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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
529 AM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

...JULY 2014...ONE OF THE COLDEST ON RECORD IN ARKANSAS...

JULY PROVED TO BE RATHER COOL OVER MUCH OF ARKANSAS. THIS TIME OF
YEAR...BLOCKING HIGH PRESSURE TENDS TO BE THE DOMINANT WEATHER
PATTERN IN THE MID SOUTH AND MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES.
HOWEVER...THIS YEAR...THE HIGH PRESSURE WAS SHUNTED SOUTHWEST AND WEST
OF THE REGION...ALLOWING NORTHWEST AND NORTHERLY UPPER LEVEL WIND FLOW
TO DRIVE SEVERAL SYSTEMS THROUGH THE STATE. MUCH COOLER AIR AND ABUNDANT
CLOUD COVER TENDED TO FOLLOW THESE SYSTEMS. THE RESULT WAS A MONTH WHICH
SAW TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE IN MUCH OF THE STATE.

AT MANY LOCATIONS...THESE TEMPERATURES MADE FOR THE COOLEST JULY ON
RECORD...BE IT AVERAGE HIGH...LOW OR MONTHLY TEMPERATURE. PRELIMINARY
INDICATIONS ARE THAT...STATEWIDE...THIS HAS BEEN THE COLDEST JULY
SINCE 1967...AND QUITE LIKELY THE COLDEST ON RECORD. A FINAL DETERMINATION
ON THIS RANKING WILL COME AFTER FINAL QUALITY CONTROL OF DATA HAS BEEN
MADE BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER.

IN TERMS OF AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...THIS HAS BEEN THE COLDEST JULY IN
OVER 100 YEARS AT MOUNTAIN HOME...HARDY...PINE BLUFF AND CAMDEN. JULY
2014 AT SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS...SUCH AS LITTLE ROCK...MAY NOT HAVE ENDED
UP RANKING AS THE ALL-TIME COLDEST...BUT WAS DEFINITELY IN THE TOP FIVE
COLDEST.

ALL DATA LISTED BELOW ARE PRELIMINARY UNTIL FINAL QUALITY CONTROL
BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER IN ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA.

.AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE...

AT THE STATIONS LISTED BELOW...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR JULY
WAS THE COLDEST ON RECORD.


                     JULY 2014     COLDEST   PREVIOUS RECORD   TEMPERATURE
STATION              AVG. HIGH     SINCE      COLDEST JULY    RECORDS SINCE
-------------------- ---------     -------   ---------------  -------------
DEVILS KNOB              78.9       1959       79.7 IN 1959        1937
CALICO ROCK 2 WSW        82.4       2009       84.4 IN 2009        1915
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK     82.5       2007       83.5 IN 2007        1941
MAMMOTH SPRING           82.6       1967       84.4 IN 1967        1904
ALUM FORK                83.1       2007       85.1 IN 2007        1937
LEAD HILL                83.2       2009       83.5 IN 2009        1927
KEO                      83.6       2009       85.3 IN 2009        1948
HARDY                    83.7       2009       84.5 IN 2009        1897
HOT SPRINGS 1 NNE        84.1       1989       86.7 IN 1989        1875
BRINKLEY                 84.3       1994       84.4 IN 1994        1882
NEWPORT                  84.3       2009       85.2 IN 2009        1884
SPARKMAN                 84.3       2007       85.7 IN 2007        1963
EVENING SHADE 1 NNE      84.4       2009       86.3 IN 2009        1923
GREERS FERRY DAM         84.4       1994       85.6 IN 1994        1903
WALDRON                  84.4       2007       85.2 IN 2007        1919
NORTH LITTLE ROCK        84.7       1989       85.8 IN 1989        1975
SAINT CHARLES            84.7       2009       86.4 IN 2009        1930
BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM  84.8       2009       87.6 IN 2009        1951
MOUNTAIN VIEW            84.9       1967       86.3 IN 1967        1924
BEEDEVILLE 4 NE          85.1       2009       86.9 IN 2009        1964
MURFREESBORO 1 W         85.2       2007       85.8 IN 2007        1970
BATESVILLE AIRPORT       85.3       1950       85.5 IN 1950        1937
DES ARC                  85.3       1905       86.6 IN 1905        1903
GILBERT                  85.3       2009       85.5 IN 2009        1936
ROHWER 2 NNE             85.5       2007       87.1 IN 2007        1959
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT      85.6       1967       86.5 IN 1967        1948
PINE BLUFF               85.6       1940       86.8 IN 1940        1883
BOONEVILLE 3 SSE         85.8       2004       86.0 IN 2004        1906
STUTTGART                85.8       1967       82.6 IN 1967        1888
CLARKSVILLE              86.5       2004       86.7 IN 2004        1871
BLUE MOUNTAIN DAM        86.6       1989       87.0 IN 1989        1967
RUSSELLVILLE             86.7       2004       87.4 IN 2004        1882
SEARCY                   86.9       1950       87.2 IN 1950        1882

.AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE...

AT THE STATIONS LISTED BELOW...THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS
THE COLDEST ON RECORD.

                     JULY 2014     COLDEST   PREVIOUS RECORD   TEMPERATURE
STATION              AVG. LOW      SINCE      COLDEST JULY    RECORDS SINCE
-------------------- ---------     -------   ---------------  -------------
MAMMOTH SPRING           58.0       1950       60.3 IN 1950        1904
LEAD HILL                61.5       1959       61.7 IN 1959        1927
HARDY                    63.4       1918       63.6 IN 1918        1897
SPARKMAN                 63.9       1970       65.7 IN 1970        1963
MOUNTAIN VIEW            64.2       1984       64.2 IN 1984        1924
SAINT CHARLES            65.3       1972       67.2 IN 1972        1930
LRAFB/JACKSONVILLE       66.1       2013       67.9 IN 2013        1956
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT      67.5       1976       69.4 IN 1976        1948
NORTH LITTLE ROCK        68.1       2013       69.7 IN 2013...2009 1975

.AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE...

AT THE STATIONS LISTED BELOW...THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY
WAS THE COLDEST ON RECORD.


                     JULY 2014     COLDEST   PREVIOUS RECORD   TEMPERATURE
STATION              AVG. HIGH     SINCE      COLDEST JULY    RECORDS SINCE
-------------------- ---------     -------   ---------------  -------------
MAMMOTH SPRING           70.3       1950       72.9 IN 1950        1904
CALICO ROCK 2 WSW        71.4       2009       73.0 IN 2009        1915
DEVILS KNOB              71.8       1959       73.7 IN 1959        1937
LEAD HILL                72.4       2004       73.1 IN 2004        1927
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK     72.9       1950       74.2 IN 1950        1941
EVENING SHADE 1 NNE      72.9       2009       75.0 IN 2009        1923
MOUNTAIN HOME 1 NNW      73.4       1905       73.8 IN 1905        1902
HARDY                    73.5       1905       75.5 IN 1905        1897
GILBERT                  73.6       1967       74.5 IN 1967...1950 1936
MENA                     74.0       1950       75.3 IN 1950        1887
SPARKMAN                 74.1       2007       76.9 IN 2007        1963
ALUM FORK                74.3       2004       76.7 IN 2004        1937
WALDRON                  74.5       2007       76.1 IN 2007        1919
MOUNTAIN VIEW            74.6       1967       75.5 IN 1967        1924
MURFREESBORO 1 W         74.6       1976       75.7 IN 1976        1970
GREERS FERRY DAM         74.9       1967       75.6 IN 1967        1903
BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM  75.0       2009       76.4 IN 2009        1951
KEO                      75.0       1967       76.1 IN 1967        1948
MOUNT IDA                75.0       2007       75.6 IN 2007        1872
BATESVILLE AIRPORT       75.5       1950       76.2 IN 1950        1937
BOONEVILLE 3 SSE         75.5       2004       76.4 IN 2004...1950 1906
MALVERN                  75.5       1995       75.7 IN 1995...1967 1882
NEWPORT                  75.5       2013       77.0 IN 2013        1884
BLUE MOUNTAIN DAM        76.1       1989       76.8 IN 1989...1967 1967
LRAFB/JACKSONVILLE       76.2       1989       77.4 IN 1989        1956
FORDYCE                  76.4       1984       76.5 IN 1984        1911
MORRILTON                76.4       2009       77.8 IN 2009        1919
NORTH LITTLE ROCK        76.4       1989       78.0 IN 1989        1975
PINE BLUFF               76.4       1906       78.2 IN 1906        1883
CLARKSVILLE              76.5       1989       77.3 IN 1989        1871
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT      76.5       1967       78.0 IN 1967        1948
ROHWER 2 NNE             76.6       1961       77.5 IN 1961        1959
BEEDEVILLE 4 NE          76.7       1967       77.1 IN 1967        1964
LEOLA                    76.7       1967       77.1 IN 1967        1963
DARDANELLE               76.8       1967       77.5 IN 1967        1909
SEARCY                   76.9       1967       77.3 IN 1967        1882
SAINT CHARLES            75.0       2009       77.7 IN 2009...1967 1930
CAMDEN                   77.1       1906       77.5 IN 1906        1890
STAR CITY                77.5       1989       77.5 IN 1989        1964

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