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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
703 PM CDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             114   08/03/2011
 LOW               52   08/29/1986
                        08/29/1967
                        08/28/1967
HIGHEST           101   08/05        92       9      102  08/07
LOWEST             68   08/22        71      -3       61  08/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     91.5              92.6    -1.1     93.2
AVG. MINIMUM     76.0              72.4     3.6     70.7
MEAN             83.7              82.5     1.2     81.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     19              21.2    -2.2       24
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        14.46   1966
 MINIMUM         0.00   1995
TOTALS           7.56              2.59    4.97     0.56
DAILY AVG.       0.24              0.08    0.16     0.02
DAYS >= .01        12               6.4     5.6        6
DAYS >= .10         9                                  2
DAYS >= .50         5                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.8     1.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.47   08/07 TO 08/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
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       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 0       0        0
COOLING TOTAL     587               542      45      536
 SINCE 1/1       2053              1801     252     1970

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              5.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/330    DATE  08/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/340    DATE  08/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

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

-  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 AUGUST 2016...

.SUMMARY...
THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST WAS A LITTLE OVER A DEGREE
ABOVE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE THE COOLEST IN TWO YEARS.
HOWEVER...THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST SINCE TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE STARTED IN LITTLE ROCK 137 YEARS AGO.

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE DAY...AUGUST 22ND...TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE 70
DEGREES EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE MONTH. THERE WERE 25 DAYS WITH LOWS AT OR
ABOVE 75 DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE HIGHEST SINCE 1881...AND THE HIGHEST
NUMBER ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH. THERE WERE TWO DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES AT
ABOVE 80 DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE 2011.

RAINFALL WAS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE. IT WAS THE WETTEST AUGUST IN OVER FOUR DECADES...
AND ONE OF THE WETTEST EVER RECORDED.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2014.
HOWEVER...THE AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
1881...AND THE WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2011.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
AVERAGE ON ONE DAY...ABOVE AVERAGE ON 19 DAYS...AND BELOW AVERAGE ON 11 DAYS.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE              NEW RECORD           PREVIOUS RECORD
24TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  77 IN 2016       77 IN 1983...1982...1885
31ST  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  78 IN 2016       77 IN 2011...1982...1951...1947

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST AUGUST SINCE 1971...AND THE 8TH WETTEST ON RECORD. THERE
WERE 12 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION...WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE 2012.
BETWEEN AUGUST 13TH THROUGH 20TH...THERE WERE EIGHT CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH
MEASURABLE RAINFALL...WHICH WAS THE MOST IN AUGUST SINCE 1905...AND THE MOST
ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...

DATE   NEW RECORD         PREVIOUS RECORD
 7TH  2.47 IN 2016       1.20 IN 1981...1917
16TH  2.01 IN 2016       1.83 IN 1969

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