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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
319 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2018

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2017 TO 2/28/2018...

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              87   02/25/1918
 LOW              -12   02/12/1899
HIGHEST            81   02/20        MM      MM       81  02/28
LOWEST              7   01/17        MM      MM       12  01/07
                                                          12/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.1              52.6    -0.5     57.3
AVG. MINIMUM     32.2              33.1    -0.9     37.9
MEAN             42.2              42.8    -0.6     47.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               3.9     2.1        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     48              42.7     5.3       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          24.00             12.18   11.82     9.39
DAILY AVG.       0.27              0.14    0.13     0.11
DAYS >= .01        34              27.7     6.3       30
DAYS >= .10        24              17.7     6.3       19
DAYS >= .50        13               8.5     4.5        7
DAYS >= 1.00        9               3.3     5.7        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.35   12/22 TO 12/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.0   1918
 24 HR TOTAL     13.0   01/17/1893 TO 01/18/1893
 SNOW DEPTH        15   01/21/1918
TOTALS            1.7               3.1    -1.4      0.2
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.17              0.30   -0.13     0.02
SINCE 7/1         1.7               3.1    -1.4      0.2
 LIQUID 7/1      0.17                MM      MM     0.02
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 T       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               1.4     1.6        2
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.8     0.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   01/16                         -1  01/06
 24 HR TOTAL      1.7   01/15 TO 01/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2059              1999      60     1575
 SINCE 7/1         MM              2513      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL       9                 3       6       14
 SINCE 1/1          9                 2       7       12

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              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/260    DATE  01/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/260    DATE  01/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         50


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               13     RAIN                      21
LIGHT RAIN               39     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      44     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      1

-  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 Winter 2017-2018...

.Summary...
Thanks largely to very cold weather in late December and early January,
this was the coldest winter in several years. Also, due largely to
heavy rainfall during the fourth week of December and during much of the
latter half of February, this was the wettest winter in nearly 70 years,
and one of the wettest winters ever recorded. For the 2nd year in a row,
snowfall was below average, but more snow was recorded this year versus
last year.

.Seasonal Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the coldest since 2014-2015. The average
low temperature was the coldest since 2013-2014. The average seasonal
temperature was the coldest since 2014-2015.

The first 80-degree day of the year occurred on February 20th. Though this
was about three weeks earlier than average, it was still nearly two weeks
later than last year.

There were 48 days with low temperatures at or below freezing, which was
the most since the winter of 2013-2014.

There were six days with high temperatures at or below freezing, which
was the most since the winter of 2010-2011.

There were 11 days with low temperatures at or below 20 degrees, which
was the most since the winter of 2013-2014.

There were three days with low temperatures at or below 10 degrees,
which was the most since the winter of 1989-1990.

The coldest temperature during the winter was 7 degrees above zero,
which was the coldest winter temperature since 1995-1996.

.Seasonal Rainfall...
There were 34 days with measurable rainfall, which was the most since the
winter of 2007-2008. Due largely to record February rainfall, the rainfall
total for the season was over twice the 30-year average. This made it
the wettest winter since 1949-1950, and over all the 4th wettest winter
since records began in 1874.

.Seasonal Snowfall...
There were two days with snowfall, and it was measurable on both days. This
was right at average for the season. However, the total snowfall was only
half of the 30-year average for the winter. That being said, it was still
the snowiest winter since 2015-2016.

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