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CXUS54 KLZK 020424
CLAHRO
CXUS54 KLZK 020418
CLAHRO

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
901 PM CST MON JAN 1 2018

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...THE HARRISON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             112   08/03/2011
                        07/18/1936
                        08/09/1934
 LOW              -24   02/12/1899
HIGHEST            94   09/20        68      26       97  07/24
                        07/25
                        07/22
LOWEST              7   12/31        48     -41        5  12/19
                        01/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.0              68.6     2.4     70.8
AVG. MINIMUM     49.1              47.2     1.9     49.4
MEAN             60.1              57.9     2.2     60.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     26              37.1   -11.1       35
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               9.0    -3.0        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     57              78.1   -21.1       70
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.6    -0.6        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        71.03   1945
 MINIMUM        23.26   1901
TOTALS          40.89             44.14   -3.25    35.41
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.12   -0.01     0.09
DAYS >= .01       100             116.1   -16.1      107
DAYS >= .10        71                                 67
DAYS >= .50        24                                 27
DAYS >= 1.00       11              11.8    -0.8        9
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.96   04/29 TO 04/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.5   1966
                        1912
 24 HR TOTAL     14.3   02/15/1993 TO 02/15/1993
 SNOW DEPTH        24   01/21/1918
TOTALS            3.2              11.5    -8.3      4.2
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.32              1.20   -0.88     0.42
SINCE 7/1         0.3               1.8    -1.5      0.5
 LIQUID 7/1      0.03              0.10   -0.07     0.05
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 T       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       8              17.0    -9.0       11
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.0    -1.0        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/11                          1  02/24
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   03/11 TO 03/11           02/23 TO 02/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3112              4005    -893     3345
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1599      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL    1406              1417     -11     1647
 SINCE 1/1       1406              1416     -10     1647

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1902
 LATEST       05/17/1912
EARLIEST                        10/29
LATEST                          04/04
.....................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/270    DATE  04/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/270    DATE  04/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          208
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             98
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         54

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               46     RAIN                      59
LIGHT RAIN              130     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                     151     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     33
HAZE                      9

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

&&

...A Review of 2017 Weather And Climate Data for Harrison...

Summary
====================================================================
2017 at Harrison was equal to 2016 in terms of average temperature.
In terms of the average high temperature, it was the warmest year in
five years. In terms of the average low, it was actually the coolest
year in two years.

In terms of departure from normal, the warmest months (relative to
average) were February and January, and the coolest month was August.

There were no 100-degree days for the fourth year in a row. The number
of days with lows at or below freezing was the least in 19 years (since
1998).

For the second year in a row, rainfall was below average. The wettest
month was April. The only months where rainfall was above average in
2017 were March, April, May, and July. The driest months were during
the fall in September and November, which were both over three inches
below average.

Snowfall was significantly below average. This was the second year in a
row with below average snowfall. There were light snow storms during
January, March, and December. The most snow fell from the March 11th
storm, when two inches accumulated.

Below are averages and extremes observed during the year.
Remember... most of the data below is preliminary until certified
correct by the National Center for Environmental Information in
Asheville, North Carolina.

Temperatures
==============================================================================
----------|  Average Temperatures     |--------Extremes and Dates------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Month     | High  Low   Average  DFN  | Highest/Date(s)  | Lowest/Date(s)    |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
January   | 50.5  31.4    40.9  +4.5  | 72/11th          |  7/7th            |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
February  | 62.4  38.7    50.5 +10.0  | 84/11th          | 20/9th            |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
March     | 64.2  41.9    53.0  +4.2  | 90/20th          | 22/12th           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
April     | 72.0  50.3    61.2  +3.2  | 81/19th, 15th,   | 38/7th            |
          |                           |    14th, 13th    |                   |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
May       | 77.0  54.0    65.5  -0.3  | 87/27th          | 41/1st            |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
June      | 83.2  62.4    72.8  -0.9  | 89/21st, 20th,   | 51/7th            |
          |                           |    16th          |                   |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
July      | 88.8  68.4    78.6  +0.2  | 94/25th, 23rd,   | 58/31st, 30th     |
          |                           |    22nd, 20th    |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
August    | 83.5  64.2    73.8  -3.8  | 93/20th          | 55/24th           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
September | 84.8  58.1    71.5  +2.3  | 94/20th          | 47/7th            |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
October   | 73.7  48.4    61.0  +2.1  | 89/14th          | 25/29th           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
November  | 63.2  40.9    52.0  +3.5  | 84/5th           | 25/22nd           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
December  | 48.6  30.7    39.7  +1.5  | 71/3rd           |  7/31st           |
==============================================================================
=  Year   | 71.0  49.1    60.1  +2.2  | 94 Sep. 20th,    |  7 Dec. 31st,     =
=         |                           |    Jul. 25th,    |    Jan. 7th       =
=         |                           |    Jul. 23rd,    |                   =
=         |                           |    Jul. 22nd,    |                   =
=         |                           |    Jul. 20th,    |                   =
==============================================================================
DFN - Departure from normal, or difference between the average temperature
and the 30-year average temperature (1981-2010)

Precipitation

===================================================================
Monthly Rainfall Data     |            Highest Totals             |
--------------------------|----------------------------------------
Month     | Total |  DFN  |  Calendar Day   |  24-hour Period     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
January   |  2.18 | -0.38 |   0.62/22nd     |  0.68/21st-22nd     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
February  |  1.40 | -1.24 |   1.01/14th     |  1.01/14th          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
March     |  5.64 | +1.85 |   1.11/6th      |  1.11/6th           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
April     | 11.68 | +7.36 |   3.55/29th     |  3.96/29th-30th     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
May       |  5.18 | +0.49 |   1.95/19th     |  2.70/19th-20th     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
June      |  3.37 | -0.87 |   1.26/30th     |  1.26/30th          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
July      |  3.63 | +0.49 |   1.94/4th      |  1.94/4th           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
August    |  2.10 | -1.48 |   0.59/6th      |  0.59/6th           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
September |  0.58 | -3.62 |   0.30/18th     |  0.30/18th          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
October   |  2.46 | -1.09 |   1.50/22nd     |  1.50/22nd          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
November  |  0.79 | -3.44 |   0.40/14th     |  0.40/14th          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
December  |  1.88 | -1.32 |   1.01/22nd     |  1.13/22nd-23rd     |
===================================================================
=Yearly   | 40.89 | -3.25 |   3.55 Apr. 29th|  3.96 Apr. 29th-30th=
===================================================================

============================================================================
Monthly Snowfall Data                 |                                    |
(Snow, Sleet, and Hail)               |           Highest Totals           |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Month     | Total | DFN  | Avg. Depth  | Calendar Day  |  24-hour Period   |
-------------------------|-------------|------------------------------------
January   |  0.4  | -3.8 |     0.0     | 0.3/6th       | 0.4/5th-6th       |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
February  |  0.0  | -3.2 |     0.0     |               |                   |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
March     |  2.5  | +0.5 |     0.1     | 2.0/11th      | 2.0/11th          |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
April     |  0.0  | -0.3 |     0.0     |               |                   |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
May       |  0.0  |  0.0 |     0.0     |               |                   |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
October   |  0.0  | -0.1 |     0.0     |               |                   |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
November  |  0.0  | -0.4 |     0.0     |               |                   |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
December  |  0.3  | -1.0 |     0.0     | 0.3/23rd      | 0.3/23rd-24th     |
============================================================================
=Yearly   |  3.2  | -8.3 |     0.0     | 2.0/Mar. 11th | 2.0/Mar. 11th     =
============================================================================

Summary By Month
==========================================================================
Monthly Averages |          |         |        |         |
Temperatures &   |  Warmest | Coolest |  Most  | Least   |  Monthly/Yearly
Precipitation    |   Since  |  Since  | Since  | Since   |  Rank on Record
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
January          |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |   2012   |         |        |         |
Average Low      |   2012   |         |        |         |
Average Monthly  |   2012   |         |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |  2013  |         |
Snowfall         |          |         |        |  2015   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
February         |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |   1930   |         |        |         |     3rd Warmest
Average Low      |   1938   |         |        |         | ***Warmest
Average Monthly  |   1927   |         |        |         | ***Warmest
Rainfall         |          |         |  2013  |         |
Snowfall         |          |         |        |  2000   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
March            |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |          |   2015  |        |         |
Average Low      |   2012   |         |        |         |
Average Monthly  |          |   2015  |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |  2015  |         |
Snowfall         |          |         |  2015  |         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
April            |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |   2012   |         |        |         |
Average Low      |   2012   |         |        |         |
Average Monthly  |   2012   |         |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |  2011  |         |     5th Wettest
Snowfall         |          |         |        |         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
May              |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |   2014   |         |        |         |
Average Low      |   2015   |         |        |         |
Average Monthly  |   2015   |         |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |  2015  |         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
June             |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |          |   2014  |        |         |
Average Low      |          |   2014  |        |         |
Average Monthly  |          |   2004  |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |  2015  |         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
July             |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |          |   2015  |        |         |
Average Low      |          |   2014  |        |         |
Average Monthly  |          |   2014  |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |        |  2012   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
August           |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |          |   2004  |        |         |     6th coolest
Average Low      |          |   2015  |        |         |
Average Monthly  |          |   2004  |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |        |  2014   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
September        |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |   2005   |         |        |         |
Average Low      |          |   2011  |        |         |
Average Monthly  |          |   2015  |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |        |  2004   |    11th driest
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
October          |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |          |   2015  |        |         |
Average Low      |          |   2013  |        |         |
Average Monthly  |          |   2015  |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |        |  2015   |
Snowfall         |          |         |        |         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
November         |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |          |   2015  |        |         |
Average Low      |          |   2015  |        |         |
Average Monthly  |          |   2015  |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |        |  2007   |     6th driest
Snowfall         |          |         |        |  2016   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
December         |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |          |   2014  |        |         |
Average Low      |   2015   |         |        |         |
Average Monthly  |   2015   |         |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |  2011  |         |
Snowfall         |          |         |        |  2015   |
============================================================================
Yearly           |          |         |        |         |
Average High     |   2012   |         |        |         |
Average Low      |          |   2015  |        |         |
Average Annual   |          |   2016  |        |         |
Rainfall         |          |         |  2015  |         |
Snowfall         |          |         |        |  2012   |
============================================================================


First and Last Dates     Dates            Notes
========================================================================
Last Freeze         | March 15th     | Earliest since 2012
First 80-degree Day | February 11th  | Earliest since 1957
First 90-degree Day | March 20th     | Earliest since 1907, 2nd earliest
Last 90-degree Day  | September 26th | Latest since 2015
Last 80-degree Day  | November 5th   | Earliest since 2015
First Freeze        | October 27th   | Earliest since 2013
========================================================================

Number of Days With Temperatures      Notes
==========================================================
At or below freezing           | 57 | Least since 1998
At or above 90 degrees         | 26 | Least since 2014
At or above 100 degrees        |  0 | Fourth Year in a Row
==========================================================

Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Year
============================================================================
Date          Record Type                New Record      Previous Record
============================================================================
Feb.  7th     High temperature           76 in 2017        75 in 2015
Feb. 11th     High temperature           84 in 2017        76 in 1928
              Highest low temperature    52 in 2017        51 in 1938
Feb. 20th     Highest low temperature    57 in 2017        54 in 2016
              Highest low temperature    56 in 2017        53 in 1920
Feb. 28th     Highest low temperature    58 in 2017        57 in 1904
Mar. 20th     High temperature           90 in 2017        90 in 1907
Apr. 22nd     Coolest high temperature   49 in 2017        51 in 1907
Jul. 27th     Warmest Low Temperature    76 in 2017        76 in 2015, 1976
Aug. 13th     Coolest High Temperature   73 in 2017        74 in 2004
Nov.  2nd     High Temperature           84 in 2017        81 in 1916
Dec. 19th     Warmest Low Temperature    52 in 2017        52 in 1952
Dec. 21st     Warmest Low Temperature    48 in 2017        46 in 1949

.Additional Data and Honorable Mention...
Feb. 11th - The high temperature of 84 degrees was the warmest
February temperature since February 23rd, 1930, and was the 2nd
highest February temperature on record, most recently tying February
23rd, 1930. Also, the daily average temperature of 68.0 degrees most
recently tied February 24th, 1918 for the 4th warmest February daily
average temperature recorded.
Feb. 28th - The low temperature of 58 degrees most recently tied
February 7th, 2009 for the 5th warmest February low temperature on
record. Also, the daily average temperature of 67.5 degrees was the
5th warmest daily average temperature ever recorded in the month of
February.
Mar. 20th - The high temperature of 90 degrees most recently tied
March 22, 1995 for the 4th highest temperature on record during the
month. Since records began at Harrison in 1891, this is only the 4th
time temperatures have reached 90 degrees in March. The other times
were in 1907, 1929, and most recently 1995. This was also the earliest
first 90-degree day at Harrison since 1907, and 2nd earliest on record.
Only 1907 was earlier (March 19th).
Nov.  2nd - The daily average temperature of 71.0 degrees most
recently tied November 7, 2009 for the 5th warmest on record.
Nov.  5th - The high temperature of 84 degrees most recently tied
November 9, 2006 for the 3rd warmest on record for the month.

Daily Record Rainfall Tied or Broken During the Year
====================================================
Date        New Record     Previous Record
====================================================
Apr. 26th   2.22 in 2017    1.60 in 1967
Apr. 29th   3.55 in 2017    2.09 in 2006
Jul.  4th   1.94 in 2017    1.92 in 1988

.Additional Data and Honorable Mention...
Apr. 29th - The 3.55 inches of rain marked the 7th highest calendar
day rainfall recorded in the month of April since records began, and
the highest April calendar day rainfall since April 25, 2011.

Daily Record Snowfall Tied or Broken During the Year
====================================================
Date        New Record     Previous Record
====================================================
None.

Monthly Records Tied or Broken During the Year
============================================================================
Month     Record Type                 New Record/Date   Previous Record/Date
============================================================================
None.

Other Records Broken During the Year/Miscellaneous Phenomena
=============================================================================
None.

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