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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1014 AM CDT MON APR 4 2016

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/31/1981
 LOW               14   03/03/2014
                        03/02/1980
                        01/01/2000
HIGHEST            85   03/15        64      21       82  03/17
LOWEST             35   03/20        45     -10       18  03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.1              63.6     3.5     60.5
AVG. MINIMUM     47.8              44.3     3.5     43.9
MEAN             57.4              53.9     3.5     52.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               2.6    -2.6        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.09   1990
 MINIMUM         1.61   2007
TOTALS          12.23R             4.77    7.46     8.72
DAILY AVG.       0.39              0.15    0.24     0.28
DAYS >= .01        11              10.0     1.0       15
DAYS >= .10        11                                 13
DAYS >= .50         7                                  6
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.4     1.6        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    5.23   03/30 TO 03/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            6.4   2015
 24 HR TOTAL      6.4   03/04/2015 TO 03/05/2015
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/05/2015
                        03/10/1984
TOTALS              T               0.4    -0.4      6.4
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00    0.00     0.64
SINCE 7/1         7.2               4.4     2.8     10.6
 LIQUID 7/1      0.72              0.50    0.22     1.06
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               0.3     1.7        3
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     244               360    -116      403
 SINCE 7/1       2205              2846    -641     3200
COOLING TOTAL      17                17       0       14
 SINCE 1/1         20                19       1       14

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              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      1

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

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..DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR MARCH 2016...

.SUMMARY...
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUED THROUGH MUCH OF MARCH...
WITH ONLY BRIEF PERIODS OF COOLER TEMPERATURES.

RAINFALL WAS ABUNDANT THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...AND TENDED TO BE
EXCESSIVE. THE WETTEST PERIODS WERE IN THE SECOND WEEK...AND IN
THE LAST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH.

NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE ALL THE
WARMEST SINCE 2012. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 5TH WARMEST
ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE 4TH WARMEST ON RECORD.
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE 4TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
AVERAGE ON TWO DAYS...BELOW AVERAGE ON EIGHT DAYS...AND ABOVE AVERAGE
ON 21 DAYS. THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES...WHICH WAS
THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2012.

THE FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY OF THE YEAR WAS ON MARCH 15TH...WHICH WAS THE
EARLIEST SINCE 2012.

.TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...
DATE    RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD           PREVIOUS RECORD
 9TH    WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    58 IN 2016              57 IN 1990
15TH    HIGH TEMPERATURE           85 IN 2016              84 IN 1977

ON THE 15TH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 85 DEGREES WAS THE WARMEST MARCH
HIGH TEMPERATURE AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SINCE 2012...AND MOST RECENTLY TIED
MARCH 31ST 2012 FOR THE 3RD WARMEST MARCH HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED.

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST MARCH SINCE 1990...AND THE WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE
PREVIOUS WETTEST MARCH WAS IN 1990...WITH 10.00 INCHES.

HALF OF THIS MONTHS RAIN FELL DURING THE SIX-DAY PERIOD FROM THE 8TH-13TH. IN
FACT...THAT SIX-DAY PERIOD MARKED THE MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL
IN MARCH SINCE 1990...AND TIED THE 6-DAY PERIOD FROM MARCH 6TH-11TH 1990 FOR THE
MOST CONSECUTIVE MARCH DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL ON RECORD AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK.

OVER ALL...MARCH 2016 WAS THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE OCTOBER 2009...AND THE 6TH
WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
DATE     NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
30TH    4.94 IN 2016        1.71 IN 2002

ON THE 30TH...THE 4.94 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL MARKED THE HIGHEST MARCH CALENDAR
DAY RAINFALL AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SINCE MARCH 7TH 1990...AND THE HIGHEST MARCH
CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS HIGHEST MARCH CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL
WAS 3.48 INCHES...ON MARCH 7TH 1990.

THE 4.94 INCHES ON THE 30TH ALSO WAS THE HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL SINCE
DECEMBER 23RD 2009...AND NOW RANKS AS THE 6TH HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL ON
RECORD AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK.

THE 24-HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL OF 5.23 INCHES ON MARCH 30TH-31ST MARKED THE HIGHEST
24-HOUR MARCH RAINFALL AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SINCE MARCH 20TH-21ST OF 2012...AND WAS
THE HIGHEST 24-HOUR MARCH RAINFALL ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 5.14 INCHES
ON MARCH 20TH-21ST OF 2012.

THE 24-HOUR RAINFALL OF 5.23 INCHES ON THE 30TH-31ST WAS ALSO THE HIGHEST
24-HOUR RAINFALL SINCE APRIL 30TH-MAY 1ST 2011...AND NOW RANKS AS THE 7TH HIGHEST
24-HOUR RAINFALL ON RECORD AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK.

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS /SINCE 2012/...ABSOLUTELY NO SNOW FELL DURING
THE MONTH.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.

.MISCELLANEOUS DATA...
HAIL FELL TWICE DURING THE MONTH.

ON THE 13TH...LARGE HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER FELL WITH THE PASSAGE OF A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.

ON THE 30TH...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED HAIL ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF
AN INCH IN DIAMETER.

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