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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1254 PM CDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              95   04/20/1987
 LOW               28   04/08/2007
                        04/07/1971
                        04/05/1920
HIGHEST            85   04/29        73      12       84  04/28
LOWEST             42   04/07        50      -8       43  04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.7              73.1     2.6     74.4
AVG. MINIMUM     53.8              51.0     2.8     54.8
MEAN             64.8              62.1     2.7     64.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.81   1927
 MINIMUM         0.17   1930
TOTALS          10.13              5.14    4.99     7.73
DAILY AVG.       0.34              0.17    0.17     0.26
DAYS >= .01        10               9.4     0.6       12
DAYS >= .10         8                                  7
DAYS >= .50         5                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.5     2.5        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    5.11   04/29 TO 04/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2003
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/09/2003 TO 04/09/2003
                        04/19/1983 TO 04/19/1983
                        04/13/1980 TO 04/13/1980
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/02/1908
                        04/05/1886
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      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               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      74               144     -70       70
 SINCE 7/1       2268              3032    -764     2183
COOLING TOTAL      74                56      18       68
 SINCE 1/1        107                72      35       95

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/250    DATE  04/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/310    DATE  04/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     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 April 2017...

.Summary...
Above average temperatures continued into April as well, though the
departures from normal were less than the last few months. The
warmest period was at mid month and the coolest period was in the
third week of the month, when daily temperatures were between five
and ten degrees below average.

In terms of rainfall, this was the wettest April in over two
decades. Up until the last week of the month, rainfall was below
average. 68% of April 2017`s rain fell in the last five days of the
month.

No snow fell.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the warmest since 2012. The average
low temperature was the coolest since 2014. The average monthly
temperature was the warmest since 2012.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 19 days, average on one
day, and below average on ten days.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
None.

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the wettest April since 1991, and over all the 13th wettest
April since records began.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...
No daily rainfall records were broken.

However, on the 29th-30th, 5.11 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour
period. This was the 6th highest 24-hour rainfall total ever
recorded in the month of April at Little Rock.

.Monthly Snowfall...
No snow fell during the month.

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

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