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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 2
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
520 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2012

...A REVIEW OF 2011 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK...

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DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

MONTHLY TEMPERATURES

      AVERAGE TEMPERATURES    HIGHEST/      LOWEST/
MONTH  HIGH   LOW   AVG  DFN   DATES         DATES
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN    47.2  30.8  39.0 -2.1  75/29TH       13/12TH
FEB    55.7  36.0  45.9 +0.9  74/27TH 24TH  12/10TH
MAR    62.1  45.1  53.6 -0.3  81/23RD 20TH  33/ 1ST
APR    76.9  55.2  66.1 +3.3  90/19TH       37/ 5TH
MAY    78.2  59.4  68.9 -2.0  90/30TH 29TH  45/ 3RD  2ND
JUN    93.9  74.4  84.1 +5.4  99/23RD       67/12TH
JUL    97.2  76.7  87.0 +4.6 103/31ST 12TH  69/ 5TH
AUG    94.0  74.2  84.1 +2.1 111/ 3RD       68/12TH
SEP    82.6  61.8  72.2 -2.3  98/ 1ST       52/23RD
OCT    75.0  52.8  63.9 +0.1  87/16TH       40/20TH
NOV    62.7  47.3  55.0 +2.2  79/14TH       33/20TH
DEC    53.5  37.6  45.6 +2.5  67/31ST       28/ 8TH
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                                 AUG             FEB
YEAR   73.3  54.3  63.8 +1.1 111 3RD        12  10TH

MONTHLY RAINFALL

                     HIGHEST IN A     HIGHEST IN
MONTH  RAIN     DFN  CALENDAR DAY      24 HOURS
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN    0.88   -2.54    0.35/23RD       0.35/23RD
FEB    4.49   +0.83    2.00/ 1ST       2.00/ 1ST
MAR    3.26   -1.51    1.18/ 8TH       1.18/ 8TH
APR   10.77   +5.98    3.50/30TH       3.50/30TH
MAY   11.14   +6.18    4.35/ 1ST       6.92/30TH- 1ST
JUN    1.58   -1.73    1.48/28TH       1.48/28TH
JUL    1.18   -2.63    0.57/23RD       0.57/23RD
AUG    5.78   +2.98    1.50/ 9TH       2.46/ 8TH- 9TH
SEP    1.61   -1.70    1.24/18TH       1.34/18TH-19TH
OCT    2.53   -2.27    0.79/23RD       0.79/23RD
NOV   11.75   +6.36    4.50/21ST       4.50/21ST
DEC    8.01   +3.00    2.90/ 4TH       3.53/ 4TH- 5TH
------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  62.98  +12.95    4.50 NOV 21ST   6.92 APR 30TH-MAY 1ST


MONTHLY SNOWFALL/SOLID PRECIPITATION


                      AVERAGE      HIGHEST IN A
MONTH  SNOW    DFN  SNOW DEPTH     CALENDAR DAY
---------------------------------------------------------------
JAN     5.5   +3.8     0.4           4.0/ 9TH
FEB    10.2   +8.4     0.5           6.2/ 9TH
MAR       T   -0.4     0.0             T/25TH              HAIL
APR       T                            T/25TH 19TH 15TH    HAIL
MAY       T                            T/25TH              HAIL
JUN     0.0
JUL     0.0
AUG       T                            T/ 8TH              HAIL
SEP     0.0
OCT     0.0
NOV       T    0.0     0.0             T/29TH 28TH
DEC     2.2   +1.7     0.1           1.4/ 7TH
---------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR   17.9  +13.5     0.1           6.2 FEB 9TH



SEASONAL DATA

SEASON   HIGH    LOW   AVG   DFN   RAIN    DFN   SNOW   DFN
------------------------------------------------------------
WINTER  50.63  33.10  41.9  -0.6   7.30  -4.79   15.7 +11.7
SPRING  72.40  53.30  62.9  +0.4  25.17 +10.65    0.0 - 0.4
SUMMER  95.03  75.10  85.1  +4.0   8.54  -1.38
FALL    73.43  51.97  63.7   0.0  15.89  +2.81      T   0.0

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...HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR...

AVERAGE YEARLY HIGH TEMPERATURE.....WARMEST SINCE 2006....7TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE YEARLY LOW TEMPERATURE......WARMEST SINCE 2006....7TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE YEARLY TEMPERATURE..........WARMEST SINCE 2007....8TH WARMEST ON RECORD
YEARLY RAINFALL.....................WETTEST SINCE 2009....4TH WETTEST ON RECORD
YEARLY SNOWFALL....................SNOWIEST SINCE 1979...2ND SNOWIEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH.....................MOST SINCE 2010

 LAST FREEZE OF THE SEASON..............11 FEB...EARLIEST ON RECORD
 FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY....................20 MAR
 FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY....................19 APR
FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY....................10 JUL
 LAST 100-DEGREE DAY....................08 AUG
  LAST 90-DEGREE DAY....................29 SEP
  LAST 80-DEGREE DAY....................25 OCT
FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON..............06 DEC...LATEST SINCE 2001

THE FOLLOWING ALL-TIME RECORDS WERE TIED OR SET DURING THE YEAR

TYPE OF RECORD               NEW RECORD          OLD RECORD
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE        111 - 08/03/2011   111 - 08/30/2000
HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE     86 - 08/03/2011    83 - 07/12/2011...08/31/2000...
                                                    08/29/2000...08/28/2000
HIGHEST DAILY AVG TEMP    98.5 - 08/03/2011  96.5 - 08/30/2000

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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
01/09  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    27 IN 2011    28 IN 1978
01/12  LOW TEMPERATURE            13 IN 2011    13 IN 1997...1985
01/29  HIGH TEMPERATURE           75 IN 2011    75 IN 2002
02/09  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    28 IN 2011    29 IN 1979
02/10  LOW TEMPERATURE            12 IN 2011    13 IN 1979
02/14  HIGH TEMPERATURE           73 IN 2011    71 IN 1990
02/27  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    59 IN 2011    57 IN 1981
03/04  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    60 IN 2011    57 IN 2004
03/27  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    44 IN 2011    47 IN 2005
03/31  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    52 IN 2011    52 IN 1984
04/09  HIGH TEMPERATURE           88 IN 2011    88 IN 2001
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2011    69 IN 2001
04/10  HIGH TEMPERATURE           87 IN 2011    86 IN 2001...1977
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    72 IN 2011    71 IN 2001
04/19  HIGH TEMPERATURE           90 IN 2011    90 IN 1987
04/21  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    58 IN 2011    58 IN 1991...1982
04/23  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2011    68 IN 1999
05/02  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    50 IN 2011    50 IN 1994
05/09  HIGH TEMPERATURE           89 IN 2011    89 IN 1999
05/11  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    70 IN 2011    70 IN 2000
05/14  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    63 IN 2011    66 IN 1981
05/15  LOW TEMPERATURE            48 IN 2011    48 IN 1981
05/30  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    74 IN 2011    74 IN 1989
06/02  HIGH TEMPERATURE           95 IN 2011    94 IN 2002...1998
06/03  HIGH TEMPERATURE           96 IN 2011    95 IN 1977
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    76 IN 2011    76 IN 1998
06/04  HIGH TEMPERATURE           96 IN 2011    95 IN 1977
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    76 IN 2011    75 IN 2008...2002
06/05  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    76 IN 2011    76 IN 2008
06/07  HIGH TEMPERATURE           97 IN 2011    93 IN 1999...1982
06/13  HIGH TEMPERATURE           97 IN 2011    97 IN 1998
06/14  HIGH TEMPERATURE           97 IN 2011    95 IN 1984
06/15  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    77 IN 2011    75 IN 2004...1994...1981
06/18  HIGH TEMPERATURE           96 IN 2011    96 IN 1990
06/19  HIGH TEMPERATURE           97 IN 2011    96 IN 1990
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    81 IN 2011    79 IN 2009...2001...1990
06/23  HIGH TEMPERATURE           99 IN 2011    99 IN 1988
06/24  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    78 IN 2011    78 IN 1998
06/26  HIGH TEMPERATURE           97 IN 2011    97 IN 2009...1988
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    78 IN 2011    77 IN 2009...1998...
                                                      1994...1980
06/27  HIGH TEMPERATURE           98 IN 2011    98 IN 2009...1980
07/10  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    82 IN 2011    82 IN 1982
07/11  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    82 IN 2011    79 IN 1980
07/12  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    83 IN 2011    81 IN 1980
07/21  HIGH TEMPERATURE          102 IN 2011   101 IN 2006
07/22  HIGH TEMPERATURE          101 IN 2011   100 IN 1998...1996
07/23  HIGH TEMPERATURE          100 IN 2011    99 IN 1983
07/24  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    79 IN 2011    79 IN 1999
08/01  HIGH TEMPERATURE          103 IN 2011   103 IN 2008...1980
08/02  HIGH TEMPERATURE          105 IN 2011   103 IN 2008...1987
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    80 IN 2011    80 IN 2002
08/03  HIGH TEMPERATURE          111 IN 2011   104 IN 2010...2008
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    86 IN 2011    81 IN 1987
08/04  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    84 IN 2011    81 IN 2010...2001
08/05  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    80 IN 2011    78 IN 2008...2003...2002...
                                                      2000
08/06  HIGH TEMPERATURE          106 IN 2011   102 IN 2000
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    79 IN 2000    82 IN 2011
08/07  HIGH TEMPERATURE          103 IN 2011   102 IN 2000
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    81 IN 2011    81 IN 2000
08/08  HIGH TEMPERATURE          101 IN 2011   101 IN 2000
09/02  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    78 IN 2011    77 IN 2000
09/06  LOW TEMPERATURE            55 IN 2011    56 IN 1988
09/16  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    64 IN 2011    71 IN 1993...1984
10/16  HIGH TEMPERATURE           87 IN 2011    85 IN 1999
10/17  HIGH TEMPERATURE           86 IN 2011    85 IN 2010
11/14  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    67 IN 2011    64 IN 1989
11/20  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    66 IN 2011    61 IN 1982
11/21  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    60 IN 2011    57 IN 1990...1982

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

DATE    NEW RECORD      OLD RECORD
02/01  2.00 IN 2011    1.02 IN 1991
04/15  0.85 IN 2011    0.50 IN 1982
04/30  3.50 IN 2011    2.84 IN 2010
05/01  4.35 IN 2011    2.70 IN 1990
05/20  2.98 IN 2011    0.79 IN 1990
06/28  1.48 IN 2011    1.29 IN 1997
07/23  0.57 IN 2011    0.55 IN 2002
08/09  1.50 IN 2011    1.35 IN 1986
08/11  1.26 IN 2011    0.42 IN 2006
08/24  0.78 IN 2011    0.50 IN 1999
09/18  1.24 IN 2011    0.96 IN 2001
11/15  3.57 IN 2011    3.15 IN 2006
11/21  4.50 IN 2011    1.12 IN 2007
12/04  2.90 IN 2011    1.48 IN 2002
12/05  1.97 IN 2011    0.71 IN 1984

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

DATE    NEW RECORD      OLD RECORD
01/09  4.0 IN 2011     2.5 IN 1977
01/10  0.1 IN 2011       T IN 1997...1987...1984
01/20  1.4 IN 2011     1.3 IN 1981
02/04  1.9 IN 2011     0.6 IN 1985
02/09  6.2 IN 2011     1.2 IN 2003
11/28    T IN 2011       T IN 1995...1976
11/29    T IN 2011     NONE ESTABLISHED
12/06  0.8 IN 2011     NONE ESTABLISHED
12/07  1.4 IN 2011       T IN 2005

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.MONTHLY...

MONTHLY RECORDS SET DURING THE YEAR...

MONTH   RECORD TYPE                   NEW RECORD             OLD RECORD
MAY   WETTEST DAY ON RECORD     4.35 ON 05/01/2011        3.86 ON 05/02/1984
      HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL  6.92 ON 04/30-05/01/2011  3.89 ON 05/02-03/1984
      NUMBER OF DAYS WITH LOWS
      AT OR BELOW 50 DEGREES    8 DAYS IN 2011            5 DAYS IN 2005...1992...
                                                          AND 1978
JUN   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE   81 ON 06/19/2011          80 ON 06/27/2009...
                                                                06/18/1998
JUL   NUMBER OF DAYS WITH HIGHS
      AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES    31 DAYS IN 2011           31 DAYS IN 1993
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE   83 ON 07/12/2011          82 IN 07/21/2003
AUG   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE       111 ON 08/03/2011         111 ON 08/30/2011
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE   86 ON 08/03/2011          83 ON 08/31/2000...
                                                                08/29/2000...
                                                                08/28/2000
      HIGHEST DAILY AVG TEMP    98.5 ON 08/03/2011        96.5 ON 08/30/2000
SEP   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE   78 ON 09/03/2011          78 ON 09/03/2000...
                                                                09/05/1990...
                                                                09/04/1990


JANUARY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2010
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2008
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2010
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2003......3RD DRIEST ON RECORD
SNOWFALL......................SNOWIEST SINCE 2000....6TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH................MOST SINCE 2000.....5TH HIGHEST ON RECORD

FEBRUARY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2010
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2010
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2010
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2003.....9TH WETTEST ON RECORD
SNOWFALL......................SNOWIEST SINCE 1979....2ND SNOWIEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH................MOST SINCE 1985.....3RD HIGHEST ON RECORD

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.......WARMEST SINCE 2006.....5TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2010.....9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2006.....5TH WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 1991.....2ND WETTEST ON RECORD

MAY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2009.....2ND WETTEST ON RECORD

JUNE

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2010.........WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2010.........WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2010.........WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2002......5TH DRIEST ON RECORD

JULY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 1980.....2ND WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 1998.........WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 1980.....2ND WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2000......6TH DRIEST ON RECORD

AUGUST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009....7TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2009...10TH WAMREST ON RECORD
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2008....5TH WETTEST ON RECORD

SEPTEMBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2006....5TH COOLEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 1994....7TH COOLEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2010.....9TH DRIEST ON RECORD

OCTOBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009...10TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2009

NOVEMBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2008
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2004....8TH WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 1988....2ND WETTEST ON RECORD

DECEMBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2006....9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2006....8TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2006....9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2009....7TH WETTEST ON RECORD
SNOWFALL......................SNOWIEST SINCE 2004...4TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH................MOST SINCE 2004....3RD HIGHEST ON RECORD
                                                            TIED WITH 2000

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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.....4TH DRIEST ON RECORD
SEASONAL SNOWFALL.............SNOWIEST SINCE 1978-1979...2ND SNOWIEST ON RECORD

SPRING /MARCH 1ST-MAY 31ST/

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...COOLEST SINCE 2009
SEASONAL RAINFALL..............WETTEST SINCE 1990.....2ND WETTEST ON RECORD

SUMMER /JUNE 1ST-AUGUST 31ST/

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 1980.....2ND WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2010.........WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...WARMEST SINCE 1980.........WARMEST ON RECORD
SEASONAL RAINFALL..............DRIEST SINCE 2002

FALL /SEPTEMBER 1ST-NOVEMBER 30TH/

AVERAGE HIGH...................COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW....................COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...COOLEST SINCE 2009
SEASONAL RAINFALL..............WETTEST SINCE 2009.....9TH WETTEST ON RECORD

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