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Dangerous Heat in the Western U.S.; Flash Flooding Possible Across Portions of the South

High temperatures in the 90s to 100s and warm overnight temperatures will continue across parts of the Interior Northwest, central California, and the Great Basin. Thunderstorms and heavy rain may produce scattered flash flooding across much of the Southern Rockies into the Southwest, particularly over sensitive burn scars in New Mexico, and across the Southeast into the Carolinas. Read More >

Winter Climatology for Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas

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The winter is the coldest time of the year in Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. With high temperatures usually in the mid 40s to lower 50s and overnight lows in the 20s and 30s, the winter months are chilly but bearable. Outbreaks of very cold temperatures sometimes occur sending temperatures below zero on occassion, but these extreme cold spells are often short-lived. Winter is also the driest season in Northwest Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. Although total precipitation is less than other times of the year, the area does average a few inches of snow each month with the majority of it falling on just a handful of days. Heavy snows are rare, but snows of six or more inches affect the region from time-to-time and are slightly more common in the higher elevations of Northwest Arkansas.