Climatological Report (Seasonal)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
455 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2014 TO 5/31/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2014

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   05/30/1977
 LOW               14   03/03/2014
                        03/02/1980
                        03/02/1980
HIGHEST            90   05/04        73      17       88  05/20
                                                          05/19
                                                          04/16
LOWEST             14R  03/03        53     -39       27  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.5              72.2    -2.7     68.4
AVG. MINIMUM     50.5              52.9    -2.4     49.6
MEAN             60.0              62.5    -2.5     59.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               1.8    -0.8        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.1     0.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      8               2.7     5.3        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          17.16             14.52    2.64    15.93
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.16    0.03     0.17
DAYS >= .01        38              30.6     7.4       33
DAYS >= .10        23              21.8     1.2       22
DAYS >= .50        10              10.1    -0.1        9
DAYS >= 1.00        5               4.1     0.9        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.25   04/13 TO 04/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            5.0   1984
 24 HR TOTAL      5.0   03/09/1984 TO 03/10/1984
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/10/1984
TOTALS            1.6               0.4     1.2        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.16              0.00    0.16        T
SINCE 7/1         5.2               4.4     0.8     10.9
 LIQUID 7/1      0.52              0.50    0.02     1.09
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       7               0.3     6.7        3
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.2     0.8        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/04                          0  MM
                        03/03
 24 HR TOTAL      1.5   03/02 TO 03/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     707               518     189      776
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3005      MM     3045
COOLING TOTAL     264               294     -30      249
 SINCE 1/1        264               296     -32      251

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              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/010    DATE  04/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/220    DATE  03/21

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


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                      12
LIGHT RAIN               29     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      3
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

-  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 SPRING 2014...

.SUMMARY...

EVEN THOUGH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE WARMER THIS SPRING...READINGS
WERE STILL BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE FOR THE 3-MONTH SEASON FROM
MARCH 1ST-MAY 31ST. OVER ALL...READINGS WERE VERY SIMILAR TO LAST SPRING.
HOWEVER...HIGHS WERE WARMER THIS SPRING...WITH COLDER LOWS IN MARCH.

THE BIG STORY THIS SPRING WAS THE COLD IN EARLY MARCH...WHERE NORTH
LITTLE ROCK SAW SOME OF THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES EVER RECORDED IN
THE MONTH OF MARCH...AS WELL AS THE CLIMATOLOGICAL SPRING.
ALSO...SLEET AND SNOW FELL...AND STAYED ON THE GROUND FOR SEVERAL
DAYS...PROLONGING THE COLDER TEMPERATURES.

THERE WAS ANOTHER COLD SNAP IN MID AND LATE MARCH. WITH THE ONE IN
MID MARCH...SNOW FELL...AND NORTH LITTLE ROCK SAW ITS LATEST
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL SINCE 1987.

TEMPERATURES GRADUALLY WARMED THROUGH APRIL...THOUGH READINGS CAME
WITHIN THREE DEGREES OF THE FREEZING MARK ON THE 15TH. DURING MAY...THE
WARMEST READINGS CAME EARLY IN THE FIRST WEEK...AND BY MID MONTH...
TEMPERATURES HAD FALLEN CLOSE TO RECORD LOWS...AND WITHIN
FOUR DEGREES OF THE ALL-TIME RECORD LOW FOR MAY.

.TEMPERATURES...
AVERAGE HIGH...LOW AND SEASONAL TEMPERATURES...EVEN THOUGH BELOW THE
30-YEAR AVERAGE...WERE THE WARMEST SINCE 2012.

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 5TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE WAS THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

THERE WERE EIGHT DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...
WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE THE SPRING OF 1996. THERE WAS ONE DAY WITH
A HIGH AT OR BELOW FREEZING...WHICH TIED 2002...1996...1989...AND
1980 FOR THE MOST ON RECORD.

AS WAS THE CASE LAST YEAR...THERE WAS ONE DAY WITH A TEMPERATURE AT
OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES.

.RAINFALL...
FOR THE 2ND SPRING IN A ROW...RAINFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE. IT WAS THE
WETTEST SPRING SINCE 2011...AND THE 9TH WETTEST ON RECORD.
MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 38 DAYS...WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE THE
SPRING OF 1991.

.SNOWFALL...
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008.

IT WAS THE SNOWIEST SPRING SINCE 2008...AND THE 3RD SNOWIEST ON
RECORD.

THERE WERE SIX DAYS WITH SNOWFALL DURING THE SPRING...WHICH WAS THE
MOST SINCE 1989...AND THE MOST ON RECORD. THERE WERE TWO DAYS WITH
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL..WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE 2008.

THERE WERE FOUR DAYS WITH MEASURABLE SNOW ON THE GROUND...WHICH WAS
THE MOST SINCE 2008...AND THE MOST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH
FOR THE SEASON WAS 0.1 INCH...WHICH TIED 1984 FOR THE MOST ON
RECORD.

.FIRST/LAST DATES...
LAST FREEZE...MARCH 26TH...SAME AS LAST YEAR
FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY...APRIL 3RD...THE EARLIEST SINCE 2012.
FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY...MAY 4TH...THE EARLIEST SINCE 2012.

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