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

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   05/31/1998
                        05/26/1964
 LOW               38   05/04/2013
                        05/03/2013
                        01/01/2000
HIGHEST            88   05/29        81       7       90  05/04
LOWEST             48   05/02        59     -11       41  05/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.2              81.1     0.1     80.1
AVG. MINIMUM     63.2              61.1     2.1     59.8
MEAN             72.2              71.1     1.1     70.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               2.2    -2.2        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.91   1882
 MINIMUM         0.64   1918
TOTALS           9.45              4.87    4.58     6.62
DAILY AVG.       0.30              0.16    0.14     0.21
DAYS >= .01        17              11.1     5.9       10
DAYS >= .10        13                                  9
DAYS >= .50         5                                  6
DAYS >= 1.00        5               1.3     3.7        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.81   05/10 TO 05/11

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1        11.1               3.5     7.6      6.2
 LIQUID 7/1      1.11                MM      MM     0.62
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      11                20      -9       53
 SINCE 7/1       3129              3052      77     3464
COOLING TOTAL     240               209      31      214
 SINCE 1/1        330               281      49      267

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              6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/320    DATE  05/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/160    DATE  05/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                8     RAIN                      12
LIGHT RAIN               19     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      3

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

&&

...DATA FOR LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD FOR MAY 2015...

.SUMMARY...

MAY TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE AVERAGE...AND RAINFALL WAS NEARLY DOUBLE
THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.

MOST DAYS IN THE MONTH SAW ABOVE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES...THOUGH
THERE WERE NO PERIODS THAT WERE EXCESSIVELY WARM. NO 90-DEGREE DAYS
WERE RECORDED...WHICH MARKED THE FIRST MAY SINCE 2002 WITH NO SUCH
DAYS. THE COOLEST PERIOD WAS BRIEF...AND DURING THE THIRD WEEK OF
THE MONTH.

PRECIPITATION WAS WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...WITH THE ONLY
EXTENDED DRY PERIOD IN THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH. THERE WERE
17 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL...WHICH WAS THE MOST IN THE MONTH
OF MAY SINCE 1882...AND TIED 1881 AND 1882 FOR THE MOST ON RECORD IN
THE MONTH OF MAY.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...

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

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

ABOVE NORMAL ON 22 DAYS...AND BELOW NORMAL ON NINE DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...

AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES....0...FIRST TIME SINCE 2002
AT OR BELOW 50 DEGREES....1...THE LEAST SINCE 2012

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

NONE.

.RAINFALL...

IT WAS THE WETTEST MAY SINCE 2011...AND THE 17TH WETTEST ON RECORD.

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

NONE.

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