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CXUS54 KLZK 020503 RRA
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1055 PM CST TUE JAN 1 2019

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             111   08/03/2011
                        08/30/2000
 LOW               -6   01/20/1985
HIGHEST            99   07/15        73      26       96  07/25
                                                          07/23
LOWEST              7   01/17        53     -46       12  01/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.6              72.0    -1.4     73.2
AVG. MINIMUM     52.9              53.3    -0.4     55.0
MEAN             61.8              62.7    -0.9     64.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     72              63.4     8.6       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               4.6     1.4       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32     49              41.1     7.9       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        79.61   2009
 MINIMUM        37.02   1995
TOTALS          70.56             50.03   20.53    51.06
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.14    0.05     0.14
DAYS >= .01       145             107.4    37.6       MM
DAYS >= .10        90              72.9    17.1       MM
DAYS >= .50        45              33.3    11.7       MM
DAYS >= 1.00       22              14.8     7.2       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.03   02/20 TO 02/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.1   1979
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0   01/06/1988 TO 01/07/1988
 SNOW DEPTH         9   12/26/2012
TOTALS            2.1               4.4    -2.3      0.8
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.21              0.60   -0.39     0.08
SINCE 7/1         0.6               0.5     0.1        T
 LIQUID 7/1      0.06              0.00    0.06       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      12               2.9     9.1       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.4    -0.4       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   01/16
 24 HR TOTAL      1.5   01/15 TO 01/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3330              3006     324     2318
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1192      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL    2272              2170     102     2083
 SINCE 1/1       2272              2170     102     2083

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    22/090    DATE  10/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/110    DATE  08/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.00
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

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

&&

...A REVIEW OF 2018 WEATHER AND CLIMATE DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK...

SUMMARY
====================================================================
AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK, 2018 WAS THE COOLEST YEAR SINCE 2014 IN TERMS
OF AVERAGE HIGH, LOW, AND ANNUAL TEMPERATURE. THERE WAS A 92-DEGREE
TEMPERATURE RANGED DURING THE YEAR, WITH THE HOTTEST READING OF 99
(JULY 15), AND THE COLDEST OF 7 ABOVE ZERO (JANUARY 17). THIS READING
ON JANUARY 17 MARKED THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK IN
22 YEARS (SINCE FEBRUARY 4, 1996). THE LACK OF 100-DEGREE READINGS
DURING THE YEAR MARKED A NEW RECORD STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH
NO 100-DEGREE READINGS.

RAINFALL WAS EXCESSIVE AND QUITE FREQENT DURING THE YEAR. THIS WAS THE
WETTEST YEAR SINCE 2009, AND THE 2ND WETTEST YEAR SINCE RECORDS BEGAN
IN 1975. THERE WERE 147 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL (THAT IS, RAINFALL
OF 0.01 INCHES OR MORE). THIS WAS THE MOST IN A YEAR SINCE 1982, AND WAS
THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL IN A YEAR SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 128 DAYS FROM 1982. FOR THE FIRST TIME
SINCE 2015, RAINFALL EXCEEDED TEN INCHES IN MORE THAN ONE MONTH. SIX MONTHS
HAD A RAINFALL DEFICIT (JANUARY, MARCH, MAY, JUNE, JULY, NOVEMBER), BUT THE
OTHER SIX MONTHS MORE THAN MADE UP FOR THIS. THE WETTEST MONTH WAS
FEBRUARY, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY OCTOBER, THEN DECEMBER. THE DRIEST MONTH WAS
JANUARY.

THIS WAS THE 17TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL. SNOWFALL WAS
BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. SNOW FELL IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY,
APRIL, NOVEMBER, AND DECEMBER. IT WAS MEASURABLE IN JANUARY AND NOVEMBER.

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   | 46.5  28.5    37.5  -3.6  | 65/31ST          |  7/17TH           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FEBRUARY  | 54.1  36.9    45.5  +0.2  | 77/20TH          | 19/ 5TH           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MARCH     | 65.5  45.5    55.5  +1.6  | 80/26TH          | 32/ 7TH           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
APRIL     | 66.0  44.5    55.3  -7.5  | 82/28TH          | 29/ 7TH           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAY       | 85.2  66.3    75.8  +4.9  | 91/30TH, 28TH    | 60/ 7TH, 5TH      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
JUNE      | 90.7  71.5    81.1  +2.4  | 98/28TH          | 65/ 4TH           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
JULY      | 91.4  72.6    82.0  -0.4  | 99/15TH          | 65/31ST           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AUGUST    | 88.3  70.5    79.4  -2.6  | 96/ 7TH          | 64/ 1ST           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER | 82.4  67.0    74.7  +0.2  | 94/19TH, 18TH    | 55/28TH, 27TH     |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OCTOBER   | 71.4  55.1    63.3  -0.5  | 88/ 5TH, 4TH     | 39/22ND           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NOVEMBER  | 55.0  38.0    46.5  -6.3  | 70/30TH          | 23/15TH           |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DECEMBER  | 51.1  37.9    44.5  +1.4  | 69/1ST           | 26/5TH            |
==============================================================================
=  YEAR   | 70.6  52.9    61.8  -0.9  | 99 JUL. 15TH     | 7 JAN. 7TH        =
==============================================================================
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   |  2.49 | -0.93 |   0.86/22ND     |  0.86/22ND          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
FEBRUARY  | 13.38 | +9.72 |   3.43/21ST     |  4.03/20TH-21ST     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
MARCH     |  3.16 | -1.61 |   0.98/1ST      |  2.56/28TH-1ST      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
APRIL     |  5.98 | +3.18 |   1.97/13TH     |  2.69/13TH-14TH     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
MAY       |  2.69 | -2.27 |   1.01/23RD     |  1.02/23RD-24TH     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
JUNE      |  2.66 | -0.65 |   1.19/24TH     |  1.58/23RD-24TH     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
JULY      |  3.50 | -0.31 |   1.20/17TH     |  1.37/17TH-18TH     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
AUGUST    |  5.98 | +3.18 |   1.50/17TH     |  1.84/8TH-9TH       |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER |  5.89 | +2.58 |   1.69/21ST     |  2.75/21ST-22ND     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
OCTOBER   | 10.13 | +5.33 |   2.99/31ST     |  2.99/31ST          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
NOVEMBER  |  4.89 | -0.50 |   2.21/5TH      |  3.07/31ST-1ST      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------
DECEMBER  |  9.81 | +4.80 |   3.81/13TH     |  3.83/13TH-14TH     |
===================================================================
=YEARLY   | 70.56 |+20.53 |   3.81 DEC. 13TH|  4.03 FEB. 20TH-21ST=
===================================================================

============================================================================
MONTHLY SNOWFALL DATA                 |                                    |
(SNOW, SLEET, AND HAIL)               |           HIGHEST TOTALS           |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
MONTH     | TOTAL | DFN  | AVG. DEPTH  | CALENDAR DAY  |  24-HOUR PERIOD   |
-------------------------|-------------|------------------------------------
JANUARY   |  1.5  | -0.7 |     0.1     | 1.0/15TH      | 1.5/15TH-16TH     |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
FEBRUARY  |   T   | -1.8 |     0.0     |   T/11TH      |   T/11TH          |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
MARCH     |  0.0  | -0.4 |     0.0     |               |                   |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
APRIL     |   T   |  0.0 |     0.0     |   T/7TH       |   T/7TH           |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
JUNE      |   T   |  0.0 |             |   T/23RD      |   T/23RD          |
          |(HAIL) |      |             |   (HAIL)      |   (HAIL)          |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
JULY      |   T   |  0.0 |     0.0     |   T/20TH      |   T/20TH          |
          |(HAIL) |      |             |   (HAIL)      |   (HAIL)          |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
OCTOBER   |  0.0  |  0.0 |     0.0     |               |                   |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
NOVEMBER  |  0.6  | +0.6 |     0.0     | 0.6/14TH      | 0.6/14TH          |
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
DECEMBER  |   T   | -0.5 |     0.0     |   T/9TH, 8TH  |   T/9TH, 8TH      |
============================================================================
=YEARLY   |  2.1  | -2.3 |     0.0     | 1.0 JAN. 15TH | 1.5 JAN. 15TH-16TH=
============================================================================


SUMMARY BY MONTH
==========================================================================
MONTHLY AVERAGES |          |         |        |         |
TEMPERATURES &   |  WARMEST | COOLEST |  MOST  |  LEAST  |  MONTHLY/YEARLY
PRECIPITATION    |   SINCE  |  SINCE  | SINCE  | SINCE   |  RANK ON RECORD
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
JANUARY          |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   2010  |        |         |
AVERAGE LOW      |          |   2014  |        |         |    8TH COLDEST
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |          |   1988  |        |         |    9TH COLDEST
RAINFALL         |          |         |  2016  |         |
SNOWFALL         |          |         |  2016  |         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
FEBRUARY         |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   2016  |        |         |
AVERAGE LOW      |          |   2016  |        |         |
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |          |   2016  |        |         |
RAINFALL         |          |         |  1989  |         |  ***WETTEST***
SNOWFALL         |          |         |  2015  |         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
MARCH            |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   2015  |        |         |
AVERAGE LOW      |          |   2015  |        |         |
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |          |   2015  |        |         |
RAINFALL         |          |         |        |  2010   |    8TH DRIEST
SNOWFALL         |          |         |        |  2016   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
APRIL            |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   1983  |        |         |    2ND COLDEST
AVERAGE LOW      |          |   1983  |        |         |  ***COLDEST***
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |          |   1983  |        |         |    2ND COLDEST
RAINFALL         |          |         |        |  2015   |
SNOWFALL         |          |         |  2003  |         |  ***SNOWIEST***
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAY              |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |   2012   |         |        |         |    4TH WARMEST
AVERAGE LOW      |   2012   |         |        |         |    2ND WARMEST
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |   1987   |         |        |         |    3RD WARMEST
RAINFALL         |          |         |        |  2012   |    6TH DRIEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
JUNE             |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |   2012   |         |        |         |    7TH WARMEST
AVERAGE LOW      |   2016   |         |        |         |    5TH WARMEST
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |   2012   |         |        |         |    5TH WARMEST
RAINFALL         |          |         |        |  2016   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
JULY             |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |   2016   |         |        |         |
AVERAGE LOW      |          |   2014  |        |         |
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |   2016   |         |        |         |
RAINFALL         |          |         |        |  2015   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
AUGUST           |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |   2016   |         |        |         |    7TH COLDEST
AVERAGE LOW      |          |   2015  |        |         |
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |   2016   |         |        |         |    9TH COLDEST
RAINFALL         |          |         |  2016  |         |    7TH WETTEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
SEPTEMBER        |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   2009  |        |         |    9TH COLDEST
AVERAGE LOW      |   2016   |         |        |         |   10TH WARMEST
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |          |   2011  |        |         |
RAINFALL         |          |         |  2009  |         |    6TH WETTEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
OCTOBER          |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   2012  |        |         |    9TH COLDEST
AVERAGE LOW      |   2016   |         |        |         |
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |          |   2013  |        |         |
RAINFALL         |          |         |  2009  |         |    4TH WETTEST
SNOWFALL         |          |         |        |         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
NOVEMBER         |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   1996  |        |         |    2ND COLDEST
AVERAGE LOW      |          |   1976  |        |         |    2ND COLDEST
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |          |   1976  |        |         |    2ND COLDEST
RAINFALL         |          |         |  2015  |         |
SNOWFALL         |          |         |  1991  |         |    4TH SNOWIEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
DECEMBER         |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   2014  |        |         |
AVERAGE LOW      |   2015   |         |        |         |    9TH WARMEST
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |   2015   |         |        |         |
RAINFALL         |          |         |  2015  |         |    4TH WETTEST
SNOWFALL         |          |         |  2016  |         |
============================================================================
YEARLY           |          |         |        |         |
AVERAGE HIGH     |          |   2014  |        |         |
AVERAGE LOW      |          |   2014  |        |         |
AVERAGE MONTHLY  |          |   2014  |        |         |
RAINFALL         |          |         |  2009  |         |    2ND WETTEST
SNOWFALL         |          |         |  2016  |         |
============================================================================

FIRST AND LAST DATES     DATES            NOTES
===============================================================================
LAST FREEZE         | APRIL 16TH     | LATEST SINCE 1983, 2ND LATEST ON RECORD
FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY | MARCH 26TH     | LATEST SINCE 2014
FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY | MAY 14TH       | EARLIEST SINCE 2014
LAST 90-DEGREE DAY  | SEPTEMBER 20TH | LATEST SINCE 2014
LAST 80-DEGREE DAY  | OCTOBER 9TH    | EARLIEST SINCE 2009
FIRST FREEZE        | NOVEMBER 10TH  | EARLIEST SINCE 2010
===============================================================================

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES      NOTES
=======================================================
AT OR BELOW FREEZING (MINS)    | 49 | MOST SINCE 2014
AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES         | 72 | MOST SINCE 2016
AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES        |  0 | FEWEST SINCE 2015
=======================================================

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
============================================================================
DATE       RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD   PREVIOUS RECORD
============================================================================
JAN.  1ST  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   23 IN 2018     28 IN 1977
           LOW TEMPERATURE             9 IN 2018     10 IN 1977
JAN.  2ND  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   22 IN 2018     25 IN 1979
JAN. 16TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   21 IN 2018     30 IN 2007
JAN. 21ST  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    58 IN 2018     55 IN 2012, 2000
FEB. 15TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    57 IN 2018     55 IN 2001
MAR. 24TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    63 IN 2018     62 IN 2000
APR.  7TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   46 IN 2018     47 IN 2007
           LOW TEMPERATURE            29 IN 2018     30 IN 2007
APR.  8TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   49 IN 2018     49 IN 2007, 1983
APR. 15TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   48 IN 2018     55 IN 2014
APR. 16TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            31 IN 2018     40 IN 1999
MAY  19TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2018     71 IN 2013
MAY  31ST  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    75 IN 2018     74 IN 1985
JUL. 28TH  COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   78 IN 2018     82 IN 2009, 1994, 1991
JUL. 30TH  COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   77 IN 2018     77 IN 2009, 1996
JUL. 31ST  LOW TEMPERATURE            65 IN 2018     65 IN 1994, 1984, 1981
AUG.  1ST  LOW TEMPERATURE            64 IN 2018     65 IN 1984
AUG.  9TH  COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   81 IN 2018     82 IN 1989
SEP.  9TH  COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   72 IN 2018     72 IN 1995
SEP. 17TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    73 IN 2018     72 IN 1987, 1978
OCT.  4TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2018     71 IN 2013
OCT.  5TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    72 IN 2018     71 IN 2007, 1998
OCT.  7TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2018     71 IN 2007
OCT. 15TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   62 IN 2018     62 IN 1991
OCT. 16TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   48 IN 2018     64 IN 2001, 1978
OCT. 21ST  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   59 IN 2018     59 IN 1987
NOV. 10TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   42 IN 2018     45 IN 1983
           LOW TEMPERATURE            26 IN 2018     30 IN 1991
NOV. 14TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   31 IN 2018     32 IN 1986
NOV. 15TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            23 IN 2018     25 IN 2014, 1982
NOV. 30TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    64 IN 2018     57 IN 1998
DEC. 27TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    48 IN 2018     45 IN 1993

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND HONORABLE MENTION...
JAN.  1ST - THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 23 DEGREES MOST RECENTLY TIED JANUARY 12,
1997 FOR THE 7TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.
JAN.  2ND - THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 22 DEGREES RANKED AS THE 6TH COLDEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY, MOST RECENTLY TYING JANUARY
18, 1994.
JAN. 16TH - THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 21 DEGREES RANKED AS THE 5TH COLDEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY. THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 15.0 DEGREES MOST RECENTLY TIED JANUARY 6, 2014 FOR THE 6TH COLDEST ON
RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.
FEB. 20TH - THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.5 MOST RECENTLY TIED FEBRUARY
28, 2017 FOR THE 7TH WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.
APR.  7TH - THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 29 DEGREES SET AN ALL-TIME RECORD LOW
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK. THE PREVIOUS RECORD
WAS 30 DEGREES, WHICH WAS SET ON APRIL 6, 1982, AND TIED ON APRIL 7, 2007 AND
APRIL 8, 2007. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 46 DEGREES MOST RECENTLY TIED APRIL 13,
1980 FOR THE 4TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL.
THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 37.5 DEGREES MOST RECENTLY TIED APRIL 19, 1983
FOR THE ALL-TIME RECORD LOWEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL.
APR.  8TH - THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 31 DEGREES CAME IN AS THE 3RD COLDEST ON
RECORD FOR THE MONTH. THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.0 DEGREES WENT DOWN AS
THE 4TH COLDEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.
APR. 15TH - THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGREES MOST RECENTLY TIED APRIL 12,
1997 FOR THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD.
APR. 16TH - THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 31 DEGREES TIED APRIL 8TH FOR THE 3RD
COLDEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.
MAY  31ST - THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 75 MOST RECENTLY TIED MAY 15, 1998 FOR THE
2ND HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK.
SEP. 27TH - THE HIGH OF 64 MOST RECENTLY TIED SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 FOR THE 7TH
COOLEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.
OCT.  4TH & 7TH - THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 71 ENDED UP MOST RECENTLY TYING
OCTOBER 9, 2017 AS THE 4TH WARMEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.
OCT.  4TH - THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.5 MOST RECENTLY TIED
OCTOBER 8, 2017 FOR THE 4TH WARMEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.
OCT.  5TH - THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 72 ENDED UP AS THE WARMEST SINCE 2013, AND
THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH. THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 80.0
ENDED UP MOST RECENTLY TYING OCTOBER 7, 2007 FOR THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD FOR
THE MONTH.
OCT. 16TH - THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGREES WAS THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE
IN OCTOBER SINCE 1993, AND MOST RECENTLY TIED OCTOBER 26, 1981 FOR THE 4TH
COLDEST ON RECORD.
NOV. 14TH - THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 31 DEGREES WAS THE ALL-TIME COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 32 DEGREES, WHICH WAS SET ON NOVEMBER 14, 1986. THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 28.5 DEGREES MOST RECENTLY TIED NOVEMBER 26, 1977
FOR THE 5TH COLDEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.
NOV. 15TH - THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 23 MOST RECENTLY TIED NOVEMBER 14,
2014 FOR THE 5TH COLDEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

DAILY RECORD RAINFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE        NEW RECORD   PREVIOUS RECORD
====================================================
FEB. 21ST  3.43 IN 2018    1.67 IN 2013
FEB. 22ND  2.17 IN 2018    1.85 IN 1994
FEB. 27TH  1.36 IN 2018    1.18 IN 1989
FEB. 28TH  1.68 IN 2018    1.27 IN 1981
APR.  6TH  1.44 IN 2018    0.39 IN 1992
JUN. 23RD  1.57 IN 2018    1.07 IN 2014
JUL. 17TH  1.20 IN 2018    0.63 IN 1994
AUG. 12TH  0.98 IN 2018    0.96 IN 2008
AUG. 17TH  1.50 IN 2018    0.74 IN 1985
SEP. 22ND  1.24 IN 2018    0.89 IN 1984
SEP. 27TH  0.95 IN 2018    0.70 IN 1996
OCT. 31ST  2.99 IN 2018    2.00 IN 1999
NOV.  5TH  2.21 IN 2018    1.78 IN 1997
DEC. 13TH  3.81 IN 2018    1.93 IN 1987
DEC. 14TH  1.55 IN 2018    1.11 IN 1992

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND HONORABLE MENTION...
FEB. 20TH-21ST - 4.03 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD. THIS WAS THE
HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL IN FEBRUARY SINCE 1998, AND SET A RECORD FOR THE
ALL-TIME HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AT NORTH
LITTLE ROCK. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 3.06 INCHES ON FEBRUARY 10, 1998.
FEB. 21ST - THE 3.43 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL MARKED THE HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY
RAINFALL IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY SINCE 1998, AND SET A NEW RECORD CALENDAR DAY
RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 3.06 INCHES ON FEBRUARY 10, 1998.
FEB. 22ND - THE 2.17 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL CAME IN AS THE 6TH HIGHEST
CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.
FEB. 22ND-23RD - THE 3.70 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDED
UP BECOMING THE 2ND HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL ON RECORD DURING THE MONTH OF
FEBRUARY. THIS PUSHED THE PREVIOUSLY BROKEN RECORD OF 3.06 ON FEBRUARY 10,
1998 FROM 2ND TO 3RD HIGHEST.
JUN. 23RD - THE RAINFALL OF 1.57 INCHES TIED JUNE 11, 2003 FOR THE 10TH HIGHEST
CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.
OCT. 31ST - THE 2.99 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL MARKED THE HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL
IN OCTOBER SINCE 2009, AND THE 7TH HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.
DEC. 13TH - THE 3.81 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL RANKED AS THE 4TH HIGHEST CALENDAR
DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
DEC. 13TH-14TH - THE 3.83 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD RANKED AS
THE 5TH HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE        NEW RECORD           OLD RECORD
====================================================
JAN. 15TH   1.0 IN 2018          0.4 IN 2013
JAN. 16TH   0.5 IN 2018          0.3 IN 1978
APR.  7TH  TRACE IN 2018  NONE (RECORD ESTABLISHED)
NOV. 11TH  TRACE IN 2018  NONE (RECORD ESTABLISHED)

ADDITIONAL DATA AND HONORABLE MENTION...
APR.  7TH - THIS WAS THE 5TH LATEST SNOWFALL ON RECORD AT NORTH
LITTLE ROCK, AND THE LATEST SINCE 2003.

MONTHLY RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
=================================================================================================
MONTH     RECORD TYPE                    NEW RECORD/DATE            PREVIOUS RECORD/DATE
=================================================================================================
JAN. HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE     30.90 INS./JAN. 1, 2018       30.86 INS./JAN. 7, 2015
FEB. HIGHEST MONTHLY RAINFALL         13.38 INCHES/2018            9.02 INCHES/1989
FEB. HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY RAIN     3.43 INCHES/FEB 21, 2018       3.06 INCHES/FEB. 10, 1998
FEB. HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL   4.03 INCHES/FEB. 20-21, 2018      3.06 INCHES/FEB. 10, 1998
APR. ALL-TIME COLDEST LOW                 29/APR. 7, 2018         30/APR. 7-8, 2007, APR. 6, 1982
APR. SNOWIEST DAY                      TRACE/APR. 7, 2018          TRACE/APR. 9, 2003 (AND OTHERS)
APR. SNOWIEST 24 HOURS                 TRACE/APR. 7, 2018          TRACE/APR. 9, 2003 (AND OTHERS)
JUL. HIGHEST DEWPOINT                    82/JUL. 20, 2018             81/JUL. 28, 2014
SEP. CONSECUTIVE DAYS W/MEASURABLE RAIN 7 DAYS/SEP. 21-27, 2018    5 DAYS/SEP. 18-22, 2009
NOV. ALL-TIME COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   31/NOV. 14, 2018            31/NOV. 14, 1986

OTHER RECORDS BROKEN DURING THE YEAR/MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA
=====================================================================================================
JUN. 23RD - HAIL OF 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER FELL AS A STRONG THUNDERSTORM PASSED OVER THE AIRPORT.
JULY 20TH - THE DEWPOINT REACHED 82 DEGREES, WHICH SET AN ALL-TIME RECORD DEWPOINT FOR THE MONTH OF
JULY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 81 DEGREES, WHICH WAS SET ON JULY 28, 2014.
JULY 20TH - DURING THE LATE EVENING, QUARTER-SIZED HAIL FELL WITH THE PASSAGE OF A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
AUG. 12TH - WINDS GUSTED TO 44 MPH WITH THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG THUNDERSTORM.
AUG. 8TH, 2015 - DEC. 31, 2018 - THERE HAS BEEN NO 100-DEGREE DAY SINCE AUGUST 8, 2015, WHICH MARKS A
NEW RECORD STREAK OF 1,242 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH NO 100-DEGREE READINGS. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
1,080 DAYS FROM AUGUST 9, 2012 TO JULY 24, 2015, OR TWO YEARS, 11 MONTHS, AND 16 DAYS.

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