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Heavy Rain on October 14-16, 2013
 
A storm system ("L") over the upper Midwest dragged a cold front into Arkansas on 10/15/2013. A cold front pushed into Arkansas from the Plains in mid-October. Widespread rain surrounded the front.
In the picture: A storm system ("L") over the upper Midwest dragged a cold front into Arkansas on 10/15/2013.

 

Rain began in western sections of the state by the afternoon of the 14th. Parts of the west picked up over an inch of rain in the twenty four hour period ending at 700 am CDT on the 15th.

The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed rain spreading into Arkansas from Oklahoma at 128 pm CDT on 10/14/2013.
In the picture: Moisture (dewpoints in the 60s) spread into Arkansas from the south and west at 100 pm CDT on 10/14/2013.

 

Parks (Scott County) had 1.60 inches, with 1.50 inches at Jasper (Newton County), 1.44 inches at Waldron (Scott County), 1.18 inches at Fort Smith (Sebastian County), 1.15 inches at Cove (Polk County) and 1.12 inches at Bogg Springs (Polk County).

 

Moisture (dewpoints in the 60s) spread into Arkansas from the south and west at 100 pm CDT on 10/14/2013.

Rain was even heavier across the central and southern counties on the 15th/early on the 16th. There was abundant moisture in place, with  lots of available water to squeeze out of the atmosphere.

In the picture: Moisture (dewpoints in the 60s) spread into Arkansas from the south and west at 100 pm CDT on 10/14/2013.

 

Forty eight hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 10/16/2013.
In the picture: Forty eight hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 10/16/2013.
 

Three to four inch totals were reported to the National Weather Service. At Narrows Dam (Pike County), 3.68 inches was measured, with 3.66 inches at Bonnerdale (Hot Spring County), 3.25 inches at Glenwood (Pike County), 3.20 inches at Mena (Polk County) and Moro Bay State Park (Bradley County), and 3.17 inches at Big Fork (Polk County).

 

Forty Eight Hour Rainfall (through 700 am CDT on 10/16/2013)
Site Amount (Inches)
Mena (Polk Co) 4.20
Big Fork (Polk Co) 3.84
Parks (Scott Co) 3.75
Narrows Dam (Pike Co) 3.68
Bonnerdale (Hot Spring Co) 3.66
Bogg Springs (Polk Co) 3.50
Glenwood (Pike Co) 3.50
Pine Ridge (Montgomery Co) 3.24
Waldron (Scott Co) 3.23
Moro Bay State Park (Bradley Co) 3.20
Mount Ida (Montgomery Co) 3.04

 

Rain mostly ended by the afternoon of the 16th, with some clearing in northern Arkansas. Even so, high temperatures were cool. Maximum readings were in the upper 50s to mid 60s.


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