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Severe Storms/Heavy Rain on July 30-31, 2013
 
Twenty four hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 07/31/2013. A ridge of high pressure stayed to the west to end July, and that kept extreme heat away from Arkansas. Rain was also a possibility, with a persistent northwest wind flow around the high driving a cold front toward the region from the Plains. Ahead of the front, rain overspread northern and eastern sections of the state on the 30th.
In the picture: Twenty four hour rainfall through 700 am CDT on 07/31/2013.

 

Much of the rain ended in the morning, with a more quiet afternoon. Showers and scattered thunderstorms returned later that night and into the wee hours of the 31st. .The satellite showed scattered thunderstorms developing from northwest into central Arkansas during the early morning hours of 07/31/2013.
In the picture: The satellite showed scattered thunderstorms developing from northwest into central Arkansas during the early morning hours of 07/31/2013.

 

While there was no severe weather, several areas got over an inch of precipitation. Twenty four hour amounts through 700 am CDT on the 31st included 1.55 inches at Quitman (Cleburne County), 1.53 inches at Hollis (Perry County), 1.42 inches at Subiaco (Logan County), 1.30 inches at Nimrod Dam (Perry County), 1.29 inches at Damascus (Van Buren County), 1.28 inches at Alum Fork (Saline County) and 1.22 inches at Batesville Lock and Dam (Independence County).

 

Scattered severe thunderstorms popped up along and ahead of a cold front during the afternoon of 07/31/2013. There were severe storms on the 31st as the front arrived. Temperatures were generally in the upper 80s and lower 90s ahead of the front.
In the picture: Scattered severe thunderstorms popped up along and ahead of a cold front during the afternoon of 07/31/2013. Temperatures (white dashed lines) were a little below normal.

 

One storm produced a 54 mph gust at Searcy (White County) at 618 pm CDT, and pushed over trees along Highway 16 in town. A torrential downpour resulted in 1.32 inches of rain in a little less than an hour.
The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed storms hitting Searcy (White County) from the north and east toward evening on 07/31/2013.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed storms hitting Searcy (White County) from the north and east toward evening on 07/31/2013.

 

Thunderstorms near Searcy (White County) looked impressive (40 miles away) from the North Little Rock Airport (Pulaski County) toward evening on 07/31/2013.
In the picture: Thunderstorms near Searcy (White County) looked impressive (40 miles away) from the North Little Rock Airport (Pulaski County) toward evening on 07/31/2013. Click to enlarge.
At Searcy (White County), a camera caught the leading edge of strong to damaging winds (a shelf cloud) sweeping into town from the northeast.
In the picture: At Searcy (White County), a camera caught the leading edge of strong to damaging winds (a shelf cloud) sweeping into town from the northeast. The photo is courtesy of Makayla Simon via Twitter. Click to enlarge.
 

Isolated storms built to the southwest, and arrived in Haskell (Saline County) shortly before 800 pm CDT. Numerous trees and power lines were downed locally. Between 800 pm CDT and 1000 pm CDT, more trees were toppled at Gifford and Bismarck (both locations in Hot Spring County).

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on July 31, 2013 (in red).
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There were reports of damaging winds from southwest into central and northeast Arkansas during the afternoon and evening of July 31st. For a look at some reports, click here.
 
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on July 31, 2013 (in red).

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