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Heavy Rain Pockets/Isolated Severe Storms on June 16-17, 2013
 
A ridge of high pressure ("H") brought hot/mostly conditions at 100 pm CDT on 06/13/2013. A brief period of summer heat on June 11th through the 13th was broken on the 16th. High pressure in the southern Plains flattened, and this allowed a cold front to approach from the north.
In the picture: A ridge of high pressure ("H") brought hot/mostly conditions at 100 pm CDT on 06/13/2013. Cooler air and better rain chances were found north and east of the high close to the jetstream (storm track).

 

Ahead of the front, isolated to scattered thunderstorms developed, especially in western sections of the state. The satellite showed an area of thunderstorms (Cluster #1) in western Arkansas during the evening of 06/16/2013.
In the picture: The satellite showed an area of thunderstorms (Cluster #1) in western Arkansas during the evening of 06/16/2013. Meanwhile, storms were more widespread in Nebraska and Kansas (Cluster #2), and worked toward the Natural state during the predawn hours of 06/17/2013.

 

Twenty four hour rainfall through 100 am CDT on 06/17/2013. A few spots got over two inches of rain. At Fort Smith (Sebastian County), 2.70 inches was measured in the twenty four hour period ending at 100 am CDT on the 17th.
In the picture: Twenty four hour rainfall through 100 am CDT on 06/17/2013.

 

A large area of rain with embedded thunderstorms progressed through western Arkansas at 1002 am CDT on 06/17/2013.
In the picture: A large area of rain with embedded thunderstorms progressed through western Arkansas at 1002 am CDT on 06/17/2013.
By 1204 pm CDT, the rain area was diminishing, with scattered thunderstorms popping up in the eastern half of the state.
In the picture: By 1204 pm CDT, the rain area was diminishing, with scattered thunderstorms popping up in the eastern half of the state.
Storms formed into a line by 200 pm CDT, and tracked toward the Mississippi River.
In the picture: Storms formed into a line by 200 pm CDT, and tracked toward the Mississippi River.
 

Late on the 16th and during the wee hours of the 17th, a large complex of showers and thunderstorms organized in the Plains and headed toward the region. The complex gradually weakened as it surged into the western counties, and sent cool outflow into areas farther east. The outflow triggered new storms in eastern Arkansas, which eventually formed into a line.

During the afternoon and evening (100 pm CDT on the 17th to 100 am CDT on the 18th), the line of storms brought torrential downpours and hefty rainfall totals. Jonesboro (Craighead County) racked up 2.03 inches of rain, with 2.45 inches at Memphis, TN. There were also funnel clouds reported at Quitman (Cleburne County) and Stuttgart (Arkansas County). These spun up as clouds rapidly grew, with weak rotation in the clouds stretching and tightening.  

 

By the morning of the 18th, the front pushed toward the Louisiana border. Abundant moisture and high rain chances were shunted toward the Gulf Coast. A front drifted into southern Arkansas early on 06/18/2013, with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly south of the state.
In the picture: A front drifted into southern Arkansas early on 06/18/2013, with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly south of the state.

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on June 16, 2013 (in red).
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There were isolated reports of damaging winds in western Arkansas on June 16th, 2013. For a look at some reports, click here.
 
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on June 16, 2013 (in red).

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