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

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2005...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1978 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             111   08/30/2000
 LOW               -6   01/20/1985
HIGHEST           100   08/21        73      27      100  07/14
                        08/12
LOWEST             15   12/09        53     -38       13  12/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.5              72.7     0.8     73.1
AVG. MINIMUM     54.3              53.0     1.3     54.9
MEAN             63.9              62.8     1.1     64.0
DAYS MAX >= 90     87              63.6    23.4       62
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               4.7    -3.7        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     32              53.4   -21.4       37
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.3    -0.3        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        65.02   1990
 MINIMUM        37.02   1995
TOTALS          37.97             49.19  -11.22    57.79
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.14   -0.03     0.16
DAYS >= .01        90             109.3   -19.3      121
DAYS >= .10        62                MM      MM       88
DAYS >= .50        26                MM      MM       36
DAYS >= 1.00       11              15.9    -4.9       19
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.69   07/06 TO 07/06           10/08 TO 10/08
 STORM TOTAL       MM                               1.98
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    01/24(13) TO 01/24(23)

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.1   1979
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0   01/06/1988 TO 01/07/1988
 SNOW DEPTH        12   01/07/1988
TOTALS            0.1               5.2    -5.1      6.4
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.01              0.60   -0.59     0.64
SINCE 7/1         0.1               0.7    -0.6      2.6
 LIQUID 7/1      0.01                MM      MM     0.26
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE       4                MM      MM        7
DAYS >= 1.0         0               2.0    -2.0        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             3  12/24
                                                          12/23
                                                          02/15
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1   12/08 TO 12/08           02/14 TO 02/14
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                                MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2694              2980    -286     2593
 SINCE 7/1       1111              1159     -48     1013
COOLING TOTAL    2390              2196     194     2327
 SINCE 1/1       2390              2196     194     2327

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              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   88
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.00
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             48     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN              104     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      4
FOG                      95     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      8
HAZE                     34

-  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 NORTH LITTLE ROCK AIRPORT FOR 2005...

IT WAS THE 5TH TO WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD SINCE 1998. THE AVERAGE
HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 4TH TO WARMEST ON RECORD AND THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE 6TH TO WARMEST ON RECORD.

THE NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS DURING THE YEAR WAS THE MOST SINCE
2002. IT WAS THE 10TH YEAR OUT OF THE LAST 11 THAT THE TEMPERATURE
REACHED 100 DEGREES. THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH FREEZING LOW
TEMPERATURES WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 2001.

THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL ON 198 DAYS...BELOW NORMAL
ON 149 DAYS...AND AT NORMAL ON 18 DAYS.

THE SMALLEST RANGE BETWEEN THE HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURE ON A DAY
WAS 3 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 1 (HIGH 40 LOW 37) AND THE LARGEST
RANGE BETWEEN THE HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 38 DEGREES ON
NOVEMBER 23 (HIGH 77 LOW 39).

IT WAS THE DRIEST YEAR SINCE 1999 AND THE THIRD TO DRIEST YEAR ON
RECORD SINCE 1978.

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