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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
819 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2020

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2019 TO 2/29/2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2020

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            74   02/02        MM      MM       77  02/04
LOWEST             22   02/14        MM      MM       19  01/31
                        01/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.8              52.6     2.2     53.1
AVG. MINIMUM     35.9              33.1     2.8     35.9
MEAN             45.4              42.8     2.6     44.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               3.9    -3.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              42.7   -12.7       33
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          14.48             12.18    2.30    20.51
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.14    0.02     0.23
DAYS >= .01        36              27.7     8.3       36
DAYS >= .10        20              17.7     2.3       25
DAYS >= .50        11               8.5     2.5       15
DAYS >= 1.00        3               3.3    -0.3        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.51   01/10 TO 01/11

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              T               3.1    -3.1        T
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.30   -0.30        T
SINCE 7/1           T               3.1    -3.1      0.2
 LIQUID 7/1        MM                MM      MM     0.02
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 T       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               1.4     2.6        3
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.8    -0.8        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   02/20 TO 02/20
                        02/06 TO 02/06
                        01/22 TO 01/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1759              1999    -240     1836
 SINCE 7/1       2461              2529     -68     2525
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3        6
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        6

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/290    DATE  12/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/300    DATE  12/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             21
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         49


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

&&

...Data for Little Rock for the Winter Season 2019-2020...

.Summary...
Going by the averages, winter was warm...a little over two and a
half degrees above the 30-year mean. Rainfall initially was lacking
in December, but January and February made up for it. For snow
lovers, this was the second disappointing winter in a row, with no
measurable snowfall.

.Seasonal Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the warmest since 2016-2017. The
average low temperature was the warmest (or coolest) since last
winter, as they were exactly the same. The average seasonal
temperature was the warmest since 2016-2017.

There were 30 days with low temperatures at or below freezing, which
was the fewest since the winter of 2016-2017.

There were three days with high temperature at or above 70 degrees,
which was the fewest since 2014-2015.

.Seasonal Precipitation...
This was the third consecutive winter with above average rainfall.
Even so, though, it was the driest winter since 2016-2017, as the
previous two winters have been considerably wetter than this one. In
fact, this winter was the first one in three years where the
seasonal rainfall did not exceed 15 inches.

There were 36 days with measurable rainfall, which is exactly the
same amount as last winter (2018-2019), and above the seasonal
average of 28 days.

.Seasonal Snowfall...
This was the second consecutive winter with no measurable snow,
which amounts to 3.1 inches below the 30-year average.

That being said, though, trace amounts of sleet and snow fell during
December, January, and February. There were four days on which sleet
or snow fell, which is still a little below the seasonal average
(six).

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