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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 3
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
520 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2012

...A REVIEW OF 2011 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR HARRISON...

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DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

MONTHLY TEMPERATURES

      AVERAGE TEMPERATURES    HIGHEST/      LOWEST/
MONTH  HIGH   LOW   AVG  DFN   DATES         DATES
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JAN    44.7  25.6  35.2 -1.2  76/29TH        5/13TH 12TH
FEB    48.8  29.5  39.1 -1.4  71/17TH       -2/10TH
MAR    59.5  38.2  48.8  0.0  83/20TH       25/ 1ST
APR    72.5  49.6  61.0 +2.0  89/ 8TH       35/ 5TH  1ST
MAY    73.8  53.9  63.9 -1.9  88/ 9TH  8TH  37/ 3RD
JUN    89.6  67.4  78.5 +4.6  96/30TH       61/23RD
JUL    97.0  71.7  84.4 +6.0 103/10TH       66/ 5TH
AUG    93.4  69.3  81.4 +3.8 112/ 3RD       60/26TH
SEP    78.7  54.0  66.4 -2.8  97/ 1ST       42/26TH
OCT    71.8  46.8  59.3 +0.4  86/16TH       34/21ST
NOV    59.1  42.1  50.6 +2.1  79/14TH       28/30TH 17TH
DEC    51.0  32.3  41.7 +2.6  66/29TH       19/24TH 10TH
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                                 AUG             FEB
YEAR   70.0  48.4  59.2 +1.3 112 3RD        -2  10TH

MONTHLY RAINFALL

                     HIGHEST IN A     HIGHEST IN
MONTH  RAIN     DFN  CALENDAR DAY      24 HOURS
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN    0.25   -2.31    0.12/20TH       0.12/20TH
FEB    4.43   +1.79    1.57/24TH       1.57/24TH
MAR    2.35   -1.44    0.75/14TH       0.75/14TH
APR   14.73  +10.41    4.04/24TH       5.27/24TH-25TH
MAY    9.51   +4.82    2.26/23RD       3.02/22ND-23RD
JUN    0.93   -3.31    0.33/11TH       0.48/11TH-12TH
JUL    0.91   -2.23    0.40/30TH       0.40/30TH
AUG    3.41   -0.17    0.64/11TH       1.11/ 8TH- 9TH
SEP    3.58   -0.62    1.98/17TH       2.08/16TH-17TH
OCT    2.32   -1.23    0.74/12TH       0.95/11TH-12TH
NOV    5.85   +1.62    2.32/ 8TH       2.32/ 8TH
DEC    3.74   +0.54    0.68/ 3RD       1.26/ 3RD- 4TH
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YEAR  52.01   +7.87    4.04 APR 24TH   5.27 APR 24TH-25TH


MONTHLY SNOWFALL/SOLID PRECIPITATION


                      AVERAGE      HIGHEST IN A
MONTH  SNOW    DFN  SNOW DEPTH     CALENDAR DAY
---------------------------------------------------------------
JAN     2.8   -1.4     0.2           2.0/20TH
FEB    16.6  +13.4     1.5          10.0/ 9TH
MAR       T   -2.0     0.0             T/27TH
APR     0.0
MAY     0.0
JUN     0.0
JUL     0.0
AUG     0.0
SEP     0.0
OCT     0.0
NOV       T   -0.4     0.0             T/16TH
DEC     0.9   -0.4     0.0           0.8/ 5TH
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YEAR   20.3   +8.8     0.1          10.0  FEB 9TH



SEASONAL DATA

SEASON   HIGH    LOW   AVG   DFN   RAIN    DFN   SNOW   DFN
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WINTER  46.57  27.27  36.9  -1.4   5.36  -3.04   21.2 +12.5
SPRING  68.60  47.23  57.9  +0.4  26.59 +13.79      T - 2.3
SUMMER  93.33  69.47  81.4  +4.8   5.25  -7.55
FALL    69.87  47.63  58.8  -0.1  11.75  -0.27      T - 0.5

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...HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR...

AVERAGE YEARLY HIGH TEMPERATURE.....WARMEST SINCE 2007
AVERAGE YEARLY LOW TEMPERATURE......WARMEST SINCE 2007
AVERAGE YEARLY TEMPERATURE..........WARMEST SINCE 2007
YEARLY RAINFALL.....................WETTEST SINCE 2009
YEARLY SNOWFALL.......................LEAST SINCE 2009

 LAST FREEZE OF THE SEASON..............31 MAR
 FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY....................20 MAR
 FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY....................03 JUN
FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY....................02 JUL
 LAST 100-DEGREE DAY....................07 AUG
  LAST 90-DEGREE DAY....................13 SEP
  LAST 80-DEGREE DAY....................25 OCT
FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON..............17 NOV

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

TYPE OF RECORD               NEW RECORD          OLD RECORD
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE        112 - 08/03/2011   112 - 07/18/1936...08/09/1934
HIGHEST DAILY AVG TEMP    97.0 - 08/03/2011  94.5 - 07/29/1986

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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
01/29  HIGH TEMPERATURE           76 IN 2011    74 IN 1947
02/17  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    56 IN 2011    55 IN 1961
02/18  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    53 IN 2011    52 IN 1982
03/30  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    39 IN 2011    39 IN 1987
04/08  HIGH TEMPERATURE           89 IN 2011    87 IN 1928
04/10  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    68 IN 2011    66 IN 2001
05/02  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    45 IN 2011    52 IN 1994
05/14  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    54 IN 2011    58 IN 1897
05/30  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    73 IN 2011    72 IN 1989
06/27  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    78 IN 2011    76 IN 1969
07/10  HIGHEST TEMPERATURE       103 IN 2011   101 IN 1980
07/11  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    81 IN 2011    80 IN 1969
07/22  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    76 IN 2011    75 IN 2002
08/02  HIGH TEMPERATURE          109 IN 2011   104 IN 1934
08/03  HIGH TEMPERATURE          112 IN 2011   106 IN 1934
       HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    82 IN 2011    79 IN 1934
08/06  HIGH TEMPERATURE          108 IN 2011   108 IN 1929
09/16  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    64 IN 2011    66 IN 1949
09/17  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    57 IN 2011    61 IN 1981


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

DATE    NEW RECORD      OLD RECORD
02/24  1.57 IN 2011    1.20 IN 1979
04/23  3.42 IN 2011    2.15 IN 1930
04/25  4.04 IN 2011    2.28 IN 1912
05/01  2.04 IN 2011    1.91 IN 1970
09/17  1.98 IN 2011    1.65 IN 1912
11/08  2.32 IN 2011    2.06 IN 1979
11/21  1.64 IN 2011    1.64 IN 1916

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

DATE    NEW RECORD      OLD RECORD
02/04  3.3 IN 2011     2.5 IN 1906
02/09 10.0 IN 2011     7.0 IN 1912
03/27    T IN 2011       T IN 1996

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.MONTHLY...

MONTHLY RECORDS SET DURING THE YEAR...

MONTH   RECORD TYPE              NEW RECORD             OLD RECORD
APR   WETTEST APRIL             14.73 IN 2011      14.14 IN 1945
MAY   LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   45 ON 05/02/2011      49 ON 05/03/1978
      GREATEST NUMBER OF HIGHS
      BELOW 50 DEGREES           1 IN 2011             1 IN 1978...1907
AUG   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE      112 ON 08/30/2011     112 ON 08/09/1934
      HIGHEST DAILY AVG TEMP  97.0 ON 08/03/2011    94.5 ON 08/01/1934


JANUARY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2007
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2005
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 1943......3RD DRIEST ON RECORD
SNOWFALL.........................LEAST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH...............LEAST SINCE 2009

FEBRUARY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2001
SNOWFALL......................SNOWIEST SINCE 1993....4TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH................MOST SINCE 1993

MARCH

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2008
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2007

APRIL

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2009
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 1945.........WETTEST ON RECORD

MAY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2005
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2002
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 1990.....8TH WETTEST ON RECORD

JUNE

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 1954
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2009.....3RD WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 2009.....9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 1966......8TH DRIEST ON RECORD

JULY

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 1954.....7TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 1998.....5TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 1980.....5TH WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2006.....12TH DRIEST ON RECORD

AUGUST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 1954....8TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2010....4TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 1980....5TH WARMEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2008

SEPTEMBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 1974
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....COOLEST SINCE 1989....8TH COOLEST ON RECORD
RAINFALL........................DRIEST SINCE 2007

OCTOBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......COOLEST SINCE 2009
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....COOLEST SINCE 2008
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2006

DECEMBER

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2006
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2006
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE....WARMEST SINCE 2006
RAINFALL.......................WETTEST SINCE 2008
SNOWFALL......................SNOWIEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH...................SAME AS 2010

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...SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS...

WINTER /DECEMBER 1ST-FEBRUARY 28TH/

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 2008-2009
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........WARMEST SINCE 2008-2009
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...WARMEST SINCE 2008-2009
SEASONAL RAINFALL...............DRIEST SINCE 2005-2006
SEASONAL SNOWFALL.............SNOWIEST SINCE 2009-2010...9TH 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 1945.....2ND WETTEST ON RECORD

SUMMER /JUNE 1ST-AUGUST 31ST/

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE.......WARMEST SINCE 1954.....8TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE........COOLEST SINCE 2010.....4TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...WARMEST SINCE 1980.....4TH WARMEST ON RECORD
SEASONAL RAINFALL..............DRIEST SINCE 2006.......5TH DRIEST ON RECORD

FALL /SEPTEMBER 1ST-NOVEMBER 30TH/

AVERAGE HIGH...................COOLEST SINCE 2009
AVERAGE LOW....................COOLEST SINCE 2008
AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE...COOLEST SINCE 2009
SEASONAL RAINFALL...............DRIEST SINCE 2008

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