Category Archives: Weather

UPDATE: Rain, wind and outages hit El Dorado

Rainfall reports vary depending on the source, however the wet stuff continues to fall on El Dorado consistently with predictions of 100 percent chance of heavy rain through the afternoon and night leading up to an 80 percent chance of … Continue reading

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Rain, outages affect area

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac, including rain and wind, are beginning to impact Arkansas, according to the Entergy Storm Center which notes 947 outages in Union County as of 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. According to Entergy, “Hurricane Isaac is beginning to … Continue reading

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Advisory issued ahead of Isaac’s arrival

With the Republican National Convention underway in Tampa, Fla., and college football season kicking off this week, Hurricane Isaac couldn’t have picked a worse week to power through Louisiana and Mississippi, sending chances of thunderstorms and severe wind into Arkansas … Continue reading

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STUDY: Drought could last two decades

Climate models predicting a series of droughts over the next two decades are receiving widespread support in the scientific community which admits the future looks grim in regards to aridity and global warming, according to a study published in National … Continue reading

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Deluge overcomes eastern Union County

Rainfall last night was short-lived but furious in the eastern half of Union County where nearly 700 Strong-Urbana residents were without power and one Huttig woman reported a gust of wind that pealed the roof off her mobile home. Overall, … Continue reading

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More than 200 still without power following Saturday’s storm

More than 200 Entergy customers were still without power at 1 p.m. Monday following Saturday night’s slew of rainstorms which passed through Union County, leaving reports of downed trees and wires in its path. According to a map of outages … Continue reading

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Temperatures, humidity remain stagnant

Temperatures in the mid-90s are in vogue for the rest of the week which is marked by a 20 to 30 percent chance of thunderstorms through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Running weather it is not. Humidity tonight … Continue reading

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Storms, damaging wind anticipated

Through Tuesday night thunderstorms are 60 percent likely, according to the National Weather Service which in a release cautioned against severe storms and damaging wind, according to the Associated Press. In El Dorado specifically, showers are most likely after 7 … Continue reading

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Precipitation expected to last through the weekend

Hey, there’s wet stuff falling from the sky. It’s been awhile since El Dorado saw that. The National Weather Service advises that thunderstorms are possible for the next week with chances estimated between 20 and 40 percent through Monday. Temperatures … Continue reading

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Heat advisory issued for Union County

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Union County until 9 p.m. which cautions against prolonged exposure in the heat. According to the advisory, “Prolonged exposure to the heat may lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. … Continue reading

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Entergy crews work to restore power

Entergy is working hard to restore power to the 363 residences and businesses still without power as of 2:15 p.m. following a line of storms that entered Union County early Tuesday morning, according to a release. At 5:45 a.m., 3,246 … Continue reading

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Burn ban in effect as of Monday

Taking into consideration the 78 acres consumed and nine hours crews spent fighting the fire at South Arkansas Regional Airport-Goodwin Field on Sunday, Union County Judge Mike Loftin issued a countywide burn ban, effective Monday. The ban will be in … Continue reading

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Drought conditions affect growers

Even the few drops that fell on the state Thursday weren’t enough to ease growers’ worry as drought conditions nearly statewide continue, according to the Associated Press. A number of southern counties have escaped the drought classification, including Union County, … Continue reading

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Despite likely thunderstorms, severe weather not anticipated

Though the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Tuesday afternoon and night, no severe weather is expected at this time, according to the report. “Showers and thunderstorms can be expected across the area today as a … Continue reading

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Sunshine and spring temperatures head for El Dorado

El Dorado will soon reap the rewards of several days of poor weather, thunderstorms and nearly 5 inches of rain with a weekend of predicted beautiful 70-80-degree temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The National Weather Service estimates temperatures in the … Continue reading

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