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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1043 AM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE HARRISON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2014

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   03/24/1929
 LOW              -10   03/12/1948
HIGHEST            78   03/11        59      19       81  03/15
LOWEST              3   03/03        39     -36       20  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.4              59.9    -2.5     54.3
AVG. MINIMUM     32.2              37.7    -5.5     33.7
MEAN             44.8              48.8    -4.0     44.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     13               8.7     4.3       19
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.83   2008
 MINIMUM         0.64   1971
TOTALS           4.44              3.79    0.65     2.60
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.12    0.02     0.08
DAYS >= .01         9              10.3    -1.3       11
DAYS >= .10         4                                  6
DAYS >= .50         3                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.7     1.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.28   03/16 TO 03/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.0   1988
 24 HR TOTAL     13.8   03/08/1994 TO 03/09/1994
 SNOW DEPTH        14   03/09/1994
TOTALS           10.0               2.0     8.0      1.8
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.00              0.20    0.80     0.18
SINCE 7/1        25.8              11.2    14.6      4.6
 LIQUID 7/1      2.58              1.00    1.58     0.46
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       3               2.0     1.0        6
DAYS >= 1.0         3                                  1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/03
 24 HR TOTAL      5.0   03/16 TO 03/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     617               508     109      649
 SINCE 7/1       4152              3680     472     3553
COOLING TOTAL       0                 6      -6        6
 SINCE 1/1          0                 6      -6        7

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1902
 LATEST       05/17/1912
EARLIEST                        10/29
LATEST                          04/04
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/010    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  03/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      8

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

&&

...DATA FOR HARRISON FOR MARCH 2014...

.SUMMARY...
MARCH 2014 AT HARRISON SAW SOME OF THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES EVER
RECORDED IN MARCH. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW SPORADIC DAYS DURING
THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW AVERAGE.

RAINFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE...AND FOR THE SECOND MARCH IN A ROW...
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
2012...BUT STILL TWO AND A HALF DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1996.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2012...BUT
STILL FOUR DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE NORMAL ON 10 DAYS...NORMAL ON ONE DAY...AND BELOW NORMAL ON 20
DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...
AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES...4...FEWEST SINCE 2002
AT OR BELOW FREEZING...13...FEWEST SINCE 2012
AT OR BELOW 20 DEGREES...5...MOST SINCE 1996
AT OR BELOW 10 DEGREES...2...MOST SINCE 2002

THERE WERE NO HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST
TIME SINCE 2004.

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

NONE.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 26 ON THE 3RD WAS THE COLDEST MARCH HIGH
TEMPERATURE SINCE 2002...AND MOST RECENTLY TIED MARCH 2ND 1995 FOR
THE 6TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 3 ON THE 3RD WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE
RECORDED IN MARCH SINCE 1948 AND 4TH COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER
RECORDED DURING THE MONTH. THE ONLY COLDER TEMPERATURES RECORDED IN
MARCH AT HARRISON WERE 0 /MARCH 11TH 1948 AND MARCH 13TH 1948/...
-1 /MARCH 3RD 1943/...AND -10 /MARCH 12TH 1948/.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 14.5 DEGREES ON MARCH 3RD WAS THE
COLDEST SINCE 2002...AND 3RD COLDEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

.RAINFALL...

RAINFALL WAS ABOVE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. IT WAS THE WETTEST MARCH
SINCE 2012.

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

DATE    NEW RECORD         PREVIOUS RECORD
16TH   2.28 IN 2014         1.56 IN 1920

.SNOWFALL...

MEASURABLE SNOW FELL FOR THE SECOND MARCH IN A ROW. SNOWFALL WAS
EIGHT INCHES ABOVE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE...MAKING IT THE SNOWIEST
MARCH SINCE 1994...AND THE 6TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.6 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
HIGHEST SINCE 1994.

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

DATE    NEW RECORD              PREVIOUS RECORD
 2ND   2.5 IN 2014    2.0 IN 1971...1963...1960...1912...1903
 3RD   2.5 IN 2014                2.0 IN 2002

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