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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
524 PM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   04/20/1987
 LOW               30   04/08/2007
                        04/07/2007
                        04/06/1982
HIGHEST            84   04/25        73      11       83  04/10
                        04/09
                        04/08
LOWEST             42   04/04        53     -11       35  04/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.9              72.8     0.1     71.1
AVG. MINIMUM     54.4              52.8     1.6     52.2
MEAN             63.6              62.8     0.8     61.7
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        11.01   1991
 MINIMUM         0.66   1987
TOTALS           4.84              4.79    0.05     4.59
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.16    0.00     0.15
DAYS >= .01        13               9.6     3.4       12
DAYS >= .10         8                                  8
DAYS >= .50         5                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.67   04/24 TO 04/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2003
                        1983
                        1980
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/09/2003 TO 04/09/2003
                        04/19/1983 TO 04/19/1983
                        04/13/1980 TO 04/13/1980
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00        T
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        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      94               136     -42      151
 SINCE 7/1       3294              2982     312     3467
COOLING TOTAL      61                70      -9       56
 SINCE 1/1         75                89     -14       56

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
........................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

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

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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 APRIL 2015...

.SUMMARY...

APRIL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE IN TERMS OF BOTH TEMPERATURE AND
RAINFALL.

MOST DAYS IN THE MONTH SAW ABOVE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES...WITH
THE WARMEST PERIOD OF THE MONTH BEING AT THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK
AND BEGINNING OF THE SECOND. THE COOLEST PERIOD CAME IN THE LAST
WEEK OF THE MONTH.

PRECIPITATION WAS FAIRLY SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...WITH THE
HEAVIEST RAINFALL ON THE 24TH. IT WAS THE WETTEST APRIL IN SEVERAL
YEARS.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...

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

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

ABOVE NORMAL ON 15 DAYS...NORMAL ON THREE DAYS...AND BELOW NORMAL ON 12
DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...

AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES....6...THE MOST SINCE 2013
AT OR BELOW 50 DEGREES...11...THE MOST SINCE 2014

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

DATE   RECORD TYPE                 NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
24TH   COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    60 IN 2015         61 IN 2013
28TH   COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    57 IN 2015         64 IN 1997

.RAINFALL...

IT WAS THE WETTEST APRIL SINCE 2011...AND THE FIRST SINCE THEN WITH
ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL. IN TERMS OF WETTEST OR DRIEST...THIS APRIL
RANKED NEARLY AT THE MIDDLE...AS THE 21ST WETTEST APRIL OR 20TH
DRIEST.

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

DATE     NEW RECORD        PREVIOUS RECORD
24TH    1.67 IN 2015         1.21 IN 2003

.SNOWFALL...

NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH.

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

NONE.

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