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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 1
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
830 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2010

...A REVIEW OF 2009 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR LITTLE ROCK ADAMS
FIELD...

DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

TEMPERATURES

      AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
MONTH  HIGH   LOW   AVG  DFN  HIGHEST/DATE      LOWEST/DATE

JAN    51.7  29.4  40.5 +0.4  77/ 3RD           14/16TH
FEB    60.5  37.5  49.0 +3.8  75/18TH 26TH      22/ 4TH
MAR    65.2  44.3  54.8 +1.3  84/ 8TH           24/ 2ND
APR    72.4  51.3  61.9 +0.5  90/23RD           35/ 7TH  8TH
MAY    78.7  60.7  69.7 -0.4  91/30TH 31ST      49/18TH
JUN    91.4  71.0  81.2 +2.8  99/22ND 23RD      57/ 5TH
JUL    88.2  69.8  79.0 -3.4  96/11TH           63/18TH
AUG    88.5  69.6  79.1 -2.2  94/ 3RD  4TH      59/24TH
SEP    82.0  65.5  73.8 -0.6  93/ 8TH           51/29TH 30TH
OCT    67.8  51.0  59.4 -3.9  88/ 8TH           37/18TH
NOV    66.9  43.9  55.4 +3.7  78/ 7TH 10TH      29/27TH
DEC    48.6  31.7  40.2 -3.0  65/14TH           21/ 5TH
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YEAR   71.8  52.1  62.0 -0.1  99 22 JUN 23 JUN  14 16 JAN

PRECIPITATION
                                                  HIGHEST RAINFALL
MONTH  RAIN     DFN  SNOWFALL/SOLID PRECIP  DFN  IN A CALENDAR DAY

JAN    2.60  - 1.01                  TRACE -2.0  1.19 27TH
FEB    2.16  - 1.17                    0.2 -1.1  0.66  9TH
MAR    4.63  - 0.25                  TRACE -0.6  0.88 24TH
APR    5.33  - 0.14          TRACE OF HAIL  0.0  1.58 12TH
MAY   13.06  + 8.01                              4.11  2ND
JUN    3.08  - 0.87                              1.33 23RD
JUL   11.65  + 8.34                              2.68  5TH
AUG    2.75  - 0.18                              1.03  5TH
SEP    6.44  + 2.73                              3.50 15TH
OCT   16.56  +12.31                    0.0  0.0  5.05 29TH
NOV    1.20  - 4.53                    0.0 -0.3  0.96 29TH
DEC   12.33  + 7.62                  TRACE -0.1  4.92 24TH
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YEAR  81.79  +30.86                    0.2 -4.1  5.05 29 OCT

.JANUARY...
IT WAS THE COOLEST JANUARY SINCE 2003. THE HIGH OF 77 DEGREES ON THE
3RD WAS THE 6TH HIGHEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF
JANUARY.

.FEBRUARY...
IT WAS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY SINCE 2005.

.MARCH...
IT WAS ONLY THE 2ND MARCH SINCE 2003 WITH ANY SNOWFALL.

.APRIL...
IT WAS WARMER THAN APRIL OF 2007 AND 2008...BUT STILL COOLER THAN
EVERY APRIL FROM 2001 TO 2006. THE HIGH OF 90 DEGREES ON THE 23RD
WAS THE 6TH WARMEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

A TRACE OF HAIL FELL DURING A THUNDERSTORM ON THE 2ND.

.MAY...
IT WAS THE COOLEST MAY SINCE 2002.

IT WAS THE WETTEST MAY SINCE 1893...AND THE THIRD WETTEST MAY ON
RECORD. THE 4.11 INCHES OF RAINFALL ON THE 2ND WAS THE 9TH WETTEST
DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

.JUNE...
IT WAS THE 10TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99
DEGREES ON THE 22ND AND 23RD WERE THE WARMEST JUNE TEMPERATURES
SINCE 2005.

.JULY...
IT WAS THE COOLEST JULY SINCE 1968...AND THE 12TH COOLEST JULY ON
RECORD. THE LOW OF 63 DEGREES ON THE 18TH WAS THE COOLEST JULY
TEMPERATURE SINCE 2004.

IT WAS THE WETTEST JULY SINCE 1891...AND THE WETTEST JULY ON RECORD.
THERE WERE SIX DAYS WITH RAINFALL OF ONE INCH OR GREATER...WHICH IS
THE MOST EVER RECORDED FOR JULY. THERE WERE THREE DAYS WITH RAINFALL
OF TWO INCHES OR GREATER...WHICH IS ALSO THE MOST EVER RECORDED FOR
JULY.

FROM JULY 28TH THROUGH JULY 30TH...THERE WERE THREE DAYS IN A
ROW WITH RAINFALL OF ONE INCH OR MORE...WHICH IS THE SECOND LONGEST
PERIOD OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH RAINFALL OF ONE INCH OR GREATER.

.AUGUST...
IT WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 2004...AND THE FIRST AUGUST SINCE
2004 WITH NO TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES. THE LOW OF 59 ON
THE 24TH WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST TEMPERATURE SINCE 2004.

.SEPTEMBER...
IT WAS THE 8TH SEPTEMBER SINCE 1990 WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...AND
THE 13TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. THE 3.50 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE
15TH MARKED THE 7TH WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.

.OCTOBER...
IT WAS THE COOLEST OCTOBER SINCE 1987...AND THE 10TH COOLEST OCTOBER
ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 1925...
AND THE 2ND COOLEST ON RECORD. THE MONTH SAW THE FEWEST 80-DEGREE
DAYS EVER RECORDED IN OCTOBER.

IT WAS THE WETTEST OCTOBER SINCE 1984...AND THE WETTEST OCTOBER ON
RECORD. IT WAS ONLY THE 3RD OCTOBER SINCE RAINFALL RECORDS BEGAN
WITH OVER 10 INCHES OF RAIN. IT WAS ALSO THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE
JANUARY 1937.

THE 3.91 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON THE 9TH MARKED THE 4TH WETTEST
DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. THE 5.05 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH
FELL ON THE 29TH MARKED THE 2ND WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH
OF OCTOBER.

.NOVEMBER...
IT WAS THE WARMEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2005. IT WAS ALSO THE DRIEST
NOVEMBER SINCE 1999...AND THE 9TH DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.

.DECEMBER...
IT WAS THE COOLEST DECEMBER SINCE 2000. IT WAS THE WETTEST DECEMBER
SINCE 1987...AND THE 3RD WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD.

THE 4.60 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 23RD MARKED THE 3RD WETTEST DAY ON
RECORD IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. THE 4.92 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE
24TH MARKED THE 2ND WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

.YEAR...
IT WAS THE COOLEST YEAR SINCE 2003. IT WAS THE WETTEST YEAR SINCE 1882...
AND THE WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD.

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