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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
604 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2014 TO 2/28/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   02/25/1918
 LOW              -12   02/12/1899
HIGHEST            75   02/14        MM      MM       79  02/20
LOWEST             10   01/08        MM      MM        9  01/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.5              52.6    -2.1     51.3
AVG. MINIMUM     32.5              33.1    -0.6     29.7
MEAN             41.5              42.8    -1.3     40.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               3.9     0.1        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     42              42.7    -0.7       60
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           9.97             12.18   -2.21    12.51
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.14   -0.03     0.14
DAYS >= .01        27              27.7    -0.7       22
DAYS >= .10        18              17.7     0.3       13
DAYS >= .50         9               8.5     0.5        9
DAYS >= 1.00        3               3.3    -0.3        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.98   01/02 TO 01/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.0   1918
 24 HR TOTAL     13.0   01/17/1893 TO 01/18/1893
 SNOW DEPTH        15   01/21/1918
TOTALS            5.3               3.1     2.2      4.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.53              0.30    0.23     0.40
SINCE 7/1         5.4               3.1     2.3      4.0
 LIQUID 7/1      0.54                MM      MM     0.40
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 T       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       9               1.4     7.6       16
DAYS >= 1.0         3               0.8     2.2        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   02/17
 24 HR TOTAL      2.2   02/16 TO 02/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2075              1999      76     2189
 SINCE 7/1         MM              2513      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3        5
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0

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              7.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/280    DATE  01/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  01/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           24
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             25
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         41


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      13
LIGHT RAIN               27     FREEZING RAIN              3
LT FREEZING RAIN          5     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      3
FOG                      37     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      8
HAZE                      5

-  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 WINTER 2014-2015...

.SUMMARY...

FOR THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF WINTER...AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE OVER
1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. HOWEVER...FEBRUARY...MORE SPECIFICALLY THE
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH...THOSE TRENDS COMPLETELY REVERSED...AND
THE SEASON ENDED OVER A DEGREE BELOW NORMAL.

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED IN EARLY JANUARY...WHEN THE
MERCURY HIT 10 DEGREES ON THE 8TH. IN TERMS OF DEPARTURE FROM
NORMAL...THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ACTUAL DAILY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE AND THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE...THE COLDEST
DAYS WERE IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF FEBRUARY.

FOR THE FIRST WINTER SINCE 2010-2011...PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW
AVERAGE. THE DRIEST MONTH WAS JANUARY...AND THE WETTEST MONTH WAS
FEBRUARY.

FOR THE 7TH CONSECUTIVE WINTER...MEASURABLE SNOW FELL...AND ALL OF
IT WAS IN FEBRUARY. THIS WAS ALSO THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE WINTER WITH
ABOVE AVERAGE SNOWFALL.

.SEASONAL TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 2009-2010. THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2012-2013. THE AVERAGE
SEASONAL TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2013-2014.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...

AT OR BELOW FREEZING....42...FEWEST SINCE 2012-2013.
AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES...2...FEWEST SINCE 2009-2010.

.RAINFALL...

IT WAS THE DRIEST WINTER SINCE 2010-2011...AND THE FIRST ONE SINCE
THEN WITH BELOW AVERAGE PRECIPITATION.

.SNOWFALL...

IT WAS THE SNOWIEST WINTER SINCE 2012-2013.

.MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA...

ON JANUARY 7TH...THE PRESSURE ROSE TO 30.91 INCHES. THIS MARKED THE
HIGHEST PRESSURE AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE JANUARY 2ND 2008...AND TIED
JANUARY 2ND 2008 AND FEBRUARY 9TH 1989 FOR THE 7TH HIGHEST PRESSURE
EVER RECORDED. THE HIGHEST PRESSURE EVER RECORDED AT LITTLE ROCK WAS
30.98 INCHES...ON JANUARY 5TH 1924...AND DECEMBER 23RD 1989.

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