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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
326 PM CST SAT MAR 4 2017

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              87   02/25/1918
 LOW              -12   02/12/1899
HIGHEST            81   02/28        56      25       75  02/21
                                                          02/02
LOWEST             24   02/04        35     -11       27  02/10
                                                          02/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.3              55.1     9.2     60.0
AVG. MINIMUM     42.1              34.5     7.6     38.6
MEAN             53.2              44.8     8.4     49.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.8    -0.8        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      7              11.4    -4.4       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.74   1882
 MINIMUM         0.51   1947
TOTALS           3.53              3.66   -0.13     2.14
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.13    0.00     0.07
DAYS >= .01         5               9.1    -4.1        5
DAYS >= .10         5                                  4
DAYS >= .50         4                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.1    -0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.66   02/20 TO 02/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           13.1   1921
 24 HR TOTAL     11.2   02/18/1921 TO 02/19/1921
 SNOW DEPTH         9   02/19/1921
TOTALS            0.0               1.3    -1.3      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.10   -0.10     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.2               3.1    -2.9      5.7
 LIQUID 7/1      0.02                MM      MM     0.57
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     334               567    -233      453
 SINCE 7/1       1914              2513    -599     1889
COOLING TOTAL      12                 1      11        5
 SINCE 1/1         12                 2      10        6

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/350    DATE  02/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/190    DATE  02/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
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 February 2017...

.Summary...
To say this February was warm was an understatement. The monthly
temperature was over eight degrees above the 30-year average. This
made February 2017 the warmest in 85 years, and one of the warmest
ever recorded. Twice during the month, highs reached the 80-degree
mark, and these were the first 80-degree readings in February in
four years. There were a few scant cool periods during the month,
but these were few and far between.

Rainfall was within a quarter of an inch of average. No snow fell.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average monthly high temperature was the warmest since 1976,
and the 2nd warmest on record. The average monthly low temperature
was the warmest since 1957, and the 9th warmest on record. The
average monthly temperature was the warmest since 1932, and the 4th
warmest on record.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 23 days, and below average
on five days.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...

Date(s)  Record Type                New Record      Previous Record
 7th     High temperature           80 in 2017        78 in 1937
11th     High temperature           79 in 2017        78 in 1922
         Highest low temperature    63 in 2017        59 in 1880

.Monthly Rainfall...
Even though rainfall was below average, it was the wettest February
since 2015.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

.Monthly Snowfall...
For the second February in a row, no snow fell.

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

.Miscellaneous Phenomena...
A strong thunderstorm produced a 52 MPH wind gust on February 7th.

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