This Weekend’s Severe Weather Outlook for Arkansas (Updated)

Severe Thunderstorms will be possible Saturday night and Sunday, mainly in the southeast parts of Arkansas, according to Brian Smith of the National Weather Service office in Little Rock. Low pressure is expected to develop to the southwest of Arkansas on Saturday.  Then, by Saturday evening, the developing low will push a warm front into […]

Arkansas’ Total Snow Accumulations Forecast for Thursday Night through Friday

According to the National Weather Service Office in Little Rock, weak upper level disturbances will move across the area Thursday night through Friday morning.  Temperatures will be cold enough that any precipitation will fall in the form of snow.  Snow amounts will be light with most locations averaging under an inch.

Latest Outlook for Severe Weather Today Across Arkansas

Scattered to widespread showers and some thunderstorms will continue for a good portion of the state late this morning into the afternoon hours. However, some strong to severe storms could still be possible across southeastern sections of Arkansas. Threat expected with strongest storms: -Damaging winds Other threats possible: -Large hail -Isolated tornado However, best chances […]

Wintry Weekend Outlook for the Arkansas River Valley

The Arkansas River Valley is bracing for some potentially hazardous driving conditions late Saturday into early Sunday morning. After temperatures in the 60s for much of the day on Saturday and a possibility of rain and thunderstorms for the afternoon, Fort Smith and other western parts of the valley could see some freezing precipitation as […]

Dash Cam Video Posted of Lawrence County Police Chase Ending in Crash

The Youtube channel “Police Car Chase 2016” has published the dash cam video of a high speed chase involving Lawrency County authorities and a Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by an apparent escapee.

NWS Radar Shows Light Snow Entering Arkansas this Morning

The National Weather Service in Little Rock says snow is in the forecast for some parts of the state today and tonight. The NWS radar in Fort Smith (shown below) is starting to detect some bands of light snow across portions of NE Oklahoma and NW Arkansas this morning. Much of this may be melting […]

Ozark Man Falls from Bluff near Glory Hole Waterfall in South Newton County

An Ozark man was injured in a fall from a popular Ozark Mountains destination in south Newton County on Monday. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Brandon Jones was hiking near the “Glory Hole” waterfall near Edwards Junction and, according to a caller at around 1:30 Monday afternoon, had fallen around 20-30 feet from […]

Severe Weather Possible in Arkansas on Thursday

The National Weather Service office in Little Rock is predicting severe thunderstorms to be possible for both Thursday and Thursday night over a large part of Arkansas. A storm system will move toward Arkansas today and tonight (Wednesday). Then…scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop by early morning, mainly over the western portion of the state. […]

16th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 is Set for August 13-15, 2015

The Arkansas River Valley’s largest annual coordinated yardsale is set to take place on Thursday through Saturday, August 13th through the 15th. Sales will again saturate Highway 64 for 160 miles in West and West-Central Arkansas. Cities along the 160 mile stretch include Fort Smith, Van Buren, Alma, Dyer, Mulberry, Ozark, Altus, Coal Hill, Hartman, […]

Tips to Avoid Heat Related Illness and Death!

Excessive heat can be quite uncomfortable and DEADLY here in the Arkansas River Valley region!  When the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity combine, the two create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Those in the heat warned areas are urged to take extra precautions if they work or spend time […]

“Thunder on the Mountain” Event on Mulberry Mountain Cancelled

According to the popular “Thunder on the Mountain” event’s Facebook page, the series of concerts on Mulberry Mountain north of Ozark, Arkansas, has been cancelled…. “It is with great regret that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to hold Thunder on the Mountain which was due to take place June 26 – […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Arkansas for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Little Rock office of the National Weather Service warns that a significant winter storm is expected over the entire state Wednesday and Wednesday night. A strong arctic frontal boundary will move across the state tonight and early Wednesday morning. Temperatures will drop sharply behind the front. Most areas will start out in the 50s […]

Suspects Sought in Theft of Cell Phones from Russellville Walmart

The Russellville Police Department is seeking three black male suspects alleged to have stolen cell phones from the Russellville Walmart store. Two of the three are shown in the video below. These suspects are wanted for questioning in a Felony Theft (estimated value of $20,000.00). The three are believed to be traveling in a blue […]

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Pulaski County Man

The Pulaski County Sheriff Office has requested activation of an Arkansas State Police Silver Alert for 87-year-old Floyd Teasley from College Station in the Little Rock area of Pulaski County, Arkansas. Mr Teasley is described as a black male, 6-feet tall, 120-pounds, grey & black hair, and brown eyes. He was last known to be […]

Several Area Agencies Seeking Suspect in Equipment Thefts in the Arkansas River Valley

The Yell County Sheriff’s Department is currently trying to locate Paul Julian Woodall, w/m, 6-6-67. Yell County has warrants on him including a warrant for felony Theft of Property, Woodall is charged with the theft of a tractor valued at $6,000.00. Other agencies also have active warranta for Woodall, listed below are agencies and charge […]

Arkansas State Police Silver Alert Issued for Fort Smith Man

The Fort Smith Police Department has requested activation of a Silver Alert for 79-year-old Irven Thomas Kuykendall of Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas. Mr Kuykendall is described as white, 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighing 170-pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes, and has been missing since Sunday, January 4, 2015. The subject has memory, hearing, […]

Homeowners in the Arkansas River Valley Advised to Prepare for Dropping Temps on Wednesday and Single Digits for Wednesday Night

In December, the Subtropical Jet (from the southwest) kept it mostly mild in Arkansas. To start the new year, however, the Polar Jet (from the north) has become dominant, and the floodgates in Canada have opened. “Get your heavy coats, hats, and gloves ready”, says the National Weather Service office in Little Rock! Arctic high […]

Lake Dardanelle State Park Schedule of Events for January 2015

The Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville offers an exciting schedule of events for January 2015… Ongoing Events Tuesdays & Saturdays at 1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? –The Lake Dardanelle State Park has 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center […]

Highway 109 at Railroad Crossing Between Clarksville and Morrison Bluff Closed on Sunday for Repairs

Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department officials say railroad work will require the temporary closure of Highway 109 in South Johnson County just north of the Mills-Ahne Arkansas River Bridge on Sunday. Officials say a Union Pacific Railroad crew will be making repairs at the Highway 109 crossing between Clarksville and Morrison Bluff which will […]

Silver Alert Issued for 91-year-old Ozark Man — UPDATE: BODY FOUND!

UPDATE: Body found in Logan County.  Details at end of this article. The Ozark Police Department has requested activation of an Arkansas State Police Silver Alert for 91-year-old William E Harris of Ozark, Arkansas. Harris was reported missing on Christmas day. He was last known to be at 612 N. 2nd Street in Ozark. The […]

Tragic Tornadoes in Mississippi on Tuesday Reminder That Severe Weather Can Occur in the Winter!

When unseasonably warm and humid conditions occur and a strong cold front moves in, the result can be severe weather. On December 23rd and 24th, 1982, a severe weather outbreak struck Arkansas, ruining the holidays for countless people. Altogether, there were 29 tornadoes. Two people were killed and more than 60 were injured. The fatalities […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Arkansas for Monday, December 22, 2014

John Robinson of the National Weather Service’s Little Rock office says a few thunderstorms may occur in eastern Arkansas tonight and in the southeast part of the state on Tuesday. While an isolated strong thunderstorm cannot be totally ruled out, best chances for severe weather will be off to the southeast of the state. Rainfall […]

NORAD Again Prepares to Track Santa on Christmas Eve!

This Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), will once again track Santa, as he makes his trip around the world, bringing Christmas gifts to kids and kids at heart! Since the tradition began in 1958, thousands of volunteers staff telephones…and now computers…to answer calls and e-mails from children (and adults) from around […]

Garland County Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Counterfeit Check Suspect

Investigators in Garland County, Arkansas are seeking help in identifying a white female wanted for cashing counterfeit checks at businesses in that area. Police allege that the unknown female has been cashing counterfeit checks bearing the name of a local business. Anyone with information on the identity of this female should contact Investigator Scott Hinojosa […]

MISSING: Alex Gage Almodovar – Rogers, Arkansas — UPDATE! FOUND SAFE!

(Note: See update at end of article) The Rogers Police Department has requested activation of a Morgan Nick Amber Alert, Level 2. Point of contact for additional information is Sgt. Musteen who can be contacted by calling (479) 636-4141. Alex Gage Almodovar Age and/or DOB: 9/16/2012 Missing Date: 12/18/2014 Missing from City: Rogers Missing from […]

Severe Weather Outlook the Arkansas River Valley for Sunday, December 14, 2014

Showers and thunderstorms — probably in the form of a broken line — should enter western Arkansas very late this afternoon or early this evening. The showers and thunderstorms will move rather rapidly toward the east during the night and exit eastern Arkansas on Monday morning. Chances for severe weather are on the low side, […]

Winter Weather Outlook Report for December 1, 2014

Winter Weather Advisories or Freezing Rain Advisories remain in effect for the northern two rows of counties in Arkansas. Through the afternoon and on into the evening, patchy freezing rain and freezing drizzle will be seen across northern Arkansas. There may be a little sleet at times. The wintry precipitation may work a little farther […]

Enjoy the Warm Sunday! Wintery Weather is Back in the Forecast for North Arkansas!

After temperatures forecast for the mid 70s in much of the Arkansas River Valley on Sunday, near 40 readings will be the predicted low for overnight…then mid 30s for a Monday high. John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Little Rock says a strong cold front will enter northwest Arkansas […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Saturday, November 22, 2014

by John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Little Rock Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur this afternoon, especially in northern and western Arkansas. From tonight through Sunday morning, showers and thunderstorms will be numerous across the state and there will be areas of heavy rain. Precipitation will diminish from west to east Sunday […]

Russellville Police Department Releases Video Seeking Information Concerning Recent Armed Robbery

The Russellville Police Department reports responding, at around 7:36pm, Friday night (11/14/2014), to the 200 block of East 4th Street (Tobacco Row) in reference to an Armed Robbery. An undisclosed amount of money was taken in the Robbery. There were no injuries. Russellville Police are currently investigating the crime and have released the video below, […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, November 19, 2014

by John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Little Rock Showers will begin to develop, mainly across the southern half of Arkansas, late tonight. Showers will increase in coverage over the state on Friday, then diminish somewhat Friday night. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur in the state Saturday, especially during the afternoon and […]

Closings and Cancellations

The following are closings and cancellations for the Arkansas River Valley region… (no cancellations at this time)

Winter Weather Outlook for Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter Weather Advisories have now been issued for about the northern third of Arkansas. You can see the latest map of advisories at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk.  In general, the area covered by the advisories should see 1 to 3 inches of snow. The largest amounts should be at the higher elevations and places close to the Missouri […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Saturday, November 15, 2014

After midnight tonight into early Sunday morning, a band of rain mixed with sleet could occur between northern and central Arkansas. However Little Rock National Weather Service Meteorologist John Robinson says any precipitation would be light, and no problems are expected. On Sunday: Snow could begin to fall lightly in northwest Arkansas during the morning, […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Friday, November 14, 2014

If there is any wintry precipitation in Arkansas Saturday afternoon and evening, it would most likely be only flurries in the north, according to John Robinson at the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Early Sunday morning, however, Robinson says some moisture will move up into Arkansas from the south…and, for a few hours during […]

Conway Authorites Seek Information and Identifications on Recent Burglary

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office in Conway says investigators are looking for possibly three subjects in a burglary which occurred on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 on Frenchmen Mountain Road in the Cato area. The department says two white female subjects were caught on camera leaving the residence carrying two weapons and a bag…and that it […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Thursday, November 13, 2014

For Saturday afternoon: There will probably be a mixture of light rain and snow in northwest Arkansas. It’s a reasonable possibility that this could be mainly light snow at the higher elevations. For Saturday night: A mixture of light rain and snow will spread into north central and northeast sections, while gradually diminishing in the […]

Arkansas Winter Weather Outlook for November 12, 2014

“If we don’t see some wintry precipitation in Arkansas this weekend, I am going to be mighty surprised”, says John Robinson of the National Weather Service office in Little Rock. Robinson predicts, beginning on Saturday, there will be a chance of light rain or snow, primarily in northern and western Arkansas. The most likely time […]

National Weather Service Says Significantly Colder Weather On The Way

The National Weather Service office in Little Rock reports a significant push of Arctic air into the southern United States, including Arkansas, beginning around mid-week of the coming week. Temperatures will begin to drop on Tuesday, as an Arctic front passes through the state. On Wednesday, it is quite likely most areas will not get […]

Lake Dardanelle State Park Event Schedule for November 2014

Ongoing Events Eagle Tours (Actual dates for this event are listed in the schedule below.) – Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the American Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing including American White […]

Severe Weather Threat for Monday, October 6, 2014

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center says scattered strong to severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and damaging wind gusts are expected today into 8this evening from east Texas to Kentucky. A tornado or two will also be possible from Northern Mississippi to South Central Kentucky this afternoon. Other isolated severe storms may […]

Severe Storms Probabilities for Thursday, October 2, 2014

The National Weather Service, today, forecasts a slight risk of severe thunderstorms from Central and East Texas, north-northeast into the Ozarks. Widespread thunderstorms are expected today (Thursday) through early Friday along and ahead of a cold front moving east across the southern and central plains into the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee valleys. The storms should organize […]

Severe Storms Threat Increased for Thursday

Although there will be a few thunderstorms in Arkansas today, chances for any severe weather will be low. However, John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Little Rock says all of the state will have a chance for severe weather from Thursday afternoon into Thursday night as a line of […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

While there will be at least a few possible thunderstorms in Arkansas on Wednesday, chances for severe weather on Wednesday look to be low. On Thursday, however, the arrival of a cold front will bring a much better chance of thunderstorms to the state. A line of thunderstorms will probably develop near or just ahead […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thunderstorms which were in southern Missouri at mid-morning, today, will move into parts of North Arkansas over the remainder of this morning. And John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Little Rock says a few storms could be severe, with winds around 60 mph and/or hail around an inch in […]

Lake Dardanelle State Park Event Schedule for October 2014

Ongoing Events Lake Cruise (Actual dates for this event are listed in the schedule below.) –Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat. Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1 hour cruise. There is no fee for the tour, […]

Lake Dardanelle State Park Event Schedule for September 2014

Ongoing Events Lake Cruise (Days for this event are listed in the schedule below.) –Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat. Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1 hour cruise. There is no fee for the tour, but […]

Arkansas Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rain will increase from west to east across Arkansas today and tonight…and John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service office at Little Rock says some thunderstorms will occur, especially from later tonight into the day Thursday, although chances for severe storms are rather low. The main focus will be on the threat […]

Cool Weather on the Way, Storms Possible, Mainly in the South, but Severe Weather, Unlikely

The National Weather Service says a cold front over south central Arkansas will continue to push south and into northern Louisiana this morning. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible over the south until the front finally clears but severe weather is not anticipated at this time. Cooler and drier air will slowly overspread […]

Arkansas’ Severe Weather Outlook for Sunday, July 27, 2014

A cold front will bring some thunderstorms to Arkansas later today. John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Little Rock says we could see a few severe thunderstorms from the middle of this afternoon through the middle of the evening. Best chances will be from central into northeast and east […]

Arkansas’ Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The approach of a cold front will trigger some thunderstorms in Arkansas today. John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service office at Little Rock says there will be probably be at least a few severe thunderstorms from early this afternoon through 8 or 9 PM this evening. Most of the state is […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Flash Flood Watches have been issued for most of western Arkansas and parts of central Arkansas.  John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock, says a stalled front to the north of Arkansas will gradually move back to the north. Meanwhile, areas of low pressure aloft will move across the […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to begin developing in the state late tonight or early Thursday. John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock, says a very rainy period is shaping up from Thursday through Thursday night and into the first part of the day Friday. Some of the rain […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Monday, July 14, 2014

We will probably see at least a few severe thunderstorms in Arkansas this afternoon and evening.  National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist John Robinson says, however, that the best chances will be over the eastern half of the state. Robinson also says damaging winds have a better chance of occurring than large hail…and that the […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Sunday, July 13, 2014

Thunderstorms associated with a cold front moving down from the north will likely make it to northern Arkansas this evening and continue into the overnight hours.  And, according to John Robinson,  Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the  National Weather Service at Little Rock, a couple of severe storms could occur, mainly in the northern two rows […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Arkansas – July 10, 2014

John Robinson,  Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the  National Weather Service office at Little Rock, says a  stalled front in southern Arkansas will focus some thunderstorms this afternoon close to the front. In addition, a large cluster of storms that developed to the northwest of Arkansas overnight has entered northwest Arkansas and should continue sliding to […]

Strong, Possibly Severe Thunderstorms Possible Tue-Wed in the Arkansas River Valley

A slow-moving cold front will increase the coverage of thunderstorms in Arkansas from Tuesday through Wednesday. John Robinson,  Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the  National Weather Service office in Little Rock says we will probably see at least a few severe thunderstorms on Tuesday in the northern half of the state, from afternoon through the evening […]

How to Keep Your Pet Safe and Secure on Fireworks Night

By Paul Sutton — Fireworks night is great fun for everyone and long may it continue. But even though legislation restricts the use of fireworks to certain times of the day, for dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals it can be a traumatic, scary and even painful time of year. Many pets have far more […]

Healthy Swimming Tips for the Holiday Weekend and Current Swim Beach Closures

As Arkansans take to the water this Fourth of July weekend, the Arkansas Department of Health is recommending that swimmers take steps to stay healthy and safe. Be aware of Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI’s) —  RWI’s are caused by germs that are spread by swallowing, having contact with or breathing in the mists or droplets […]

Chance of Severe Thunderstorms and Very Slight Risk for Tornados in North Arkansas This Afternoon and Tonight

Little Rock National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist John Robinson says we will probably see, from early afternoon today through late this evening, at least a few severe thunderstorms over the northern half of Arkansas. Damaging winds should have a greater chance of occurring than large hail. The tornado threat is relatively low, but not […]

Another Round of Thunderstorms Possible for Tuesday and Wednesday

John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Little Rock, says the approach and arrival of a cold front will bring another round of thunderstorms to Arkansas on Tuesday and Wednesday. Robinson says we will probably see, on Tuesday, at least a few severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening over the […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thunderstorm coverage in Arkansas today will be much less than it was on Monday. Some statistics from Monday: From 2 PM through 11 PM, there were nearly 6300 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in Arkansas. In Pulaski County, there were about 500 strikes between 5 and 8 PM. (If anyone knows of any structure fires in the […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Monday, June 23, 2014

Arkansas will be in an unsettled weather pattern for most of this week. As such, on most days we could see a couple of severe thunderstorms in the state. In addition, the storms will be rather slow-moving, meaning that there will be some locally heavy rain associated with the stronger storms. Rainfall totals up to […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Sunday, June 8, 2014

The areas of showers and thunderstorms in Arkansas late this morning will continue moving to the northeast. It seems likely that we will see some additional thunderstorm development later this afternoon into this evening. Additional rounds of thunderstorms are likely to occur Monday and Monday night, with some of the storms continuing on Tuesday. The […]

Vultures Help to Keep Surroundings Clean of Disease-Ridden Dead Animals

Several Turkey Vultures most likely discussing their next “Road Kill Deluxe”, while stealing a bit of leisure time on a row of Boxley Valley hay bales (Newton County, Arkansas). The birds don’t look that big, until you consider the size of the bales beneath them. These buzzards can have a wingspan of up to six […]

Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend June 6-8

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officials say both residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend in the state without fishing licenses or trout permits.   Regulations for Arkansas waters still apply, including daily limits, slot limits, and length limits.  The Free Fishing Weekend officially begins at Noon on Friday, June 6th, and will end on Midnight […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, May 29, 2014

An upper level low pressure system near the Arkansas/Louisiana border will affect the Arkansas weather through the weekend. However, after Friday, the low will begin to weaken and move away from Arkansas. Thus, after tomorrow, the coverage of showers and thunderstorms will be diminishing. From today through the weekend, the thunderstorms that occur will produce […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

There will be showers and thunderstorms in Arkansas from time to time from today into the weekend. Some of these storms will produce gusty winds. However, any severe weather would be very isolated. We will occasionally have large clusters of strong thunderstorms passing by to the south of Arkansas. This will cut off some of […]

Severe Weather Possibility to Remain in Texas for the Next Few Days

Any severe weather possibility for the next few days is expected to remain in the Texas area, although an occasional thunderstorm will be possible for the Arkansas River Valley at least through Tuesday and, very possibly, through the next week. A slow moving storm system across the southern Plains will bring a few days of […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Friday, May 23, 2014

Beginning later tonight and continuing through Sunday, there will be some thunderstorms in Arkansas from time to time, especially over the northern half of the state. Coverage will be scattered, so this will be a “threat of rain once in awhile” situation. There could be a small number of severe storms, with damaging winds probably […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, May 15, 2014

From mid afternoon on through a good part of the this evening, we will have some scattered thunderstorms in the state. While chances for severe weather are not very high, some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. An unsettled weather pattern will affect Arkansas into the weekend. While any severe storms […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Any severe storms today would be isolated and confined to the eastern part of the state during the afternoon and early evening. On Wednesday, any severe weather would likely be from late morning into the afternoon over the extreme eastern part of the state. For the tornado recovery areas: There will be a small chance […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Monday, May 12, 2014

From this afternoon through this evening, a few severe thunderstorms could occur over the northwest half of the state. Best chances will be west of a line from De Queen to Clinton to Salem (Fulton County). Large hail and damaging winds will be the severe weather threats. Chances for an isolated tornado are low but […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Sunday, May 11, 2014

A few thunderstorms will probably pop up this afternoon. Chances of any severe weather are rather low. A very slow-moving cold front will begin to affect Arkansas on Monday. Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered across the state on Monday afternoon. Coverage will increase greatly Monday night and continue at least through Tuesday into Tuesday […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thunderstorms today and Sunday will be only spotty in nature. Although an isolated severe storm cannot be totally ruled out, the overall risk of severe weather is low. The next cold front is likely to bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to Arkansas early next week. This will probably begin Monday afternoon in the west and […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thunderstorms are likely to make their way into parts of western Arkansas by midday and then continue on to the east after that, reaching the central part of the state by late afternoon and eastern Arkansas during the evening. Some thunderstorms are likely to continue in the eastern part of the state throughout the overnight […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thunderstorms should enter western Arkansas around midday on Thursday. They will make their way toward the east after that. The storms will probably reach the tornado clean-up areas by late afternoon. Storms will progress into eastern Arkansas during the evening, and will probably linger in the eastern half of the state after midnight. We could […]

Severe Weather Outlook by John Robinson

Some thunderstorms should make it into western Arkansas Thursday afternoon and continue moving east after that. The storms will probably reach the tornado clean-up areas late Thursday afternoon or early Thursday evening. Storms will continue into the late night hours over eastern Arkansas. Severe weather chances on Thursday should be in western Arkansas, mainly west […]

Increased Threat of Wildfires in Arkansas Today/Threat of Severe Thunderstorms Later in the Week

The National Weather Service warns that southwest winds will increase across Arkansas today…with sustained speeds of 15 to 20 MPH becoming common.  Wind gusts of 25 to 30 MPH will be possible heading into the afternoon hours…especially over parts of north central and central Arkansas. As a result…a Lake Wind Advisory is in effect through […]

SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK by John Robinson, WCM (Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:20 AM)

A line of thunderstorms moving out of Oklahoma will present some chance of severe weather as it moves into Arkansas early this afternoon.  Severe weather chances should increase as we go through the afternoon and into the evening. At that time, additional storms will be developing in the state. I know everyone wants to know […]

SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK by John Robinson, WCM (Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM)

From the National Weather Service…We will see some thunderstorms in Arkansas on Sunday morning and these will move eastward during the afternoon.  There is some threat of severe weather with these storms. Greater chances of severe weather will exist with storms redeveloping at mid to late afternoon Sunday in the western part of the state,  […]

Severe Weather Possibility for Sunday & Monday in the Arkansas River Valley

The Arkansas Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center sees a significant chance for severe storms in the Arkansas River Valley on Sunday and Monday.  To make sure you’re receiving our Severe Weather Alerts, be sure to “LIKE” our Facebook page, Arkansas River Valley Storm Warnings and follow instructions on that page to “receive notices” of our […]

Slight Severe Weather Threat Wednesday for Portion of Arkansas River Valley

The National Weather Service is forecasting a slight chance of severe thunderstorms over a portion of the Arkansas River Valley on Wednesday. And the hint of any rain at all is welcomed news for the region recently scorched by high temps and a lack of rainfall. Any thunderstorm activity which does occur, mixed with the […]

AG&F Weekly Fishing Report Released

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is busy stocking local ponds throughout the state with catchable sized catfish. Because of increasing water temperatures, this will be the last large-scale catfish stocking of FCF ponds until late September. For a complete list of FCF ponds and stocking amounts, visit www.agfc.com/familyfishing. Area […]

Bargains Galore on 64 is this week!

The 13th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 starts this Thursday and will continue through Saturday in West Arkansas! This is the 13th year of the popular event featuring antiques, collectibles, and who knows what else.  Yard sales will again saturate Highway 64 for 160 miles from Fort Smith to Conway to Beebe.  Bargains Galore offers […]