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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
555 PM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   01/25/1950
 LOW               -8   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            68   01/27        50      18       71  01/20
                        01/20
                        01/19
LOWEST             10   01/08        31     -21        9  01/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.8              50.5     1.3     50.7
AVG. MINIMUM     31.0              31.2    -0.2     25.0
MEAN             41.4              40.8     0.6     37.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.7    -1.7        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              17.3    -2.3       25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.04   1937
 MINIMUM         0.25   2003
TOTALS           2.97              3.55   -0.58     2.34
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.11   -0.01     0.08
DAYS >= .01         6               8.9    -2.9        6
DAYS >= .10         5                                  4
DAYS >= .50         3                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.98   01/02 TO 01/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.0   1918
 24 HR TOTAL     13.0   01/17/1893 TO 01/18/1893
 SNOW DEPTH        15   01/21/1918
TOTALS              T               1.6    -1.6        T
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.20   -0.20        T
SINCE 7/1         0.1               1.8    -1.7      1.3
 LIQUID 7/1      0.01                MM      MM     0.13
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       1               0.6     0.4        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   01/15 TO 01/15


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     724               749     -25      833
 SINCE 7/1       1900              1946     -46     2103
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

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              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/280    DATE  01/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  01/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

-  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 JANUARY 2015...

.SUMMARY...
IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH...DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
WERE AS HIGH AS 10 TO NEAR 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. ALL THAT CHANGED
THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH...AS WARMER CONDITIONS SET IN...AND
TEMPERATURES REGULARLY HIT THE 50S AND 60S. THIS LEFT THE MONTH...ON
THE WHOLE...0.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.

RAINFALL MOSTLY CAME IN THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE MONTH...AND WAS
ONLY SPARSE AFTER THAT. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS THE WETTEST JANUARY IN
TWO YEARS...RAINFALL WAS STILL BELOW AVERAGE.

NO MEASURABLE SNOW FELL FOR THE 2ND JANUARY IN A ROW.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST
SINCE 2013.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

ABOVE NORMAL ON 17 DAYS...NORMAL ON TWO DAYS...BELOW NORMAL ON 12
DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...

THERE WERE 15 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...WHICH
WAS THE FEWEST SINCE 2012.

THERE WERE 12 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 60...WHICH WAS THE
MOST SINCE 2012.

THERE WAS ONE DAY WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 10 DEGREES OR LESS...WHICH
WAS THE SAME AS 2014.

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

NONE.

.RAINFALL...

IT WAS THE WETTEST JANUARY SINCE 2013...BUT RAINFALL WAS BELOW THE
30-YEAR AVERAGE.

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

NONE.

.SNOWFALL...

NO MEASURABLE SNOW FELL FOR THE 2ND JANUARY IN A ROW.

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

NONE.

.MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA...

ON THE 7TH...THE PRESSURE ROSE TO 30.91 INCHES. THIS MARKED THE HIGHEST
PRESSURE AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE JANUARY 2ND 2008...AND TIED JANUARY 2ND
2008 AND FEBRUARY 9TH 1989 FOR THE 7TH HIGHEST PRESSURE EVER RECORDED.
THE HIGHEST PRESSURE EVER RECORDED AT LITTLE ROCK WAS 30.98 INCHES...
ON JANUARY 5TH 1924...AND DECEMBER 23RD 1989.

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