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Severe Storms/Heavy Rain on July 10-11, 2013
 
The satellite showed scattered thunderstorms developing across northern and western Arkansas at 425 pm CDT on 07/10/2013. Temperatures soared into the triple digits across parts of Arkansas on July 10th. The mercury reached 104 degrees at Fort Smith (Sebastian County) and Russellville (Pope County), and 100 degrees at Hot Springs (Garland County), Little Rock (Pulaski County) and Texarkana (Miller County).
In the picture: The satellite showed scattered thunderstorms developing across northern and western Arkansas at 425 pm CDT on 07/10/2013.

 

A cold front approached from the north as the atmosphere baked, and triggered scattered severe thunderstorms. The storms were most concentrated in the western half of the state. There were a few Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in effect across the western half of Arkansas at 430 pm CDT on 07/10/2013.
In the picture: There were a few Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in effect across the western half of Arkansas at 430 pm CDT on 07/10/2013.

 

On days like this, strong to damaging winds become a concern as rain quickly cools the air and downdrafts race toward the ground from storm clouds. That was the case on the 10th, with trees blown down at Center Ridge (Conway County) and near Austin (Lonoke County). West of Beebe (White County), a barn was blown into a road. A 65 mph gust was estimated 10 miles southwest of Leslie (Searcy County). These events occurred between 200 pm CDT and 600 pm CDT.

 

The satellite showed a cluster of storms rapidly developing in southwest Arkansas toward Arkadelphia (Clark County) during the evening of 07/10/2013.
Later in the evening, storms erupted along the Interstate 30 corridor in the southwest.
In the picture: The satellite showed a cluster of storms rapidly developing in southwest Arkansas toward Arkadelphia (Clark County) during the evening of 07/10/2013.

 

Numerous trees were toppled at Arkadelphia (Clark County), with some trees on houses. Widespread power outages were reported in and around town. Up to three inches of rain was measured locally. Trees and tree limbs were downed or snapped in Arkadelphia (Clark County) during the evening of 07/10/2013.
In the picture: Trees and tree limbs were downed or snapped in Arkadelphia (Clark County) during the evening of 07/10/2013. The photo is courtesy of Mikki Hastings, Clark County Office of Emergency Management. Click to enlarge.

 

Temperatures dropped in a hurry surrounding the storms, especially in the west.
In the pictures: Temperatures at 400 pm CDT and 800 pm CDT on 07/10/2013. Readings cooled rapidly into the 70s in portions of western Arkansas.

 

Maximum heat index values during the afternoon of 06/27/2013.
In the picture: Twenty four hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 07/11/2013.
 

As far as rainfall, there were spotty amounts over an inch in the western counties. At Hattieville (Conway County), 1.35 inches was measured, with 1.30 inches at Parks (Scott County), 1.25 inches at DeGray Dam (Clark County), 1.19 inches at Center Ridge (Conway County), 1.18 inches at Malvern (Hot Spring County) and 1.15 inches at Subiaco (Logan County).

 

On the 11th, the aforementioned front pushed through, with a few afternoon storms from Little Rock (Pulaski County) southward. One storm downed trees and power poles at Malvern (Hot Spring County), and a radio tower was pushed onto a fire station. High wind gusts hit Delight (Pike County) as well, with trees on a few homes.
The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a severe storm approaching Malvern (Hot Spring County) from the northeast around 500 pm CDT on 07/11/2013.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a severe storm approaching Malvern (Hot Spring County) from the northeast around 500 pm CDT on 07/11/2013. As the storm collapsed, cool outflow winds surged through town and caused some damage.

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on July 10-11, 2013 (in red).
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There were several reports of severe weather on July 10th and 11th, 2013. For a look at some reports, click here.
 
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Plot Reports
In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on July 10-11, 2013 (in red).

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