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CLIMATE REPORT...RESENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
502 AM CST WED JAN 1 2014

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2013

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              -12   02/12/1899
HIGHEST           101   09/08        73      28      111  07/30
                        06/27
LOWEST             20   12/07        52     -32       19  12/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.1              72.9    -0.8     76.9
AVG. MINIMUM     51.6              52.5    -0.9     54.6
MEAN             61.9              62.7    -0.8     65.8
DAYS MAX >= 90     78              69.2     8.8       94
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               4.0    -1.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     62              50.6    11.4       36
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        81.79   2009
 MINIMUM        28.26   1963
TOTALS          52.78             49.75    3.03    42.25
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.14    0.00     0.12
DAYS >= .01       110             105.7     4.3       89
DAYS >= .10        69              71.1    -2.1       59
DAYS >= .50        33              33.3    -0.3       30
DAYS >= 1.00       19              14.4     4.6       14
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.54   12/20 TO 12/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           32.6   1960
 24 HR TOTAL     13.0   01/17/1893 TO 01/18/1893
 SNOW DEPTH        15   01/21/1918
TOTALS            1.6               3.5    -1.9     10.9
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.16              0.40   -0.24     1.09
SINCE 7/1         1.3               0.2     1.1     10.3
 LIQUID 7/1      0.13                MM      MM     1.03
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 T       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE      11               1.7     9.3        4
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.9     0.1        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/10
                        12/08
                        12/09
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   12/06 TO 12/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3228              3053     175     2250
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1197      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL    2207              2206       1     2637
 SINCE 1/1       2207              2206       1     2637

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              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/300    DATE  05/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/310    DATE  05/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          108
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            152
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        105


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               45     RAIN                      66
LIGHT RAIN              128     FREEZING RAIN              2
LT FREEZING RAIN          8     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      8
FOG                     149     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     16
HAZE                     18

-  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 THE YEAR 2013...

.SUMMARY...
THROUGH THE YEAR...THERE WERE ONLY THREE MONTHS WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE ABOVE NORMAL...WITH SEPTEMBER SEEING THE GREATEST POSITIVE
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL AT +3.1 DEGREES. MARCH SHOWED THE GREATEST
OVER ALL DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL WITH -4.4 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE MOST
NEGATIVE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL SINCE FEBRUARY 2010. THE HOTTEST
TEMPERATURES WERE SEEN DURING JUNE AND SEPTEMBER. THE ONLY OTHER YEAR
WHERE THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE OCCURRED IN SEPTEMBER WAS 1947. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE OCCURRED DURING DECEMBER.

THIS YEAR...THERE WERE ONLY TWO DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES SET...AS
OPPOSED TO THE 11 WHICH WERE SET LAST YEAR. IN FACT...COLD AIR THE FIRST WEEK
OF MAY BROUGHT LITTLE ROCK ITS FIRST RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES IN NEARLY THREE
YEARS.

THROUGH EACH MONTH...RAINFALL WAS USUALLY WITHIN AN INCH AND A HALF
ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL. THE MOST RAIN FELL IN MAY...WITH 7.16
INCHES...OR 2.29 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

FOR THE 12TH YEAR IN A ROW...MEASURABLE SNOW FELL. HOWEVER...FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE 2009...SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL. SNOW FELL IN THREE
MONTHS...AND MEASURABLE SNOW FELL IN TWO MONTHS.

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