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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
621 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   04/20/1987
 LOW               28   04/08/2007
                        04/07/1971
                        04/05/1920
HIGHEST            84   04/28        73      11       87  04/09
LOWEST             43   04/02        50      -7       43  04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.4              73.1     1.3     74.8
AVG. MINIMUM     54.8              51.0     3.8     54.7
MEAN             64.6              62.1     2.5     64.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.81   1927
 MINIMUM         0.17   1930
TOTALS           7.73              5.14    2.59     5.43
DAILY AVG.       0.26              0.17    0.09     0.18
DAYS >= .01        12               9.4     2.6       13
DAYS >= .10         7                                  8
DAYS >= .50         3                                  4
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.5     0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    5.59   04/29 TO 04/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2003
                        1983
                        1980
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/09/2003
                        04/19/1983
                        04/13/1980
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/02/1908
                        04/05/1886
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00        T
SINCE 7/1         5.7               3.5     2.2     11.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.57                MM      MM     1.11
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      70               144     -74       77
 SINCE 7/1       2183              3032    -849     3118
COOLING TOTAL      68                56      12       76
 SINCE 1/1         95                72      23       90

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/280    DATE  04/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/270    DATE  04/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...DATA FOR LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD FOR APRIL 2016...

.SUMMARY...
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUED THROUGH APRIL. THERE WERE ONLY
A FEW DAYS WITH BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...AND THESE WERE
SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. NEGATIVE DAILY DEPARTURES NEVER
EXCEEDED FOUR DEGREES.

UP TO THE LAST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH...MONTHLY RAINFALL WAS RUNNING
BELOW AVERAGE. 72 PERCENT OF RAINFALL IN APRIL OCCURRED IN THE LAST
TWO DAYS.

NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2014. THE AVERAGE
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2012. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2014.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE AVERAGE ON 22 DAYS...BELOW AVERAGE ON SEVEN DAYS AND AVERAGE
ON ONE DAY. FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW...THERE WERE NO 90-DEGREE
TEMPERATURES DURING APRIL.

.TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...
DATE    RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD           PREVIOUS RECORD
26TH    HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    68 IN 2016             66 IN 1882

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST APRIL SINCE 2008.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
DATE     NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
29TH   4.25 IN 2016        2.65 IN 2006

ON THE 29TH...THE 4.25 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL MARKED THE HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY
RAINFALL IN THE MONTH OF APRIL AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE APRIL 2ND 1982...AND THE 8TH
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

THE 24-HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL OF 5.59 INCHES ON APRIL 29TH-30TH MARKED THE HIGHEST
24-HOUR APRIL RAINFALL AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE APRIL 21ST-22ND OF 1974...AND WAS THE
5TH HIGHEST APRIL 24-HOUR RAINFALL ON RECORD.

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.

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