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

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 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              91   03/31/1974
 LOW               11   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            77   03/11        64      13       81  03/15
LOWEST             16   03/03        43     -27       23  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.4              64.0    -3.6     59.6
AVG. MINIMUM     37.2              42.7    -5.5     38.3
MEAN             48.8              53.4    -4.6     49.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               0.1     1.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9               3.4     5.6        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.43   1897
 MINIMUM         0.52   1925
TOTALS           5.29              4.68    0.61     4.57
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.15    0.02     0.15
DAYS >= .01        10               9.8     0.2       11
DAYS >= .10         7                                  8
DAYS >= .50         3                                  4
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.6     0.4        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.09   03/02 TO 03/02

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            2.2               0.4     1.8        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.22              0.00    0.22        T
SINCE 7/1         6.2               3.5     2.7     10.6
 LIQUID 7/1      0.62                MM      MM     1.06
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               0.3     3.7        1
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/03
 24 HR TOTAL      1.9   03/02 TO 03/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     495               375     120      493
 SINCE 7/1       3268              2888     380     2779
COOLING TOTAL       0                14     -14        3
 SINCE 1/1          0                16     -16        8

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              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/320    DATE  03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/340    DATE  03/12

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)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      3
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      4

-  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 MARCH 2014...

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

RAINFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE...AND FOR THE FIRST MARCH SINCE 2008...
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
2012...BUT STILL NEARLY FOUR DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS THE COLDEST SINCE
1996...AND THE 7TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1996...AND TIED
1937 FOR THE 13TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE NORMAL ON 10 DAYS...NORMAL ON THREE DAYS...AND BELOW NORMAL ON 18
DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...
AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES...4...THE SAME AS 2013
AT OR BELOW FREEZING...9..THE MOST SINCE 2002

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2001...THERE WERE NO HIGH TEMPERATURES AT
OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES.

THERE WERE TWO DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...WHICH
WAS THE MOST SINCE 1965...AND TIED 1965...1960...AND 1922 FOR THE
MOST ON RECORD.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                 NEW RECORD         PREVIOUS RECORD
 3RD  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     27 IN 2014           31 IN 2002
 4TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     32 IN 2014           34 IN 1893

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 27 ON THE 3RD WAS THE COLDEST MARCH HIGH
TEMPERATURE SINCE 1965...AND THE COLDEST MARCH HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER
RECORDED. THE PREVIOUS COLDEST MARCH HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 30...WHICH
WAS FIRST RECORDED ON MARCH 9TH 1932...AND TIED MARCH 5TH 1960 AND
MOST RECENTLY MARCH 19TH 1965.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 32 ON THE 4TH MOST RECENTLY TIED MARCH 3RD
1965 FOR THE 4TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF
MARCH.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 16 ON THE 3RD WAS THE COLDEST MARCH
TEMPERATURE AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE 2002...AND TIED MARCH 4TH 1893 AND
MARCH 1ST 1890 FOR THE 4TH COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN THE
MONTH OF MARCH AT LITTLE ROCK.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 17 ON THE 4TH MOST RECENTLY TIED MARCH 3RD
2002 FOR THE 5TH COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORED IN THE MONTH OF
MARCH.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON MARCH 3RD WAS 21.5 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS THE COLDEST IN MARCH SINCE MARCH 3RD 1943...AND TIED MARCH 3RD
1943 FOR THE COLDEST DAILY AVERAGE MARCH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

.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
 2ND   2.09 IN 2014         1.64 IN 1997

.SNOWFALL...

FOR THE FIRST MARCH SINCE 2008...MEASURABLE SNOW FELL. IT WAS THE
SNOWIEST MARCH SINCE 2008...AND THE 13TH SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.2 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
MOST IN MARCH SINCE 1960...AND TIED 1960 FOR THE 4TH HIGHEST ON
RECORD IN MARCH.

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

DATE   NEW RECORD        PREVIOUS RECORD
16TH  TRACE IN 2014    TRACE IN 1951...1915

ON MARCH 17TH...0.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL...MARKING THE LATEST
MEASURABLE SNOW AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE MARCH 30TH 1987...AND THE
LATEST SNOW SINCE APRIL 9TH 2003.

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