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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1157 AM CDT MON APR 2 2018

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...THE PINE BLUFF CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1883 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   03/05/1918
 LOW               11   03/09/1932
HIGHEST            83   03/27        65      18       87  03/21
                        03/26
LOWEST             32   03/07        44     -12       30  03/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.0              65.0     3.0     68.8
AVG. MINIMUM     46.3              43.7     2.6     47.0
MEAN             57.1              54.4     2.7     57.9
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           5.68              5.40    0.28     3.10
DAILY AVG.       0.18              0.17    0.01     0.10
DAYS >= .01        10              10.7    -0.7        9
DAYS >= .10         6                                  6
DAYS >= .50         4                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.9     2.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.49   03/28 TO 03/28
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

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         4.1               3.1     1.0      1.5
 LIQUID 7/1      0.41              0.30    0.11     0.15
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     260               347     -87      247
 SINCE 7/1       2674              2735     -61     1958
COOLING TOTAL      23                17       6       36
 SINCE 1/1         39                20      19       57

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/10/2000
 LATEST       04/25/1910
EARLIEST                        11/12
LATEST                          03/16
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/150    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/340    DATE  03/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...Data for Pine Bluff for March 2018...

.Summary...
For the second month in a row, the monthly temperature was exactly
2.7 degrees above the 30-year average. However, it was still the
coolest March in several years by average high, low and monthly
temperature.

Rainfall was above average for the first time in two years.

No snow fell for the third year in a row.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high, low and monthly temperature were the coldest since
2015.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 20 days, average on one
day, and below average on ten days.

Similar to the previous two years, there was only one day with a low
temperature at or below freezing in March.

There were three days with highs at or above 80, which was the
fewest since 2016.

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

.Monthly Rainfall...
Rainfall was above average for the first time since 2016. This was
also the wettest March since 2016.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken During the Month...
None.

.Monthly Snowfall...
No snow fell for the third year in a row.

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

.Miscellaneous Phenomena...
None.

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