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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
510 AM CDT WED AUG 3 2016

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             112   07/31/1986
 LOW               54   07/07/1972
HIGHEST           105   07/22        93      12      101  07/29
LOWEST             70   07/11        72      -2       69  07/06
                        07/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     95.3              92.5     2.8     93.9
AVG. MINIMUM     76.3              73.2     3.1     75.4
MEAN             85.8              82.8     3.0     84.6
DAYS MAX >= 90     31              21.7     9.3       28
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)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.65   2009
 MINIMUM         0.01   1930
TOTALS           7.37              3.27    4.10     4.76
DAILY AVG.       0.24              0.11    0.13     0.15
DAYS >= .01        13               8.2     4.8        6
DAYS >= .10        11                                  4
DAYS >= .50         4                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.29   07/14 TO 07/15

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
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 0       0        0
COOLING TOTAL     652               553      99      616
 SINCE 1/1       1466              1259     207     1434

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              6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/300    DATE  07/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    68/280    DATE  07/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

-  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 JULY 2016...

.SUMMARY...
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SIX DAYS...JULY TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE
AVERAGE NEARLY EVERY DAY. THE WARMEST TIME PERIOD CAME IN THE THIRD
WEEK...WHEN TEMPERATURES ROSE ABOVE THE CENTURY MARK FOR THE FIRST
TIME THIS YEAR. READINGS ALSO STAYED ABOVE 80 DEGREES FOR FOUR
CONSECUTIVE DAYS BETWEEN THE 19TH AND 22ND...WHICH WAS THE MOST
IN JULY SINCE 1932.

RAINFALL WAS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH...AND WAS FAIRLY WELL
DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. NEARLY HALF OF THE RAIN FELL ON
THE 15TH.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2012. THE AVERAGE
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1998...AND THE 2ND WARMEST ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
2012...AND THE 10TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST AVERAGE MONTHLY
LOW TEMPERATURE SINCE JULY OF 1998...AND WAS THE 2ND WARMEST MONTH
OF ALL TIME IN TERMS OF AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE AVERAGE ON 25 DAYS...BELOW AVERAGE ON FOUR DAYS...AND AVERAGE
ON TWO DAYS.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE              NEW RECORD        PREVIOUS RECORD
 5TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  78 IN 2016          78 IN 1998...1979...
                                                         1975
 6TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATUER  79 IN 2016          78 IN 1921...1913
19TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  80 IN 2016          79 IN 2012...1966
20TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  81 IN 2016          79 IN 1981
21ST  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  81 IN 2016          80 IN 2010...1996...
                                                         1881
22ND  HIGH TEMPERATURE        105 IN 2016         105 IN 1943
      WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  82 IN 2016          80 IN 2010...1954
26TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  80 IN 2016          80 IN 1925...1912...
                                                         1897

OTHER NOTEWORTHY RECORDS/MENTIONS...
22ND...THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 82 MOST RECENTLY TIED JULY 31ST 2012 FOR
THE 2ND WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF JULY. THIS
READING ALSO MOST RECENTLY TIED JULY 10TH 2016 AND JULY 31ST 2012 FOR THE
4TH WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF ALL TIME AT LITTLE ROCK.
21ST AND 20TH...THE LOW OF 81 DEGREES BOTH DAYS MOST RECENTLY TIED JULY
18TH 2000 FOR THE 3RD WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF JULY.
22ND...THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 93.5 MOST RECENTLY TIED JULY 7TH 1998
FOR THE 4TH WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURE ON RECORD...AND THE 5TH
WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF ALL TIME.

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
RAINFALL WAS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH. IT WAS THE WETTEST JULY
SINCE 2009...AND THE 11TH WETTEST OVER ALL.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...

DATE   NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
15TH  3.17 IN 2016       1.75 IN 2015

.MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA...
ON JULY 14TH...A 68 MPH WIND GUST WAS RECORDED AT LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD.
THIS SET A NEW WIND GUST RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JULY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD
WAS 56 MPH...RECORDED ON JULY 27TH 1960. THIS ALSO WAS THE HIGHEST WIND
GUST AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE AUGUST 7TH 2011...AND THE 5TH HIGHEST WIND GUST
EVER RECORDED AT THAT LOCATION.

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