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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PART 2
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
513 AM CST MON JAN 1 2014

...A REVIEW OF 2013 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK...

SUMMARY
===========================================================================
THIS YEAR WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 2009...AND THE 10TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

THROUGH THE YEAR...THERE WERE ONLY THREE MONTHS WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE ABOVE NORMAL...WITH SEPTEMBER SEEING THE GREATEST POSITIVE
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL AT +3.4 DEGREES. MARCH SHOWED THE GREATEST
OVER ALL DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL WITH -5.5 DEGREES. IN FACT...THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS NEARLY 17 DEGREES COLDER THAN MARCH OF 2012.
THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE YEAR WAS ACTUALLY IN SEPTEMBER. THIS
WAS THE FIRST YEAR SINCE 1989 WHERE THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE OCCURRED IN
SEPTEMBER INSTEAD OF JUNE...JULY OR AUGUST.

THROUGH THE YEAR...RAINFALL DURING EACH MONTH WAS WITHIN AN INCH AND A HALF
ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL. THE MOST RAIN FELL IN DECEMBER...WITH 7.32 INCHES...
OR 2.31 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

FOR THE 12TH YEAR IN A ROW...MEASURABLE SNOW FELL. HOWEVER...FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE 2009...SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL. SNOW FELL IN FOUR
MONTHS...AND MEASURABLE SNOW FELL IN THREE MONTHS.

TEMPERATURES
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--------|    AVERAGE TEMPERATURES   |---------------EXTREMES---------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| MONTH | HIGH   LOW    AVG    DFN  | HIGHEST/DATES    |  LOWEST/DATES    |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  JAN  | 51.8 | 35.0 | 43.4 | +2.3 | 73 28TH...12TH   |  23 15TH...14TH  |
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|  FEB  | 51.9 | 36.8 | 44.3 | -1.0 | 69 10TH          |  22 1ST          |
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|  MAR  | 57.5 | 39.3 | 48.4 | -5.5 | 78 16TH...15TH   |  27 3RD          |
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|  APR  | 70.4 | 49.7 | 60.1 | -2.7 | 88 16TH          |  37 2ND          |
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|  MAY  | 77.3 | 59.8 | 68.6 | -2.3 | 88 20TH...19TH   |  39 3RD          |
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|  JUN  | 88.0 | 70.1 | 79.1 | +0.4 | 98 27TH          |  58 3RD          |
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|  JUL  | 90.5 | 69.7 | 80.1 | -2.3 | 98 18TH...10TH   |  62 3RD          |
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|  AUG  | 89.4 | 71.3 | 80.3 | -1.7 | 97 31ST...30TH   |  59 15TH         |
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|  SEP  | 88.8 | 66.9 | 77.9 | +3.4 | 99  8TH          |  56 23RD...15TH  |
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|  OCT  | 72.0 | 54.6 | 63.3 | -0.5 | 86  2ND          |  37 25TH         |
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|  NOV  | 58.1 | 39.8 | 48.9 | -3.9 | 83 17TH          |  23 24TH         |
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|  DEC  | 50.3 | 34.1 | 42.2 | -0.9 | 73 4TH           |  18 7TH          |
===========================================================================
= YEAR    70.5   52.3    61.4  -1.3   99 SEP 8TH          18 DEC 7TH      =
===========================================================================
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 |  4.44  | +1.02 |     1.50/12TH        |      1.75/12TH-13TH     |
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| FEB |  5.08  | +1.42 |     1.67/21ST        |      1.73/20TH-21ST     |
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| MAR |  4.99  | +0.22 |     1.66/30TH        |      1.98/30TH-31ST     |
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| APR |  4.48  | -0.31 |     1.56/10TH        |      1.56/10TH          |
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| MAY |  6.46  | +1.50 |     2.51/21ST        |      2.51/21ST          |
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| JUN |  1.68  | -1.63 |     1.26/1ST         |      1.26/1ST           |
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| JUL |  3.32  | -0.49 |     1.98/22ND        |      1.98/22ND          |
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| AUG |  3.77  | +0.97 |     1.41/10TH        |      1.41/10TH          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
| SEP |  2.26  | -1.05 |     2.00/20TH        |      2.00/20TH          |
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| OCT |  3.46  | -1.34 |     1.22/5TH         |      1.22/5TH           |
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| NOV |  4.04  | -1.35 |     1.47/21ST        |      2.14/21ST-22ND     |
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| DEC |  7.32  | +2.31 |     2.66/21ST        |      4.93/20TH-21ST     |
=========================================================================
= YEAR  51.30    +1.27       2.66 DEC 21ST           4.93 DEC 20TH-21ST =
=========================================================================

PRECIPITATION - SNOWFALL/SLEET/HAIL
=====================================================================
|MONTH| TOTAL |  DFN | AVG DEPTH| CALENDAR DAY MAX | 24-HOUR MAX    |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| JAN |  0.4  | -1.3 |   0.0    |    0.4 15TH     |   0.4 15TH      |
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| FEB |  0.2  | -1.6 |   0.0    |    0.2 20TH     |   0.2 20TH      |
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| MAR |   T   | -0.4 |   0.0    | T 21ST/2ND/1ST  | T 21ST/2ND/1ST  |
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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 |  1.1  | +0.6 |   0.1    |    1.0 6TH      |   1.0 6TH       |
=====================================================================
=YEAR |  1.7    -2.7     0.0      1.0 DEC 6TH      1.0 DEC 6TH      =
=====================================================================


SUMMARY BY MONTH
=====================================================================
    MONTH     | WARMEST | COOLEST |   MOST  |  LEAST | MONTHLY/YEARLY
AVG TEMPS/RAIN|  SINCE  |  SINCE  |  SINCE  |  SINCE | RANK ON RECORD
---------------------------------------------------------------------
JAN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2011   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2011   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2011   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2007  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |   2011  |        |
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FEB           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2010   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2011   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2010   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2003  |        | 7TH WETTEST
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2008  |
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MAR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  1996   |         |        | COLDEST
AVG LOW       |         |  1996   |         |        | 4TH COLDEST
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  1996   |         |        | 2ND COLDEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2011  |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |   2008  |        |
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APR           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2007   |         |        | 7TH COLDEST
AVG LOW       |         |  2007   |         |        | 6TH COLDEST
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2007   |         |        | 6TH COLDEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2011  |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
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MAY           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        | 8TH COLDEST
AVG LOW       |         |  2011   |         |        | 13TH COLDEST
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  1997   |         |        | 9TH COLDEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2011  | 10TH WETTEST
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JUN           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2004   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2008   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2006   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2009  |        | 9TH DRIEST
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JUL           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2009   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2010  |        |
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AUG           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2009   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2009  |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
SEP           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2005   |         |         |        | 3RD WARMEST
AVG LOW       |  2007   |         |         |        | 9TH WARMEST
AVG MONTHLY   |  2005   |         |         |        | 4TH WARMEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2011  |
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OCT           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |  2011   |         |         |        |
AVG LOW       |  2010   |         |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |  2011   |         |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |         |  2011  |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
NOV           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2000   |         |        | 9TH COLDEST
AVG LOW       |         |  1995   |         |        | 5TH COLDEST
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  1996   |         |        | 5TH COLDEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2011  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
DEC           |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2010   |         |        |
AVG LOW       |         |  2010   |         |        |
AVG MONTHLY   |         |  2010   |         |        |
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2011  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2010  |
=====================================================================
YEAR          |         |         |         |        |
AVG HIGH      |         |  2009   |         |        | 10TH COLDEST
AVG LOW       |         |  2009   |         |        |
AVG YEARLY    |         |  2009   |         |        | 10TH COLDEST
RAINFALL      |         |         |   2011  |        |
SNOWFALL      |         |         |         |  2009  |
=====================================================================


FIRST/LAST DATES       DATE           NOTES
====================================================
LAST FREEZE         | MAR 26TH | LATEST SINCE 2007
FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY | APR  9TH | LATEST SINCE 1992
FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY | JUN 10TH | LATEST SINCE 2009
LAST 90-DEGREE DAY  | SEP 19TH | LATEST SINCE 2011
LAST 80-DEGREE DAY  | NOV 17TH | LATEST SINCE 1999
FIRST FREEZE        | NOV 12TH | LATEST SINCE 2012
====================================================

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES      NOTES
=======================================================
AT OR BELOW FREEZING           |    |
AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES         | 71 | FEWEST SINCE 2009
AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES        |  0 | FEWEST SINCE 2009
=======================================================

DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
============================================================================
DATE     RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD      PREVIOUS RECORD
============================================================================
JAN  9TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    47 IN 2013    47 IN 2006...1990
JAN 28TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    60 IN 2013    47 IN 2006
FEB 21ST  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    34 IN 2013    34 IN 2008...1978
MAR 22ND  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    43 IN 2013    48 IN 2002
MAR 24TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    45 IN 2013    46 IN 1990
MAR 25TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            29 IN 2013    31 IN 1979
MAR 26TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            29 IN 2013    31 IN 1996
APR  3RD  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    47 IN 2013    51 IN 1987
APR  4TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    47 IN 2013    49 IN 1993
APR 16TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           88 IN 2013    85 IN 2006
          HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2013    68 IN 2002
APR 17TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2013    67 IN 1995
APR 24TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    61 IN 2013    66 IN 1997...1988...1983
          LOW TEMPERATURE            40 IN 2013    40 IN 2005
APR 25TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            42 IN 2013    46 IN 1983...1980
MAY  3RD  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   48 IN 2013    55 IN 1978
          LOW TEMPERATURE            39 IN 2013    43 IN 2005...2004
MAY  4TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE   49 IN 2013    58 IN 1978
          LOW TEMPERATURE            40 IN 2013    46 IN 1976
MAY  5TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            40 IN 2013    45 IN 2005
MAY 19TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2013    70 IN 1996...1991
JUN  3RD  LOW TEMPERATURE            58 IN 2013    59 IN 2003...1997...1979
JUN 27TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           98 IN 2013    98 IN 2011...2009...1980
JUN 28TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    80 IN 2013    78 IN 1999...1980
JUL  3RD  LOW TEMPERATURE            62 IN 2013    68 IN 2004...1988...1985
JUL  4TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            64 IN 2013    64 IN 1995
JUL 26TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    75 IN 2013    77 IN 1977
          LOW TEMPERATURE            65 IN 2013    66 IN 2004
AUG 15TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            59 IN 2013    59 IN 1992
AUG 16TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    73 IN 2013    76 IN 1992
SEP  1ST  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    78 IN 2013    77 IN 2012...1980
SEP  8TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           99 IN 2013    97 IN 1980
SEP  9TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    78 IN 2013    75 IN 1991
SEP 10TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           98 IN 2013    96 IN 2002...1983
OCT  1ST  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2013    69 IN 2007
OCT  4TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2013    69 IN 2005
OCT 25TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            37 IN 2013    37 IN 1982...1980
NOV 17TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           83 IN 2013    76 IN 1981
NOV 24TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    33 IN 2013    41 IN 1982
          LOW TEMPERATURE            23 IN 2013    26 IN 1982
NOV 25TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    33 IN 2013    40 IN 1996...1993
NOV 27TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            25 IN 2013    25 IN 1996...1993
DEC  7TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    26 IN 2013    34 IN 1977
DEC  8TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    30 IN 2013    32 IN 2005
DEC 20TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           70 IN 2013    68 IN 2012
          HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    62 IN 2013    57 IN 1988


MONTHLY RECORD TEMPERATURES TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
==========================================================================
MONTH   RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD/DATE    PREVIOUS RECORD/DATE
==========================================================================
MAY    COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    48 MAY 3RD 2013   50 MAY 2ND 2011...
                                                        MAY 2ND 1994
       ALL-TIME RECORD LOW         39 MAY 3RD 2013   40 MAY 2ND 1994...
                                                        MAY 2ND 1978
       COLDEST DAILY AVG. TEMP.    43.5 MAY 3RD 2013 45.0 MAY 2ND 1994

DAILY RECORD RAINFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE         NEW RECORD          OLD RECORD
====================================================
JAN  9TH    1.36 IN 2013        0.54 IN 1987
JAN 12TH    1.50 IN 2013        0.96 IN 1989
FEB 21ST    1.67 IN 2013        0.94 IN 1976
FEB 25TH    1.01 IN 2013        0.82 IN 1993
APR 10TH    1.56 IN 2013        1.30 IN 1995
MAY 21ST    2.51 IN 2013        2.35 IN 1980
MAY 30TH    1.68 IN 2013        1.00 IN 1981
JUN  1ST    1.26 IN 2013        0.90 IN 1996
AUG 10TH    1.41 IN 2013        0.84 IN 2010
OCT  5TH    1.22 IN 2013        1.10 IN 1976
DEC  6TH    1.03 IN 2013        0.63 IN 2004
DEC 20TH    2.50 IN 2013        0.93 IN 2007
DEC 21ST    2.66 IN 2013        1.44 IN 1990

DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE YEAR
====================================================
DATE        NEW RECORD       OLD RECORD
====================================================
JAN 15TH    0.4 IN 2013    TRACE IN 2009...1997...1993...1984
FEB 12TH  TRACE IN 2013    TRACE IN 1997...1982
FEB 20TH    0.2 IN 2013      0.1 IN 1978
FEB 21ST  TRACE IN 2013    TRACE IN 1978
MAR  1ST  TRACE IN 2013    TRACE IN 2002...1980
MAR  2ND  TRACE IN 2013    TRACE IN 2002...1995
MAR 21ST  TRACE IN 2013    TRACE IN 1989
DEC  6TH    1.0 IN 2013      0.8 IN 2011
DEC  9TH    0.1 IN 2013      0.1 IN 1978
DEC 30TH  TRACE IN 2013    TRACE IN 2009

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