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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 4
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1050 AM CST WED JAN 2 2013

...A REVIEW OF 2012 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR PINE BLUFF...

SUMMARY
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WHILE TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST IN SOME TIME...PINE BLUFF WAS IN A
PORTION OF THE STATE THAT WAS SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN MOST OTHER AREAS.
HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST SINCE 1953. LOW TEMPERATURES AND THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST SINCE 1998. HOWEVER...2012 FAILED
TO ENTER THE TOP 10 WARMEST YEARS.

FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR...RAINFALL WAS BELOW AVERAGE. IT WAS THE DRIEST
YEAR SINCE 2010. HOWEVER...THE RAINFALL PRODUCED BY THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE
ISAAC SAVED 2012 FROM BEING IN THE TOP 10 DRIEST YEARS ON RECORD.

FOR THE FIRST YEAR SINCE 2010...SNOWFALL WAS BELOW AVERAGE. SNOW FELL IN TWO
MONTHS...BUT WAS ONLY MEASURABLE IN ONE MONTH.

TEMPERATURES
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--------|    AVERAGE TEMPERATURES   |---------------EXTREMES---------------
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| MONTH | HIGH   LOW    AVG    DFN  | HIGHEST/DATES    |  LOWEST/DATES    |
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|  JAN  | 58.2 | 36.8 | 47.5 | +5.2 | 74 20TH...17TH   |  24 3RD          |
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|  FEB  | 58.7 | 39.8 | 49.2 | +3.1 | 83 23RD          |  22 12TH         |
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|  MAR  | 75.6 | 53.5 | 64.6 |+10.2 | 85 31ST          |  34 3RD          |
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|  APR  | 76.3 | 54.5 | 65.4 | +2.5 | 85 29TH...1ST    |  42 24TH         |
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|  MAY  | 86.1 | 63.6 | 74.9 | +3.4 | 94 29TH          |  55 23RD...10TH  |
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|  JUN  | 90.9 | 66.6 | 78.8 | -0.3 | 103 28TH         |  59 27TH         |
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|  JUL  | 94.1 | 74.1 | 84.1 | +2.1 | 105 30TH         |  68 29TH         |
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|  AUG  | 92.1 | 69.8 | 81.0 | -0.1 | 99 4TH...3RD     |  60 22ND         |
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|  SEP  | 84.3 | 64.8 | 74.6 | +0.5 | 97 6TH...5TH     |  52 19TH         |
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|  OCT  | 72.2 | 49.9 | 61.0 | -2.4 | 84 5TH           |  34 30TH         |
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|  NOV  | 63.7 | 38.7 | 51.2 | -1.9 | 82 2ND           |  28 29TH...28TH  |
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|  DEC  | 58.4 | 40.5 | 49.4 | +5.3 | 76 3RD           |  22 30TH         |
===========================================================================
= YEAR    75.8   54.4   65.1   +2.2   105 JUL 30TH        22 DEC 30 FEB 12|
===========================================================================
DFN - DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL


PRECIPITATION - RAINFALL
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|MONTH|  TOTAL |  DFN  | HIGHEST/CALENDAR DAY |  HIGHEST/24-HOUR PERIOD |
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| JAN |  2.66  | -1.10 |     1.00/22ND        |      1.00/22ND          |
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| FEB |  2.56  | -1.50 |     1.21/4TH         |      1.23/3RD-4TH       |
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| MAR |  4.46  | -0.94 |     1.47/21ST        |      2.14/20TH-21ST     |
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| APR |  2.62  | -2.31 |     0.81/15TH        |      0.87/18TH-19TH     |
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| MAY |  2.21  | -2.84 |     0.68/7TH         |      0.69/7TH-8TH       |
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| JUN |  1.33  | -2.25 |     0.83/12TH        |      0.87/11TH-12TH     |
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| JUL |  3.95  | +0.02 |     1.50/14TH        |      1.50/14TH          |
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| AUG | 10.70  | +8.22 |     4.61/31ST        |      7.88/30TH-31ST     |
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| SEP |  5.59  | +2.90 |     2.03/17TH        |      4.53/31ST-1ST      |
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| OCT |  2.21  | -2.79 |     0.96/14TH        |      0.96/14TH          |
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| NOV |  2.21  | -2.62 |     1.01/11TH        |      1.04/11TH-12TH     |
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| DEC |  5.19  | -0.25 |     1.60/4TH         |      1.60/4TH           |
=========================================================================
= YEAR  45.69    -5.46       4.61 AUG 31ST           7.88 AUG 30TH-31ST =
=========================================================================

PRECIPITATION - SNOWFALL/SLEET/HAIL
=====================================================================
|MONTH| TOTAL |  DFN | AVG DEPTH | CALENDAR DAY MAX | 24-HOUR MAX   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| JAN |  0.0  | -2.3 |   0.0     |                  |               |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| FEB |    T  | -0.6 |   0.0     |      T 13TH      |     T 13TH    |
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| MAR |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0     |                  |               |
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| APR |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0     |                  |               |
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| OCT |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0     |                  |               |
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| NOV |  0.0  |  0.0 |   0.0     |                  |               |
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| DEC |  2.0  | +1.8 |   0.0     |    1.5 25TH      |  2.0 25TH-26TH|
=====================================================================
=YEAR |  2.0    -1.1     0.0        1.5 DEC 25TH       2.0 DEC 25-26=
=====================================================================



SUMMARY BY MONTH
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    MONTH     | WARMEST | COOLEST |   MOST  |  LEAST | MONTHLY/YEARLY
AVG TEMPS/RAIN|  SINCE  |  SINCE  |  SINCE  |  SINCE | RANK ON RECORD
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JAN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2006   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2006   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2006   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2010  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 |
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FEB           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2009   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2005   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2009   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
MAR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1918   |         |         |        | 2ND WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  1921   |         |         |        | WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  1907   |         |         |        | WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2009  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
APR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2010   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
MAY           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1998   |         |         |        | 10TH WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  1998   |         |         |        | 10TH WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
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JUN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  1983   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2006   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
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JUL           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2010   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2010   |         |        | 9TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2010   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2010  |        |
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AUG           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2009   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   1911  |        | WETTEST
---------------------------------------------------------------------
SEP           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2010   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2009  |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
OCT           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2009   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
NOV           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2008   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  1983   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2008   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2007 | 13TH DRIEST
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
DEC           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1984   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  1991   |         |         |        | 8TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  1984   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |   1998  |        |
=====================================================================
YEAR          |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  1953   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  1998   |         |         |        |
AVG YEARLY    |  1998   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |   2010 |
=====================================================================

FIRST/LAST DATES       DATE           NOTES
====================================================
LAST FREEZE         | FEB 20TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2000
FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY | FEB 23RD | EARLIEST SINCE 2005
FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY | MAY 04TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2006
LAST 90-DEGREE DAY  | SEP 07TH | EARLIEST SINCE 1974
LAST 80-DEGREE DAY  | NOV 03RD | EARLIEST SINCE 2010
FIRST FREEZE        | NOV 13TH | EARLIEST SINCE 2010
====================================================

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES      NOTES
=======================================================
AT OR BELOW FREEZING           | 36 | FEWEST SINCE 2005
AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES         | 79 | FEWEST SINCE 2009
AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES        | 21 | FEWEST SINCE 2010
=======================================================

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