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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
326 PM CST SAT MAR 4 2017

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   02/20/1986
 LOW                4   02/04/1996
HIGHEST            78   02/28        55      23       74  02/21
                        02/11
                        02/07
LOWEST             26   02/04        36     -10       26  02/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.9              54.3     8.6     57.8
AVG. MINIMUM     44.7              36.3     8.4     39.1
MEAN             53.8              45.3     8.5     48.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.1    -1.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               9.3    -5.3        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.02   1989
 MINIMUM         0.89   1980
TOTALS           2.96              3.66   -0.70     1.82
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.13   -0.02     0.06
DAYS >= .01         8               9.1    -1.1        4
DAYS >= .10         4                                  3
DAYS >= .50         3                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.0     1.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.11   02/14 TO 02/14
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   1979
 24 HR TOTAL      9.1   02/06/1979 TO 02/07/1979
 SNOW DEPTH         9   02/08/1979
TOTALS            0.0               1.8    -1.8      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.20   -0.20     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.8               4.0    -3.2      7.2
 LIQUID 7/1      0.08              0.50   -0.42     0.72
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               1.2    -1.2        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     322               553    -231      473
 SINCE 7/1       1831              2486    -655     1961
COOLING TOTAL      16                 1      15        2
 SINCE 1/1         17                 2      15        3

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    15/220    DATE  02/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/220    DATE  02/11

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)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                9     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      1
HAZE                      0

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

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...Data for North Little Rock for February 2017...

.Summary...
To say this February was warm was an understatement. The monthly
temperature was over eight degrees above the 30-year average. This
made February 2017 the warmest in 41 years, and the one of
the warmest ever recorded in terms of average temperature. There
were a few scant cool periods during the month, but these were few
and far between.

Rainfall was below average. No snow fell.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average monthly high temperature was the warmest since 1976, and
the 2nd warmest on record. The average monthly low temperature was
the warmest since 2012, and the warmest on record. The average
monthly temperature was the warmest since 1976, and the warmest on
record.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 22 days, and below average
on six days.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...

Date(s)  Record Type                New Record      Previous Record
 6th     High temperature           71 in 2017        70 in 1999
 7th     High temperature           78 in 2017        72 in 2001
         Highest low temperature    61 in 2017        54 in 1999
11th     High temperature           78 in 2017        76 in 1999
         Highest low temperature    63 in 2017        55 in 1984
12th     Highest low temperature    54 in 2017        52 in 1987

On the 11th, the low temperature of 63 degrees was the second
highest low temperature on record in the month of February.

On the 11th, the daily average temperature of 70.5 degrees set a
record for the highest daily average temperature recorded during the
month of February. The previous record was 70.0 degrees on February
17th, 1986.

On the 7th, the daily average temperature of 69.5 degrees was the
2nd highest daily average temperature recorded in the month of
February.

.Monthly Rainfall...
Although rainfall was below average, it was still the wettest February
since 2015.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

.Monthly Snowfall...
No snow fell for the second February in a row.

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

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