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Areas of Rain on February 14, 2017
 
A storm system ("L") rode the Subtropical Jet from the southwest United States toward Arkansas on 02/14/2017. Colder air with the Polar Jet went just to the northeast, with a glancing blow here at home.
In the picture: A storm system ("L") rode the Subtropical Jet from the southwest United States toward Arkansas on 02/14/2017. Colder air with the Polar Jet went just to the northeast, with a glancing blow here at home.
 

Widespread precipitation was somewhat rare in Arkansas this winter (since December, 2016), but a large area of rain built into the state from the southern Plains on February 14th. This was in advance of a storm system approaching from the southwest United States.

 

The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed rain spreading across Arkansas during the late morning and afternoon of 02/14/2017. Thunderstorms were farther south along the Gulf Coast.
Radar at 1108 am CST (02/14)  |  Radar at 108 pm CST (02/14)
Radar at 408 pm CST (02/14)
In the pictures: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed rain spreading across Arkansas during the late morning and afternoon of 02/14/2017. Thunderstorms were farther south along the Gulf Coast.
 

Rain was confined to northern and central sections of the state to start the day, but spread over the remainder of the region during the afternoon and evening. There was no severe weather this time, with thunderstorm mostly staying to the south.

 

Temperatures at 300 pm CST on 02/14/2017.
In the picture: Temperatures at 300 pm CST on 02/14/2017.
 

Clouds and rain kept temperatures cool. Afternoon temperatures were mostly in the 40s. Just three days ago (the 11th), readings were in the mid 70s to mid 80s, with numerous records tied or broken.

 

Twenty four hour precipitation through 600 pm CST on 02/14/2017.
24-Hour Rain Through 600 am CST (02/14)  |  24-Hour Rain Through 600 am CST (02/15)
In the pictures: Forty eight hour precipitation through 600 am CST on 02/15/2017.
 

The heaviest rain (over an inch) was over portions of the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains of the north and west. This is where drought conditions existed, and rain was needed the most. Forty eight hour amounts through 600 am CST on the 15th included 3.87 inches at Mena (Polk County), 2.61 inches at Pine Ridge (Montgomery County) and Vandervoort (Polk County), 2.44 inches at Oden (Montgomery County), 2.35 inches at Bogg Springs (Polk County), 2.29 inches at Mount Ida (Montgomery County), 2.28 inches at Big Fork (Polk County), 1.95 inches at Alum Fork (Saline County), and 1.92 inches at Fort Smith (Sebastian County).