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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
155 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

...RECORD RAINFALL IN ARKANSAS IN MAY AND FOR THE SPRING OF 2015...

MAY 2015 WILL LONG BE REMEMBERED IN ARKANSAS FOR RECORD RAINFALL AND
WIDESPREAD FLOODING...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE ARKANSAS RIVER.
RAINFALL IN MAY ALONE WAS OVER 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL IN A LARGE PART
OF THE STATE...WHILE IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS...
PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW AVERAGE.

SIMILAR TO MAY...SPRING RAINFALL ENDED UP BEING WELL ABOVE AVERAGE
IN ALL AREAS...WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PORTIONS OF THE EAST AND
SOUTHEAST. THE SPRING SEASON IS DEFINED AS MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY
31ST.

BELOW IS A LIST OF RAINFALL AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT
ARKANSAS. AT THE SITES LISTED BELOW...MAY 2015 WAS IN THE TOP FIVE
WETTEST MAYS OR SPRINGS ON RECORD. IN AT LEAST NINE LOCATIONS...
MAY 2015 WAS THE WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME.

.WETTEST MONTHS OF ALL TIME...

THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS RECORDED THE WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME IN
MAY OF 2015. AT MENA...IT WAS THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE AUGUST OF
1915. BIG FORK...PINE RIDGE...AND RATCLIFF SAW THEIR WETTEST MONTHS
SINCE 1945.

               MAY 2015         PREVIOUS           PRECIPITATION
LOCATION       RAINFALL       WETTEST MONTH        RECORDS SINCE
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BIG FORK 1 SSE    24.46   21.07 INCHES MARCH 1945        1944
MENA              21.46   18.81 INCHES AUGUST 1915       1887
COVE              20.03   18.19 INCHES MAY 1990          1946
RATCLIFF          19.32   16.22 INCHES JUNE 1945         1944
ABBOTT            18.65   15.37 INCHES OCTOBER 1984      1941
CLARKSVILLE 6 NE  18.42   13.78 INCHES MARCH 2008        1961
BOGG SPRINGS      18.32   17.59 INCHES DECEMBER 1971     1964
PINE RIDGE        18.14   17.74 INCHES MARCH 1945        1925
ODEN 1 SE         17.21   17.07 INCHES OCTOBER 1984      1927

IT APPEARS THAT THE 24.46 INCHES OF RAIN AT BIG FORK 1 SSE MAY HAVE
BROKEN A STATE RECORD. THE PREVIOUS MONTHLY RECORD FOR ARKANSAS FOR
MAY WAS 23.50 INCHES AT CENTER POINT IN HOWARD COUNTY.

.WETTEST MAY ON RECORD...

AT THE STATIONS LISTED BELOW...MAY 2015 RANKS AS ONE OF THE WETTEST
EVER RECORDED. AT 18 LOCATIONS...IT WAS THE WETTEST MAY EVER
RECORDED.

1 - LOCATION
2 - MAY 2015 RAINFALL
3 - WETTEST MAY SINCE
4 - RANK - WETTEST MAYS ON RECORD
5 - CURRENT OR PREVIOUS WETTEST MAY
6 - PRECIPITATION RECORDS SINCE

     1                2        3     4           5              6
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BIG FORK 1 SSE      24.46    1946   1ST     15.90 IN 1946      1944
MENA                21.46    1990   1ST     18.08 IN 1990      1887
COVE                20.03    1990   1ST     18.19 IN 1990      1946
DEVILS KNOB         19.43    1943   1ST     12.62 IN 1943      1937
RATCLIFF            19.32    1981   1ST     13.31 IN 1981      1944
ABBOTT              18.65    1990   1ST     14.38 IN 1990      1941
CLARKSVILLE 6 NE    18.42    1990   1ST     13.66 IN 1990      1961
BOGG SPRINGS        18.32    2009   1ST     10.75 IN 2009      1964
PINE RIDGE          18.14    1946   1ST     15.24 IN 1946      1925
OZONE               18.03    1892   1ST     14.00 IN 1892      1890
WALDRON             17.75    1990   1ST     15.56 IN 1990      1919
ODEN 1 SE           17.21    1990   1ST     15.13 IN 1990      1927
GRAVELLY            16.88    1990   1ST     15.52 IN 1990      1940
DANVILLE            16.23    2009   1ST     13.21 IN 2009      1916
NIMROD DAM          16.15    2009   1ST     14.90 IN 2009      1939
BOONEVILLE 3 SSE    15.93    1990   1ST     15.16 IN 1990      1906
SUBIACO             14.19    1979   1ST     13.73 IN 1979      1897
CLINTON             14.14    1983   1ST     12.07 IN 1983      1921
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PARKS               17.04    1990   2ND     18.82 IN 1990      1956
MURFREESBORO 1 W    13.81    2009   2ND     18.49 IN 2009      1916
SPARKMAN            12.67    2009   2ND     19.41 IN 2009      1940
MAMMOTH SPRING      12.10    2011   2ND     12.51 IN 2011      1904
LITTLE ROCK AFB/
      JACKSONVILLE  11.83    1968   2ND     13.49 IN 1968      1956
NORTH LITTLE ROCK   11.27    2009   2ND     12.93 IN 2009      1975
CALICO ROCK 2 WSW   11.03    1935   2ND     11.15 IN 1935      1904
HARDY               10.20    2011   2ND     11.91 IN 2011      1897
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HOPPER              16.13    2009   3RD     21.55 IN 1968      1948
BISMARCK 2 SE       13.85    2009   3RD     16.39 IN 1968      1965
DARDANELLE          12.69    1990   3RD     13.15 IN 1990      1886
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT 12.13    2011   3RD     19.44 IN 1990      1986
ANTOINE 1 SW        11.46    2009   3RD     16.73 IN 1968      1940
MELBOURNE 5 W       11.26    2011   3RD     13.29 IN 2000      1948
SALEM               10.57    2011   3RD     14.85 IN 1961      1955
WASHITA             10.12    2009   3RD     12.80 IN 1990      1951
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MORRILTON           11.54    2009   4TH     13.21 IN 1990      1919
CONWAY              11.48    2011   4TH     16.10 IN 1935      1884
BATESVILLE
     LIVESTOCK      10.72    2011   4TH     14.54 IN 2011      1941
GILBERT             10.05    2011   4TH     11.97 IN 1990      1924
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MOUNT IDA           13.96    1990   5TH     18.81 IN 1968      1872
DAMASCUS 2 NNE      12.66    2009   5TH     14.10 IN 1961      1940
ALUM FORK           11.68    2011   5TH     15.54 IN 1968      1937
MOUNTAIN VIEW       11.25    2011   5TH     13.36 IN 1946      1924
SEARCY              11.18    2003   5TH     13.63 IN 2003      1882
HARRISON            10.71    1990   5TH     16.87 IN 1961      1891
GREERS FERRY DAM    10.66    2011   5TH     13.39 IN 1961      1903
EVENING SHADE 1 NNE 10.14    2011   5TH     14.17 IN 2000      1923
KELSO                7.21    2009   5TH     11.20 IN 1997      1985
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.WETTEST SPRING ON RECORD...

AT THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW...SPRING 2015 WAS ONE OF THE FIVE
WETTEST EVER RECORDED.

1 - LOCATION
2 - SPRING 2015 RAINFALL
3 - WETTEST SPRING SINCE
4 - RANK - WETTEST SPRINGS ON RECORD
5 - CURRENT OR PREVIOUS WETTEST SPRING
6 - PRECIPITATION RECORDS SINCE

   1                  2        3     4           5              6
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BIG FORK 1 SSE      40.40    1968   1ST    36.69 IN 1968       1944
MENA                36.35    1968   1ST    31.70 IN 1968       1887
COVE                34.38    1957   1ST    35.56 IN 1957       1946
BOGG SPRINGS        34.02    1968   1ST    33.35 IN 1968       1964
SPARKMAN            33.55    2009   1ST    29.08 IN 2009       1940
NIMROD DAM          31.12    1957   1ST    30.06 IN 1957       1939
CRYSTAL VALLEY      28.71    1968   1ST    28.28 IN 1968       1941
BEEDEVILLE 4 NE     25.65    2013   1ST    25.30 IN 2013       1940
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HOT SPRINGS 1 NNE   35.51    1990   2ND    38.41 IN 1990       1875
HOPPER              33.21    1968   2ND    33.93 IN 1968       1948
BISMARCK 2 SE       31.25    1990   2ND    31.62 IN 1990       1965
MALVERN             30.42    1927   2ND    31.97 IN 1927       1882
DEVILS KNOB         30.34    1957   2ND    32.22 IN 1957       1937
GRAVELLY            30.33    2008   2ND    30.95 IN 2008       1940
PARKS               30.18    1990   2ND    31.96 IN 1990       1956
ODEN 1 SE           31.13    1968   2ND    31.48 IN 1968       1927
ABBOTT              31.01    1990   2ND    31.71 IN 1990       1941
CLARKSVILLE 6 NE    29.86    1990   2ND    31.67 IN 1990       1961
WALDRON             29.70    1935   2ND    32.35 IN 1935       1919
BOONEVILLE 3 SEE    29.39    1990   2ND    32.23 IN 1990       1906
SHERIDAN            29.01    1957   2ND    29.58 IN 1957       1913
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.13    1990   2ND    38.24 IN 1990       1986
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MOUNT IDA           30.20    1957   3RD    33.07 IN 1946       1872
MURFREESBORO 1 W    28.63    2009   3RD    30.06 IN 1990       1916
ALUM FORK           28.56    1979   3RD    29.21 IN 1979       1937
GREERS FERRY DAM    27.75    1973   3RD    28.62 IN 1961       1903
SEARCY              24.65    1975   3RD    27.81 IN 1957       1882
BATESVILLE
    LOCK AND DAM    24.56    2011   3RD    33.60 IN 1973       1904
NEWPORT             24.43    2011   3RD    27.58 IN 1957       1884
AUGUSTA             23.47    1973   3RD    26.71 IN 1957       1943
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OZONE               30.32    2008   4TH    34.34 IN 1957       1890
PINE RIDGE          30.02    1968   4TH    35.34 IN 1968       1925
RATCLIFF            27.00    2008   4TH    29.19 IN 1945       1944
NORTH LITTLE ROCK   24.88    2011   4TH    25.67 IN 1990       1975
EVENING SHADE 1 NNE 23.78    2011   4TH    28.94 IN 1973       1923
ROHWER 2 NNE        23.22    1991   4TH    32.86 IN 1991       1959
STAR CITY           23.05    1973   4TH    29.44 IN 1958       1943
MELBOURNE 5 W       22.70    2011   4TH    30.37 IN 2011       1948
KELSO               21.37    2002   4TH    28.72 IN 1991       1985
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DANVILLE            28.11    2008   5TH    32.48 IN 1935       1916
ANTOINE 1 SW        27.26    2009   5TH    29.71 IN 1968       1940
MAMMOTH SPRING      26.66    2011   5TH    32.90 IN 2011       1904
MOUNTAIN VIEW       25.07    2011   5TH    28.20 IN 2011       1924
HARDY               21.89    2011   5TH    29.49 IN 2011       1897
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.MISCELLANEOUS RAINFALL DATA...

RAINFALL FROM A FEW OTHER SITES AROUND ARKANSAS DURING MAY...

DENNARD 10 WSW      17.71 INCHES
LONG POOL           17.47 INCHES
MARCHE              17.02 INCHES
COAL HILL           16.47 INCHES
MOUNT IDA 1 SSE     15.18 INCHES
HATTIEVILLE 3 NE    12.58 INCHES
PONCA 5 SW          12.52 INCHES
DEGRAY LAKE         12.50 INCHES
VANDERVOORT 1 ENE   12.46 INCHES
MARSHALL            11.17 INCHES
SEARCY AIRPORT      10.52 INCHES
HEBER SPRINGS 2 NE  10.21 INCHES
CLINTON AIRPORT     10.12 INCHES
OMAHA 2 S            8.67 INCHES

ALL DATA IS CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL
CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION IN ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA.

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