Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
450 AM CDT FRI NOV 2 2018

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   10/15/2015
 LOW               27   10/31/1993
HIGHEST            88   10/05        75      13       91  10/09
                        10/04
LOWEST             39   10/22        54     -15       34  10/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.4              73.4    -2.0     76.0
AVG. MINIMUM     55.1              54.1     1.0     54.3
MEAN             63.3              63.8    -0.5     65.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3        2
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          10.13              4.80    5.33     1.37
DAILY AVG.       0.33              0.15    0.18     0.04
DAYS >= .01        13               8.1     4.9        7
DAYS >= .10         9                                  5
DAYS >= .50         7                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.6     2.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.99   10/31 TO 10/31

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        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00        T
SINCE 7/1           T                 T     0.0        T
 LIQUID 7/1        MM              0.00      MM       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     169               122      47      121
 SINCE 7/1        176               135      41      122
COOLING TOTAL     125                84      41      133
 SINCE 1/1       2270              2158     112     2054

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              5.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    22/090    DATE  10/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/180    DATE  10/09

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

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

-  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 2018...

.Summary...
For much of the first eight days of October, temperatures were as much
as 10 degrees above average, and little appreciable rain fell.
However, that all changed by the 11th, as the overall pattern
shifted, and conditions became cooler and the frequency of daily
rainfall increased. Though the month ended on a warm note, the
pattern was quickly changing.

High temperatures were two degrees below average and were the
coolest in six years. However, lows were a degree above average and
were the warmest in two years. Over all, though, the month finished
half a degree cooler compared to the 1981-2010 average.

Beyond the first week of the month, rainfall was fairly frequent,
and there were several days where over an inch fell. In all, this
made for the wettest October in nine years, and one of the wettest
since records began in 1975.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the coolest since 2012 and the 9th
coolest on record. The average low temperature was the warmest since
2016. The average monthly temperature was the coolest since 2013.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 13 days, below average on
17 days, and average on one day.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
Date  Record Type                   New Record           Previous Record
 4th  Warmest Low Temperature       71 in 2018              71 in 2013
 5th  Warmest Low Temperature       72 in 2018           71 in 2007, 1998
 7th  Warmest Low Temperature       71 in 2018              71 in 2007
15th  Coldest High Temperature      62 in 2018              62 in 1991
16th  Coldest High Temperature      48 in 2018           64 in 2001, 1978
21st  Coldest High Temperature      59 in 2018              59 in 1987

Other highlights...
The low temperature of 72 on the 5th ended up as the warmest since 2013,
and the 3rd warmest on record for the month.
The low temperature of 71 on the 7th and the 4th ended up most recently
tying October 9, 2017 as the 4th warmest on record for the month.
The daily average temperature of 80.0 on the 5th ended up most recently
tying October 7, 2007 for the 3rd warmest on record for the month.
The daily average temperature of 79.5 most recently tied October 8, 2017
for the 4th warmest on record for the month.
The high temperature of 48 degrees on the 16th was the coldest high
temperature in October since 1993, and most recently tied October 26,
1981 for the 4th coldest on record.

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the wettest October in nine years (since 2009), and the 4th wettest
on record.

There were 13 days with measurable rainfall, which was the most in
October since 2009.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken During the Month...
Date   New Record        Previous Record
31st  2.99 in 2018         2.00 in 1999

The 2.99 inches of rain that fell on the 31st marked the highest daily
rainfall in October since 2009, and the 7th highest on record for the
month.

.Monthly Snowfall...
None.

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

.Miscellaneous Phenomena...
None.

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