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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
331 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE HARRISON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   03/24/1929
 LOW              -10   03/12/1948
HIGHEST            90   03/20        59      31       85  03/15
LOWEST             22   03/12        39     -17       26  03/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.2              59.9     4.3     64.6
AVG. MINIMUM     41.9              37.7     4.2     41.7
MEAN             53.0              48.8     4.2     53.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      7               8.7    -1.7        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.83   2008
 MINIMUM         0.64   1971
TOTALS           5.64              3.79    1.85     3.79
DAILY AVG.       0.18              0.12    0.06     0.12
DAYS >= .01        15              10.3     4.7       12
DAYS >= .10        10                                  9
DAYS >= .50         6                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.11   03/06 TO 03/06

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.0   1988
 24 HR TOTAL     13.8   03/08/1994 TO 03/09/1994
 SNOW DEPTH        14   03/09/1994
TOTALS            2.5               2.0     0.5      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.25              0.20    0.05     0.00
SINCE 7/1         3.4              11.2    -7.8      3.7
 LIQUID 7/1      0.34              1.00   -0.66     0.37
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               2.0     1.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/11
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   03/11 TO 03/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     368               508    -140      363
 SINCE 7/1       2774              3680    -906     2976
COOLING TOTAL       6                 6       0        5
 SINCE 1/1         13                 6       7        5

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1902
 LATEST       05/17/1912
EARLIEST                        10/29
LATEST                          04/04
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/160    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/210    DATE  03/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                8     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...Data for Harrison for March 2017...

.Summary...
Above average temperatures continued into March. Even though the
month was warm, it turned out to be the coolest in a couple of
years. The coolest period of the month was in the second week, when
readings were around 10 to 15 degrees below average.

Measurable rain fell in the first two weeks, and during the last
week. There were 15 days with measurable rainfall, which was the
most in two years.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the coolest since 2015. The average
low temperature was the warmest since 2012. The average monthly
temperature was the coolest since 2015.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 21 days, average on three
days, and below average on seven days. There were seven days with
freezing temperatures, which was the most during the month since
2014.

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

Date(s)  Record Type                New Record      Previous Record
20th     High temperature           90 in 2017         90 in 1907

On the 20th, the high temperature of 90 degrees most recently tied
March 22, 1995 for the 4th highest temperature on record during the
month. Since records began at Harrison in 1891, this is only the 4th
time temperatures have reached 90 degrees in March. The other times
were in 1907, 1929, and most recently 1995.

.Monthly Rainfall...
Rainfall was above average. It was the wettest March since 2015.

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

.Monthly Snowfall...
Snow fell for the first March since 2015, and it was right at
average for the month. The average snow depth for the month was 0.1
inches, which was the most since 2015.

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

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