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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
525 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2020

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...THE HARRISON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   04/27/1927
 LOW               20   04/13/1957
                        04/14/1950
                        04/04/1904
HIGHEST            92   04/08        69      23       86  04/10
LOWEST             28   04/18        48     -20       28  04/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.0              69.2    -2.2     72.2
AVG. MINIMUM     44.6              46.8    -2.2     48.5
MEAN             55.8              58.0    -2.2     60.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               1.6     1.4        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.73   2011
 MINIMUM         0.53   1989
TOTALS           4.87              4.32    0.55     7.20
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.14    0.02     0.24
DAYS >= .01        14               9.6     4.4        9
DAYS >= .10         6                                  8
DAYS >= .50         4                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.4     0.6        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.90   04/11 TO 04/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            9.0   1971
 24 HR TOTAL      5.8   04/04/1993 TO 04/04/1993
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/14/1980
TOTALS            0.5               0.3     0.2      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.05              0.00    0.05     0.00
SINCE 7/1         1.3              11.5   -10.2      4.5
 LIQUID 7/1      0.13              1.00   -0.87     0.45
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               1.0     2.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/14
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   04/14 TO 04/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     294               241      53      179
 SINCE 7/1       3622              3921    -299     3929
COOLING TOTAL      23                31      -8       43
 SINCE 1/1         49                37      12       43

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1902
 LATEST       05/17/1912
EARLIEST                        10/29
LATEST                          04/04
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/280    DATE  04/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/260    DATE  04/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

-  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 Harrison for April 2020...

.Summary...
April at Harrison was over two degrees below average both in terms of
high and low temperatures. Conditions during the month varied widely,
from temperatures in the 90s at the beginning of the second week to
measurable snow at the end of the second week, to temperatures in the
mid 20s in the 3rd week.

Rainfall was fairly evenly distributed throughout the month. Even though
rainfall was above average, it was the driest April in two years.

Mesurable snow fell for the first time in two years. Not only that, it
was the snowiest April in 27 years.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high, low and monthly temperatures were the coldest since
2018.

.Daily Temperatures...
Temperatures were above average on nine days, below average on
20 days, and average on one day.

There were three days with low temperatures at or below freezing, which
was the most in April since 2018. There were two days with highs at or
above 80, which was the fewest since 2016. However, there was one 90-degree
day, which was the first such occurrence since 2012.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
Date  Record Type            New Record      Previous Record
 8th  High Temperature       92 in 2020         89 in 2011
18th  Low Temperature        28 in 2000         30 in 1961

On the 8th, the high temperature of 92 most recently tied April 18, 2006
for the 6th hottest on record for the month at Harrison.

The low temperature of 28 on the 18th was the latest freeze recorded at
Harrison since May 3, 2013.

.Monthly Rainfall...
Even though rainfall was above average, it was the driest April since
2018.

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

.Monthly Snowfall...
Measurable snow fell for the first time in April in two years (since 2018).
It was the snowiest April since 1993, and tied 1944 for the 9th snowiest
April on record.

There were three days with snowfall, which was the most in April since 2018.
There was one day with measurable snowfall at or above half an inch, which
was the most since 1993.

This was the latest snow at Harrison since 2013, and most recently tied
April 14, 1980 for the 3rd latest measurable snowfall on record.

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken During the Month...
Even though measurable snow fell, no daily snowfall records were tied or
broken during the month.

.Miscellaneous Phenomena...
None.

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