Arkansas Weather

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12:33 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Arkansas Logs Coldest July On Record, Data Shows

The National Climatic Data Center says last month was the coldest July on record in Arkansas.

Research shows that the statewide average temperature in July was 75.7 degrees. That breaks Arkansas' previous record of 76.3 degrees, set in July 1967. It's also 4.6 degrees below the 20th century average for July.

The center says Arkansas' average daily high temperature in July was 85.9 degrees, which is the coldest in more than 100 years. The average low temperature in Arkansas 65.5 degrees, the coldest since 1947.

Local & Regional News
4:10 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

July 2014 One Of The Coolest On Record

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Forecasters say this July will likely go down as one of the coolest in the Arkansas record books. Several rounds of cold fronts have move through the state, leaving the average temperature around 76.4 degrees Fahrenheit through July 30th, placing it tentatively as the second coolest on record.

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Local & Regional News
5:01 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Storm Victims In Three Arkansas Counties Eligible For Aid

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says residents in three Arkansas counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that began in late June can apply for state aid.

Beebe's office announced Tuesday that $300,000 was being released from the Governor's Disaster Fund to provide assistance to storm victims.

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Local & Regional News
7:13 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Outages Persist But Down Significantly from Wednesday

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About 15,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity Thursday morning after strong storms hit the state. Entergy Arkansas reports outages statewide with Lonoke County having the highest number, at nearly 3,000 as of 6 a.m. Thursday.

Wednesday's storms brought powerful winds and torrential rains to many areas. Trees and power lines were downed but no injuries have been reported.

At its peak, Entergy had more than 40,000 customers without power.

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Local & Regional News
5:43 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Widespread Outages In Arkansas

A band of severe thunderstorms that blew through Arkansas has left more than 39,000 homes and businesses without electricity. There were no reports of injuries due to the Wednesday storms.

Entergy Arkansas Inc. reported that 39,316 customers were without power after a wave of thunderstorms moved through late in the afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several northwest counties, with forecasters saying storms were capable of producing damaging winds up to 60 mph, destructive hail and deadly lightning.

Local & Regional News
8:40 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Flash Flood Watch For Western And Central Arkansas

A flash flood watch has been issued in western and central Arkansas as a large storm system heads into the state.

The watch is in effect in western Arkansas Thursday morning and will go into effect in central Arkansas, including the Little Rock area, on Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service says widespread heavy rains are expected to affect the state from Thursday through Friday night. Forecasters say some areas in central Arkansas could see 3 to 5 inches of rain from Thursday night until Friday night.

Local & Regional News
10:54 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Cooler Temperatures, Stormy Weather Headed To Arkansas

The National Weather Service says a strong cold front will bring unseasonably cool temperatures to Arkansas along with the chance for flooding in the southern part of the state.

Monday is predicted to be another hot day, but temperatures are expected to drop drastically as the front moves in. Forecasters say that starting Tuesday, high temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s with overnight lows dipping into the 50s in some places.

The cold front is predicted to bring storms, and some areas in southern Arkansas could see 2 to 4 inches of rain through Friday.

Local & Regional News
3:31 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Those Impacted By Storms Wait For Word On Federal Assistance

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he’s waiting to hear back on his request for federal disaster assistance for areas in east Arkansas impacted by flooding.

Much of the damage was sustained by farmers who lost crops during torrential rains on June 29.  Subsequent rainfall has only made the situation worse.

“We’ve got it in to the feds. We’ll just have to wait and see," Beebe told KUAR.  "They have to do assessments and that’s going on as we speak."

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Local & Regional News
10:30 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Federal Disaster Aid Sought For Arkansas Counties Impacted By Flooding

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for federal disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers affected by flooding.

Tuesday's letter seeks disaster aid for Cross, Lee, Prairie, Woodruff, Independence, Lonoke, St. Francis, Jackson, Monroe and White counties.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has also requested a disaster designation.

The declaration request says Arkansas has suffered damage and losses to crops and pastures from flooding that began June 29.

Arkansas Weather
7:18 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Flash Flood Risk Continues In Arkansas

The rain's not over yet for most of Arkansas.

The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms will affect most of the state Monday, particularly in the south. Forecasters say the risk of severe weather is low, but some severe thunderstorms could develop in south Arkansas.

The weather service says damaging winds are the main threat Monday. Flash flooding is also possible in central and western Arkansas.

Forecasters say more rain is predicted Tuesday, but sunny skies are expected Wednesday. More storms are in the forecast for Friday.