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Isolated Severe Storms on June 30 - July 1, 2017
 
A cold front slowly sagged into Arkansas in the three day period ending on 07/01/2017.
Surface Map at 700 am CDT (06/29)  |  Surface Map at 700 am CDT (06/30)
Surface Map at 700 am CDT (07/01)
In the pictures: A cold front slowly sagged into Arkansas in the three day period ending on 07/01/2017.
 

Summer often brings Arkansas large ridges of high pressure, heat/humidity, and not a lot of rain. Such a ridge mostly stayed to the south/west of the region in June, and this allowed storm systems/fronts to visit from the Plains with periodic rain. That was the case on the 30th.

 

Through June 30th, Little Rock (Pulaski County) enjoyed the second fewest number of 90 degree days since 1950. Given this, the odds favored three or less 100 degree days through the remainder of the summer and early in the fall.
In the picture: Through June 30th, Little Rock (Pulaski County) enjoyed the second fewest number of 90 degree days since 1950. Given this, the odds favored three or less 100 degree days through the remainder of the summer and early in the fall.
 

With another front on the doorstep, the high temperature at Little Rock (Pulaski County) only made it to 88 degrees. The month ended with only four days with readings of 90 degrees or above. This was the second fewest 90 degree days through June 30th since 1950.

 

The satellite showed storms building in central and eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon of 06/30/2017.
In the picture: The satellite showed storms building in central and eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon of 06/30/2017.
 

As the front arrived, chances of showers and thunderstorms increased. Early on the 30th, storms in northern sections of the state produced penny to nickel size hail not far from Norfork (Baxter County). Near Rea Valley (Marion County), gusty winds damaged the roofs of a few barns and a home.

Later in the day, another round of storms blossomed in Oklahoma and moved into the region by evening. While there were a few Severe Thunderstorms Warning issued, this was mainly a heavy rain episode. 

 

In the video: A large area of showers and thunderstorms were progressing from western into central Arkansas during the evening of 06/30/2017.
 

Right around the midnight CDT hour, a 50 mph gust was estimated just east of Conway (Faulkner County). There was also a report of a downed tree on a house.  

 

Forty eight hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 07/01/2017.
In the picture: Forty eight hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 07/01/2017.
 

In the forty eight hour period ending at 700 am CDT on July 1st, rainfall averaged one to more than two inches in much of northern and western Arkansas. Fort Smith (Sebastian County) got 2.80 inches, with 2.39 inches at Coal Hill (Johnson County), 2.09 inches at Subiaco (Logan County), and 1.70 inches at Fayetteville (Washington County).

 

The satellite showed showers and thunderstorms tracking from northeast Texas toward southwest Arkansas during the afternoon of 07/01/2017.
Satellite at 1222 pm CDT (07/01)  |  Satellite at 122 pm CDT (07/01)
Satellite at 222 pm CDT (07/01)  |  Satellite at 322 pm CDT (07/01)
In the pictures: The satellite showed showers and thunderstorms tracking from northeast Texas toward southwest Arkansas during the afternoon of 07/01/2017.
 

On July 1st, more storms fired in northeast Texas and headed northeast along Interstate 30. Around 430 pm CDT, a 62 mph gust was measured at Prescott (Nevada County). Between 500 pm and 600 pm CDT, trees were pushed over by winds at Arkadelphia (Clark County), Rockport (Hot Spring County), and Hurricane Lake (Saline County). In the twelve hour period ending at 100 am CDT on the 2nd, 1.54 inches of rain dumped at Texarkana (Miller County).

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather and flash flooding in the Little Rock County Warning Area on June 30 - July 1, 2017 (in red).
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There were spotty reports of hail and strong to damaging winds on June 30th and July 1st. For a look at the reports, click here.
 
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on June 30 - July 1, 2017 (in red).