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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
331 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE PINE BLUFF CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1883 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              96   03/05/1918
 LOW               11   03/09/1932
HIGHEST            87   03/21        65      22       86  03/15
LOWEST             30   03/15        44     -14       32  03/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.8              65.0     3.8     68.3
AVG. MINIMUM     47.0              43.7     3.3     47.9
MEAN             57.9              54.4     3.5     58.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               2.6    -1.6        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.20   1894
 MINIMUM         0.39   1966
TOTALS           3.10              5.40   -2.30    15.68
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.17   -0.07     0.51
DAYS >= .01         9              10.7    -1.7       13
DAYS >= .10         6                                 12
DAYS >= .50         3                                  7
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.9    -0.9        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.01   03/07 TO 03/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.0   1892
 24 HR TOTAL     14.0   03/17/1892 TO 03/17/1892
 SNOW DEPTH        14   03/17/1892
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         1.5               3.1    -1.6      3.6
 LIQUID 7/1      0.15              0.30   -0.15     0.36
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     247               347    -100      226
 SINCE 7/1       1958              2735    -777     2133
COOLING TOTAL      36                17      19       21
 SINCE 1/1         57                20      37       25

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/10/2000
 LATEST       04/25/1910
EARLIEST                        11/12
LATEST                          03/16
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/360    DATE  03/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/160    DATE  03/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  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 Pine Bluff for March 2017...

.Summary...
Above average temperatures continued into March. Even though the
month was warm, it turned out to be the coolest in a couple of
years. The coolest period of the month was in the second week, when
readings were around 10 to 15 degrees below average.

Measurable rain fell in the first two weeks, and during the last
week. There were nine days with measurable rainfall, which was the
fewest in five years.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the warmest since 2012. The average
low temperature was the coolest since 2015, and the average monthly
temperature was the coolest since 2015.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 23 days and below average
on eight days. There was only one day with freezing temperatures, as
was the case in 2016.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
None.

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the driest March since 2011.

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

.Monthly Snowfall...
No snow fell for the second March in a row.

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

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