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

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2015 TO 5/31/2015...

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              98   05/30/1977
 LOW               14   03/03/2014
                        03/02/1980
                        03/02/1980
HIGHEST            86   05/29        73      13       90  05/04
LOWEST             18   03/06        53     -35       14  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.9              72.2    -1.3     69.5
AVG. MINIMUM     53.6              52.9     0.7     50.5
MEAN             62.2              62.5    -0.3     60.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.8    -1.8        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      5               2.7     2.3        8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          24.83             14.52   10.31    17.16
DAILY AVG.       0.27              0.16    0.11     0.19
DAYS >= .01        44              30.6    13.4       38
DAYS >= .10        34              21.8    12.2       23
DAYS >= .50        17              10.1     6.9       10
DAYS >= 1.00        9               4.1     4.9        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.01   05/11 TO 05/11

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            5.0   1984
 24 HR TOTAL      5.0   03/09/1984 TO 03/10/1984
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/10/1984
TOTALS            6.4R              0.4     6.0      1.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.64              0.00    0.64     0.16
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                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               0.3     2.7        7
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.2     1.8        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5R  03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      6.4R  03/04 TO 03/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     515               518      -3      707
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3005      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     283               294     -11      264
 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           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               13     RAIN                      18
LIGHT RAIN               40     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      2
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
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 SPRING 2015...

.SUMMARY...

SPRING OF 2015 WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES.
THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES WERE SEEN IN EARLY MARCH...AND THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURES WERE AT THE END OF MAY. IN TERMS OF DEPARTURE FROM
NORMAL...THE WARMEST MONTH WAS APRIL.

FOR THE THIRD SPRING IN A ROW...PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE AVERAGE...WITH
THE WETTEST MONTH BEING MAY...AND THE DRIEST MONTH BEING APRIL.

SNOW FELL...AND FOR THE SECOND SPRING IN A ROW IT WAS MEASURABLE...
AND ABOVE AVERAGE.

.SEASONAL TEMPERATURES...

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

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...

AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES...0...FIRST TIME SINCE 2013
AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES...5...FEWEST SINCE 2012
AT OR BELOW 20 DEGREES...2...SAME AS 2014

.RAINFALL...

IT WAS THE WETTEST SPRING SINCE 2011...AND 4TH WETTEST SPRING ON
RECORD.

.SNOWFALL...

IT WAS THE SNOWIEST SPRING SINCE 1984...AND THE SNOWIEST ON RECORD.
ALL OF THE MEASURABLE SNOW FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD ON MARCH
4TH-5TH.

.MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA...

THE AVERAGE SEASONAL SNOW DEPTH WAS 0.1 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
HIGHEST AVERAGE SPRING SNOW DEPTH SINCE 1984...AND THE HIGHEST ON
RECORD.

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