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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 4
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
648 AM CST SAT JAN 1 2011

...A REVIEW OF 2010 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR PINE BLUFF...

DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

MONTHLY TEMPERATURES

      AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
MONTH  HIGH   LOW   AVG  DFN  HIGHEST/DATE      LOWEST/DATE
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN    47.2  30.5  38.9 -1.9  67/20TH           13/ 8TH
FEB    47.0  31.3  39.1 -6.9  64/20TH           23/16TH
MAR    64.3  42.0  53.2 +1.1  80/31ST           27/ 4TH
APR    77.8  54.6  66.2 +3.6  85/29TH           43/ 9TH
MAY    85.5  63.6  74.5 +3.5  94/24TH           51/10TH  9TH
JUN    94.5  73.8  84.2 +5.6 100/22ND 21ST 20TH 68/ 7TH
JUL    93.5  74.3  83.9 +1.5 100/31ST           70/13TH
AUG    95.9  74.3  85.1 +4.0 103/ 3RD           63/27TH
SEP    91.4  63.9  77.7 +3.2 100/20TH           50/28TH
OCT    80.6  49.0  64.8 +0.9  92/10TH  9TH      31/30TH
NOV    66.2  42.3  54.3 -1.8  79/24TH 12TH 10TH 31/27TH
DEC    52.2  32.2  42.2 -1.9  77/31ST           19/27TH
------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR   74.7  52.7  63.7 +1.0 103 03 AUG         13 08 JAN

MONTHLY PRECIPITATION
                                                 HIGHEST RAINFALL
MONTH  RAIN     DFN  SNOWFALL/SOLID PRECIP  DFN  IN A CALENDAR DAY
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN    3.46   -0.75                   0.3  -1.0  0.92 29TH
FEB    3.05   -0.95                   0.6  +0.2  1.32  8TH
MAR    3.20   -1.88                    T   -0.4  0.95 25TH
APR    3.39   -1.75                   0.0   0.0  1.23  7TH
MAY    1.96   -3.00                              0.57  1ST
JUN    2.21   -1.57                              1.14 25TH
JUL    4.11   +0.09                              1.78 13TH
AUG    0.95   -2.37                              0.36 10TH
SEP    1.05   -2.15                              0.66 25TH
OCT    1.70   -2.79                   0.0   0.0  1.26 24TH
NOV    5.68   +0.81                   0.0   0.0  1.52 25TH
DEC    1.21   -4.20                   0.0  -0.3  0.70 29TH
------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  31.97  -20.51                   0.9  -1.5  1.78 13 JUL

...HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR...

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2006. THE AVERAGE
LOW WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2008. THE AVERAGE YEARLY TEMPERATURE WAS
THE WARMEST SINCE 2007.

IT WAS THE DRIEST YEAR SINCE 1943...AND THE DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD.
THIS IS QUITE REMARKABLE CONSIDERING THAT 2009 WAS THE 2ND WETTEST
YEAR ON RECORD AT 78.06 INCHES.

IT WAS THE SNOWIEST YEAR SINCE 2008...AND THE FIRST TIME MEASURABLE
SNOW FELL SINCE 2008.

ON JANUARY 8TH...THE LOW OF 13 WAS THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED
AT PINE BLUFF SINCE JANUARY 3RD 2001. THERE WERE EIGHT DAYS IN THE
MONTH WITH LOWS AT OR BELOW 20 DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE MOST IN ONE
MONTH SINCE DECEMBER OF 1989...AND THE MOST IN A YEAR SINCE 2000. IN
JANUARY...MEASURABLE SNOW FELL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH OF
2008.

THE FINAL FREEZE WAS ON MARCH 5TH...WHICH WAS THE EARLIEST SINCE
2008. THE FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY WAS ON MARCH 31ST...WHICH WAS THE
LATEST SINCE 2003. THE FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY OCCURRED ON MAY
5TH...WHICH WAS THE EARLIEST SINCE 2006.

THERE WERE 12 DAYS WITH HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES...WHICH WAS
THE MOST SINCE 2000.

THERE WERE 115 DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 90 DEGREES OR GREATER.
THIS WAS THE HIGHEST AMOUNT IN A YEAR SINCE 1954.

FROM JULY 14TH THROUGH AUGUST 25TH...THERE WERE 43 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE MOST
CONSECUTIVE 90-DEGREE DAYS SINCE 1954...AND THE 5TH SUCH LONGEST
PERIOD ON RECORD.

FROM JUNE 8 THROUGH AUGUST 23RD...THE TEMPERATURE WAS CONTINUOUSLY
ABOVE 70 DEGREES. THIS 77-DAY PERIOD MARKED THE LONGEST PERIOD OF
CONSECUTIVE DAYS AT OR ABOVE 70 AT PINE BLUFF SINCE 1934...AND THE
LONGEST SUCH PERIOD ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS A 71-DAY
PERIOD FROM JUNE 19TH THROUGH AUGUST 28TH 1934.

THE FINAL 80-DEGREE DAY WAS ON OCTOBER 10TH. THERE WERE 177
80-DEGREE DAYS...WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE 1955.

THE FIRST FREEZE OF FALL SEASON WAS ON OCTOBER 30TH...WHICH WAS THE
EARLIEST SINCE 2005.

THE 62 DAYS WITH LOWS AT OR BELOW FREEZING WERE THE MOST IN ONE YEAR
SINCE 1985.

...MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS...

.JANUARY...
THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST
SINCE 2008.

IT WAS THE WETTEST JANUARY SINCE 2007.

IT WAS THE SNOWIEST JANUARY SINCE 2000.

.FEBRUARY...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1979...AND THE 6TH
COLDEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1979...AND
THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE
COLDEST SINCE 1985.

IT WAS THE SNOWIEST FEBRUARY SINCE 2007.

.MARCH...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 2005. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2005. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2002.

IT WAS THE DRIEST MARCH SINCE 2007.

FOR THE THIRD MARCH IN A ROW...SNOW FELL.

.APRIL...
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY...HIGH...AND LOW TEMPERATURE WERE THE WARMEST
SINCE 2006.

IT WAS THE DRIEST APRIL SINCE 2007.

.MAY...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1998. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1998...AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE
WARMEST SINCE 2004.

IT WAS THE DRIEST MAY SINCE 1998.

.JUNE...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1953...AND THE 3RD
WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1953...AND
THE 9TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
1998...AND THE WARMEST ON RECORD.

THE TEMPERATURE HIT 100 DEGREES FOR THE SECOND JUNE IN A ROW.

IT WAS THE DRIEST JUNE SINCE 2008.

.JULY...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1999. THE AVERAGE HIGH
WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2008. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
1999...AND THE 7TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE DRIEST JULY SINCE 2008.

.AUGUST...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1999. THE AVERAGE HIGH
WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2007. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
1995...AND THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD.

THERE WERE SIX DAYS WITH HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES...WHICH WAS
THE MOST SINCE AUGUST 2000.

THE LOW OF 81 ON THE 4TH WAS THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST
SINCE 1985...AND THE SECOND WARMEST ON TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE
MONTH OF AUGUST.

IT WAS THE DRIEST AUGUST SINCE 2000.

.SEPTEMBER...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2005. THE AVERAGE HIGH
WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1954...AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE COOLEST
SINCE 2009.

THE HIGH OF 100 ON THE 20TH WAS THE FIRST TIME THE TEMPERATURE
REACHED 100 DEGREES IN SEPTEMBER SINCE 2005. THERE WERE 19 DAYS WITH
HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE 2005.

IT WAS THE DRIEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 2007.

.OCTOBER...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2007. THE AVERAGE HIGH
WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1971...AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE COOLEST
SINCE 2001.

IT WAS THE DRIEST OCTOBER SINCE 2004.

.NOVEMBER...
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY AND LOW TEMPERATURES WERE THE COOLEST SINCE
2008. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2009.

THERE WERE TWO DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...
WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE 2008.

IT WAS THE WETTEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2004.

.DECEMBER...
BOTH THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND AVERAGE HIGH WERE WARMER
THAN 2009. HOWEVER...THESE TEMPERATURES WERE STILL COOLER THAN EVERY
DECEMBER FROM 2001 THROUGH 2008. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE
COLDEST SINCE 2000.

THERE WERE 20 DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...
WHICH WAS THE MOST IN DECEMBER SINCE 2000...AND THE MOST IN ANY
MONTH SINCE JANUARY OF 2009.

IT WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE 2005...AND THE 4TH DRIEST ON
RECORD.

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2006...NO SNOW FELL.


SEASONAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

SEASON  HIGH    DFN    LOW    DFN    TEMP    DFN
------------------------------------------------
WINTER  47.67  -5.7   31.73  -2.1    39.6   -4.0
SPRING  75.87  +2.5   53.40  +1.4    64.6   +2.0
SUMMER  94.63  +3.8   74.13  +3.6    84.4   +3.7
FALL    79.37  +4.7   51.73  -0.8    65.6   +2.0

SEASONAL PRECIPITATION

SEASON      RAIN   DFN  SNOWFALL   DFN
--------------------------------------
WINTER     15.08 +1.46       0.9  -1.5
SPRING      8.55 -6.63        T   -0.4
SUMMER      7.27 -3.85
FALL        8.43 -4.13       0.0   0.0


...HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASONS...

.WINTER...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1983-1984...AND THE
8TH COLDEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS THE COLDEST SINCE
1978-1979 AND THE 4TH COLDEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE
COLDEST SINCE 1983-1984.

IT WAS THE WETTEST WINTER SINCE 2002-2003.

.SPRING...
THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND SEASONAL TEMPERATURE WERE THE WARMEST
SINCE 2007.

IT WAS THE DRIEST SPRING SINCE 1998.

IT WAS THE THIRD SPRING SINCE 2008 WITH SNOW.

.SUMMER...
THE AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1943...AND
THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
1980. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1998...AND THE 2ND
WARMEST ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE DRIEST SUMMER SINCE 2008.

.FALL...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2005. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1953. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS THE
COOLEST SINCE 2008.

IT WAS THE DRIEST FALL SINCE 2005.

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