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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1157 AM CDT MON APR 2 2018

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              91   03/31/1974
 LOW               11   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            83   03/27        64      19       86  03/21
LOWEST             31   03/08        43     -12       28  03/15
                        03/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.9              64.0     3.9     68.1
AVG. MINIMUM     43.9              42.7     1.2     44.6
MEAN             55.9              53.4     2.5     56.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               3.4    -0.4        3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.33   2016
 MINIMUM         0.52   1925
TOTALS           3.85              4.68   -0.83     3.87
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.15   -0.03     0.12
DAYS >= .01         9               9.8    -0.8       11
DAYS >= .10         7                                  8
DAYS >= .50         4                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.52   03/27 TO 03/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.0   1875
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0   03/06/1875 TO 03/06/1875
 SNOW DEPTH         8   03/17/1892
TOTALS            0.0               0.4    -0.4      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               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/31 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     288               375     -87      280
 SINCE 7/1       2813              2888     -75     2194
COOLING TOTAL      14                14       0       21
 SINCE 1/1         23                16       7       33

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/280    DATE  03/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/280    DATE  03/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

-  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 March 2018...

.Summary...
For the second month in a row, temperatures were above average...
this time by two and a half degrees. That being said, though, this
was still the coldest March in several years by average high, low
and monthly temperature.

Monthly rainfall was pretty similar to last year...in fact only 0.02
less than 2017. But, it was below average for the second year in a
row. It was the driest March in eight years.

No snow fell for the third March in a row.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high, low and monthly temperature were the coldest since
2015.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 19 days, average on one
day, and below average on 11 days.

Like 2017, there were three days with low temperatures at or below
freezing.

There were three days with high temperatures at or above 80 degrees,
which was the fewest since 2016.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
None.

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the driest March since 2010, but was not among the driest
ever recorded.

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

.Monthly Snowfall...
For the third year in a row, no snow fell in the month of March.

.Daily Record Snowfall Tied or Broken During the Month...
None.

.Miscellaneous Phenomena...
None.

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