Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
836 AM CDT THU JUN 1 2017

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              98   05/30/1977
 LOW               39   05/03/2013
HIGHEST            88   05/31        81       7       87  05/24
                        05/27
LOWEST             47   05/04        61     -14       49  05/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.1              80.3    -1.2     77.5
AVG. MINIMUM     60.0              61.6    -1.6     59.4
MEAN             69.6              70.9    -1.3     68.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.5    -1.5        0
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        12.93   2009
 MINIMUM         0.55   2012
TOTALS           7.30              4.96    2.34     2.72
DAILY AVG.       0.24              0.16    0.08     0.09
DAYS >= .01        11              11.0     0.0       11
DAYS >= .10         7                                  5
DAYS >= .50         4                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.2     1.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.45   05/28 TO 05/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.8               4.4    -3.6      7.2
 LIQUID 7/1      0.08              0.50   -0.42     0.72
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      25                23       2       33
 SINCE 7/1       2198              3005    -807     2321
COOLING TOTAL     176               207     -31      148
 SINCE 1/1        303               296       7      228

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              4.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    20/140    DATE  05/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/040    DATE  05/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.00
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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 May 2017...

.Summary...
While there were a few warm periods during the second and third week
of the month, May completely bucked the trends of much of the last
year, with temperatures below average for the month.

For the third year in a row, no 90-degree temperatures were recorded
in the month of May, and the temperature has yet to reach 90 degrees
for the year. Looking at complete years of temperature data for
North Little Rock from 1976-2016, this has happened in a little over
one third of all years.

Rainfall was over two inches above the 30-year average. It was the
wettest May in two years.

.Monthly Temperatures...
Even though temperatures were below average, the high, low and
monthly temperatures were the warmest since 2015.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 13 days, average on two
days, and below average on 16 days.

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

Date  Record Type                New Record          Previous Record
24th  Lowest High Temperature    68 in 2017             69 in 1992

On the 4th, the high temperature of 56 degrees went down as the 8th
coolest high temperature on record in the month of May.

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the wettest May since 2015, and the 10th wettest May on
record.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...

Date    New Record       Previous Record
28th   2.45 in 2017       1.83 in 2014

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