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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
526 AM CDT WED SEP 3 2014

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2014 TO 8/31/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 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             114   08/03/2011
 LOW               46   06/03/1969
HIGHEST            97   08/25        MM      MM      101  06/27
                        08/24
LOWEST             62   07/18        MM      MM       59  06/03
                        07/17
                        06/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     88.4              91.3    -2.9     90.6
AVG. MINIMUM     70.3              71.7    -1.4     70.4
MEAN             79.4              81.5    -2.1     80.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     47              57.2   -10.2       60
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          14.70              9.51    5.19     8.98
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.10    0.06     0.10
DAYS >= .01        27              23.3     3.7       20
DAYS >= .10        22              15.4     6.6       13
DAYS >= .50        12               6.7     5.3        4
DAYS >= 1.00        5               2.5     2.5        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.87   07/10 TO 07/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 0       0        0
COOLING TOTAL    1343              1520    -177     1445
 SINCE 1/1       1610              1801    -191     1706

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              5.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/270    DATE  06/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/260    DATE  06/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           24
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             50
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               16     RAIN                      18
LIGHT RAIN               28     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      38     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                     11

-  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 LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD FOR SUMMER 2014...

IN TERMS OF AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND SEASONAL TEMPERATURES...THIS
WAS THE COOLEST SUMMER IN SEVERAL YEARS. ON OVER HALF OF THE DAYS...
DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL.

FOR THE FIRST SUMMER SINCE 2009...THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH
TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES. THERE WERE ALSO NO LOW
TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST SUMMER SINCE 2009.

FOR THE SECOND JUNE IN A ROW...THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES
AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES. HIGHS WERE THE COLDEST IN OVER A DECADE...
WHILE LOWS WERE THE COLDEST IN EIGHT YEARS. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE
1995...THERE WERE NO TEMPERATURES WARMER THAN 92 DEGREES DURING THE
MONTH.

JULY WILL LONG BE REMEMBERED AS ONE OF THE COLDEST ON RECORD...IN
TERMS OF AVERAGE...AS WELL AS HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES. THERE WERE
SEVERAL PERIODS DURING THE MONTH WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE
60S...AND HIGHS ONLY IN THE 70S. FOR THE SECOND JULY IN A ROW...THERE
WERE NO TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES. FOR THE FIRST TIME
SINCE 2007...THERE WERE NO TEMPERATURES ABOVE 94 DEGREES.

THE TREND OF BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUED WELL INTO AUGUST.
IN MUCH OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES ONLY REACHED
94 DEGREES. HOWEVER...REVERSING THE TREND OF MUCH OF THE
SUMMER...THE LAST HALF OF AUGUST LARGELY SAW TEMPERATURES AT OR
ABOVE AVERAGE. FOR THE SECOND AUGUST IN A ROW...HOWEVER...THERE WERE
NO TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES...AND NO LOW TEMPERATURES AT
OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES.

IN JUNE...RAINFALL WAS RATHER ABUNDANT AND FREQUENT...AND IT WAS THE
FIRST TIME IN TEN YEARS WITH JUNE RAINFALL AT OR ABOVE NORMAL.

EVEN THOUGH JULY WAS THE WETTEST JULY IN SEVERAL YEARS...RAINFALL
WAS BELOW AVERAGE.

IN AUGUST...PRECIPITATION WAS MOST FREQUENT FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE
11TH. THERE WERE ONLY TWO DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE MONTH. IT WAS THE DRIEST AUGUST IN FOUR YEARS.

.TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES WERE THE COOLEST SINCE 2004.

THE AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2009.

.RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST SUMMER SINCE 2009...AND THE 20TH WETTEST ON
RECORD.

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