Category Archives: Weather

Rain floods area

Flooding and flash flood warnings continue through Union County where several roads are under water following 4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Wednesday. Union County Judge Mike Loftin reported that areas on … Continue reading

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Rain, severe thunderstorms predicted through the weekend

Clouds and strong winds have already rolled into the area, offering further warning of predictions by the National Weather Service that thunderstorms likely to begin tomorrow will last through the weekend. Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-70s until … Continue reading

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Cool temperatures and rain head our way

Yesterday’s wonderful 80-degree temperatures were clearly a tease as we head into next week in the 60s with a chance of showers on Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Sunny days and cool temperatures will rein this … Continue reading

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Fordyce picks up after EF2 tornado

A hair north of Union County, Fordyce is cleaning up today after an EF2 category tornado tore through last night, destroying seven to eight homes and damaging another 40, according to Arkansas Online. Only one injury had been reported as … Continue reading

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NWS: Bundle up for cold weather, rain

Cold weather will act as a predecessor to this weekend’s stormy skies with high temperatures in the low 60s tomorrow before finally hitting 70 on Saturday and 79 on Sunday. Sunday also brings about some expected precipitation with thunderstorm chances … Continue reading

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NWS: 80-degree temperatures out the door?

Enjoy those clear skies and beautiful temperatures this weekend because early into next week thunderstorms are likely to roll into the area, bringing with them a slight rise in temperature, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday night brings the … Continue reading

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Burn ban lifted

Good news for the morning after last night’s downpour, Union County Judge Mike Loftin just advised that Union County’s burn ban has been lifted, effective immediately.

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Aurora dazzles stargazers

Northern lights spanning from Canada to Arkansas made national news this morning after a display late Monday night grabbed stargazers’ attention, according to various news outlets. The aurora was the result of a wave of charged particles set off by … Continue reading

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Chilly weather settles over Arkansas

Bust out those coats and gloves, only days after a high temperature record was set for the state, lows are predicted tomorrow to be in the 30s for southern Arkansas and even colder in the north where they’re expected to … Continue reading

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Check out THESE temperatures

Football season is shaping up with temperatures in the 70s and 80s throughout the upcoming week. Enjoy Homecoming tonight as temperatures dip to the low 70s and high 60s!

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Severe thunderstorm heading our way

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:15 p.m. for southern Union County, according to reports issued over the scanner. Nasty weather has been located in Mt. Holly and is moving south/southeast at 5 m.p.h. and … Continue reading

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First heat-related death confirmed

We’re reminded yet again that temperatures in the triple digits are nothing to mess around with as the Arkansas Department of Heath confirmed the first heat-related death in the state this summer on Monday. A department spokesperson wouldn’t say where … Continue reading

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Reminder: Ignore the little voices

Despite a county-wide burn ban enacted in June, of the wildfires Arkansas Forestry Commission crews responded to last month, 27 percent were the result of debris burning. The problem has only been exacerbated by dry conditions that have helped to … Continue reading

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Inconsistent rainfall does little to curb fires

Dry conditions following last week’s rain storms have done little to ameliorate the number of wildfires in Union County, according to Ranger Chris Ludwig. Though 1.5 inches were measured at the Champagnolle office and reports countywide range from .5 to … Continue reading

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NWS: Heat advisory in effect for today

If you’re venturing outside this afternoon and evening be warned, there is a heat advisory in effect as the heat index creeps up to 106 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Both beat and humidity look like they’re going … Continue reading

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