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...A Review of 2017 Weather And Climate Data for the State of Arkansas...

By average temperature, 2017 was the coolest year in Arkansas since 2015.
However, it was still about the 7th warmest year on record. Even though rainfall
was basically average, it was the driest year in three years.

The highest temperature during the year occurred on July 22nd at Crossett 2 SSE,
with a maximum of 102 degrees. The coldest temperature during the year was on
January 7th, with a minimum of -2 at Gilbert.

Rainfall was most abundant in the last half of the spring and during the summer,
and just about shut off completely during the fall. The wettest months were April,
August, and July, and the driest months were November, September, and October. Many
locations had a near-record wet summer, and during the fall, the entire state saw
the driest fall in 64 years, and the driest on record. The dry weather forced a
large part of the state into severe to extreme drought conditions. However, this
eased significantly in the fourth week of December, as heavy rain fell in much of the
southeastern two-thirds of the state.

Snow fell in January, February, March, October, and December, and was measurable
in January, March and December. The most significant winter storms were on January
6th, when light snow fell over much of the state, March 12th, when four to six
inches of snow fell over mainly northern Arkansas, and on December 23rd, when
light snow fell in northwest Arkansas. Also, there was early-season winter weather,
with a brief period of sleet on October 27th, and very light snow in the northwest
on December 23rd.

34 tornadoes touched down in the state during the year, which was above the 30-year
average. Fortunately, there were no fatalities caused by the tornadoes, but there
were 13 injuries as a result.

Below are averages and extremes observed during the year. Remember...most of
the data below is preliminary until certified correct by the National Center for
Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina.

    State of Arkansas - 2017 Temperature, Rainfall, and Snowfall Extremes

                               Reading           Location(s)              Date(s)
Highest Temperature        |   102         | Crossett 2 SSE            | Jul. 22nd
Lowest High Temperature    |    11         | Kingston 2 S              | Jan.  7th
Highest Low Temperature    |    80         | Texarkana Webb Field      | Jul. 28th
                           |               | Jonesboro Airport         | Jul. 22nd
                           |               | Helena                    | Jul. 21st
Lowest Temperature         |    -2         | Gilbert                   | Jan.  7th
Highest Yearly Rainfall    |  62.88 inches | Springdale 6.4 WSW        |
Lowest Yearly Rainfall     |  38.14 inches | Stuttgart (City)          |
Highest Yearly Snowfall    |    7.4 inches | Pindall 11.3 SW           |
Highest Daily Rainfall     |   9.73 inches | Rogers 2.1 SE             | Apr. 30th
Highest Daily Snowfall     |   5.0 inches  | Fairfield Bay 2.0 S       | Mar. 12th
                           |               |                           |    .
Greatest Snow Depth        |     4 inches  | Clarksville 6 NE          | Jan.  6th
                           |               | Hardy                     | Mar. 14th
                           |               | Mountain Home 1 NNW       | Mar. 12th
                           |               | Camden 1.8 NNW            | Jan.  7th
Highest Monthly Rainfall   | 22.19 inches  | Rogers 2.1 SE             |     April
Highest Monthly Snowfall   |   6.0 inches  | Hardy                     |     March
Least Monthly Rainfall     |   0.00 inches | Rison                     |  November
                           |               | Foreman, Dierks, Abbott,  | September
                           |               | Narrows Dam, Blue Mtn Dam,|
                           |               | Ozark                     |

                 State of Arkansas - 2017 Average Temperatures

Month      Average Temp.  DFN   Coolest Since   Warmest Since    Remarks
January         45.2     +5.9                       2006       10th Warmest
February        52.4     +9.3                       1976       ***Warmest***
March           55.7     +4.4                       2012       18th Warmest
April           64.1     +3.6                       2012       13th Warmest
May             67.7     -1.0                       2015       43rd Coolest
June            75.5     -1.0        2003                      31st Coolest
July            80.5     +0.2        2014                      53rd Warmest
August          76.8     -2.5        2009                      17th Coolest
September*      73.2     +0.4        2014                      55th Warmest
October*        62.8     +1.0        2013                      40th Warmest
November*       53.6     +3.8        2014                      19th Warmest
December*       41.9     +0.4        2013                      63rd Coolest/60th Warmest
Year*           62.5     +2.1        2015                      7th Warmest

                 State of Arkansas - 2017 Average Precipitation

Month     Average Rainfall   DFN   Wettest Since   Driest Since    Remarks
January      3.01 inches    -1.03        2015                      48th Driest
February     2.72 inches    -1.00                      2014        41st Driest
March        4.53 inches    -0.24                      2013        58th Driest
April        8.70 inches    +3.66        2011                       7th Wettest
May          6.60 inches    +1.45        2015                      30th Wettest
June         4.19 inches    +0.11        2014                      50th Wettest
July         4.68 inches    +0.97                      2014        34th Wettest
August       6.28 inches    +2.90                      2015         8th Wettest
September*   1.09 inches    -2.50                      2004         5th Driest
October*     1.83 inches    -1.63        2015                      29th Driest
November*    1.09 inches    -3.20                      1949         4th Driest
December*    4.89 inches    +0.52        2015                      40th Wettest
Year*       49.61 inches    +0.01                                  53rd Wettest

Data marked by an asterisk has not undergone final quality control, so the final
data and rankings can or will be slightly different.

                     2017 Tornadoes

No.   Dates      Rating  Path           Counties Affected
 1.  Jan. 21       EF1   2.9 miles      Union
 2.  Jan. 21       EF0   0.6 miles      Union
 3.  Jan. 21       EF0   0.7 miles      Ashley
 4.  Feb. 28       EF1   1.4 miles      White
 5.  Feb. 28       EF2   1.1 miles      White
 6.  Mar.  1       EF1   0.1 miles      Johnson
 7.  Mar.  1       EF1   1.0 miles      Conway
 8.  Mar.  1       EF0   1.1 miles      Conway
 9.  Mar.  1       EF1   3.9 miles      Cleburne
10.  Mar.  1       EF1   4.2 miles      Jackson
11.  Mar.  1       EF1   1.6 miles      Jackson
12.  Mar.  6       EF1   6.4 miles      Washington, Madison
13.  Mar.  6       EF2  36.7 miles      Newton, Searcy
14.  Mar.  6       EF0   0.4 miles      Lawrence
15.  Mar. 24       EF0   1.4 miles      Garland
16.  Mar. 24       EF2   1.2 miles      Hot Spring, Saline
17.  Mar. 24       EF1   1.9 miles      Saline
18.  Mar. 24       EF2   4.1 miles      Pulaski, Faulkner
19.  Mar. 25       EF0   0.8 miles      Greene
20.  Mar. 29       EF1   2.4 miles      Pope
21.  Apr.  4       EF1   3.4 miles      Boone
22.  Apr. 26       EF1  13.1 miles      Carroll
23.  Apr. 26       EF0   0.5 miles      Yell
24.  Apr. 29       EF1   1.0 miles      Boone
25.  Apr. 29       EF1   5.5 miles      Crawford
26.  Apr. 30       EF1   5.9 miles      White
27.  Apr. 30       EF0   0.8 miles      Woodruff
28.  Apr. 30       EF1   1.7 miles      Mississippi
29.  Apr. 30       EF1   5.6 miles      Mississippi
30.  Apr. 30       EF1   5.1 miles      Lonoke
31.  Apr. 30       EF0   1.2 miles      Drew
32.  May  19       EF0   2.0 miles      Benton
33.  May  27       EF1  11.2 miles      Crawford
34.  Jul.  3       EF1   0.1 miles      Craighead

            State of Arkansas - 2017 Significant Weather Events and Extremes

Highest.................81 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 13th
Lowest..................-2 at Gilbert on the 7th
Highest Daily...........2.75 inches at Newhope 6 S on the 22nd
Highest Monthly.........8.98 inches at Eudora
Highest Daily...........4.5 inches at Uniontown 2.1 ESE on the 6th
Greatest Depth..........4 inches at Camden on the 7th
                        4 inches at Clarksville 6 NE on the 6th
Highest Monthly.........4.5 inches at Uniontown 2.1 ESE
Highest Depth Average...0.3 inches at Marianna 2 S
Significant Weather Events:
Jan. 6-7 - Light snow fell in much of the state. The highest
accumulations were centered over western Arkansas, with two three
inch reports common. There was also a band of one to three inches
from southeast to east central Arkansas. The highest reported amount
was 4.5 inches near Uniontown in Crawford County. In the Little Rock
metro area, amounts were mostly less than one inch.
Jan. 7 - After snow the day before, Arctic high pressure moved into
the state, with lows mostly in the single digits and teens. However,
the temperature fell below zero at Gilbert and Fayetteville.
Jan. 10-11 - Wind gusts of 40-50 MPH occurred ahead of a front. At
Siloam Springs, the gusty winds destroyed the roof of a building.
Jan. 12 - Highs in most of the state were in the 70s, with a few
locations in southern Arkansas getting close to 80 degrees. Daily
high temperature records were set at several locations including
El Dorado, Jonesboro, Monticello, and Russellville.
Jan. 21 - Three weak tornadoes touched down in southern Arkansas.
Two hit in Union County near El Dorado, and one northwest of Hamburg
in Ashley County.

Highest.................88 at Fort Smith on the 23rd
Lowest..................15 at Salem on the 5th
                        15 at Batesville 8 WNW on the 4th
Highest Daily...........3.70 inches at Mena Airport on the 14th
Highest Monthly.........6.73 inches at Cabot
Highest Daily...........Trace at Batesville Livestock on the 18th
                        Trace at Evening Shade on the 15th
                        Trace at Perry on the 14th
                        Trace at Des Arc on the 2nd
Greatest Depth..........(none reported)
Highest Monthly.........Trace at Batesville Livestock
                        Trace at Evening Shade
                        Trace at Perry
                        Trace at Des Arc
Highest Depth Average...(none reported)
Significant Weather Events:
Feb. 7 - Severe thunderstorms produced wind damage and hail near Mountain Home,
and wind damage, hail, and heavy rain in the Little Rock metro area. At Little
Rock AFB, winds gusted to 51 MPH, and nearly 2 1/2 inches of rain fell in six
Feb. 12 - At least 30 wildfires occurred, aided largely by very dry air and
gusty winds behind a cold front.
Feb. 14-15 - Two to four inches of rain fell mainly over western Arkansas.
Feb. 23 - High temperatures were in the 70s and 80s in most areas. Over
western Arkansas, several locations set daily high temperature records. Fort
Smith reached 88 degrees.
Feb. 28-Mar. 1 - Eight weak tornadoes touched down over the central portion
of the state, as a line of severe thunderstorms raced eastward during the
overnight hours. The storms downed trees and power lines, and damaged or
destroyed buildings in places. Wind gusts ranged from 60-90 MPH or higher.

Highest.................92 at Mammoth Spring on the 21st
                        92 at Salem on the 21st
Lowest..................19 at Batesville 8 WNW on the 15th
Highest Daily...........2.87 inches at Garfield 3.9 E on the 25th
Highest Monthly.........10.33 inches at Mountain View 5.5 WSW
Highest Daily...........5.0 inches at Fairfield Bay 2.0 S on the 12th
Greatest Depth..........4 inches on the 12th at Hardy
                        4 inches on the 12th at Mountain Home 1 NNW
Highest Monthly.........6.0 inches at Hardy
Highest Depth Average...0.2 inches at Hardy
Significant Weather Events:
Mar. 6-7 - Severe thunderstorms produced hail and wind damage in portions of
northern and central Arkansas. There were three tornadoes, with an EF1 in
Madison County, an EF2 in Newton and Searcy County, and an EF0 near Black
Rock in Lawrence County. The Newton and Searcy County tornado was on the
ground for 36.7 miles, causing significant damage at Parthenon. One person
was injured.
Mar. 9 - Severe thunderstorms hit northern Arkansas, producing hail up to
golfball size in Independence County, and ping pong ball size in Marion,
Boone, Searcy and Perry County. 60 MPH winds were clocked near Oil Trough.
Mar. 11-12 - Snow fell over northern Arkansas, with amounts of three to
around five inches common. However, six inches fell at Hardy.
Mar. 20-21 - High temperatures in most areas were in the 80s. However,
temperatures of 90-92 degrees were recorded at Harrison, Flippin, Fort
Smith, Mammoth Spring, and Salem.
Mar. 24-25 - Severe thunderstorms hit central Arkansas, producing damage
from Garland to Faulkner and Pulaski Counties. There were also severe
thunderstorms in northeast Arkansas. Five tornadoes touched down. Of
these, two were rated EF2 (one in Hot Spring and Saline County and one
in Faulkner and Pulaski County). The Faulkner and Pulaski County storm
injured six people.
Mar. 29-30 - Severe thunderstorms produced hail in portions of northern
Arkansas, and a weak tornado in Pope County.

Highest.................90 at Eudora on the 29th
                        90 at Keiser on the 20th
Lowest..................30 at Fayetteville Drake Field on the 7th
Highest Daily...........9.73 inches at Rogers 2.1 SE on the 30th
Highest Monthly.........22.19 inches at Rogers 2.1 SE
Highest Daily...........(none reported)
Greatest Depth..........(none reported)
Highest Monthly.........(none reported)
Highest Depth Average...(none reported)
Significant Weather Events:
Apr. 4 - Severe thunderstorms primarily affected northwest Arkansas. Golfball-
sized hail fell at Coal Hill (Johnson County) and Denning (Franklin County),
and ping pong ball sized hail fell at Flippin in Marion County. There was
wind damage at Berryville and Deer, and a 57 MPH wind gust was clocked at
Rogers. An EF1 tornado touched down near Bergman.
Apr. 10-11 - Heavy rain fell, with two to five inches in portions of southern
and western Arkansas. However, at DeQueen, 8.72 inches fell in 24 hours.
Severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds in Dallas and Ouachita County.
A wake low formed in central Arkansas behind the storms, and this caused wind
gusts to 50 MPH over central and eastern Arkansas.
Apr. 17 - Heavy rain fell during the evening over central Arkansas. At the
Little Rock Air Force Base, a little over three inches fell in two hours
time. The heavy rain caused localized flooding issues in northern Pulaski
Apr. 21 - Severe thunderstorms produced wind damage in Logan and Johnson
County during the early morning hours. Also, small hail fell at Calico Rock
that night.
Apr. 26 - Severe thunderstorms produced wind damage in northwest Arkansas
overnight. At Highfill, a 61 MPH wind gust was recorded. Widespread tree
damage occurred at Eureka Springs. A weak tornado hit in Carroll County and
moved into southern Missouri before dissipating. Later that day, heavy rain
developed in the same areas, with several inches of rain at Fayetteville, and
Highway 23 shut down at Huntsville due to high water. On the Buffalo River
between Ponca and Pruitt (Newton County) water levels were high due to the
heavy rainfall, and two canoes flipped, killing one. That afternoon, a line
of severe thunderstorms moved through central and eastern Arkansas. Golfball
sized hail fell at Malvern. Wind damage was reported at Brinkley, Cotton Plant,
McCrory, Trumann, Wheatley, and Wynne. Heavy rain fell in northeast and central
Arkansas. Water ran into the courthouse and several businesses at Walnut Ridge.
Apr. 29-30 - Eight weak tornadoes touched down, as severe thunderstorms moved
through the state. Heavy rain fell, with amounts of eight to ten inches over
central and northeast Arkansas, and amounts over ten inches in portions of
the northwest. The heavy rain caused widespread flooding over northern and
central Arkansas. Seven people were killed as a result of the flooding. North
Little Rock recorded 1.17 inches of rain in ten minutes, 1.55 in 15 minutes,
1.76 in 20 minutes, 2.17 in 30 minutes, 2.51 in 45 minutes, 2.93 in 60 minutes,
2.99 in 80 minutes, and 3.55 in 150 minutes. Moderate to major flooding occurred
along the Black, White, and Cache Rivers. The flooding caused over $175 million
in crop losses in 21 counties.

Highest.................92 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 20th
Lowest..................34 at Kingston 2 S on the 2nd
Highest Daily...........5.04 inches at Greenwood 1.4 W on the 20th
Highest Monthly.........12.20 inches at Sheridan
Significant Weather Events:
May 1-31 - Most locations along the White, Black and Cache River remained above
flood stage as a result of excessive rainfall at the end of April.
May 2 - A record crest of 29 feet occurred on the Black River at Pocahontas
May 3 - Due to record flooding caused by excessive rainfall, the Black River
levee at Pocahontas failed in multiple spots, causing extensive flooding in
May 3-4 - Heavy rain fell over the central portion of the state. Flash flooding
occurred in Garland, Grant, Jefferson, Clark, and Dallas County.
May 11 - Severe thunderstorms produced baseball to softball-sized hail near
Cauthron (Logan County), Omaha (Boone County), and Bull Shoals (Marion County).
The hail broke windows out of Vehicles at Omaha. The softball-sized hail at
Bull Shoals was the largest observed hailstone in the state in two years.
May 19 - Afternoon severe thunderstorms produced large hail at Salem, Conway,
Oxford, and Pleasant Plains. Some wind damage occurred at Beebe.
May 20 - Heavy rain fell, causing sgtreet flooding at Lavaca and Judsonia.
Three inches of rain fell in three hours in West Little Rock, and about four
inches fell at Searcy in a similar time frame. Severe thunderstorms caused
wind damage at Mountain Home.
May 21 - A severe thunderstorm produced quarter sized hail at Camden.
May 27-28 - Severe thunderstorms produced wind damage in northern and western
Arkansas. A weak tornado moved into Crawford County from Oklahoma, with some
homes damaged and outbuildings destroyed.

Highest.................97 at Helena on the 17th
Lowest..................46 at Kingston 2 S on the 26th
Highest Daily...........5.60 inches at Monticello 1.6 WNW on the 23rd
Highest Monthly.........9.88 inches at Saint Charles
Significant Weather Events:
Jun. 9-10 - Lows in most areas were in the 50s to lower 60s. However, Calico
Rock fell to 48 degrees.
Jun. 23-24 - Two to four inches of rain fell over southeast Arkansas, mainly
from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy. Flash flooding was reported near
Monticello and near De Witt.

Highest.................102 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 22nd
Lowest..................52 at Kingston 2 S on the 29th
Highest Daily...........7.85 inches at Ashdown 6.5 NNW on the 5th
Highest Monthly.........13.08 inches at Foreman
Significant Weather Events:
Jul. 1 - Severe thunderstorms caused wind damage in Clark, Hot Spring, and
Saline Counties. at 62 MPH wind gust was clocked at Prescott.
Jul. 3 - A weak (EF1) tornado touched down at Jonesboro.
Jul. 4 - Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rain and some wind damage in
northwest Arkansas. A man was struck by lightning at Vilonia.
Jul. 14 - At North Little Rock, nearly two and a half inches of rain fell
in one hour between 3 and 4 PM.

Highest.................101 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 21st
Lowest..................47 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 9th
Highest Daily...........7.20 inches at Damascus 2 NNE on the 15th
Highest Monthly.........12.96 inches at Portland
Significant Weather Events:
Aug. 13 - High temperatures in much of northern and central Arkansas were
only in the 70s.
Aug. 15 - A front stalled near central Arkansas, with heavy rain developing
north of it. The heaviest rain fell in the Arkansas River Valley, where
totals ranged from four to seven inches. 7.20 inches fell at Damascus in
just a few hours. Flash flooding occurred at CLarksville, and at Russellville.
Aug. 18 - Severe thunderstorms caused wind damage at Harrison, Subiaco and
Aug. 31-Sep. 1 - Six to eight inches of rain fell in portions of eastern
Arkansas due to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey. Flash flooding occurred
at McCrory, near Des Arc and De Witt, at Beedeville, Blytheveille, and

Highest.................98 at Subiaco on the 21st
Lowest..................43 at Marshall on the 8th
                        43 at Calico Rock 2 WSW on the 8th
Highest Daily...........5.10 inches at Marianna 2 S on the 1st
Highest Monthly.........6.12 inches at Marianna 2 S
Significant Weather Events:
Sep. 1-30 - Rainfall in all but the easter portion of the state was well
below average. In portions of the west and central, less than a quarter
of an inch of rain fell during the month. At Abbott, Arkadelphia, Blue
Mountain, and Jessieville, no measurable rain fell. It was the driest September
on record at numerous locations in western and central Arkansas.
Sep. 12 - The remnants of Hurricane Irma moved through western Tennesee,
but only produced light rain in Arkansas. High temperatures in much of the
state were only in the 60s.
Sep. 15-30 - After cooler than average temperatures the first half of the
month, the pattern completely reversed, and the last half of the month was
well above average, with little to no rainfall in most areas of the state.

Highest.................95 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 15th
Lowest..................19 at Batesville 8 WNW on the 29th
Highest Daily...........2.38 inches at Bella Vista 2.0 E on the 22nd
                        2.38 inches at Farmington 0.6 WSW on the 22nd
Highest Monthly.........5.34 inches at Winslow 7 NE
Highest Daily...........Trace at Augusta on the 28th
                        Trace at Bonnerdale 5 E on the 28th
                        Trace at Clinton on the 28th
                        Trace at Mount Ida 4 S on the 28th
                        Trace at North Little Rock 2.5 NNW on the 28th
                        Trace at Sherwood 4.5 NNW on the 28th
                        Trace at North Little Rock on the 27th
                        Trace at Little Rock on the 27th
Greatest Depth..........(none reported)
Highest Monthly.........Trace at Augusta
                        Trace at Bonnerdale 5 E
                        Trace at Clinton
                        Trace at Little Rock
                        Trace at Mount Ida 4 S
                        Trace at North Little Rock
                        Trace at North Little Rock 2.5 N
                        Trace at Sherwood 4.5 NNW
Highest Depth Average...(none reported)
Significant Weather Events:
Oct. 22 - Severe thunderstorms produced wind damage from west central into
central Arkansas. Fort Smith clocked a 64 MPH wind gust. Trees were downed
in Franklin, Scott, Logan, Johnson, and Yell County. Houses and buildings
were damaged in several counties as well. One to two inches of rain fell in
the west, which was the most in those areas since early August.
Oct. 27-28 - Very cold air moved into the state after highs in the 70s and
80s the day before.
Oct. 27 - There was a brief period of light sleet in portions of central
Arkansas during the evening, with Little Rock recording its earliest snowfall
on record.
Oct. 28 - Most locations in the state recorded a freeze, with low temperatures
in the 20s to lower 30s.
Oct. 29 - On the second night of an early-season freeze, low temperatures were
in the upper teens to lower 30s in much of the state. Little Rock recorded its
coldest temperature in the month of October since 1917.

Highest.................89 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 4th
Lowest..................19 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 24th
Highest Daily...........2.07 inches at Hickory Ridge 2.8 SSE on the 6th
Highest Monthly.........5.32 inches at Hickory Ridge 2.8 SSE
Highest Daily...........(none reported)
Greatest Depth..........(none reported)
Highest Monthly.........(none reported)
Highest Depth Average...(none reported)
Significant Weather Events:
Nov. 3 - A front stalled over central Arkansas, with high temperatures in the
north in the 50s and 60s, and highs over central Arkansas in the 70s and 80s.
At Little Rock, the high temperature hit 85 degrees, which was one degree away
from an all-time record for the month of November. Scattered severe thunderstorms
developed over central and southeast Arkansas, with large hail reported in
Jefferson County, at Warren, and in East Camden.
Nov. 6 - A few severe thunderstorms occurred over the northern half of the state.
Large hail was reported near Kensett, and at Concord (Cleburne County), with
nickel sized hail at Guy (Faulkner County).
Nov. 18 - Ahead of a cold front, temperatures warmed up into the 70s and 80s.
Behind the front, winds gusted from 40-50 MPH in much of the state. Gusts
reached 61 MPH at Newport. Tree limbs were downed, and around 11,000 power
outages occurred.

Highest.................78 at Crossett 2 SSE on the 23rd
                        78 at Eudora on the 2nd
Lowest.................. 5 at Kingston 2 S on the 29th
Highest Daily...........7.50 inches at Bradley 7.8 W on the 20th
Highest Monthly........11.67 inches at Pine Bluff 3.9 NNE
Highest Daily...........1.0 inches at Bella Vista 2.0 E on the 23rd
Greatest Depth..........1 inch at Hindsville on the 23rd
Highest Monthly.........1.0 inches at Bella Vista 2.0 E
Highest Depth Average...(not enough to report)
Significant Weather Events:
Dec. 4-5 - Rain fell in much of the central portion of the state, with
rainfall amounts of a inch to an inch and a half. A severe thunderstorm
produced hail west of Mena, and wind damage near Lonsdale (Saline County).
Some downed trees and roof damage were reported in west Little Rock.
Dec. 22-23 - Heavy rain fell mainly from southwest into central and eastern
Arkansas, with four to six inch amounts common, particularly in portions of
Pulaski, Grant, and Jefferson counties. Amounts over six inches were reported
near White Hall and Pine Bluff. Some street flooding occurred, and a few creeks
were out of their banks. Flash flooding occured at Suttgart, where some water
rescues were necessary. Light snow fell in the northwest, with two inches at
Rogers, half an inch at Eureka Springs, and a light dusting at Harrison.
Dec. 28-31 - Significantly colder weather moved into the state. Temperatures
fell to the single digits in the north, and were mostly in the teens and 20s