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Wednesday February 21, 2018

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr precipitation amount (inches) for El Dorado, AR (KELD)

Flash flood watches are already covering a wide area from Texas into Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee. The band of heavy precipitation could last for a few days, increasing the danger. Some of the heaviest possible precipitation for Wednesday is in southern Arkansas, so let's predict the 24-hr precipitation amount for El Dorado, in south central Arkansas. What is the basic explanation for this heavy rainfall episode?

Forecasts for El Dorado, AR (KELD)
Forecaster Precip24, inches (error) Comment Day Score