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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
905 AM CDT SUN MAY 5 2019

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   04/20/1987
 LOW               29   04/07/2018
HIGHEST            85   04/10        73      12       82  04/28
LOWEST             35   04/02        53     -18       29  04/07
                        04/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.5              72.8    -1.3     66.0
AVG. MINIMUM     52.5              52.8    -0.3     44.5
MEAN             62.0              62.8    -0.8     55.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.01   1991
 MINIMUM         0.66   1987
TOTALS          10.67              4.79    5.88     5.96
DAILY AVG.       0.36              0.16    0.20     0.20
DAYS >= .01        10               9.6     0.4       10
DAYS >= .10         6                                  6
DAYS >= .50         5                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.5     2.5        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.46  04/18 TO 04/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2018
                        2014
                        2003
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/07/2018 TO 04/07/2018
                        04/07/2018 TO 04/27/2014
                        04/27/2014 TO 04/09/2003
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.6               4.4    -3.8      1.5
 LIQUID 7/1      0.06              0.50   -0.44     0.15
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     129               136      -7      292
 SINCE 7/1       3205              2982     223     3037
COOLING TOTAL      45                70     -25        8
 SINCE 1/1         50                89     -39       23

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              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/090    DATE  04/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/090    DATE  04/13

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

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...Data for North Little Rock for April 2019...

.Summary...
April 2019 in North Little Rock finished close to a degree below
average in terms of temperatures. This was due to average high
temperatures, which were nearly two degrees below the 1981-2010
numbers. Even so, this was still the warmest April in two years,
and the first April in two years without a freeze.

Rainfall was frequent throughout the month, and was excessive at
times. There were ten days with measurable rainfall, which was
exactly the same as the previous two years. The frequent rains
allowed the month to end up in record territory, though not quite
the top spot.

For the first time in two years, no snow fell (which is actually
normal for April).

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high, low and monthly temperatures were the warmest
since 2017.

There were two days low temperatures at or below 40, which was the
fewest since 2017. There were five days with high temperatures at or
above 80 degrees, which was the most since 2017.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 16 days, below average on
13 days, and average on one day.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
Date  Record Type        New Record     Previous Record
 1st  Low Temperature    35 in 2019         36 in 1984

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the wettest April since 2011, and the 3rd wettest April since
records began in 1975. Only 2011 (10.77 inches), and 1991 (11.01
inches) were wetter.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken During the Month...
Date   New Record    Previous Record
18th  4.46 in 2019    1.22 in 1977

On the 18th, the 4.46 inches of rain marked the highest daily
rainfall total at North Little Rock during the month of April since
2006, and set a new record for the highest calendar day rainfall for
the month of April. The previous record was 4.43 inches, which fell
on April 29, 2006. Also, this marked the highest 24-hour rainfall
total in April since April 29-30, 2017, and the 3rd highest over all
for the month of April.

In terms of all-time records, the 4.46 inches of rain on the 18th
was the highest daily rainfall total since March 30, 2016, and the
10th highest on record at North Little Rock.

.Monthly Snowfall...
No snow fell during the month, which was the first time in two
years (since 2017).

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...
No daily snowfall records were tied or broken during the month.

.Miscellaneous Phenomena...
13th - A 47 MPH wind gust was recorded.

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