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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
427 AM CST MON NOV 02 2020

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2020

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   10/15/2015
 LOW              27   10/31/1993
HIGHEST           85   10/07         75      10       94  10/02
LOWEST            38   10/30         54     -16       34  10/31
AVG. MAXIMUM    69.4               73.4    -4.0     71.4
AVG. MINIMUM    52.0               54.1    -2.1     52.5
MEAN            60.7               63.8    -3.1     61.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.3    -0.3        3
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     0                0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM       15.81   2009
 MINIMUM        0.80   2000
TOTALS          4.03               4.80   -0.77     6.46
DAILY AVG.      0.13               0.15   -0.02     0.21
DAYS >= .01       11                8.1     2.9        8
DAYS >= .10        6                                   7
DAYS >= .50        4                                   4
DAYS >= 1.00       1                1.6    -0.6        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   1.86   10/28 TO 10/29
 STORM TOTAL    1.80
 (MM/DD(HH))

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           0.2   1993
 24 HR TOTAL     0.2   10/29/1993 TO 10/29/1993
 SNOW DEPTH        T   10/30/1993
TOTALS           0.0                  T     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV   0.00               0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1        0.0                  T     0.0       MM
 LIQUID 7/1     0.00               0.00    0.00       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     0
DAYS >= TRACE      0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0        0                                   0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        0
 24 HR TOTAL      MM                                 0.0  10/31 TO 10/31

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    183                122      61      178
 SINCE 7/1       196                135      61      178
COOLING TOTAL     58                 84     -26       91
 SINCE 1/1      1859               2158    -299     2163

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          02/27
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    21/150    DATE  10/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    28/150    DATE  10/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.46
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         MM


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0

-  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 NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR OCTOBER 2020...

.SUMMARY...
AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK, OCTOBER WAS THE 7TH MONTH IN A ROW WITH BELOW
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. IT WAS THE COOLEST OCTOBER IN 11 YEARS.
THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 85, AND THE COOLEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 38. THIS WAS THE FIRST OCTOBER IN EIGHT YEARS WHERE
THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 85 OR LESS, AND THE FIRST OCTOBER IN TWO
YEARS WITH NO 90-DEGREE READINGS.

OCTOBER WAS ONLY THE THIRD MONTH OF THE YEAR THAT HAD BELOW AVERAGE
RAINFALL. THERE WERE 11 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL, WHICH WAS
THE MOST IN TWO YEARS.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 2009, AND THE 5TH
COLDEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE
2012. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 2009, AND
THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD (TIED WITH 1993).

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE AVERAGE ON 13 DAYS AND BELOW AVERAGE
ON 18 DAYS.

.DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...
DATE  RECORD TYPE                  NEW RECORD     PREVIOUS RECORD
15TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     62 IN 2020        62 IN 1991
24TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     50 IN 2020        52 IN 1981
27TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     48 IN 2020        52 IN 2002

27TH - THE HIGH OF 48 DEGREES MOST RECENTLY TIED OCTOBER 16, 2018
FOR THE 5TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF
OCTOBER.
24TH - THE HIGH OF 50 DEGREES MOST RECENTLY TIED OCTOBER 31, 2017
FOR THE 7TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF
OCTOBER.

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE DRIEST OCTOBER SINCE 2017, AND THE FIRST OCTOBER SINCE THEN
WITH BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...
DATE     NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
28TH    1.80 IN 2020        1.10 IN 1982

.MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA...
NONE.

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