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

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...THE PINE BLUFF CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1883 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             112   08/15/1943
 LOW               -6   01/13/1918
                        01/12/1918
HIGHEST           100   08/07        73      27       96  08/25
                        07/29                             07/14
LOWEST             11   01/08        52     -41       10  01/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.3              73.3     0.0     70.7
AVG. MINIMUM     53.2              52.5     0.7     50.5
MEAN             63.3              62.9     0.4     60.6
DAYS MAX >= 90     86              69.3    16.7       52
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               3.3     0.7        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     47              43.2     3.8       72
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        82.89   1905
 MINIMUM        31.97   2010
TOTALS          51.31             51.15    0.16    41.41
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.14    0.00     0.11
DAYS >= .01       107             108.7    -1.7      107
DAYS >= .10        77              70.9     6.1       66
DAYS >= .50        39              32.9     6.1       32
DAYS >= 1.00       15              16.0    -1.0       13
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.55   11/16 TO 11/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.1   1966
 24 HR TOTAL     14.0   03/17/1892 TO 03/17/1892
 SNOW DEPTH        14   03/17/1892
TOTALS            9.1               3.1     6.0      3.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.91              0.20    0.71     0.36
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.2    -0.2      0.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00     0.01
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       9               0.9     8.1       13
DAYS >= 1.0         3               0.8     2.2        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   02/26                          3  02/08
 24 HR TOTAL      6.0   02/25 TO 02/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2788              2881     -93     3380
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1153      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL    2297              2131     166     1901
 SINCE 1/1       2297              2132     165     1901

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/200    DATE  05/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/200    DATE  05/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          225
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             79
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         60


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               56     RAIN                      67
LIGHT RAIN              132     FREEZING RAIN              5
LT FREEZING RAIN          5     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      3
FOG                     146     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     16
HAZE                     28

-  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 PINE BLUFF...

SUMMARY
===========================================================================
2015 WAS CLOSE TO NORMAL IN TERMS OF RAINFALL AND TEMPERATURE. IT WAS THE
WARMEST YEAR SINCE 2012...AND THE WETTEST YEAR SINCE 2013. THE ONE QUANTITY
WAY ABOVE AVERAGE WAS SNOWFALL. SNOW FELL IN JANUARY...FEBRUARY...AND MARCH.
OVER HALF OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATION FOR THE YEAR WAS FROM ONE STORM.

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. WITHIN THE SPACE OF
THOSE THREE WEEKS...9.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.

THE REMAINING MONTHS OF THE SPRING SAW ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE
AVERAGE RAINFALL.

MUCH OF THE SUMMER MONTHS SAW TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO OR A LITTLE ABOVE AVERAGE...
WITH BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL.

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

WARMER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUED WELL INTO DECEMBER...WITH MOST RAIN
FALLING IN THE MIDDLE TO LATER PORTION 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  | 49.9  30.4    40.1  -2.2  | 68/11TH          | 11/08TH           |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  FEB  | 46.2  28.3    37.2  -8.8  | 72/14TH          | 20/17TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  MAR  | 60.2  43.2    51.7  -2.7  | 82/17TH          | 17/06TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  APR  | 73.2  55.0    64.3  +1.4  | 85/25TH...09TH   | 44/21ST...05TH   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  MAY  | 81.4  62.9    72.1  +0.6  | 88/29TH          | 46/02ND          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  JUN  | 89.6  70.4    80.0  +0.9  | 95/24TH          | 62/02ND          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  JUL  | 93.0  74.2    83.6  +1.6  |100/29TH          | 67/06TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  AUG  | 91.6  68.7    80.2  -0.9  |100/07TH          | 57/28TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  SEP  | 89.0  63.7    76.4  +2.3  | 97/06TH...04TH   | 50/13TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  OCT  | 77.2  53.4    65.3  +1.9  | 95/15TH          | 38/19TH          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  NOV  | 65.2  46.8    56.0  +2.9  | 81/05TH          | 28/22ND          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  DEC  | 62.3  41.9    52.1  +8.0  | 79/26TH          | 29/19TH          |
===========================================================================
= YEAR  | 73.2  53.2    63.2  +0.3  | 100 AUG 7TH        11 JAN 8TH       =
=       |                           |     JUL 29TH                        =
===========================================================================
DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL


PRECIPITATION - RAINFALL
=========================================================================
|MONTH|  TOTAL |  DFN  | HIGHEST/CALENDAR DAY |  HIGHEST/24-HOUR PERIOD |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JAN |  3.61  | -0.15 | 2.08/03RD            |  2.09/02ND-03RD         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| FEB |  3.32  | -0.74 | 0.72/25TH...22ND     |  0.83/20TH-21ST         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MAR |  8.04  | +2.64 | 1.34/04TH            |  1.34/04TH              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| APR |  7.67  | +2.74 | 2.50/09TH            |  2.50/09TH              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MAY |  5.01  | -0.04 | 1.08/09TH            |  1.08/09TH              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JUN |  2.09  | -1.49 | 0.94/19TH            |  1.55/18TH-19TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JUL |  2.61  | -1.32 | 1.30/03RD            |  1.80/03RD-04TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| AUG |  1.96  | -0.52 | 1.04/19TH            |  1.04/19TH              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| SEP |  0.03  | -2.66 | 0.02/19TH            |  0.02/19TH              |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| OCT |  4.05  | -0.95 | 1.12/23RD            |  1.16/23RD-24TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| NOV |  7.58  | +2.75 | 2.01/17TH            |  2.55/16TH-17TH         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| DEC |  5.34  | -0.10 | 1.30/28TH            |  2.37/27TH-28TH         |
=========================================================================
= YEAR  51.31    +0.16   2.50 APR 09TH           2.55 NOV 16TH-17TH     =
=========================================================================

PRECIPITATION - SNOWFALL/SLEET/HAIL
=======================================================================================
|MONTH| TOTAL |  DFN | AVG DEPTH| CALENDAR DAY MAX         | 24-HOUR MAX              |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JAN | TRACE | -2.3 |   0.0    | TRACE/23RD...15TH        | TRACE/23RD...15TH        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| FEB |  7.1  | +6.5 |   0.4    | 6.0/25TH                 | 6.0/25TH                 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MAR |  2.0  | +2.0 |   0.1    | 2.0/05TH                 | 2.0/05TH                 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| APR |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0    |                          |                          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| OCT |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0    |                          |                          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| NOV |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0    |                          |                          |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| DEC |  0.0  | -0.2 |   0.0    |                          |                          |
=======================================================================================
=YEAR |  9.1    +6.0     0.0      6.0 FEB 25TH               6.0 FEB 25TH             |
=======================================================================================

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      |         |         |         |  2012  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
FEB           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |   1978  |         |        |  3RD COLDEST
AVG LOW       |         |   1978  |         |        |  6TH COLDEST
AVG MONTHLY   |         |   1978  |         |        |  5TH COLDEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2012  |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |  1985   |        |  5TH SNOWIEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------
MAR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |   2013  |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2002   |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |  2008   |        |  7TH SNOWIEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------
APR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2006   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2011   |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
MAY           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2012  |  5TH WETTEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------
JUN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2011   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2011   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2013  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
JUL           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2011   |         |         |        |  9TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2012   |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
AUG           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2013   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |   2009  |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2013   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2010  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
SEP           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2013   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2013   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2013   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2001  | ***DRIEST***
---------------------------------------------------------------------
OCT           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2011   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |   2012  |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2004   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2013  |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
NOV           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2004   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2003   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2004   |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2012  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
DEC           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1984   |         |         |        |  7TH WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  1984   |         |         |        |  6TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  1984   |         |         |        |  5TH WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2013   |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2014  |
=====================================================================
YEAR          |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2012   |         |         |        |
AVG YEARLY    |  2012   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |  2013   |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2000  |
=====================================================================

FIRST/LAST DATES       DATE           NOTES
====================================================
LAST FREEZE         | MAR 07TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2012
FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY | MAR 17TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2012
FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY | JUN 06TH | LATEST SINCE 2007
LAST 90-DEGREE DAY  | OCT 24TH | LATEST SINCE 2003
LAST 80-DEGREE DAY  | NOV 05TH | LATEST SINCE 2013
FIRST FREEZE        | NOV 22ND | LATEST SINCE 2009
====================================================

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES      NOTES
=======================================================
AT OR BELOW FREEZING           | 47 | FEWEST SINCE 2012
AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES         | 86 | MOST SINCE 2011
AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES        |  2 | MOST SINCE 2013
=======================================================

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
============================================================================
DATE     RECORD TYPE                   NEW RECORD      PREVIOUS RECORD
============================================================================
FEB 23RD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      30 IN 2015        32 IN 1989
FEB 27TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      28 IN 2015        31 IN 1934
MAR 05TH LOW TEMPERATURE               20 IN 2015        20 IN 1960
MAR 06TH LOW TEMPERATURE               17 IN 2015        19 IN 1920
JUL 03RD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      80 IN 2015        80 IN 1940...1922
OCT 15TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              95 IN 2015        93 IN 1899
DEC 11TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              78 IN 2015        77 IN 1996
DEC 12TH HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE       64 IN 2015        64 IN 1929
DEC 26TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              79 IN 2015        77 IN 1942
DEC 27TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              77 IN 2015        75 IN 2005

DAILY RECORD RAINFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE        NEW RECORD        OLD RECORD
====================================================
NONE

DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE        NEW RECORD          OLD RECORD
====================================================
FEB 16TH   1.1 IN 2015          1.0 IN 1903
FEB 25TH   6.0 IN 2015          3.4 IN 2003
MAR 05TH   2.0 IN 2015           T  IN 1992

MONTHLY RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
===================================================================================
MONTH RECORD TYPE                 NEW RECORD/DATE           PREVIOUS RECORD/DATE
===================================================================================
SEP   DRIEST ON RECORD           0.03 INCHES IN 2015             0.11 IN 2001


OTHER RECORDS BROKEN DURING THE YEAR/MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA
==================================================================================
DEC 28TH - 57 MPH GRADIENT WIND GUST WAS RECORDED.

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