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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 3
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1050 AM CST WED JAN 2 2013

...A REVIEW OF 2012 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR HARRISON...

SUMMARY
===========================================================================
2012 WAS THE WARMEST YEAR SINCE 1938...AND THE WARMEST ON RECORD.

IT WAS THE DRIEST YEAR SINCE 2007...AND THE 5TH DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD. ONLY
TWO MONTHS...JANUARY AND MARCH...SAW ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL. IN THE REMAINING
MONTHS OF THE YEAR...RAINFALL WAS WELL BELOW AVERAGE. MAY SAW THE GREATEST
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AVERAGE AND ACTUAL RAINFALL...WITH A DEFICIT OF OVER FOUR
INCHES.

FOR THE FIRST YEAR SINCE 2009...SNOWFALL WAS BELOW AVERAGE...AND BELOW FIVE
INCHES. THE WARM TEMPERATURES AND LACK OF MOISTURE ALLOWED FOR MUCH BELOW
AVERAGE SNOWFALL...WITH A DEFICIT OF 10 INCHES. IN FACT...HARRISON HAD OVER
SEVEN TIMES LESS SNOWFALL THAN LITTLE ROCK. ON AVERAGE...LITTLE ROCK SEES
EIGHT INCHES...OR A LITTLE OVER THREE TIMES LESS SNOWFALL IN A GIVEN YEAR
THAN HARRISON.

TEMPERATURES
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--------|    AVERAGE TEMPERATURES   |---------------EXTREMES---------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MONTH | HIGH   LOW    AVG    DFN  | HIGHEST/DATES    |  LOWEST/DATES    |
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|  JAN  | 52.3 | 32.0 | 42.2 | +5.8 | 69 16TH          |  13 18TH         |
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|  FEB  | 53.0 | 34.1 | 43.6 | +3.1 | 74 23RD          |  12 11TH         |
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|  MAR  | 72.2 | 48.8 | 60.5 |+11.7 | 84 31ST...17TH   |  29 9TH          |
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|  APR  | 73.3 | 51.4 | 62.4 | +4.4 | 90 1ST           |  37 21ST         |
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|  MAY  | 82.6 | 58.5 | 70.6 | +4.8 | 93 29TH...28TH   |  45 22ND...10TH  |
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|  JUN  | 90.6 | 64.0 | 77.3 | +3.6 | 107 28TH         |  50 1ST          |
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|  JUL  | 96.9 | 71.3 | 84.1 | +5.7 | 106 29TH         |  64 22ND         |
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|  AUG  | 90.5 | 65.5 | 78.0 | +0.4 | 104 4TH          |  56 29TH...21ST  |
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|  SEP  | 81.8 | 59.9 | 70.8 | +1.6 | 99 4TH...3RD     |  45 23RD         |
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|  OCT  | 69.1 | 45.4 | 57.2 | -1.7 | 84 23RD          |  27 29TH...28TH  |
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|  NOV  | 62.3 | 37.0 | 49.6 | +1.1 | 77 2ND           |  25 27TH         |
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|  DEC  | 53.7 | 34.0 | 43.8 | +5.7 | 77 2ND           |  16 11TH         |
===========================================================================
= YEAR    73.2   50.2   61.7   +3.8   107 JUN 28TH        12 FEB 11TH     =
===========================================================================
DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

PRECIPITATION - RAINFALL
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|MONTH|  TOTAL |  DFN  | HIGHEST/CALENDAR DAY |  HIGHEST/24-HOUR PERIOD |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| JAN |  3.26  | +0.70 |     2.62/25TH        |      2.62/25TH          |
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| FEB |  2.14  | -0.50 |     1.24/3RD         |      1.24/3RD           |
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| MAR |  5.86  | +2.07 |     1.59/20TH        |      2.23/20TH-21ST     |
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| APR |  1.64  | -2.68 |     0.82/15TH        |      0.82/15TH          |
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| MAY |  0.59  | -4.10 |     0.26/29TH        |      0.47/30TH-1ST      |
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| JUN |  1.21  | -3.03 |     0.80/11TH        |      0.80/11TH          |
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| JUL |  2.96  | -0.18 |     1.76/7TH         |      1.76/7TH           |
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| AUG |  3.36  | -0.22 |     0.88/1ST         |      0.88/1ST           |
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| SEP |  2.30  | -1.90 |     0.59/15TH        |      0.80/6TH-7TH       |
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| OCT |  3.00  | -0.55 |     1.61/12TH        |      1.62/12TH-13TH     |
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| NOV |  1.13  | -3.10 |     0.74/11TH        |      0.74/11TH          |
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| DEC |  2.08  | -1.12 |     0.73/31ST        |      0.73/31ST          |
=========================================================================
= YEAR  29.53   -14.61       2.62 JAN 25TH           2.62 JAN 25TH      =
=========================================================================

PRECIPITATION - SNOWFALL/SLEET/HAIL
=====================================================================
|MONTH| TOTAL |  DFN | AVG DEPTH | CALENDAR DAY MAX | 24-HOUR MAX   |
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| JAN |  0.2  | -4.0 |   0.0     |    0.2 12TH      |   0.2 12TH    |
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| FEB |  1.0  | -2.2 |   0.0     |    1.0 13TH      |   1.0 13TH    |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| MAR |    T  | -2.0 |   0.0     |      T  8TH      |     T  8TH    |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| APR |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0     |                  |               |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| OCT |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0     |                  |               |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| NOV |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0     |                  |               |
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| DEC |  0.3  | -1.0 |   0.0     |    0.3 25TH      |   0.3 25TH    |
=====================================================================
=YEAR |  1.5   -10.0     0.0          1.0 FEB 13TH      1.0 FEB 13TH=
=====================================================================

SUMMARY BY MONTH
=====================================================================
    MONTH     | WARMEST | COOLEST |   MOST  |  LEAST | MONTHLY/YEARLY
AVG TEMPS/RAIN|  SINCE  |  SINCE  |  SINCE  |  SINCE | RANK ON RECORD
---------------------------------------------------------------------
JAN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2006   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2006   |         |         |        | 10TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  2006   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2009  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2006 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
FEB           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2009   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2005   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2005   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
MAR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1910   |         |         |        | WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  2007   |         |         |        | WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  2007   |         |         |        | WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2008  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2011 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
APR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2006   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2006   |         |         |        | 7TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  2006   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2001  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
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MAY           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1962   |         |         |        | 10TH WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  2004   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  1987   |         |         |        | 4TH WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   1911 | DRIEST
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JUN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1954   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2006   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2009   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
JUL           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2010   |         |        | 8TH WARMEST
AVG LOW       |         |  2010   |         |        | 6TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2010   |         |        | 6TH WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2010  |        |
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AUG           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2009   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
SEP           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2010   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
OCT           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2008   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2009   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2009  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
NOV           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2008   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2008   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 | 13TH DRIEST
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
DEC           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1984   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  1984   |         |         |        | 7TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  1984   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
=====================================================================
YEAR          |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1954   |         |         |        | 5TH WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  1998   |         |         |        | 2ND WARMEST
AVG YEARLY    |  1938   |         |         |        | WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2009 |
=====================================================================

FIRST/LAST DATES       DATE           NOTES
====================================================
LAST FREEZE         | MAR 09TH | EARLIEST SINCE 1995
FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY | MAR 13TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2009
FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY | APR 09TH | EARLIEST SINCE 1995
LAST 90-DEGREE DAY  | SEP 25TH | LATEST SINCE 1997
LAST 80-DEGREE DAY  | OCT 25TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2011
FIRST FREEZE        | OCT 27TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2009
====================================================

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES      NOTES
=======================================================
AT OR BELOW FREEZING           | 61 | FEWEST SINCE 1999
AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES         | 74 | MOST SINCE 1980
AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES        | 21 | MOST SINCE 1954
=======================================================

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
============================================================================
DATE     RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD      PREVIOUS RECORD
============================================================================
MAR 14   HIGH TEMPERATURE           83 IN 2012      82 IN 1938
         HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    59 IN 2012      58 IN 1971
MAR 15   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    61 IN 2012      60 IN 1943
MAR 17   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    62 IN 2012      58 IN 1985
MAR 26   HIGH TEMPERATURE           81 IN 2012      81 IN 1991
MAY 02   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2012      67 IN 1959
MAY 28   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    74 IN 2012      70 IN 2006
JUN 25   HIGH TEMPERATURE          103 IN 2012     101 IN 1933
JUN 27   HIGH TEMPERATURE          102 IN 2012     102 IN 1936
JUN 28   HIGH TEMPERATURE          107 IN 2012     104 IN 1936
JUN 29   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    78 IN 2012      74 IN 1928
JUL 06   HIGH TEMPERATURE          103 IN 2012   101 IN 1926
JUL 25   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    76 IN 2012    76 IN 1983
JUL 30   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    80 IN 2012    79 IN 1999
OCT 06   LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    49 IN 2012    52 IN 1988
OCT 22   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    68 IN 2012    62 IN 2004
DEC 02   HIGH TEMPERATURE           77 IN 2012    75 IN 1950
         HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    62 IN 2012    62 IN 1982
DEC 03   HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    62 IN 2012    60 IN 1998

DAILY RECORD RAINFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE      NEW RECORD       OLD RECORD
====================================================
JAN 25   2.62 IN 2012     1.45 IN 1949
FEB 03   1.24 IN 2012     0.97 IN 1997

DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE      NEW RECORD       OLD RECORD
====================================================
DEC 20  TRACE IN 2012    TRACE IN 1995...1983...1977

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