Climate Data
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Climate Summary (Apr 2011)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1877 TO 2011

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   04/20/1987
 LOW               28   04/08/2007
                        04/07/1971
                        04/05/1920
HIGHEST            91   04/19        73      18       85  04/29
                                                          04/15
                                                          04/13
LOWEST             37   04/05        50     -13       41  04/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.8              72.9     4.9     78.3
AVG. MINIMUM     54.2              50.0     4.2     54.0
MEAN             66.0              61.4     4.6     66.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.81   1927
 MINIMUM         0.17   1930
TOTALS           7.23              5.47    1.76     4.67
DAILY AVG.       0.24              0.18    0.06     0.16
DAYS >= .01        10               9.7     0.3        6
DAYS >= .10         8                                  6
DAYS >= .50         7                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.90   04/25 TO 04/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2003
                        1983
                        1980
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/09/2003 TO 04/09/2003
                        04/19/1983 TO 04/19/1983
                        04/13/1980 TO 04/13/1980
TOTALS              T               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1        14.6               4.3    10.3      8.7
 LIQUID 7/1      1.46              0.40    1.06     0.87
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/19 TO 04/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      70               150     -80       42
 SINCE 7/1       2883              3060    -177     3157
COOLING TOTAL     108                52      56       84
 SINCE 1/1        128                66      62       90

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    49/210    DATE  04/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    66/210    DATE  04/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      7

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...ADDITIONAL DATA FOR LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD FOR APRIL 2011...

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2010...BUT ALSO
RANKED AS THE 9TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS
THE WARMEST SINCE 2006. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE
COOLEST SINCE 2009.

THERE WERE 21 DAYS WITH A DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE NORMAL...
TWO DAYS AT NORMAL...AND SEVEN DAYS BELOW NORMAL.

THE TEMPERATURE ROSE ABOVE 90 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR
ON APRIL 19TH. THIS WAS THE FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY SINCE SEPTEMBER 30TH
2010...AND THE EARLIEST FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY SINCE 2009.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING
THE MONTH...

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 9TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2011    66 IN 1893
10TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2011    69 IN 1994
19TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           91 IN 2011    90 IN 1987

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 91 DEGREES ON APRIL 19TH WAS THE WARMEST
APRIL HIGH TEMPERATURE SINCE APRIL 27TH 1987...AND THE 5TH HIGHEST
MAGNITUDE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES ON APRIL 10TH WAS THE WARMEST
APRIL LOW TEMPERATURE SINCE 73 DEGREES ON APRIL 27TH 1994.

IT WAS THE WETTEST APRIL SINCE 2008.

NO DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH.

NO SNOW FELL. HOWEVER...HAIL OCCURRED ON THE 19TH AS A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM PASSED OVER THE AIRPORT. ALSO...A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS
NOTED.

THERE WERE SEVEN DAYS WITH HIGHEST WIND GUSTS AT OR ABOVE 40 MPH...
AND THREE DAYS WITH HIGHEST WIND GUSTS AT OR ABOVE 50 MPH.

ON THE 25TH...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A WIND GUST OF 66 MPH
FROM THE SOUTHWEST AS IT PASSED OVER THE AIRPORT. THIS SET A RECORD
FOR THE HIGHEST WIND GUST ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL...
SURPASSING THE OLD RECORD OF 65 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON APRIL 25TH
1961. THIS WAS ALSO THE 6TH HIGHEST MAGNITUDE WIND GUST ON RECORD AT
LITTLE ROCK...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST SINCE FEBRUARY 5TH 2008.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1976 TO 2011

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   04/20/1987
 LOW               30   04/08/2007
                        04/07/2007
                        04/06/1982
HIGHEST            90   04/19        73      17       83  04/15
                                                          04/14
                                                          04/13
LOWEST             37   04/05        53     -16       47  04/27
                                                          04/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.9              72.8     4.1     75.8
AVG. MINIMUM     55.2              52.5     2.7     55.8
MEAN             66.1              63.0     3.1     65.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.2     0.8        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.01   1991
 MINIMUM         0.66   1987
TOTALS          10.77              5.03    5.74     5.89
DAILY AVG.       0.36              0.17    0.19     0.20
DAYS >= .01        11               9.9     1.1        6
DAYS >= .10         9                                  5
DAYS >= .50         7                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.7     1.3        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    6.92   04/30 TO 05/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2003
                        1983
                        1980
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/09/2003 TO 04/09/2003
                        04/19/1983 TO 04/19/1983
                        04/14/1980 TO 04/14/1980
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
TOTALS              T                 T     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00      MM     0.00
SINCE 7/1        15.7               6.0     9.7      6.7
 LIQUID 7/1      1.57              0.50    1.07     0.67
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               0.0     3.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/25 TO 04/25


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      71               128     -57       52
 SINCE 7/1       2898              2949     -51     3291
COOLING TOTAL     111                66      45       85
 SINCE 1/1        136                76      60       89

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    22/210    DATE  04/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/220    DATE  04/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                      11
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       3
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      2

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...ADDITIONAL DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR APRIL 2011...

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2006...AND THE
5TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST
SINCE 2010...AND THE 9TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2006...AND THE 5TH WARMEST ON
RECORD.

THERE WERE 19 DAYS WITH A DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE
NORMAL...TWO DAYS AT NORMAL...AND NINE DAYS BELOW NORMAL.

THE TEMPERATURE ROSE ABOVE 90 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR
ON APRIL 19TH. THIS WAS THE FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY SINCE OCTOBER 9TH
2010...AND THE EARLIEST FIRST 90-DEGREE DAY SINCE 2006.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING
THE MONTH...

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 9TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           88 IN 2011    88 IN 2001
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2011    69 IN 2001
10TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           87 IN 2011    86 IN 2001...1977
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    72 IN 2011    71 IN 2001
19TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           90 IN 2011    90 IN 1987
21ST  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    58 IN 2011    58 IN 1991...1982
23RD  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2011    68 IN 1999

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES ON THE 19TH WAS THE WARMEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE SINCE 93 DEGREES ON APRIL 18TH 2006...AND THE 5TH HIGHEST
MAGNITUDE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES ON THE 10TH WAS THE WARMEST APRIL
LOW TEMPERATURE SINCE 74 ON APRIL 27TH 1994...AND THE 2ND HIGHEST LOW
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 69 DEGREES ON THE 9TH WAS THE 5TH HIGHEST ON
RECORD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

IT WAS THE WETTEST APRIL SINCE 1991...AND THE 2ND WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE  RECORD TYPE           NEW RECORD             OLD RECORD
15TH DAILY RAINFALL     0.85 INCHES IN 2011    0.50 INCHES IN 1982
30TH DAILY RAINFALL     3.50 INCHES IN 2011    2.84 INCHES IN 2010

THE 3.50 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 30TH MARKED THE WETTEST DAY IN APRIL SINCE
4.43 INCHES FELL ON APRIL 29TH 2006...AND THE 2ND WETTEST APRIL DAY ON
RECORD.

THE 6.92 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL DURING THE PERIOD APRIL 30TH THROUGH MAY 1ST
RANKED AS THE 3RD HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNT ON RECORD.

NO SNOW FELL. HOWEVER...HAIL FELL THREE SEPARATE TIMES DURING THUNDERSTORMS
THIS MONTH. HAIL FELL ON THE 15TH...THE 19TH...AND THE 25TH. ALSO...A FUNNEL
CLOUD PASSED OVER THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK AIRPORT ON THE 15TH...AS WELL AS THE
25TH.

ON THE 19TH...A WIND GUST OF 55 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST WAS RECORDED...WHICH
WAS THE STRONGEST WIND GUST RECORDED SINCE THE APRIL 3RD 2008 TORNADO...AND
THE 6TH HIGHEST WIND GUST ON RECORD.

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