Arkansas Weather

Severe Weather
9:14 am
Fri May 31, 2013

More Heavy Storms On Tap For The Midwest

Authorities say a driver died when strong winds knocked a tree onto his car in rural Arkansas as thunder storms and several tornadoes swept through the Midwest.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the man was killed late Thursday in Tull, 30 miles southwest of Little Rock.

The National Weather Service says up to a dozen tornadoes touched down in Arkansas and Oklahoma on Thursday, injuring nine people and damaging several structures.

More bad weather is on tap for Friday.

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Severe Weather
6:00 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

9 Hurt In Arkansas Storm; Widespread Panic Delayed

At least nine people were injured when storms hit western Arkansas, including seven people hurt when tornadoes struck in Clark and Montgomery counties.

State emergency officials attributed seven injuries Thursday to tornadoes and two to a lightning strike. State emergency spokesman Tommy Jackson said four people were hurt near Oden in Montgomery County and three were hurt in Clark County. Damage was reported to homes, trees and power lines.

Two adults suffered serious injuries near Rogers in a lightning strike, according to Jackson.

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Local & Regional News
10:13 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Arkansas Teen Killed By Flying Storm Debris

Arkansas State Police

Authorities say a teenager was killed in northwest Arkansas on Monday night when storm debris crashed into his car. 

Arkansas State Police say 19-year-old Austin Deere of Prairie Grove died at about 7:30 p.m. Monday while driving on U.S. 412 in Springdale.

A preliminary report says a street sign that was uprooted by high winds landed on top of Deere's car. Deere was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County coroner.

The Storm Prediction Center says a wind gust of 69 mph was recorded in Springdale at the same time as the accident.

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Local & Regional News
6:43 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Storms Hit Much Of Arkansas


The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for much of Arkansas on Monday evening, and rain and storms are forecast to last through much of Tuesday. 

Forecasters say the main threat Tuesday will shift to damaging winds and heavy rain, though isolated tornadoes are possible. Parts of west-central Arkansas could get between 4 and 5 inches of rain.

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Local & Regional News
5:41 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Severe Weather Forecast For Northwest Arkansas

The National Weather Service in North Little Rock says severe weather is possible in north and western parts of the state. 

Forecasters say a weather system that brought devastating tornadoes to the Plains on Sunday was pushing toward northwest Arkansas on Monday. The storms led the way for a cold front, which is meeting a high pressure system that's over Arkansas and other southern states.

The high pressure ridge is causing the front to stall, with storms expected to develop over the northern and western Arkansas.

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Local & Regional News
5:57 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Storms, Cold Front To Bring May Chill To Arkansas

The National Weather Service in Little Rock says a strong cold front is heading for the state and is expected to bring precipitation and cold temperatures. 

The front is expected to move across the region on Thursday, but meteorologists say no severe storms are in the immediate forecast. Temperatures are forecast to drop by as much as 35 degrees behind the front on Friday.

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2:03 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Forecasters Call For Some Chance Of Hail And Damaging Winds Friday And Saturday


Some hail and damaging wind can be seen in the south east area of Arkansas Friday and Saturday. 

Meteorologist Julie Lesko, with the National Weather Service, said, “We do expect showers and thunderstorms much of Friday and especially during the overnight hours into Saturday morning.”

“Best chance of anything severe in Arkansas will be Saturday afternoon and that is just chance of maybe larger hail and gustier wind but that mainly south of Little Rock area and south east Arkansas,” said Lesko.

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Severe Weather
7:04 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Storms, Heavy Rain In Forecast For Arkansas

Severe storms are expected Thursday throughout Arkansas as a storm system and cold front gradually make their way through the state. 

The National Weather Service says isolated tornadoes and damaging winds are possible ahead of and along the cold front. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says western Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather, while the central and eastern parts of the state are at a moderate risk.

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Help For Arkansas Storm Victims
6:47 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Call Center Opening For Arkansas Storm Damage Victims

More than a dozen homes were damaged in Izard County by the April storms.
Credit Associated Press

The state is opening a call center for residents in Van Buren, Izard and Lincoln counties who have damage to their homes as a result of the April 10 storms and tornadoes that struck Arkansas. 

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says the call center will open Thursday and will be open until May 1st. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Support For Storm Victims
10:31 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Arkansas Red Cross Assists Storm Recovery Efforts

Disaster Responders from the American Red Cross in Arkansas continue care to residents affected by the severe storm system.
Credit Arkansas Red Cross

As communities try to recover from Wednesday’s severe storms, lightning strikes, and high winds; the Arkansas Red Cross is providing extra support for residents. 

Brigette Williams with the Red Cross says they already have disaster response teams in Van Buren, Lincoln, and Izzard Counties. 

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