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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 3
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
830 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2010

...A REVIEW OF 2009 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR PINE BLUFF...

DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

TEMPERATURES

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

JAN    52.0  31.5  41.8 +1.0  76/ 3RD           21/16TH
FEB    60.2  39.1  49.6 +3.6  76/18TH           22/ 4TH
MAR    65.3  45.7  55.5 +1.2  82/10TH           28/ 1ST  2ND
APR    72.7  52.2  62.4 +0.2  87/22ND 23RD      36/ 7TH
MAY    78.4  62.0  70.2 -0.8  90/31ST           51/19TH
JUN    90.9  70.9  80.9 +2.3 100/23RD           57/ 5TH
JUL    88.1  69.3  78.7 -3.7  98/15TH           62/18TH
AUG    88.1  68.7  78.4 -2.7  94/15TH           59/24TH
SEP    82.5  65.8  74.2 -0.3  93/ 8TH  9TH      51/29TH 30TH
OCT    68.4  51.5  59.9 -4.0  88/ 8TH           38/18TH
NOV    66.3  44.1  55.2 +2.7  77/15TH           30/27TH
DEC    48.5  33.4  41.0 -3.1  62/21ST 22ND      23/ 5TH
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YEAR   71.8  52.9  62.3 -0.4 100 23 JUN         21 16 JAN

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

JAN    3.24  - 0.97                  TRACE -1.3  1.18  5TH
FEB    3.69  - 0.31                  TRACE -0.4  1.38 27TH
MAR    5.34  - 0.26                  TRACE -0.4  1.76 24TH
APR    4.55  - 0.59                    0.0  0.0  1.77 12TH
MAY   11.71  + 6.75                              2.48  2ND
JUN    3.12  - 0.66                              0.98 30TH
JUL    9.02  + 5.00                              2.61 30TH
AUG    4.81  + 1.49                              2.11  5TH
SEP    7.51  + 4.31                              2.99 15TH
OCT   14.34  + 9.85                    0.0  0.0  2.38 13TH
NOV    2.12  - 2.75                    0.0  0.0  1.34 29TH
DEC    8.57  + 3.16                  TRACE -0.3  4.00 24TH
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YEAR  78.02  +25.54                  TRACE -2.4  4.00 24 DEC

.JANUARY...
IT WAS WARMER THAN JANUARY 2008...BUT STILL COOLER THAN EVERY
JANUARY FROM 2004 THROUGH 2007. IT WAS THE WETTEST JANUARY SINCE
2007.

.FEBRUARY...
IT WAS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY SINCE 2000...AND THE WETTEST FEBRUARY
SINCE 2004.

.MARCH...
IT WAS THE WETTEST MARCH SINCE 2002...AND ONLY THE 2ND MARCH SINCE
2000 WITH RAINFALL MORE THAN 5.00 INCHES. IT WAS ONLY THE 2ND MARCH
SINCE 1996 WITH ANY SNOWFALL.

.APRIL...
IT WAS WARMER THAN APRIL OF 2007 AND 2008 BUT COOLER THAN EVERY
APRIL FROM 2001 TO 2006. IT WAS DRIER THAN APRIL 2008...BUT ONE OF
ONLY FOUR APRILS SINCE 2000 WITH MORE THAN 4.50 INCHES OF RAIN.

.MAY...
IT WAS THE COOLEST MAY SINCE 2002. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS
THE COOLEST SINCE 1990...AND THE 8TH COOLEST ON RECORD. IT WAS THE
WETTEST MAY SINCE 1979...AND THE 6TH WETTEST ON RECORD.

.JUNE...
IT WAS THE WARMEST JUNE SINCE 1998. THE HIGH OF 100 ON THE 22ND WAS
THE WARMEST JUNE HIGH TEMPERATURE SINCE 2001. IT WAS THE WETTEST
JUNE SINCE 2006.

.JULY...
IT WAS THE COOLEST JULY SINCE 1967...AND THE 4TH COOLEST JULY ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE
1967...AND THE 3RD COOLEST ON RECORD. IT WAS THE WETTEST JULY SINCE
1989...AND THE 6TH WETTEST ON RECORD.

.AUGUST...
IT WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 2004. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2004...AND THE 9TH COOLEST ON RECORD. FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE 2004...THERE WERE NO TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 100
DEGREES DURING THE MONTH. THE LOW OF 59 DEGREES ON THE 24TH WAS THE
COOLEST AUGUST TEMPERATURE SINCE 2004. IT WAS THE WETTEST AUGUST
SINCE 1993.

.SEPTEMBER...
IT WAS THE WETTEST SEPTEMBER 1980...AND THE 8TH WETTEST ON RECORD.
FROM SEPTEMBER 9TH TO SEPTEMBER 19TH...THERE WERE 11 CONSECUTIVE
DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL. THIS TIED THE RECORD FOR THE MOST
CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL. THE RECORD WAS ORIGINALLY
SET DURING THE 11 DAY PERIOD FROM JUNE 17TH THROUGH JUNE 27TH OF
1888...TIED DURING JANUARY 5TH TO JANUARY 15TH 1937...AND AGAIN FROM
APRIL 24TH TO MAY 4TH 1958.

.OCTOBER...
IT WAS THE COOLEST OCTOBER SINCE 1976...AND THE 6TH COOLEST ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 68.35 WAS THE COOLEST SINCE
1906...AND THE COOLEST ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE WETTEST OCTOBER SINCE 1984...AND THE WETTEST ON RECORD.
IT WAS THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE DECEMBER OF 1982...AND THE 8TH
WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PASSED OVER THE AIRPORT ON THE 9TH...AND THIS
PRODUCED A 61 MPH WIND GUST...WHICH WAS THE 8TH HIGHEST MAGNITUDE
WIND GUST ON RECORD...AND THE HIGHEST GUST SINCE MAY 11TH 2003.

.NOVEMBER...
IT WAS THE WARMEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2005...AND THE WETTEST NOVEMBER
SINCE 2006.

.DECEMBER...
IT WAS THE COOLEST DECEMBER SINCE 2000. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS
THE 8TH COOLEST ON RECORD. IT WAS THE WETTEST DECEMBER SINCE 1987.

.YEAR...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 1989...AND THE 7TH
COOLEST ON RECORD. IT WAS THE WETTEST YEAR SINCE 1905...AND THE 2ND
WETTEST ON RECORD.

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