Issue Date: 517 PM CDT Tue May 18 2021
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for a Large Part of Arkansas.
.DAY ONE...Through Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms will continue through tonight, with
locally heavy rainfall possible. Additional rainfall amounts of
one to two inches are forecast through tonight across the far
west and southwest sections of the area. Locally higher amounts
will be possible...with an increased threat for flash flooding as
a result across the southwest sections of the area.
A few strong to briefly severe thunderstorms could be
seen...mainly across far southwest sections of the area through
this evening. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary
threat with the strongest storms. Otherwise...the overall threat
for organized severe weather looks low at this time for the
remainder of the area.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday Through Monday
Chances for showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast
through Friday as an active weather pattern persists. While the
overall threat for seeing severe weather looks to remain low...a
strong storm or two could be seen. There will remain an increased
threat for flash flooding for portions of western and southwest
Arkansas...where total rainfall amounts of one to three inches
are expected from Tuesday morning through Friday...with locally
higher amounts possible.
Calmer conditions will be seen by the weekend...with the threat
for organized hazardous weather becoming low.
.Spotter Information Statement...
Spotter activation will not be needed.
Visit NWS Little Rock on the web. Go to http://weather.gov/lzk.
Issue Date: 441 PM CDT Tue May 18 2021
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN PIKE...POLK...SOUTHERN
SCOTT AND WESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM CDT...
At 441 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Queen Wilhelmina State Park to near Mena
Intermountain Airport to Caney Creek Wilderness to near Lockesburg.
Movement was northeast at 40 mph.
Nickel size hail and wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible with
Locations impacted include...
Murfreesboro... Mount Ida...
Little Missouri Falls Recreatio...
Daisy State Park... Crater Of Diamonds State Park...
Narrows Dam... Bard Springs Recreation Area...
Mauldin... Albert Pike Recreation Area...
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 900 PM CDT for
western, central and southwestern Arkansas.
LAT...LON 3472 9446 3492 9398 3477 9371 3474 9371
3474 9366 3456 9362 3397 9363 3401 9382
3418 9382 3419 9393 3435 9394 3436 9425
3419 9424 3419 9435 3420 9435 3441 9434
TIME...MOT...LOC 2141Z 246DEG 36KT 3468 9429 3460 9415 3440 9407 3397
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
Issue Date: 350 PM CDT TUE MAY 18 2021
Expiration: 900 PM CDT TUE MAY 18 2021
. ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
CLARK GARLAND HEMPSTEAD
HOT SPRING HOWARD LAFAYETTE
LITTLE RIVER LOGAN MILLER
MONTGOMERY NEVADA PIKE
POLK SCOTT SEBASTIAN
Issue Date: 250 PM CDT Tue May 18 2021
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of central Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, and western
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, and Yell.
In southwest Arkansas, Clark, Hot Spring, and Pike. In western
Arkansas, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.
* Through Thursday morning
* Several rounds of rainfall are forecast for the area, with
additional totals of 1 to 2 inches possible over central
Arkansas, and 1 to 3 inches possible over western and southwest
Arkansas. Locally higher amounts could be seen.
* Heavy rainfall over saturated soils will lead to increased
runoff and flash flooding, especially in low-lying and poor
drainage areas. Increased runof
f in area streams and rivers
may cause flooding as well.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be
alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to
flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding