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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1043 AM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE PINE BLUFF CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1883 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   03/05/1918
 LOW               11   03/09/1932
HIGHEST            76   03/11        65      11       79  03/16
                                                          03/15
LOWEST             18   03/03        44     -26       24  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.3              65.0    -4.7     58.9
AVG. MINIMUM     38.0              43.7    -5.7     39.0
MEAN             49.1              54.4    -5.3     48.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               0.0     2.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9               2.6     6.4        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.20   1894
 MINIMUM         0.39   1966
TOTALS           4.46              5.40   -0.94     3.82
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.17   -0.03     0.12
DAYS >= .01        11              10.7     0.3       10
DAYS >= .10         8                                  8
DAYS >= .50         3                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.9    -0.9        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.67   03/02 TO 03/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.0   1892
 24 HR TOTAL     14.0   03/17/1892 TO 03/17/1892
 SNOW DEPTH        14   03/17/1892
TOTALS              T               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         3.7               3.1     0.6      2.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.37              0.30    0.07     0.21
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               0.0     3.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   03/17
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/17 TO 03/17
                        03/16 TO 03/16
                        03/03 TO 03/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     484               347     137      494
 SINCE 7/1       3253              2735     518     2705
COOLING TOTAL       0                17     -17        3
 SINCE 1/1          0                20     -20        8

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/10/2000
 LATEST       04/25/1910
EARLIEST                        11/12
LATEST                          03/16
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/190    DATE  03/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/200    DATE  03/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      4

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

&&

...DATA FOR PINE BLUFF FOR MARCH 2014...

.SUMMARY...
MARCH 2014 AT PINE BLUFF SAW SOME OF THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES
EVER RECORDED IN MARCH. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW SPORADIC DAYS
DURING THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW AVERAGE.

RAINFALL WAS A LITTLE BELOW AVERAGE. HOWEVER...SNOW FELL FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE 2010.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST SINCE
2012...BUT STILL WELL BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. THE AVERAGE LOW
TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1984...AND 10TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE NORMAL ON NINE DAYS...NORMAL ON TWO DAYS...AND BELOW NORMAL ON 20
DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...
AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES...6...SAME AS 2013
AT OR BELOW FREEZING...9...MOST SINCE 1980
AT OR BELOW 20 DEGREES...2...MOST SINCE 1980

THERE WERE NO HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
 3RD  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    31 IN 2014         34 IN 1943
 4TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    30 IN 2014         32 IN 1960

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 30 ON THE 4TH WAS THE COLDEST MARCH HIGH
TEMPERATURE SINCE 1980...AND TIED MARCH 17TH 1892 FOR THE 2ND
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 31 ON THE 3RD TIED MARCH 5TH 1960 FOR THE
3RD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 18 ON THE 3RD WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE
RECORDED IN MARCH SINCE 1980...AND TIED MARCH 20TH 1965 FOR THE 7TH
COLDEST ON RECORD.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 24.5 DEGREES ON MARCH 3RD WAS THE
COLDEST SINCE 1980...AND TIED MARCH 12TH 1948 FOR THE 4TH COLDEST ON
RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

.RAINFALL...

RAINFALL WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH. HOWEVER...IT WAS
THE WETTEST MARCH SINCE 2012.

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

NONE.

.SNOWFALL...

SNOW FELL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MARCH SINCE 2010. THE SNOW WHICH
FELL ON MARCH 17TH WAS THE LATEST SNOWFALL AT PINE BLUFF SINCE MARCH
30TH 1987.

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

DATE    NEW RECORD              PREVIOUS RECORD
16TH   TRACE IN 2014             NONE OBSERVED

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