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AETN program examines severe weather in Arkansas

AETN program examines severe weather in Arkansas

Weather damage to crops estimated to top $500 million; all 75 counties disaster areas

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will address Arkansas’s recent severe weather conditions in “Extreme Weather” airing Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

Over the past year, Arkansas has experienced extreme weather conditions ranging from snowstorms to severe thunderstorms, tornadic outbreaks and flooding to heat waves and drought. Arkansas Farm Bureau estimates the impact of flooding to Arkansas crops and forage is expected to top $500 million, while the U.S. Agriculture secretary has declared all 75 Arkansas counties as agricultural natural disaster areas directly related to weather conditions.

According to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Little Rock, Arkansas has experienced 72 tornadoes this year.

Monday forecast

A cool front will move across Arkansas during the day with skies gradually clearing and temperatures remaining about where they should be this time of the year. A dry weather pattern is in store this week with another cool front by Thursday.

Monday:  Becoming partly cloudy and mild. High 81. Wind NW 5-10mph.

Thursday forecast

Your THVideo weatherforecast for Thursday, September 15. Stay with Today's THV and todaysthv.com for more updates.

Radar tracking

Radar tracking

Several storms have sprung up statewide. You view their progress using LiveView Radar at http://www.todaysthv.com/weather/myliveview.aspx. Stay with Today's THV and todaysthv.com for continuing updates.

Wednesday forecast 8/10

Your THVideo weather forecast for Wednesday, Aug.10. Stay with "Today's THV" and todaysthv.com for updates.

Tuesday forecast 7/26

Extreme heat and humidity will continue into Tuesday with only isolated chances for T'Storms. Heat advisories continue in effect through at least Tuesday and possibly be extended into mid-week.

Tuesday: Heat Advisory, Partly Cloudy, High 99. Chance of rain 20%.