Climate Data
Monthly Numbers
Interested in temperature and precipitation numbers in Little Rock and North Little Rock? Check them out on a monthly basis below.
 
Climate Summary (Dec 2011)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1877 TO 2011

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              80   12/03/2005
                        12/05/1956
                        12/24/1955
 LOW               -1   12/23/1989
                        12/24/1963
HIGHEST            69   12/31        53      16       74  12/21
LOWEST             25   12/11        34      -9       19  12/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.5              52.3     3.2     50.7
AVG. MINIMUM     35.9              33.7     2.2     31.4
MEAN             45.7              43.0     2.7     41.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.4    -1.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13              14.0    -1.0       20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.92   1884
 MINIMUM         0.14   1889
TOTALS           7.74              4.97    2.77     2.08
DAILY AVG.       0.25              0.16    0.09     0.07
DAYS >= .01        11               9.7     1.3        6
DAYS >= .10         7                                  2
DAYS >= .50         4                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.4     1.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.72   12/04 TO 12/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            9.8   1963
 24 HR TOTAL      9.8   12/22/1963 TO 12/22/1963
 SNOW DEPTH         8   12/23/1963
TOTALS            1.6               0.2     1.4      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.16              0.00    0.16     0.00
SINCE 7/1         1.6               0.2     1.4        T
 LIQUID 7/1      0.16                MM      MM       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               0.2     1.8        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   12/07
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   12/06 TO 12/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     589               683     -94      733
 SINCE 7/1       1015              1197    -182     1148
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1       2539              2206     333     2809

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/080    DATE  12/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    30/070    DATE  12/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      3

-  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 DECEMBER 2011...

TEMPERATURE
___________

AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH....WARMEST SINCE 2006
AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW.....WARMEST SINCE 2006
AVERAGE MONTHLY.........WARMEST SINCE 2006

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

AT NORMAL........ 0     ABOVE NORMAL.....19     BELOW NORMAL.....12

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE........69 ON THE 31ST
LOWEST TEMPERATURE.........25 ON THE 11TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 60 DEGREES......11...MOST SINCE 2008
LOWS AT OR BELOW FREEZING.........13...FEWEST SINCE 2006

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

NONE.

RAINFALL
________

MONTHLY RAINFALL......WETTEST SINCE 2009...AND THE 15TH WETTEST ON RECORD

DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE        OLD RECORD         NEW RECORD
 4TH       1.54 IN 2002       3.00 IN 2011
 5TH       1.90 IN 1936       2.07 IN 2011

SNOWFALL
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THIS WAS THE FIRST DECEMBER WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL AT LITTLE ROCK
SINCE 2005...AND THE MOST SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER SINCE 2004. IT WAS
THE 20TH SNOWIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.1 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
MOST SINCE 2004.

DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

NONE.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2011

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   12/05/1998
                        12/02/1982
 LOW               -2   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            67   12/31        52      15       71  12/21
LOWEST             28   12/08        35      -7       19  12/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.5              51.2     2.3     49.0
AVG. MINIMUM     37.6              35.0     2.6     32.5
MEAN             45.6              43.1     2.5     40.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.5    -1.5        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      8              11.0    -3.0       18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.74   1987
 MINIMUM         0.74   1981
TOTALS           8.01              5.01    3.00     2.02
DAILY AVG.       0.26              0.16    0.10     0.07
DAYS >= .01        11              10.2     0.8        8
DAYS >= .10         8                                  2
DAYS >= .50         4                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.7     1.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.53   12/04 TO 12/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            2.9   1984
 24 HR TOTAL      2.6   12/22/2004 TO 12/22/2004
 SNOW DEPTH         3   12/24/2004
                        12/23/2004
TOTALS            2.2               0.5     1.7        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.22              0.00    0.22        T
SINCE 7/1         2.2               0.5     1.7        T
 LIQUID 7/1      0.22              0.00    0.22       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               0.5     1.5        2
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   12/07
 24 HR TOTAL      2.2   12/06 TO 12/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     595               680     -85      745
 SINCE 7/1       1034              1192    -158     1136
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1       2536              2170     366     2646

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    16/160    DATE  12/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    27/160    DATE  12/03

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                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      0

-  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 DECEMBER 2011...

TEMPERATURE
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AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH....WARMEST SINCE 2006...9TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW.....WARMEST SINCE 2006...8TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY.........WARMEST SINCE 2006...9TH WARMEST ON RECORD

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

AT NORMAL........ 0     ABOVE NORMAL.....19     BELOW NORMAL.....12

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE........67 ON THE 31ST
LOWEST TEMPERATURE.........28 ON THE  8TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 60 DEGREES...... 9.....MOST SINCE 2008
LOWS AT OR BELOW FREEZING......... 8...FEWEST SINCE 2006

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

NONE.

RAINFALL
________

MONTHLY RAINFALL......WETTEST SINCE 2009...AND THE 7TH WETTEST ON RECORD

DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE        OLD RECORD         NEW RECORD
 4TH       1.48 IN 2002       2.90 IN 2011
 5TH       0.71 IN 1984       1.97 IN 2011

SNOWFALL
________

THIS WAS THE FIRST DECEMBER WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL AT NORTH LITTLE
ROCK SINCE 2008...AND THE MOST SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER SINCE 2004. IT
WAS THE 4TH SNOWIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.1 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
MOST SINCE 2004.

DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE        OLD RECORD         NEW RECORD
 6TH     NONE ESTABLISHED      0.8 IN 2011
 7TH      TRACE IN 2005        1.4 IN 2011

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