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

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 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              87   03/31/1981
 LOW               14   03/03/2014
                        03/02/1980
HIGHEST            74   03/11        64      10       78  03/16
                                                          03/15
LOWEST             14R  03/03        45     -31       27  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.1              63.6    -4.5     57.5
AVG. MINIMUM     38.8              44.3    -5.5     39.3
MEAN             48.9              53.9    -5.0     48.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.1     0.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      8               2.6     5.4        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.09   1990
 MINIMUM         1.61   2007
TOTALS           5.17              4.77    0.40     4.99
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.15    0.02     0.16
DAYS >= .01        13              10.0     3.0       13
DAYS >= .10         7                                  7
DAYS >= .50         4                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.4    -0.4        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.30   03/02 TO 03/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            5.0   1984
 24 HR TOTAL      5.0   03/09/1984 TO 03/10/1984
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/10/1984
TOTALS            1.6               0.4     1.2        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.16              0.00    0.16        T
SINCE 7/1         5.2               4.4     0.8     10.9
 LIQUID 7/1      0.52              0.50    0.02     1.09
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       6               0.3     5.7        3
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/04
                        03/03
 24 HR TOTAL      1.5   03/02 TO 03/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     489               360     129      513
 SINCE 7/1       3316              2846     470     2782
COOLING TOTAL       0                17     -17        3
 SINCE 1/1          0                19     -19        5

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              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    21/130    DATE  03/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/220    DATE  03/21

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                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      3
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

-  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 2014...

.SUMMARY...
MARCH 2014 AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SAW SOME OF THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES
EVER RECORDED IN MARCH. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE 10TH-15TH AND A
FEW OTHER 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 FOUR AND A HALF DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.
IT WAS THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS THE COLDEST SINCE
1996...AND THE 3RD COLDEST ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 2013...AND THE
4TH 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...8...THE MOST SINCE 1996

THERE WERE NO HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES.

THERE WAS ONE DAY WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...WHICH
WAS THE MOST SINCE 2002...AND TIED 2002...1996...1989 AND 1980 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     24 IN 2014           30 IN 2002
      LOW TEMPERATURE             14 IN 2014           17 IN 2002
 4TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     33 IN 2014           34 IN 1978
      LOW TEMPERATURE             16 IN 2014           16 IN 2002...1978
 5TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     33 IN 2014           34 IN 1989
17TH  LOW TEMPERATURE             31 IN 2014           32 IN 1978

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 24 ON THE 3RD WAS THE COLDEST MARCH HIGH
TEMPERATURE SINCE 2002...AND THE COLDEST MARCH HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER
RECORDED. THE PREVIOUS COLDEST MARCH HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 30...WHICH
WAS SET ON MARCH 3RD 2002.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 33 ON THE 4TH AND 5TH WERE THE 5TH COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURES EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.

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 14 ON THE 3RD WAS THE COLDEST MARCH
TEMPERATURE AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SINCE 1980...AND TIED MARCH 2ND
1980 FOR THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF MARCH
AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 16 ON THE 4TH TIED MARCH 4TH 2002 AND MARCH
12 1998 FOR THE 3RD COLDEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF
MARCH.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON MARCH 3RD WAS 19.0 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS THE COLDEST IN MARCH SINCE 1996...AND THE COLDEST DAILY AVERAGE
MARCH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 23.0 ON MARCH
8TH 1996.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 24.5 ON MARCH 4TH WAS THE 4TH
COLDEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 29.5 ON MARCH 5TH WAS THE 8TH
COLDEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

.RAINFALL...

RAINFALL WAS ABOVE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. IT WAS THE WETTEST MARCH
SINCE 2012...AND THE 13TH WETTEST ON RECORD.

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

DATE    NEW RECORD         PREVIOUS RECORD
 2ND   2.30 IN 2014         1.65 IN 1997

.SNOWFALL...

FOR THE FIRST MARCH SINCE 2008...MEASURABLE SNOW FELL. IT WAS THE
SNOWIEST MARCH SINCE 2008...AND THE 3RD SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD.
ONLY 2008 /3.7 INCHES/...AND 1984 /5.0 INCHES/ HAD MORE SNOW DURING
THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.2 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
HIGHEST SINCE 1984...AND TIED 1984 FOR THE HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR THE
MONTH.

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

DATE    NEW RECORD          PREVIOUS RECORD
 2ND   1.5 IN 2014    TRACE IN 2013...2002...1995
16TH  TRACE IN 2014          TRACE IN 1979
17TH   0.1 IN 2014           TRACE IN 1988

THE SNOW WHICH FELL ON MARCH 17TH WAS THE LATEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL
AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SINCE MARCH 30TH 1987...AND THE 2ND LATEST ON
RECORD. THIS WAS ALSO THE LATEST SNOWFALL SINCE APRIL 9TH 2003.

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