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

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

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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   05/31/1998
                        05/26/1964
 LOW               11   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            88   05/29        MM      MM       90  05/04
LOWEST             17   03/06        MM      MM       16  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.6              72.8    -0.2     71.0
AVG. MINIMUM     53.7              51.6     2.1     49.2
MEAN             63.2              62.2     1.0     60.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               2.4    -2.4        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        2
DAYS MIN <= 32      5               3.6     1.4        9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          22.98             14.69    8.29    16.86
DAILY AVG.       0.25              0.16    0.09     0.18
DAYS >= .01        47              30.3    16.7       31
DAYS >= .10        34              21.2    12.8       24
DAYS >= .50        14              10.2     3.8       11
DAYS >= 1.00        9               4.4     4.6        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.12   03/04 TO 03/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.0   1875
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0   03/06/1875 TO 03/06/1875
 SNOW DEPTH         8   03/17/1892
TOTALS            5.7               0.4     5.3      2.2
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.57              0.00    0.57     0.22
SINCE 7/1        11.1               3.5     7.6      6.2
 LIQUID 7/1      1.11                MM      MM     0.62
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       5               0.3     4.7        6
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.1     1.9        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/05                          2  03/03
 24 HR TOTAL      5.7   03/04 TO 03/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     483               539     -56      691
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3052      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     330               279      51      267
 SINCE 1/1        330               281      49      267

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
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           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             33
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         49


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               17     RAIN                      29
LIGHT RAIN               54     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       3
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                      46     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      8

-  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 SPRING 2015...

.SUMMARY...

SPRING OF 2015 WAS ABOVE AVERAGE IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES...BUT NOT
EXCESSIVELY. 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 2002
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 2009...AND 12TH WETTEST SPRING ON
RECORD.

.SNOWFALL...

IT WAS THE SNOWIEST SPRING SINCE 1971...AND THE 6TH SNOWIEST ON
RECORD.

.MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA...

THE AVERAGE SEASONAL SNOW DEPTH WAS 0.1 INCHES...WHICH TIED
1960...1892...1891 AND 1876 FOR THE HIGHEST ON RECORD.

SMALL HAIL FELL ON THE APRIL 1ST...AND APRIL 19TH...DURING THE
PASSAGE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS.

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