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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 1
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
520 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2012

...A REVIEW OF 2011 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR LITTLE ROCK ADAMS
FIELD...

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DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

MONTHLY TEMPERATURES

      AVERAGE TEMPERATURES    HIGHEST/      LOWEST/
MONTH  HIGH   LOW   AVG  DFN   DATES         DATES
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN    48.7  29.9  39.3 -1.5  77/29TH       13/13TH
FEB    57.0  35.2  46.1 +1.3  77/27TH       10/11TH
MAR    63.3  44.7  54.0 +0.6  83/23RD       32/11TH
APR    77.8  54.2  66.0 +3.9  91/19TH       37/ 5TH
MAY    79.7  59.4  69.6 -1.5  91/30TH       46/ 5TH  4TH
JUN    95.0  73.4  84.2 +5.1 100/27TH       68/12TH
JUL    97.7  76.1  86.9 +4.1 105/12TH       69/ 5TH
AUG    95.1  74.2  84.7 +2.2 114/ 3RD       67/12TH
SEP    83.7  60.3  72.0 -3.0  96/ 1ST       53/23RD
OCT    77.1  48.9  63.0 -0.7  88/16TH 17TH  36/30TH 21ST
NOV    64.9  46.6  55.8 +3.2  82/14TH       30/30TH
DEC    55.6  35.9  45.7 +2.7  69/31ST       25/11TH
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                                 AUG             FEB
YEAR   74.6  53.2  63.9 +1.2 114 3RD        10  11TH

MONTHLY RAINFALL

                     HIGHEST IN A     HIGHEST IN
MONTH  RAIN     DFN  CALENDAR DAY      24 HOURS
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN    0.94   -2.61    0.34/ 9TH       0.34/ 9TH
FEB    4.04   +0.38    2.12/ 1ST       2.12/ 1ST
MAR    4.18   -0.50    1.89/ 5TH       1.89/ 5TH
APR    7.23   +2.09    1.90/25TH       1.90/25TH
MAY   11.08   +6.21    3.97/ 1ST       4.43/ 1ST-2ND
JUN    1.17   -2.48    1.09/28TH       1.08/28TH
JUL    0.24   -3.03    0.15/29TH       0.15/29TH
AUG    5.60   +3.01    1.43/ 9TH       1.90/ 8TH- 9TH
SEP    1.17   -2.01    0.60/18TH       0.69/18TH-19TH
OCT    2.27   -2.64    0.84/23RD       0.84/23RD
NOV   14.57   +9.29    6.06/21ST       6.22/21ST-22ND
DEC    7.74   +2.77    3.00/ 4TH       3.72/ 4TH- 5TH
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YEAR  60.23  +10.48    6.06 NOV 21ST   6.22 NOV 21ST-22ND


MONTHLY SNOWFALL/SOLID PRECIPITATION


                      AVERAGE      HIGHEST IN A
MONTH  SNOW    DFN  SNOW DEPTH     CALENDAR DAY
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN     5.7   +4.1     0.4           5.6/ 9TH
FEB     8.9   +7.6     0.5           5.9/ 9TH
MAR     0.0   -0.4     0.0
APR       T                            T/19TH      HAIL
MAY       T                            T/25TH      HAIL
JUN     0.0
JUL     0.0
AUG     0.0
SEP     0.0
OCT     0.0
NOV     0.0    0.0     0.0
DEC     1.6   +1.4     0.1           1.3/ 7TH
------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR   16.2  +12.6     0.1           5.9 FEB 9TH



SEASONAL DATA

SEASON   HIGH    LOW   AVG   DFN   RAIN    DFN   SNOW   DFN
------------------------------------------------------------
WINTER  52.13  32.20  42.2  -0.6   7.06  -5.12   14.6 +11.5
SPRING  73.30  52.77  63.2  +1.0  22.49  +7.80    0.0 - 0.4
SUMMER  95.93  74.57  85.3  +3.8   7.01  -2.50
FALL    75.23  51.93  63.6  -0.2  18.01  +4.64    0.0   0.0

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...HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR...

AVERAGE YEARLY HIGH TEMPERATURE.....COOLEST SINCE 2010....9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE YEARLY LOW TEMPERATURE......WARMEST SINCE 2010
AVERAGE YEARLY TEMPERATURE..........WARMEST SINCE 2007....9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
YEARLY RAINFALL.....................WETTEST SINCE 2009...21ST WETTEST ON RECORD
YEARLY SNOWFALL....................SNOWIEST SINCE 1966...6TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH.....................MOST SINCE 2010

 LAST FREEZE OF THE SEASON..............11 MAR
 FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY....................20 MAR
 FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY....................19 APR
FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY....................27 JUN
 LAST 100-DEGREE DAY....................08 AUG
  LAST 90-DEGREE DAY....................29 SEP
  LAST 80-DEGREE DAY....................14 NOV
FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON..............30 NOV

THE FOLLOWING ALL-TIME RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE YEAR

TYPE OF RECORD               NEW RECORD          OLD RECORD
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE        114 - 08/03/2011   112 - 07/31/1986
HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE     85 - 08/03/2011    83 - 07/29/1930...07/12/1936
HIGHEST DAILY AVG TEMP    99.5 - 08/03/2011  95.5 - 07/31/1986

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.DAILY...

THE FOLLOWING DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING
THE YEAR...

DATE   TYPE OF RECORD             NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
04/09  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2011    66 IN 1893
04/10  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2011    69 IN 1994
04/19  HIGH TEMPERATURE           91 IN 2011    90 IN 1987
06/04  HIGH TEMPERATURE           99 IN 2011    96 IN 1977
06/19  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    81 IN 2011    78 IN 1932
06/27  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    78 IN 2011    78 IN 2009...1980...1978...1969
07/10  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    82 IN 2011    80 IN 1881
08/02  HIGH TEMPERATURE          106 IN 2011   106 IN 2010
08/03  HIGH TEMPERATURE          114 IN 2011   107 IN 2010
08/03  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    85 IN 2011    79 IN 2010...1987...1980
08/04  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    84 IN 2011    81 IN 2010
08/05  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    82 IN 2011    81 IN 1888
08/06  HIGH TEMPERATURE          108 IN 2011   104 IN 1956
08/06  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    81 IN 2011    80 IN 1888
08/07  HIGH TEMPERATURE          108 IN 2011   106 IN 1962
08/31  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    77 IN 2011    77 IN 1982...1951...1947
09/16  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    64 IN 2011    68 IN 1949
10/16  HIGH TEMPERATURE           88 IN 2011    87 IN 1897
11/14  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2011    68 IN 1955
11/20  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    67 IN 2011    64 IN 1942


THE FOLLOWING DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE
YEAR...

DATE    NEW RECORD      OLD RECORD
05/01  3.97 IN 2011    2.31 IN 1894
08/09  1.43 IN 2011    1.30 IN 1916
11/15  5.12 IN 2011    3.91 IN 2006
11/21  6.06 IN 2011    1.54 IN 1934
12/04  3.00 IN 2011    1.54 IN 2002
12/05  2.07 IN 2011    1.90 IN 1936

THE FOLLOWING DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE
YEAR...

DATE    NEW RECORD      OLD RECORD
01/09  5.6 IN 2011     5.0 IN 1962
02/04  2.1 IN 2011     0.1 IN 1907...1906
02/09  5.9 IN 2011     0.7 IN 1994

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.MONTHLY...

MONTHLY RECORDS SET DURING THE YEAR...

MONTH   RECORD TYPE                   NEW RECORD           OLD RECORD
APR   HIGHEST WIND GUST           66 MPH - 04/25/2011   65 MPH - 04/25/1961
JUL   MOST HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 90       31 DAYS IN 2011   31 DAYS 2010...1993...1986
AUG   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE            114 - 08/03/2011      110 - 08/10/1936
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE         85 - 08/03/2011       82 - 08/11/1997
      HIGHEST WIND GUST           77 MPH - 08/07/2011   64 MPH - 08/20/1993
NOV   MONTHLY RAINFALL                  14.57 IN 2011         13.14 IN 1988

JANUARY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2003......5TH DRIEST ON RECORD
SNOWFALL......................SNOWIEST SINCE 2000...19TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH................MOST SINCE 2000....11TH HIGHEST ON RECORD

FEBRUARY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2009
SNOWFALL......................SNOWIEST SINCE 1979....6TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH................MOST SINCE 2010.....5TH HIGHEST ON RECORD
                                                      TIED WITH 2010...1895

MARCH

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2002
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2007
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2009

APRIL

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2010....9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2006
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2008

MAY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2005
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2002
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2009....9TH WETTEST ON RECORD

JUNE

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 1953....3RD WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009....4TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2009....3RD WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 1990

JULY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 1998....5TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 1998....2ND WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 1998....4TH WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 1986.....3RD DRIEST ON RECORD

AUGUST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2010
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2010....7TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2010
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2008

SEPTEMBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 1975....8TH COOLEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 1989
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2010

OCTOBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2001
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2009

NOVEMBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2004
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 1999
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 1988........WETTEST ON RECORD

DECEMBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2006
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2006
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2006
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2009...15TH WETTEST ON RECORD
SNOWFALL......................SNOWIEST SINCE 2005
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH................MOST SINCE 2004

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...SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS...

WINTER /DECEMBER 1ST-FEBRUARY 28TH/

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2009-2010
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2009-2010
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...WARMEST SINCE 2009-2010
SEASONAL RAINFALL...............DRIEST SINCE 2005-2006....13TH DRIEST ON RECORD
SEASONAL SNOWFALL.............SNOWIEST SINCE 1987-1988...7TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD

SPRING /MARCH 1ST-MAY 31ST/

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2007
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...COOLEST SINCE 2009
SEASONAL RAINFALL..............WETTEST SINCE 2009....14TH WETTEST ON RECORD

SUMMER /JUNE 1ST-AUGUST 31ST/

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2010.....4TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2010.....2ND WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...COOLEST SINCE 2010.....3RD WARMEST ON RECORD
SEASONAL RAINFALL..............WETTEST SINCE 2009

FALL /SEPTEMBER 1ST-NOVEMBER 30TH/

AVERAGE HIGH...................COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW....................COOLEST SINCE 2008
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...COOLEST SINCE 2009
SEASONAL RAINFALL..............WETTEST SINCE 2009....12TH WETTEST ON RECORD

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