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Spotty Flooding/Isolated Severe Storms on July 13-14, 2017
 
The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed scattered showers and thunderstorms working across Arkansas from north to south during the afternoon of 07/14/2017.
Radar at 1202 pm CDT (07/14)  |  Radar at 105 pm CDT (07/14)
Radar at 203 pm CDT (07/14)  |  Radar at 306 pm CDT (07/14)
Radar at 409 pm CDT (07/14)
In the pictures: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed scattered showers and thunderstorms working across Arkansas from north to south during the afternoon of 07/14/2017.
 

A ridge of high pressure stayed to the west of Arkansas in mid-July. Ridges typically block the progress of storm systems and fronts, and result in lots of heat and little rain. Given no ridge locally, a weak cold front drifted into the region from the north. The front was accompanied by scattered showers and thunderstorms on the 14th.

 

A heavy downpour occurred at the North Little Rock Airport (Pulaski County) during the afternoon of 07/14/2017. The daily rainfall total was 2.44 inches, with most of this measured between 300 pm and 400 pm CDT.
In the picture: A heavy downpour occurred at the North Little Rock Airport (Pulaski County) during the afternoon of 07/14/2017. The daily rainfall total was 2.44 inches, with most of this measured between 300 pm and 400 pm CDT.
 

The rain came down in buckets where storms popped up. At the North Little Rock Airport (Pulaski County), almost two inches of liquid dumped between 305 and 335 pm CDT (30 minutes). The total for the day was 2.44 inches. Water came down more quickly than it could be carried away, and street flooding was reported in places.

Elsewhere, twenty four hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on the 15th included 2.04 inches at Crossett (Ashley County), 2.02 inches at Beedeville (Conway County), and 1.96 inches at Paragould (Greene County). At Ravenden (Lawrence County), there was enough rain to cover some streets with water.

 

Temperatures in Arkansas dropped between 100 pm and 500 pm CDT on 07/14/2017 as clouds and precipitation spread across the region.
Temperatures at 100 pm CDT (07/14)  |  Temperatures at 300 pm CDT (07/14)
Temperatures at 500 pm CDT (07/14)
In the pictures: Temperatures in Arkansas dropped between 100 pm and 500 pm CDT on 07/14/2017 as clouds and precipitation spread across the region.
 

After high temperatures in the mid 80s to mid 90s on the 14th, precipitation cooled readings into the 70s at several locations. At the North Little Rock Airport (Pulaski County), it was 92 degrees before the rain began and 71 degrees during the deluge.

 

A cool outflow boundary from decaying storms triggered a new storm near Owensville (Saline County) during the afternoon of 07/13/2017. As quickly as the storm popped up, it collapsed (updrafts became downdrafts).
Growing Storm at 430 pm CDT (07/13)  |  Decaying Storm at 439 pm CDT (07/13)
In the pictures: A cool outflow boundary from decaying storms triggered a new storm near Owensville (Saline County) during the afternoon of 07/13/2017. As quickly as the storm popped up, it collapsed (updrafts became downdrafts).
 

Storms were more isolated on the 13th, but a few packed a punch. One storm developed rapidly near Owensville (Saline County) shortly before 430 pm CDT. Not long after, the storm collapsed and produced strong to damaging winds. Trees were downed just east of town.

 

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather and flash flooding in the Little Rock County Warning Area on July 13-14, 2017 (in red).
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There were isolated reports of damaging winds, hail, and flash flooding on July 13th and 14th. For a look at the reports, click here.
 
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather and flash flooding in the Little Rock County Warning Area on July 13-14, 2017 (in red).