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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
910 AM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   05/30/1977
 LOW               39   05/03/2013
HIGHEST            86   05/29        81       5       90  05/04
LOWEST             49   05/22        61     -12       43  05/15
                                                          05/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.4              80.3    -0.9     78.3
AVG. MINIMUM     62.4              61.6     0.8     60.4
MEAN             70.9              70.9     0.0     69.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.5    -1.5        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.93   2009
 MINIMUM         0.55   2012
TOTALS          11.27              4.96    6.31     7.40
DAILY AVG.       0.36              0.16    0.20     0.24
DAYS >= .01        16              11.0     5.0       13
DAYS >= .10        13                                  8
DAYS >= .50         6                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        5               1.2     3.8        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.01   05/11 TO 05/11

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1        10.6               4.4     6.2      5.2
 LIQUID 7/1      1.06              0.50    0.56     0.52
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      18                23      -5       67
 SINCE 7/1       3312              3005     307     3534
COOLING TOTAL     208               207       1      208
 SINCE 1/1        283               296     -13      264

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              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    18/MM     DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    30/MM     DATE   MM

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     80

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR MAY 2015...

.SUMMARY...

MAY TEMPERATURES WERE RIGHT AT THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE...AND RAINFALL
WAS OVER TWICE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.

MOST DAYS IN THE MONTH SAW ABOVE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES...THOUGH
THERE WERE NO PERIODS THAT WERE EXCESSIVELY WARM. NO 90-DEGREE DAYS
WERE RECORDED...WHICH MARKED THE FIRST MAY SINCE 2013 WITH NO SUCH
DAYS. THE COOLEST PERIOD WAS BRIEF...AND DURING THE THIRD WEEK OF
THE MONTH.

PRECIPITATION WAS WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...WITH THE ONLY
EXTENDED DRY PERIOD IN THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH. THERE WERE
16 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL...WHICH WAS THE MOST IN THE MONTH
OF MAY SINCE 2003...AND WAS THE MOST ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 15 DAYS IN 2003...1982...AND 1981.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST
SINCE 2012.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

ABOVE NORMAL ON 18 DAYS...NORMAL ON 1 DAY...AND BELOW NORMAL ON 12
DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...

AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES....0...FIRST TIME SINCE 2003
AT OR BELOW 50 DEGREES....2...THE LEAST SINCE 2012

.DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE  RECORD TYPE                 NEW RECORD    PREVIOUS RECORD
16TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE     69 IN 2015    69 IN 1999...1995...
                                                      1992
21ST  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    67 IN 2015    68 IN 1979
22ND  LOW TEMPERATURE             49 IN 2015    53 IN 2003...2001

.RAINFALL...

IT WAS THE WETTEST MAY SINCE 2009...AND THE 2ND WETTEST MAY ON
RECORD.

THE 3.01 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 11TH WAS THE 6TH WETTEST CALENDAR DAY
ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE    NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
11TH   3.01 IN 2015        2.18 IN 1979
29TH   1.39 IN 2015        1.11 IN 2014

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