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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
331 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   03/31/1974
 LOW               11   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            86   03/21        64      22       87  03/15
LOWEST             28   03/15        43     -15       32  03/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.1              64.0     4.1     68.8
AVG. MINIMUM     44.6              42.7     1.9     47.6
MEAN             56.4              53.4     3.0     58.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               3.4    -0.4        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.33   2016
 MINIMUM         0.52   1925
TOTALS           3.87              4.68   -0.81    12.33
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.15   -0.03     0.40
DAYS >= .01        11               9.8     1.2       11
DAYS >= .10         8                                 11
DAYS >= .50         2                                  6
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.6    -0.6        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.27   03/07 TO 03/07

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            0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.2               3.5    -3.3      5.7
 LIQUID 7/1      0.02                MM      MM     0.57
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     280               375     -95      224
 SINCE 7/1       2194              2888    -694     2113
COOLING TOTAL      21                14       7       21
 SINCE 1/1         33                16      17       27

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              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/240    DATE  03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/260    DATE  03/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  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 Little Rock Adams Field for March 2017...

.Summary...
Above average temperatures continued into March. Even though the
month was warm, it turned out to be the coolest in a couple of
years. The coolest period of the month was in the second week, when
readings were around 10 to 15 degrees below average.

Measurable rain fell in the first two weeks, and during the last
week. There were 11 days with measurable rainfall.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high, low, and monthly temperatures were the coolest
since 2015.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 23 days, average on one
day, and below average on seven days. There were three days with
freezing temperatures, which was the most since 2015.

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

Date(s)  Record Type                New Record      Previous Record
21st     High temperature           86 in 2017      86 in 1916, 1907

.Monthly Rainfall...
Rainfall was below average, and it was the driest March since 2010.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

.Monthly Snowfall...
For the second March in a row, no snow fell.

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

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