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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
315 PM CST SUN JAN 1 2006

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2005...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1879 TO 2005

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             112   07/31/1986
 LOW              -13   02/12/1899
HIGHEST           103   08/21        MM      MM       98  07/14
LOWEST             16   12/09        MM      MM       10  12/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.8              72.7     2.1     74.3
AVG. MINIMUM     53.4              51.7     1.7     55.0
MEAN             64.1              62.1     2.0     64.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     98              73.5    24.5       39
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               5.9    -5.9        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     41              53.7   -12.7       35
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        75.54  1882
 MINIMUM        28.26  1963
TOTALS          34.77             50.93  -16.16    52.50
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.14   -0.05     0.16
DAYS >= .01        89             106.3   -17.3       MM
DAYS >= .10        53                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= .50        24                MM      MM       37
DAYS >= 1.00       11              15.6    -4.6       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.40   07/05 TO 07/06           11/01 TO 11/02
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                                MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            26.0  1960
 24 HR TOTAL      13.0  01/17/1893
 SNOW DEPTH         15  01/21/1918

TOTALS            0.6               4.3    -3.7      3.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.06              0.40   -0.34     0.33
SINCE 7/1         0.6               0.4     0.2      3.3
 LIQUID 7/1      0.06              0.00    0.06     0.33
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       1                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.4    -1.4       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/08                          3  12/23
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   12/08 TO 12/08           12/22 TO 12/22
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                                MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2660              3084    -424     2075
 SINCE 7/1       1117              1203     -86     1009
COOLING TOTAL    2436              2086     350     2035
 SINCE 1/1       2436              2086     350     2035

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/320    DATE  11/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/320    DATE  11/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          128
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            152
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         85


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             50     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               32     RAIN                      49
LIGHT RAIN              102     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                     196     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      8
HAZE                    157

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
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SUPPLEMENTAL DATA FOR LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD FOR 2005...

IT WAS THE WARMEST YEAR SINCE 1998 AND THE 5TH TO WARMEST YEAR ON
RECORD SINCE 1879. THE SAME WAS TRUE FOR THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS ALSO THE WARMEST
SINCE 1998 BUT WAS THE 4TH TO WARMEST ON RECORD.

THE NUMBER OF DAYS OF 90 DEGREE WEATHER WAS THE MOST SINCE 1998.
THE 13 DAYS WITH 100 DEGREE WEATHER WAS THE MOST IN ONE YEAR
SINCE 2000. IT WAS THE 9TH OUT OF THE LAST 11 YEARS TO HAVE
TEMPERATURES REACHING 100 DEGREES.

THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL ON 216 DAYS...BELOW NORMAL
ON 130 DAYS...AND AT NORMAL ON 19 DAYS.

THE SMALLEST RANGE BETWEEN THE HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURE FOR A
DAY WAS 4 DEGREES ON JANUARY 3 (HIGH 66 LOW 62)...JANUARY 8
(HIGH 43 LOW 39)...FEBRUARY 1 (HIGH 42 LOW 38)...AND FEBRUARY 2
(HIGH 44 LOW 40). THE LARGEST RANGE BETWEEN THE HIGH AND LOW
TEMPERATURE WAS 42 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 23 (HIGH 78 LOW 36).

THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES WAS THE LOWEST SINCE
1998.

IT WAS THE DRIEST YEAR SINCE 1963 AND THE 7TH TO DRIEST YEAR ON
RECORD SINCE 1880.
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