Entergy Arkansas spokeswoman Sally Graham says more than 51,000 of its customers were without power.&nbsp; By mid-afternoon Friday, that was down to about 17,000.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:15:24 +0000 Michael Hibblen 21347 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Lawmakers To Hear From Highway Officials About Winter Storm http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-lawmakers-hear-highway-officials-about-winter-storm <p>An Arkansas legislative committee is scheduled to hear from state highway officials about their response to a winter storm that left drivers stranded on icy interstates in eastern Arkansas last week.</p><p>A joint meeting with both House and Senate members is set for Tuesday to hear from Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett.</p><p>Arkansas State Police director Col. Stan Witt is also expected to attend the hearings and answer questions.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:12:19 +0000 Associated Press 20120 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas May See Wintry Mix This Weekend http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-may-see-wintry-mix-weekend <p>Forecasters are predicting a round of freezing precipitation for Arkansas this weekend, though the northern half of the state will likely see the most ice. Jeff Hood, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service said a cold front will begin entering Arkansas from the northwest late Saturday, bringing with it a chance of freezing rain and sleet and thunderstorms farther south.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:17:55 +0000 Chris Hickey 19680 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Entergy Arkansas Reports 38K Outages From Storm http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/entergy-arkansas-reports-38k-outages-storm <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without electricity after wintry weather&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">hit Arkansas.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Entergy Arkansas says about 38,000 customers were without power Wednesday morning. Garland County had the highest number of outages at more than 5,800. Crittenden County reported more than 4,100 outages and Conway County had about 3,300 outages. Cross County reported more than 3,100 outages.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:30:23 +0000 Associated Press 18521 at http://ualrpublicradio.org US Labor Deptartment Awards Grant For Arkansas Tornado aid http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/us-labor-deptartment-awards-grant-arkansas-tornado-aid <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 0.23in"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font style="font-size: 16pt"><font color="#424243">The U.S. Labor Department has given $702,741 to help Arkansas recover from tornadoes and severe storms that hit the state last May and June. </font></font></font></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:10:13 +0000 Associated Press 18230 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Pet Owners Are Encouraged To Keep Animals Inside As Temperatures Drop http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/pet-owners-are-encouraged-keep-animals-inside-temperatures-drop <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.5;">As temperatures continue to change drastically from day to day, people are bundling up to fight the cold. But what about their pets?&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:29:05 +0000 Maggie Carroll 18132 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Pet Owners Are Encouraged To Keep Animals Inside As Temperatures Drop Forecasters Warn Of Wildfire Danger, Especially NW Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/forecasters-warn-wildfire-danger-especially-nw-arkansas <p>Forecasters say Arkansas is still at risk for wildfires despite chilly temperatures with subzero wind chill values in some areas. A red flag warning is in effect in Carroll, Benton, Washington and Madison counties.</p><p>The National Weather Service says northwest Arkansas will see strong and gusty winds of up to 35 mph on Friday, along with low humidity values of 15 to 25 percent.</p><p>Forecasters warn that the dry vegetation and windy weather will combine to create dangerous wildfire conditions through Friday afternoon.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Associated Press 17942 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Forecasters Warn Of Wildfire Danger In NW Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/forecasters-warn-wildfire-danger-nw-arkansas <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Forecasters say Arkansas is still at risk for wildfires despite chilly temperatures with subzero wind chill values in some areas.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A red flag warning is in effect in Carroll, Benton, Washington and Madison counties. The National Weather Service says northwest Arkansas will see strong and gusty winds of up to 35 mph on Friday, along with low humidity values of 15 to 25 percent.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:17:17 +0000 Associated Press 17929 at http://ualrpublicradio.org