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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1014 AM CDT MON APR 4 2016

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              91   03/31/1974
 LOW               11   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            87   03/15        64      23       84  03/31
LOWEST             32   03/21        43     -11       17  03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.8              64.0     4.8     61.8
AVG. MINIMUM     47.6              42.7     4.9     43.2
MEAN             58.2              53.4     4.8     52.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               3.4    -2.4        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.43   1897
 MINIMUM         0.52   1925
TOTALS          12.33R             4.68    7.65     8.10
DAILY AVG.       0.40              0.15    0.25     0.26
DAYS >= .01        11               9.8     1.2       17
DAYS >= .10        11                                 13
DAYS >= .50         6                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.6     2.4        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.11   03/30 TO 03/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.0   1875
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0   03/06/1875 TO 03/06/1875
 SNOW DEPTH         8   03/17/1892
TOTALS            0.0               0.4    -0.4      5.7
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.57
SINCE 7/1         5.7               3.5     2.2     11.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.57                MM      MM     1.11
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.3    -0.3        3
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     224               375    -151      395
 SINCE 7/1       2113              2888    -775     3041
COOLING TOTAL      21                14       7       14
 SINCE 1/1         27                16      11       14

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              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/220    DATE  03/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/210    DATE  03/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

-  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 MARCH 2016...

.SUMMARY...
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUED THROUGH MUCH OF MARCH...
WITH ONLY BRIEF PERIODS OF COOLER TEMPERATURES.

RAINFALL WAS ABUNDANT THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...AND TENDED TO BE
EXCESSIVE...MAKING IT THE WETTEST MONTH IN A LITTLE OVER FOUR YEARS.
THE WETTEST PERIODS WERE IN THE SECOND WEEK...AND IN THE LAST TWO
DAYS OF THE MONTH.

NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE ALL THE
WARMEST SINCE 2012. THESE...HOWEVER...FAILED TO CRACK THE TOP-10
WARMEST.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
AVERAGE ON ONE DAY...BELOW AVERAGE ON EIGHT DAYS...AND ABOVE AVERAGE
ON 22 DAYS. THERE WAS ONLY ONE DAY WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES...WHICH
WAS THE FEWEST SINCE 2012. THERE WERE TWO 80-DEGREE DAYS...WHICH WAS
THE FEWEST SINCE 2014.

THE FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY OF THE YEAR WAS ON MARCH 15TH...WHICH WAS THE
EARLIEST SINCE 2013.

.TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...
DATE    RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD           PREVIOUS RECORD
15TH    HIGH TEMPERATURE           87 IN 2016             85 IN 1977

ON THE 15TH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES WAS THE WARMEST MARCH
HIGH TEMPERATURE AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE 2012...AND MOST RECENTLY TIED
MARCH 31ST 2012 FOR THE 5TH WARMEST MARCH HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED.

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST MARCH SINCE 1897...AND THE WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE
PREVIOUS WETTEST MARCH WAS IN 1897...WITH 10.43 INCHES.

58 PERCENT OF THIS MONTHS RAIN FELL DURING THE SIX-DAY PERIOD FROM
THE 8TH-13TH. IN FACT...THAT SIX-DAY PERIOD MARKED THE MOST
CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL IN MARCH SINCE 1995.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
DATE     NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
 8TH    2.20 IN 2016        1.97 IN 1990
30TH    4.00 IN 2016        1.91 IN 2002

ON THE 30TH...THE 4.00 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL MARKED THE HIGHEST
MARCH CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE MARCH 9TH 1878...
AND THE 2ND HIGHEST MARCH CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL ON RECORD. THE
HIGHEST MARCH CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL WAS 4.32 INCHES ON MARCH 9TH
1878.

THE 24-HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL OF 4.11 INCHES ON MARCH 30TH-31ST MARKED THE HIGHEST
24-HOUR MARCH RAINFALL AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE MARCH 20TH-21ST OF 2012...AND WAS THE
4TH HIGHEST MARCH 24-HOUR RAINFALL ON RECORD.

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS /SINCE 2013/...ABSOLUTELY NO SNOW FELL DURING
THE MONTH.

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

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