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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1014 AM CDT FRI JUN 1 2018

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   05/31/1998
                        05/26/1964
 LOW               38   05/04/2013
                        05/03/2013
                        01/01/2000
HIGHEST            92   05/30        81      11       89  05/27
                        05/19
                        05/14
LOWEST             56   05/01        59      -3       46  05/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     87.4              81.1     6.3     79.7
AVG. MINIMUM     65.4              61.1     4.3     58.5
MEAN             76.4              71.1     5.3     69.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      9               2.2     6.8        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.91   1882
 MINIMUM         0.64   1918
TOTALS           2.46              4.87   -2.41     6.82
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.16   -0.08     0.22
DAYS >= .01         8              11.1    -3.1       11
DAYS >= .10         5                                  8
DAYS >= .50         2                                  4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.3    -1.3        3
GREATEST

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         1.7               3.5    -1.8      0.2
 LIQUID 7/1      0.17                MM      MM     0.02
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                20     -20       26
 SINCE 7/1       3078              3052      26     2294
COOLING TOTAL     363               209     154      159
 SINCE 1/1        399               281     118      266

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/320    DATE  05/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/320    DATE  05/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

-  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 Little Rock for May 2018...

.Summary...
In yet another reversal, temperature trends were way above average
in the month of May...well into record territory. In fact, average
temperatures for the month...both highs and lows were among the
warmest ever recorded in Little Rock for the month of May.

Rainfall was half of average, though the month was not in the top
ten driest Mays.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the warmest since 1987, and the
third warmest on record.

The average low temperature was the warmest since 1991, and tied
1991 for the 5th warmest on record.

The average monthly temperature was the warmest since 1987, and the
warmest on record.

.Daily Temperatures...
Incredibly, there were no days with daily temperatures below
average. All 31 days had temperatures above average.

There were nine days with high temperatures at or above 90 degrees,
which was the most for the month since 2012.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
Date  Record Type             New Record    Previous Record
 8th  High Temperature        91 in 2018    90 in 2003, 1952, 1896

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the driest May since 2012.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken During the Month...
None.

.Miscellaneous Phenomena...
None.

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