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Heavy Rain/Isolated Severe Storms on October 12-14, 2016
 
Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved into Arkansas from the north with a cold front during the afternoon and evening of 10/12/2016.
200 pm CDT (10/12)  |  400 pm CDT (10/12)  |  600 pm CDT (10/12)
800 pm CDT (10/12)
In the pictures: Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved into Arkansas from the north with a cold front during the afternoon and evening of 10/12/2016.
 

It actually rained on October 12th! After a dry first half of the month for most of Arkansas, a cold front from the Plains triggered hit and miss showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms produced severe weather. 

 

Thunderstorms in northern Arkansas were illuminated by lightning during the evening of 10/12/2016.
In the picture: Thunderstorms in northern Arkansas were illuminated by lightning during the evening of 10/12/2016.
 

Hailstones were just shy of baseball size near Piercetown (Newton County) at 515 pm CDT. A couple of hours later, golf ball size hail pelted the community of Shirley (Van Buren County). These storms had powerful updrafts that suspended hailstones aloft (in subfreezing air) and allowed them to grow. At Leslie (Searcy County), a roof was blown off of a building and trees were downed on houses at 705 pm CDT.

 

 

Seventy two hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 10/15/2016.
In the picture: Seventy two hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 10/15/2016.
 

Some locations north of Little Rock (Pulaski County) received over three inches of rain. Twenty four hour amounts through 700 am CDT on the 13th included 3.45 inches at Marshall (Searcy County), 3.12 inches at Clinton (Van Buren County), 3.09 inches at Greers Ferry (Cleburne County), 2.70 inches at Jasper (Newton County), 2.37 inches at Mountain View (Stone County), and 2.02 inches at Gilbert (Searcy County).

 

Temperatures at 700 pm CDT on 10/12/2016.
In the picture: Temperatures at 700 pm CDT on 10/12/2016.
 

Much cooler air followed the front. High temperatures in the 70s and 80s on the 12th were replaced by 50s and 60s in the northern half of the state on the 13th.

 

The satellite showed clouds and moisture shifting from northern into central and southern Arkansas in the ten hour period ending at 945 am CDT on 10/14/2016.
1145 pm CDT (10/13)  |  145 am CDT (10/14)  |  345 am CDT (10/14)
545 am CDT (10/14)  |  745 am CDT (10/14)  |  945 am CDT (10/14)
In the pictures: The satellite showed clouds and moisture shifting from northern into central and southern Arkansas in the ten hour period ending at 945 am CDT on 10/14/2016.
 
Late on the 13th and into the 14th, moisture increased in the cool air north of the front. Areas of rain developed, and it was more spread out (than precipitation on the 12th). One to more than two inches of liquid was measured in places. Forty eight hour totals through 700 am CDT on the 15th included 2.13 inches at Cane Creek State Park (Lincoln County), 2.09 inches at El Dorado (Union County), 1.99 inches at Monticello (Drew County), 1.68 inches at Malvern (Hot Spring County), 1.65 inches at Fordyce (Dallas County), 1.59 inches at Rohwer (Desha County), 1.41 inches at Kelso (Desha County), 1.36 inches at Little Rock (Pulaski County), 1.34 inches at West Memphis (Crittenden County), and 1.22 inches at Gamaliel (Baxter County).

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on October 12, 2016 (in red).
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There were several reports of large hail and wind damage in northern Arkansas on October 12th, 2016. For a look at the reports, click here.
 
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Plot Reports
In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on October 12, 2016 (in red).