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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
836 AM CDT THU JUN 1 2017

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   05/31/1998
                        05/26/1964
 LOW               38   05/04/2013
                        05/03/2013
                        01/01/2000
HIGHEST            89   05/27        81       8       92  05/29
LOWEST             46   05/02        59     -13       50  05/06
                                                          05/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.7              81.1    -1.4     80.5
AVG. MINIMUM     58.5              61.1    -2.6     60.1
MEAN             69.1              71.1    -2.0     70.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               2.2    -2.2        1
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        15.91   1882
 MINIMUM         0.64   1918
TOTALS           6.82              4.87    1.95     3.44
DAILY AVG.       0.22              0.16    0.06     0.11
DAYS >= .01        11              11.1    -0.1       11
DAYS >= .10         8                                  6
DAYS >= .50         4                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.3     1.7        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.07   05/28 TO 05/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.2               3.5    -3.3      5.7
 LIQUID 7/1      0.02                MM      MM     0.57
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      26                20       6        8
 SINCE 7/1       2294              3052    -758     2191
COOLING TOTAL     159               209     -50      179
 SINCE 1/1        266               281     -15      274

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/150    DATE  05/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/150    DATE  05/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

-  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 May 2017...

.Summary...
While there were a few warm periods during the second and third week
of the month, May completely bucked the trends of the last year,
with temperatures well below average.

For the first time in two years, and only the fourth time in the
last two decades, no 90-degree temperatures were recorded in the
month of May, and the temperature has yet to reach 90 degrees for
the year. Looking at complete years of temperature data from Little
Rock from 1880-2016, this happened in only about a third of all
years.

Rainfall was nearly two inches above the 30-year average. It was the
wettest May in two years.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the coolest since 2013. The average
low temperature was the coolest since 2005. The average monthly
temperature was the coolest since 2002.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on nine days, average on three
days, and below average on 19 days.

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

Date  Record Type                New Record          Previous Record
27th  Highest Low Temperature    74 in 2017              74 in 1953

On the 4th, the high temperature of 56 degrees went down as the 8th
coolest high temperature on record in the month of May.

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the wettest May since 2015.

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

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