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Severe Storms on April 24, 2014
 
A storm system ("L") in Kansas and cool air aloft moved over much warmer conditions near the ground at 100 pm CDT on 04/24/2014.
In the picture: A storm system ("L") in Kansas and cool air aloft moved over much warmer conditions near the ground at 100 pm CDT on 04/24/2014. As the temperature difference between upstairs and downstairs widened, air parcels ascended more readily to make storm clouds. Temperatures aloft (in degrees C) are dashed white lines. Readings near the ground (in degrees F) are shaded.
 

It was expected to be an active end to April, and the fireworks started on the 24th. A storm system over the middle of the country dragged a cold front into Arkansas during the afternoon. Ahead of the front, breezy south to southwest winds pushed temperatures into the 70s to lower 80s. During peak heating, scattered to numerous thunderstorms popped up.

 

The satellite showed showers and thunderstorms (Round #1) over central and eastern Arkansas, with another batch of storms (Round #2) affecting the western counties as of 345 pm CDT on 04/24/2014. The storms came in two rounds, and some severe weather was reported in central and southern sections of the state.
In the picture: The satellite showed showers and thunderstorms (Round #1) over central and eastern Arkansas, with another batch of storms (Round #2) affecting the western counties as of 345 pm CDT on 04/24/2014.

 

Round number one resulted in quarter size hail at Bismarck (Hot Spring County), DeGray  Lake (Clark County), and near Lacey (Drew County). Six workers were injured by lightning at a gas well drilling site just southwest of Enders (Faulkner County). These reports were valid between 215 pm and 415 pm CDT.

Round number two brought half dollar size hail west of Bonnerdale (Hot Spring County), with quarter size hail at Mena (Polk County), south of Crystal Springs (Garland County), and at Leola (Grant County).

 

A few miles northeast of Hot Springs (Garland County), damaging winds toppled numerous trees and power lines. Tree debris blocked Highway 7 temporarily. These reports were valid between 455 pm and 655 pm CDT. There was plenty of tree debris on the road to the northeast of Hot Springs (Garland County) on 04/24/2014.
In the picture: There was plenty of tree debris on the road to the northeast of Hot Springs (Garland County) on 04/24/2014. The photo is courtesy of Bo Robertson, Garland County Emergency Management. Click to enlarge.

 

Toward evening on 04/24/2014, the sun made a brief appearance in Jacksonville (Pulaski County) and helped create this rainbow as showers arrived from the west. Following round one, there was brief clearing and the sun came out. As round two arrived in central Arkansas, there were numerous sightings of rainbows.
In the picture: Toward evening on 04/24/2014, the sun made a brief appearance in Jacksonville (Pulaski County) and helped create this rainbow as showers arrived from the west. Click to enlarge.

 

This was not a big rainmaker. Amounts mostly ranged from a tenth to a half inch, with a few totals over an inch. At Moro Bay State Park (Bradley County), 1.50 inches was measured, with 1.42 inches at Marianna (Lee County) and 1.05 inches at Mena (Polk County). Only a trace of rain or no rain at all fell at Ashdown (Little River County), De Queen (Sevier County), Murfreesboro (Pike County), Nashville (Howard County) and Texarkana (Miller County).

There was a lot more lightning than rain. Between 1200 pm and 800 pm CDT, there were 11,700 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in the state.

 

Storm Reports
There were reports of large hail, damaging winds and lightning on April 24th, 2014. For a look at some reports, click here.
 
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Plot Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather and lightning in the Little Rock County Warning Area on April 24, 2014 (in red).
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather and lightning in the Little Rock County Warning Area on April 24, 2014 (in red).

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