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There remains a potential for strong to severe storms across the western half of Arkansas late this afternoon and into this evening. A line of thunderstorms is forecast to develop in advance of an approaching cold front. Along the line, damaging winds will be the primary concern, although a tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Keep up to date with the latest forecast information from your National Weather Service.
This graphic depicts the severe weather categories that are used by SPC for their daily thunderstorm outlooks.
Well above average temperatures are in the forecast today. Readings will peak in the 60s to lower 70s.
On January 21-22, 1999, the largest tornado outbreak in Arkansas recorded history unfolded. There were 56 tornadoes and 8 fatalities. White and Independence Counties were hit by 14 tornadoes. Eight tornadoes were rated at least F3, with the strongest tornado (rated F4) in Clay County). It turns out that 1999 was the busiest tornado year in the state (107 tornadoes), which is typical when La Nina conditions are present (cooler than normal water along the equator in the Pacific Ocean). Three of the top four tornado years (1999, 2008, and 2011) were La Nina years.

 
Hourly Weather Roundup ( )
Location Sky/Weather Temp Dewpt RH Wind Baro Remarks
Fayetteville
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Harrison
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Mountain Home
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Jonesboro
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Fort Smith
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Russellville
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Mount Ida
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Hot Springs
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Little Rock
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West Memphis
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Texarkana
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El Dorado
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Pine Bluff
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Monticello
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Note: "N/A" or "MISG" will be displayed if values are not available. In the LOCATION column, click on links for a list of recent observations at sites of interest. In the WIND column, VRB is "variable" and G is "gust". Wind speeds are in MPH. In the BARO (pressure) column, values are in inches. In the REMARKS column, HX is "heat index", WCI is "wind chill index", and VSB is "visibility" (if shown).
 
 
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