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Few Severe Storms/Heavy Rain on April 10-11, 2017
 

A cold front slowly pushed into Arkansas from the northwest on April 10th/11th. The main storm system associated with the front went well to the north, with less dynamics to drive severe weather. Instead, this was more of a heavy rain event, especially in central and southern sections of the state.

In the pictures: The satellite showed showers and thunderstorms rapidly developing from central and southern Arkansas into Texas during the afternoon and evening of 04/10/2017.

 

Twenty four hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 04/11/2017.
In the picture: Twenty four hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 04/11/2017.
 

Parts of the southwest received more than four inches of precipitation. A whopping 4.87 inches of liquid was measured at De Queen (Sevier County) in the twenty four hour period ending at 700 am CDT on the 11th. High water flowed into homes, and rescues were necessary. At Nashville (Howard County), 4.54 inches of rain fell, with 4.34 inches at Ashdown (Little River County), 4.20 inches at Hope (Hempstead County), 4.05 inches at Millwood Dam (Little River County), 3.75 inches at Bluff City (Nevada County), and 3.71 inches at Murfreesboro (Pike County).

 

The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a cluster of thunderstorms bowing out (backward C-shape) just northwest of Fordyce (Dallas County) at 830 pm CDT on 04/10/2017. The bowing was caused by strong to damaging winds surging into the storms from behind (the west).
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a cluster of thunderstorms bowing out (backward C-shape) just northwest of Fordyce (Dallas County) at 830 pm CDT on 04/10/2017. The bowing was caused by strong to damaging winds surging into the storms from behind (the west).
 

One cluster of storms produced damaging straight-line winds that downed trees at Princeton and Ivan (both in Dallas County). Windows were blown out of a house at Bearden (Ouachita County). A small area of low pressure (a wake low) formed in central Arkansas as rain was coming to an end. Winds gusted up to 50 mph, which pushed over a few trees at Ward and southeast of Cabot (both in Lonoke County).

 

Wake Low in Central Arkansas
As rain started tapering off in central sections of the state during the evening of the 10th, the pressure dropped rapidly (from 30.08 inches at 906 pm CDT to 29.99 inches at 953 pm CDT) at Little Rock (Pulaski County). There was a tight pressure gradient between this newly formed "wake low" (in the wake of departing precipitation) and higher pressure where it was raining. Winds ramped up, with 45 to 50 mph gusts estimated in portions of Lonoke County. Winds calmed down as the pressure climbed between 1000 pm and 1100 pm CDT.

 

Storm Reports
There were a few reports of damaging winds (due to thunderstorms and a wake low) in central and southern Arkansas on April 10th. For a look at the reports, click here.
 
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Plot Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather and non-thunderstorm winds in the Little Rock County Warning Area on April 10, 2017 (in red).
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather and non-thunderstorm winds in the Little Rock County Warning Area on April 10, 2017 (in red).