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More rain falls in Arkansas

September 10, 2012

A week ago, the National Weather Service reported that rain from Isaac did actually help reduce drought conditions in Arkansas.  But, NWS also said we needed a lot more rain to wipe out what has been the driest April through July in Arkansas history.  Last Friday night, drenching rains moved through Arkansas.  A cold front pushing into Arkansas caused severe storms during the evening and early morning hours of 9/7 and 9/8.  Most of the state welcomed the 1 inch to 2 inches rain received. Some areas received between 3 and 4 inches and rainfall records were broken.  However the rains were accompanied by intense lightning, damaging winds and in some areas, hail.  University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension county agents have reported some agricultural crop damage.  Nonetheless, everyone is hopeful that the additional rain will provide more drought relief.   READ MORE  …

Rainfall amounts in Arkansas 9/7-9/8. Image courtesy of National Weather Service.

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