...A REVIEW OF 2009 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK...

DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

TEMPERATURES

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

JAN    49.5  30.4  40.0 -0.2  74/ 3RD           13/16TH
FEB    58.4  38.5  48.4 +2.8  71/18TH 26TH      19/ 4TH
MAR    63.7  44.6  54.2 +1.3  80/ 8TH           24/ 2ND
APR    70.5  51.6  61.1 -1.9  87/23RD           34/ 7TH
MAY    77.2  60.6  68.9 -2.0  89/31ST           50/18TH
JUN    90.0  71.1  80.6 +1.8  98/23RD 27TH      57/ 5TH
JUL    87.1  69.7  78.4 -4.8  95/12TH 15TH      61/18TH
AUG    87.4  68.8  78.1 -4.0  95/17TH           58/31ST
SEP    80.4  64.7  72.6 -2.4  92/ 8TH           51/30TH
OCT    66.0  50.2  58.1 -6.4  86/ 8TH           37/18TH
NOV    65.0  46.4  55.7 +3.2  76/10TH           34/27TH
DEC    46.9  31.2  39.1 -4.3  62/14TH           19/10TH
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YEAR   70.2  52.3  61.3 -1.5  98 23 JUN 27 JUN  13 16 JAN

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

JAN    2.57  - 0.80                  TRACE -3.0  1.50 27TH
FEB    2.36  - 0.91                    0.4 -1.5  0.47 10TH
MAR    6.51  + 1.63                  TRACE -0.4  1.25 24TH
APR    5.60  + 0.57                    0.0  0.0  1.51 12TH
MAY   12.93  + 7.53                              3.36  2ND
JUN    2.77  - 0.74          TRACE OF HAIL       1.36 30TH
JUL    9.12  + 5.97                              3.15 21ST
AUG    1.94  - 1.03                              0.68  1ST
SEP    6.84  + 3.31                              3.50 15TH
OCT   15.81  +12.00                    0.0  0.0  5.23 29TH
NOV    1.11  - 4.63                    0.0 -0.4  0.78 29TH
DEC   12.05  + 7.52                  TRACE -0.3  5.00 23RD
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YEAR  79.61  +30.42                    0.4 -4.8  5.23 29 OCT

.JANUARY...
IT WAS WARMER THAN JANUARY 2008...BUT COOLER THAN EVERY JANUARY FROM
2004-2007. THE HIGH OF 74 DEGREES ON THE 3RD WAS THE 5TH WARMEST
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY.

.FEBRUARY...
IT WAS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY SINCE 2005...AND THE 8TH WARMEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD. IT WAS ALSO THE 10TH DRIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD.
THE 0.4 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS THE MOST MEASURABLE SNOW IN FEBRUARY
SINCE 2007.

.MARCH...
IT WAS THE 8TH WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD.

.APRIL...
IT WAS THE 10TH COOLEST APRIL ON RECORD...AND THE 15TH WETTEST APRIL
ON RECORD.

ON THE 2ND...A STRONG STORM SYSTEM PASSED THROUGH THE AREA. WITH
THIS SYSTEM...A BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING OF 29.31 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. THIS IS THE 6TH LOWEST PRESSURE EVER RECORDED AT NORTH
LITTLE ROCK.

.MAY...
IT WAS THE COOLEST MAY SINCE 1997...AND THE 9TH COOLEST MAY ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 6TH COOLEST ON RECORD.
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1999...THERE WERE NO TEMPERATURES AT OR
ABOVE 90 DEGREES.

IT WAS THE WETTEST MAY SINCE 1981 AND THE WETTEST MAY ON RECORD. THE
3.26 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON THE 2ND MARKED THE 3RD WETTEST DAY
ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY. THE 2.74 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON
THE 7TH MARKED THE 7TH WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.
THE 2.62 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON THE 8TH MARKED THE 8TH WETTEST
DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

.JUNE...
IT WAS THE WARMEST JUNE SINCE 2002...AND THE 3RD WARMEST JUNE ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 8TH WARMEST...AND THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE 3RD WARMEST. THE HIGH OF 98 DEGREES
ON THE 23RD AND 27TH WAS THE WARMEST JUNE HIGH TEMPERATURE SINCE
2005.

THE LOW OF 80 DEGREES ON THE 27TH WAS THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE
EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF JUNE. THE LOW OF 78 DEGREES ON THE
23RD WAS THE 8TH WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF
JUNE. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 89.0 ON THE 27TH WAS THE 2ND
WARMEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE
OF 88.0 ON THE 23RD WAS THE 9TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE WETTEST JUNE SINCE 2004. HAIL FELL DURING A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM ON THE 30TH.

ON THE 23RD...THE DEWPOINT TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 83 DEGREES. THIS IS
THE HIGHEST DEWPOINT TEMPERATURE ON RECORD AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK
SINCE RECORDS BEGAN. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 80 DEGREES...SET ON
JUNE 25TH 1980.

.JULY...
IT WAS THE COOLEST JULY SINCE 1989...AND THE 2ND COOLEST JULY ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 2ND COOLEST ON
RECORD...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST ON RECORD.
THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES WAS THE COOLEST IN JULY SINCE
1997.

THE LOW OF 61 DEGREES ON THE 18TH WAS THE 2ND COOLEST LOW
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR JULY. THE HIGH OF 77 ON THE 30TH WAS THE
5TH COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR JULY.

IT WAS THE WETTEST JULY SINCE 1988...AND THE WETTEST JULY ON RECORD.
THE 3.15 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON THE 21ST MARKED THE 3RD
WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF JULY.

.AUGUST...
IT WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 1992...AND THE 2ND COOLEST ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS ALSO THE 2ND COOLEST...AND
THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE 3RD COOLEST. IT WAS THE FIRST
AUGUST SINCE 2004 WITH NO TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES.

THE LOW OF 58 ON THE 31ST WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST TEMPERATURE SINCE
2004...AND ALSO THE 4TH COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE
MONTH.

.SEPTEMBER...
IT WAS THE 10TH COOLEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD...AND THE COOLEST SINCE
2006. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 2ND COOLEST ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE 3RD WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD...AND WETTER THAN EVERY
SEPTEMBER FROM 1986-2007. THE 3.50 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON THE
15TH MARKED THE 3RD WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.

.OCTOBER...
IT WAS THE COOLEST OCTOBER SINCE 1987...AND THE COOLEST ON RECORD.
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2002...AND ALSO
THE COOLEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE 2ND
COOLEST ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE WETTEST OCTOBER SINCE 1984...AND THE WETTEST ON RECORD.
IT WAS ALSO THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE NOVEMBER OF 1988...AND THE
WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD. THE 5.23 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 29TH WAS THE
WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER...AND THE 3RD WETTEST
DAY OF ALL TIME.

THE 3.23 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON THE 9TH MARKED THE 5TH WETTEST
DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. THE 5.23 INCHES OF RAIN ON
THE 29TH MARKED THE ALL TIME WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF
OCTOBER. FROM THE 29TH TO THE 30TH...5.43 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN A
24-HOUR PERIOD. THIS RANKS AS THE 3RD HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL
AMOUNT ON RECORD.

.NOVEMBER...
IT WAS THE WARMEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2003...AND THE 7TH WARMEST ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 5TH WARMEST...AND THE
AVERAGE LOW WAS THE 9TH WARMEST. IT WAS ALSO THE DRIEST NOVEMBER
SINCE 1999...AND THE 2ND DRIEST ON RECORD. NO SNOW FELL...WHICH WAS
THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2005.

.DECEMBER...
IT WAS THE COOLEST DECEMBER SINCE 2000...AND THE 5TH COOLEST DECEMBER
ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE WETTEST DECEMBER SINCE 1987...AND THE 2ND WETTEST DECEMBER
ON RECORD. THE 5.00 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL ON THE 23RD MARKED THE 2ND
WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER...AND THE 5TH WETTEST
DAY EVER RECORDED. THE 4.45 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON THE 24TH MARKED
THE 3RD WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER...AND THE 8TH
WETTEST DAY EVER RECORDED.

.YEAR...
IT WAS THE COOLEST YEAR SINCE 1989...AND THE 7TH COOLEST YEAR ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE WETTEST YEAR SINCE 1990...AND THE WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD.

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