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Areas of Heavy Rain/A Few Severe Storms on August 3-10, 2013 (Pg1)
 
The satellite showed a large cluster of showers and thunderstorms over Arkansas at 945 am CDT on 08/03/2013.
In the picture: The satellite showed a large cluster of showers and thunderstorms over Arkansas at 945 am CDT on 08/03/2013.
The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed that rain was falling across the northern half of the state at 958 am CDT on 08/03/2013.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed that rain was falling across the northern half of the state at 958 am CDT on 08/03/2013.
 

Drought conditions continued to improve across northern and parts of central Arkansas in early August. Large clusters of thunderstorms repeatedly formed in the central Plains, and tracked toward the state. Such was the case early on the 3rd, and rain was heavy at times in the northern counties. Twelve hour totals through 100 pm CDT on the 3rd included 2.35 inches at Mountain Home (Baxter County), 2.30 inches just south of Beaver (Carroll County), 2.03 inches at Harrison (Boone County) and 1.39 inches at Highfill (Benton County).

 

Brush Creek was on the rise, and flowed across Annex Road at Rogers (Benton County) during the morning of 08/03/2013. Flash flooding was reported in Pea Ridge and Rogers (both in Benton County). Some motorists were stranded in high water, and had to be rescued. Low water crossings were also flooded southeast of Witts Spring (Searcy County).
In the picture: Brush Creek was on the rise, and flowed across Annex Road at Rogers (Benton County) during the morning of 08/03/2013. The photo is courtesy of NWA Weather Watch via Twitter. Click to enlarge.

 

Another round of rain arrived from the northwest on the 4th. While there was some precipitation in areas toward the Arkansas and Missouri border, more significant storms bubbled up in the central third of the state in the afternoon and evening. Dardanelle (Yell County) picked up 2.95 inches of rain, with 1.30 inches at Conway (Faulkner County) and North Little Rock (Pulaski County), and 1.24 inches at Danville (Yell County) and Ratcliff (Logan County). The satellite showed scattered thunderstorms flaring up over the central third of Arkansas during the evening of 08/04/2013.
In the picture: The satellite showed scattered thunderstorms flaring up over the central third of Arkansas during the evening of 08/04/2013. Storms eventually fell apart, with a new cluster of storms building in southeast Kansas early the next day.

 

Temperatures at 400 pm CDT on 08/05/2013. There was more thunder on the 5th, especially across the northern and eastern counties. Clouds and wet weather lowered temperatures into the 70s/80s. Farther southwest, readings were well into the 90s.
In the picture: Temperatures at 400 pm CDT on 08/05/2013.

 

Storms during the evening of the 5th became severe from Mountain Home (Baxter County) to Mountain View (Stone County). Trees were downed, with one tree on a car toward Midway (Baxter County). Quarter size hail was also reported. There were roughly 5400 lightning strikes in three hours (1800 strikes per hour). More than 10,000 power outages resulted.
The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed severe storms moving slowly southward through the Mountain Home (Baxter County) area between 831 pm CDT and 928 pm CDT on 08/05/2013.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed severe storms moving slowly southward through the Mountain Home (Baxter County) area between 831 pm CDT and 928 pm CDT on 08/05/2013.

 

Clear water from Mammoth Spring (Fulton County) collided with muddy water from the Warm Fork of the Spring River (which flows out of Missouri) during the morning of 08/06/2013. By the morning of the 6th, Mammoth Spring (Fulton County) had racked up 6.25 inches of rain for the month. This made it the wettest August locally since 1977, and the 13th wettest August on record (dating back to 1904).
In the picture: Clear water from Mammoth Spring (Fulton County) collided with muddy water from the Warm Fork of the Spring River (which flows out of Missouri) during the morning of 08/06/2013. The photo is courtesy of Heath Everett via Twitter. Click to enlarge.

 

More Information
 
There is more concerning heavy rain and severe weather on August 3rd through the 10th. To check out the rest of the story, click here.

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