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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
607 PM CST WED FEB 1 2017

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 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              81   01/30/2002
 LOW               -6   01/20/1985
HIGHEST            74   01/31        49      25       73  01/31
LOWEST             12   01/07        31     -19       22  01/19
                                                          01/18
                                                          01/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.8              49.5     4.3     49.4
AVG. MINIMUM     39.0              32.7     6.3     33.5
MEAN             46.4              41.1     5.3     41.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               2.0     1.0        2
DAYS MIN <= 32      7              15.0    -8.0       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.55   1999
 MINIMUM         0.31   2003
TOTALS           2.28              3.42   -1.14     3.21
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.11   -0.04     0.10
DAYS >= .01        11               9.0     2.0        9
DAYS >= .10         5                                  6
DAYS >= .50         1                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.85   01/16 TO 01/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.4   1988
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0   01/06/1988 TO 01/07/1988
 SNOW DEPTH        12   01/07/1988
TOTALS            0.8               1.7    -0.9      7.2
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.08              0.30   -0.22     0.72
SINCE 7/1         0.8               2.2    -1.4      7.2
 LIQUID 7/1      0.08              0.30   -0.22     0.72
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               0.9     1.1        4
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   01/07
 24 HR TOTAL      0.8   01/05 TO 01/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     569               741    -172      724
 SINCE 7/1       1509              1933    -424     1488
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0        1
 SINCE 1/1          1                 0       1        1

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              5.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    16/MM     DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/220    DATE  01/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.00
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR JANUARY 2017...

.SUMMARY...
DESPITE VERY COLD WEATHER IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH...JANUARY
ENDED UP OVER FIVE DEGREES ABOVE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. ANOMALOUSLY
WARM WEATHER RETURNED TO THE AREA...WITH DAILY TEMPERATURES AS MUCH
AS 10 TO AROUND 25 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY AT
THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK AND END OF THE THIRD.

RAINFALL AND SNOWFALL WERE BELOW AVERAGE.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2012...AND WAS THE 7TH
WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
2006...AND WAS THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2012...AND THE 5TH WARMEST ON
RECORD.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW AVERAGE ON EIGHT DAYS AND ABOVE
AVERAGE ON 23 DAYS.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE              NEW RECORD    PREVIOUS RECORD
10TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE         70 IN 2017       70 IN 2000

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE DRIEST JANUARY SINCE 2011 AND THE 10TH DRIEST ON RECORD.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
SNOWFALL WAS THE LEAST IN THE MONTH SINCE 2015.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.

.MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA...
THE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE FELL TO 29.33 INCHES ON THE AFTERNOON OF
JANUARY 22ND. THIS BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE LOWEST PRESSURE EVER
RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK. THE PREVIOUS
RECORD WAS 29.42 INCHES...WHICH WAS SET ON JANUARY 18TH 1982. THIS
READING ALSO MOST RECENTLY TIED APRIL 1ST 1983 FOR THE 9TH LOWEST
PRESSURE SINCE RECORDS BEGAN.

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