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CLAHRO

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
340 PM CST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE HARRISON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2015

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            97   08/09        68      29       96  08/23
LOWEST              2   01/08        48     -46       -2  01/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.9              68.6     0.3     66.9
AVG. MINIMUM     48.2              47.2     1.0     45.6
MEAN             58.6              57.9     0.7     56.3
DAYS MAX >= 90     32              37.1    -5.1       26
DAYS MAX <= 32     10               9.0     1.0       17
DAYS MIN <= 32     68              78.1   -10.1       95
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.6    -0.6        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        71.03   1945
 MINIMUM        23.26   1901
TOTALS          62.64             44.14   18.50    41.20
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.12    0.05     0.11
DAYS >= .01       124             116.1     7.9       99
DAYS >= .10        87                                 57
DAYS >= .50        40                                 28
DAYS >= 1.00       20              11.8     8.2       13
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.63   12/26 TO 12/27

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           13.0              11.5     1.5     17.4
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.30              1.20    0.10     1.74
SINCE 7/1           T               1.8    -1.8      0.6
 LIQUID 7/1        MM              0.10      MM     0.06
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 T       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE      17              17.0     0.0       23
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.0     1.0        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   02/17                          6  02/05
                        02/16
 24 HR TOTAL      5.0   02/16 TO 02/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3668              4005    -337     4406
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1599      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL    1466              1417      49     1358
 SINCE 1/1       1466              1416      50     1358

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/030    DATE  07/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/030    DATE  07/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          204
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             98
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         58

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               60     RAIN                      80
LIGHT RAIN              135     FREEZING RAIN              6
LT FREEZING RAIN          8     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      0
FOG                     173     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     41
HAZE                     15

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

&&

...A REVIEW OF 2015 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR HARRISON...

SUMMARY
===========================================================================
IT WAS THE WARMEST YEAR SINCE 2012...BUT WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE
30-YEAR AVERAGE. IN TERMS OF RAINFALL...IT WAS THE WETTEST YEAR SINCE 1990...
AND THE 4TH WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD. ONLY 1990 /62.91 INCHES/...1927 /68.42
INCHES/...AND 1945 /71.03 INCHES/ WERE WETTER. SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE...
BUT NOT AS EXCESSIVE AS THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS.

IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF JANUARY...DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE AS MUCH AS
10 TO NEAR 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. ALL THAT CHANGED THE SECOND HALF OF THE
MONTH...AS WARMER CONDITIONS SET IN...AND TEMPERATURES REGULARLY HIT THE 50S
AND 60S.

WARMER TEMPERATURES LASTED INTO THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF FEBRUARY. BY THE LATTER
HALF OF THE MONTH...THE TREND REVERSED...AND MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES SET IN.
PRECIPITATION HAD BEEN SPARSE UNTIL LATE FEBRUARY...WHEN A COLDER AND WETTER
PATTERN PREVAILED. THE COLD WEATHER CONTINUED INTO EARLY MARCH...AND WITH THE
ABUNDANT MOISTURE PRESENT...THERE WERE SEVERAL ROUNDS OF WINTER WEATHER FROM
MID FEBRUARY UNTIL THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH.

RAINFALL IN APRIL WAS BELOW AVERAGE...BUT BY MAY...WETTER CONDITIONS SET IN.

MUCH OF THE SUMMER MONTHS SAW TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO AVERAGE...WITH RAINFALL
ABOVE AVERAGE.

THROUGH THE FALL MONTHS...TEMPERATURES WERE FAIRLY WARM. FROM MID SEPTEMBER
THROUGH MID OCTOBER...RAINFALL WAS FAIRLY SPARSE. NEAR-RECORD WARMTH
WAS SEEN DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER. OVERALL...WARM WEATHER CONTINUED
THROUGH NOVEMBER. WET WEATHER RETURNED...WITH RAINFALL EVELY DISTRIBUTED
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.

WARMER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUED WELL INTO DECEMBER...WITH NEAR
RECORD RAINFALL IN THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH.

BELOW ARE AVERAGES AND EXTREMES OBSERVED DURING THE YEAR.
REMEMBER...MOST OF THE DATA BELOW IS PRELIMINARY UNTIL CERTIFIED
CORRECT BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER IN ASHEVILLE NORTH
CAROLINA.

TEMPERATURES
===========================================================================
--------|    AVERAGE TEMPERATURES   |---------------EXTREMES---------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MONTH | HIGH   LOW    AVG    DFN  | HIGHEST/DATES    | LOWEST/DATES     |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  JAN  | 47.7  27.5    37.6  +1.2  | 70/19TH          |  2/8TH           |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  FEB  | 42.5  21.3    31.9  -8.6  | 75/07TH          |  7/19TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  MAR  | 59.2  38.0    48.6  -0.2  | 82/31ST          | 14/06TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  APR  | 69.3  48.4    58.8  +0.8  | 82/08TH...07TH   | 31/04TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  MAY  | 75.5  56.6    66.0  +0.2  | 84/29TH          | 43/22ND          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  JUN  | 85.1  66.5    75.8  +2.1  | 92/24TH          | 57/01ST          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  JUL  | 88.7  70.8    79.8  +1.4  | 94/27TH...15TH   | 62/31ST          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  AUG  | 85.6  63.4    74.5  -3.1  | 97/09TH          | 52/20TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  SEP  | 82.6  60.2    71.4  +2.2  | 91/06TH          | 47/13TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  OCT  | 71.7  49.0    60.4  +1.5  | 91/15TH          | 37/30TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  NOV  | 61.7  40.7    51.2  +2.7  | 72/04TH          | 20/22ND          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  DEC  | 57.2  36.2    46.7  +8.6  | 74/10TH          | 25/30TH          |
===========================================================================
= YEAR  | 68.9  48.2    58.6  +0.7  | 97 AUG 9TH       | 2 JAN 8TH        =
===========================================================================
DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL


PRECIPITATION - RAINFALL
=========================================================================
|MONTH|  TOTAL |  DFN  | HIGHEST/CALENDAR DAY |  HIGHEST/24-HOUR PERIOD |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JAN |  1.82  | -0.74 | 0.86/02ND            |  1.16/02ND-03RD         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| FEB |  1.72  | -0.92 | 0.53/16TH            |  0.77/15TH-16TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MAR |  5.94  | +2.15 | 1.16/25TH            |  1.16/25TH              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| APR |  2.76  | -1.56 | 0.66/01ST            |  0.66/01ST              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MAY | 10.27  | +6.02 | 1.85/10TH            |  2.06/10TH-11TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JUN |  5.52  | +1.28 | 1.06/18TH            |  1.47/17TH-18TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JUL |  6.62  | +3.48 | 2.26/02ND            |  2.26/02ND              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| AUG |  5.13  | +1.55 | 2.51/30TH            |  2.51/30TH              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| SEP |  5.05  | +0.85 | 3.98/08TH            |  4.53/08TH-09TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| OCT |  2.03  | -1.52 | 0.41/23RD            |  0.67/15TH-16TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| NOV |  6.90  | +2.67 | 1.70/05TH            |  2.20/16TH-17TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| DEC |  8.44  | +5.24 | 4.38/27TH            |  4.63/26TH-27TH         |
=========================================================================
= YEAR  62.64   +18.50   3.98 SEP 08TH           4.53 SEP 08TH-09TH     =
=========================================================================

PRECIPITATION - SNOWFALL/SLEET/HAIL
=======================================================================================
|MONTH| TOTAL |  DFN | AVG DEPTH| CALENDAR DAY MAX         | 24-HOUR MAX              |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JAN | TRACE | -4.2 |   0.0    | TRACE/15TH...07TH...04TH | TRACE/15TH...07TH...04TH |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| FEB |  8.7  | +5.5 |   0.7    | 5.0/16TH                 | 5.5/16TH-17TH            |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MAR |  4.3  | +2.3 |   0.3    | 4.0/04TH                 | 4.3/04TH-05TH            |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| APR |  0.0  | -0.3 |   0.0    |                          |                          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| OCT |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0    |                          |                          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| NOV | TRACE | -0.4 |   0.0    | TRACE/21ST               | TRACE/21ST               |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| DEC | TRACE | -1.3 |   0.0    | TRACE/17TH               | TRACE/17TH               |
=======================================================================================
=YEAR | 13.0    +1.5     0.1      5.0 FEB 16TH               5.5 FEB 16TH-17TH        |
=======================================================================================

SUMMARY BY MONTH
=====================================================================
    MONTH     | WARMEST | COOLEST |   MOST  |  LEAST | MONTHLY/YEARLY
AVG TEMPS/RAIN|  SINCE  |  SINCE  |  SINCE  |  SINCE | RANK ON RECORD
---------------------------------------------------------------------
JAN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2013   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2013   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2013   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2013   |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2013  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
FEB           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |   2010  |         |        |  9TH COLDEST
AVG LOW       |         |   1978  |         |        |  8TH COLDEST
AVG MONTHLY   |         |   1989  |         |        |  9TH COLDEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2013   |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |  2011   |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
MAR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2008   |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2013  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
APR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |   2013  |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2012  |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
MAY           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |   2013  |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |   2013  |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  1990   |        |  5TH WETTEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------
JUN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2013   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2011   |         |         |        |  6TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2009   |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
JUL           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2012   |         |         |        |  9TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2010   |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
AUG           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |   2013  |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |   2004  |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |   2009  |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2013   |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
SEP           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2013   |         |         |        |  7TH WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2013   |         |         |        |  9TH WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2013  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
OCT           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |   2013  |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |   2013  |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |   2013  |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2010  |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
NOV           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2011   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2009   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2006   |        | 10TH WETTEST
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2013  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
DEC           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1957   |         |         |        |  2ND WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  1984   |         |         |        |  2ND WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  1984   |         |         |        |  2ND WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |  1982   |        |  2ND WETTEST
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2014  |
=====================================================================
YEAR          |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG YEARLY    |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  1990   |        |  4TH WETTEST
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2012  |
=====================================================================

FIRST/LAST DATES       DATE           NOTES
====================================================
LAST FREEZE         | APR 04TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2012
FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY | MAR 31ST | EARLIEST SINCE 2013
FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY | JUN 10TH | LATEST SINCE 2013
LAST 90-DEGREE DAY  | OCT 15TH | LATEST SINCE 1929
LAST 80-DEGREE DAY  | OCT 21ST | EARLIEST SINCE 2013
FIRST FREEZE        | NOV 09TH | LATEST SINCE 2011
====================================================

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES      NOTES
=======================================================
AT OR BELOW FREEZING           | 68 | FEWEST SINCE 2012
AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES         | 32 | MOST SINCE 2013
AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES        |  0 | FEWEST SINCE 2014
=======================================================

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
============================================================================
DATE     RECORD TYPE                   NEW RECORD      PREVIOUS RECORD
============================================================================
JAN 19TH WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       51 IN 2015        51 IN 2006
FEB 07TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              75 IN 2015        74 IN 1926
FEB 23RD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      25 IN 2015        26 IN 1910
FEB 27TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      20 IN 2015        27 IN 1934
JUL 27TH WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       76 IN 2015        76 IN 1976
OCT 15TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              91 IN 2015        89 IN 1950
DEC 10TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              74 IN 2015        73 IN 1933
DEC 12TH WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       64 IN 2015        58 IN 1984
DEC 21ST HIGH TEMPERATURE              69 IN 2015        68 IN 1957...1949

DAILY RECORD RAINFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE        NEW RECORD        OLD RECORD
====================================================
MAR 13TH   1.08 IN 2015      0.93 IN 1999
JUL 22ND   1.38 IN 2015      1.31 IN 1950
AUG 30TH   2.51 IN 2015      2.21 IN 1962
NOV 05TH   1.70 IN 2015      1.69 IN 1994
DEC 27TH   4.38 IN 2015      2.97 IN 2008

DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE        NEW RECORD          OLD RECORD
====================================================
MAR 04TH   4.0 IN 2015         2.5 IN 1965

MONTHLY RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
===================================================================================
MONTH RECORD TYPE                 NEW RECORD/DATE           PREVIOUS RECORD/DATE
===================================================================================
DEC   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE     64 12/12/2015          63 12/29/1984...12/31/1951

OTHER RECORDS BROKEN DURING THE YEAR/MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA
==================================================================================
JAN 07TH - ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH PRESSURE SET AT 30.92 INCHES / 1047.11 MILLIBARS.
           PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 30.88 INCHES / 1045.75 MILLIBARS ON 01/07/1968.
JUL 25TH - 55 MPH WIND GUST WAS RECORDED DURING THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG THUNDERSTORM.
           HIGHEST WIND GUST SINCE JULY 20TH 2000.


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