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Severe Weather/Heavy Rain on May 9-10, 2013
 
Storm reports on 05/09/2013.
May 9th started with a weakening cluster of storms moving into northwest Arkansas as dawn approached. While storms were on the decline, they still managed to produce 59 mph gusts near Fayetteville, and there was some minor structural damage near Elkins (both locations in Washington County).
In the picture: Storm reports on 05/09/2013. The graphic is courtesy of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK.

 

The weather was more tame much of the day, and then storms fired up again toward evening. The satellite showed showers and thunderstorms building across Arkansas during the afternoon and evening of 05/09/2013.
In the picture: The satellite showed showers and thunderstorms building across Arkansas during the afternoon and evening of 05/09/2013. Enhanced clouds were most noticeable to the south of the state along the Gulf Coast. That is where severe weather and heavy rain were most likely.

 

This time, the focus was to the south of the region where the atmosphere was most unstable. Baseball to softball size hail pelted portions of central Texas, and gusts reached 80 mph in places.

Closer to home, there was quarter size hail reported at Harrell (Calhoun County). Trees were downed on Highways 8 and 189 between Kingsland (Cleveland County) and Warren (Bradley County), and south of Warren (Bradley County) on Highway 63. These events occurred between 800 pm and 900 pm CDT.

 

The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a band of showers and thunderstorms from northeast Oklahoma into northwest Arkansas early on 05/10/2013.

In northwest Arkansas, a cold front was nearing from the Plains, and a band of showers and thunderstorms lined up just ahead of the front. Six hour rainfall ending at 100 am CDT on the 10th included a whopping 4.71 inches at Bentonville, 4.21 inches at Highfill and 2.53 inches at Rogers (all in Benton County).

In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a band of showers and thunderstorms from northeast Oklahoma into northwest Arkansas early on 05/10/2013. Flash Flood Warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in Tulsa, OK.

 

Twenty four hour rainfall through 400 am CDT on 05/10/2013.
In the picture: Twenty four hour rainfall through 400 am CDT on 05/10/2013.
 

This much rain caused flash flooding. Numerous roads were closed in Bentonville (Benton County), and water ran into at least a couple of homes. Rain was not nearly as heavy elsewhere, with most amounts from a tenth to a half inch. There was locally more than inch along the Interstate 30 and U.S. Highway 67/167 corridors from Texarkana (Miller County) to Little Rock (Pulaski County) and Jonesboro (Craighead County). Through 400 am CDT on the 10th, amounts at Batesville (Independence County) and Searcy (White County) were between an inch and an inch and a half.

 

Precipitation fell apart toward sunrise and redeveloped during the heat of the afternoon.
The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up along and ahead of a cold front moving southward through Arkansas at 338 pm CDT on 05/10/2013.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up along and ahead of a cold front moving southward through Arkansas at 338 pm CDT on 05/10/2013.

 

Hit and miss storms were generally ahead of the aforementioned front as it sagged southward into central and southern sections of the state. While there was some some small hail and a few funnel clouds reported, no severe weather was noted. Drier (more comfortable) air followed the front.

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of hail in the Little Rock County Warning Area on May 9, 2013 (in red).
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There were isolated reports of hail in southern Arkansas on May 9, 2013. For a look at some reports, click here.
 
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of hail in the Little Rock County Warning Area on May 9, 2013 (in red).

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