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Climate Summary (Dec 2012)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              80   12/03/2005
                        12/05/1956
                        12/24/1955
 LOW                    12/23/1989
                        12/24/1963
HIGHEST            77   12/03        53      24       69  12/31
LOWEST             19   12/27        34     -15       25  12/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.0              52.3     5.7     55.5
AVG. MINIMUM     38.5              33.7     4.8     35.9
MEAN             48.2              43.0     5.2     45.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.4    -1.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              14.0    -2.0       13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.92   1884
 MINIMUM         0.14   1889
TOTALS           5.60              4.97    0.63     7.74
DAILY AVG.       0.18              0.16    0.02     0.25
DAYS >= .01         9               9.7    -0.7       11
DAYS >= .10         8                                  7
DAYS >= .50         3                                  4
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.4     0.6        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.99   12/25 TO 12/26

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           10.3R              0.2    10.1      1.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.03              0.00    1.03     0.16
SINCE 7/1        10.3               0.2    10.1      1.6
 LIQUID 7/1      1.03                MM      MM     0.16
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       3               0.2     2.8        2
DAYS >= 1.0         2                                  1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10R  12/26
 24 HR TOTAL     10.3R  12/25 TO 12/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     519               683    -164      589
 SINCE 7/1       1071              1197    -126     1015
COOLING TOTAL       8                 2       6        0
 SINCE 1/1       2637              2206     431     2539

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/280    DATE  12/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/280    DATE  12/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      1
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      8

-  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 2012...

.SUMMARY...
DECEMBER OFFERED A MIXED BAG OF WEATHER FOR LITTLE ROCK. THE MONTH
BEGAN WITH WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...WITH HIGHS IN THE MID
AND UPPER 70S AND LOWS IN THE 60S. THERE WERE PERIODIC WARM SPELLS
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...WITH TEMPERATURES ONCE AGAIN IN THE 70S ON
THE 9TH...15TH...AND FINALLY ON THE 20TH. BY THE 25TH...MUCH COLDER
AIR MOVED INTO THE REGION...AND WHEN COMBINED WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE
AVAILABLE...PRODUCED THE HISTORIC CHRISTMAS SNOWSTORM. WITH THIS ONE
STORM ALONE...MORE SNOW FELL THAN IN ANY DECEMBER EVER RECORDED.
THROUGH THE LAST SEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH...DAILY TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED 8-10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...DUE LARGELY TO THE REMAINING
SNOW COVER...WHICH WAS STILL ON THE GROUND THE MORNING OF THE 31ST.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1984...AND THE
9TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST
SINCE 1994. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
1982.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
BELOW NORMAL ON 11 DAYS AND ABOVE NORMAL ON 20 DAYS

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...12 (LEAST SINCE 2006)
TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES...7 (MOST SINCE 1984)

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

NONE.

.RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE 2010.

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

NONE.

.SNOWFALL...
IT WAS THE SNOWIEST DECEMBER SINCE 1963...AND THE SNOWIEST ON
RECORD.

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

DATE        NEW RECORD              OLD RECORD
25TH        9.0 IN 2012             4.2 IN 1926

.ADDITIONAL RECORDS/DATA...

10.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD DECEMBER 25TH-26TH.
THIS RANKED AS THE HIGHEST 24-HOUR DECEMBER SNOWFALL AMOUNT ON
RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 9.8 INCHES ON DECEMBER 22ND 1963.

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.9 INCHES. THIS WAS THE
HIGHEST AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH IN ANY MONTH SINCE JANUARY OF 1988...AND
THE HIGHEST IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER SINCE 1917. IT WAS THE 2ND
HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR DECEMBER...BEHIND AN AVERAGE DEPTH OF 1.0 IN
DECEMBER 1917.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2013

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            74   12/03        52      22       67  12/31
                        12/01
LOWEST             22   12/30        35     -13       28  12/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.3              51.2     5.1     53.5
AVG. MINIMUM     41.0              35.0     6.0     37.6
MEAN             48.6              43.1     5.5     45.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9              11.0    -2.0        8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.74   1987
 MINIMUM         0.74   1981
TOTALS           5.24              5.01    0.23     8.01
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.16    0.01     0.26
DAYS >= .01        10              10.2    -0.2       11
DAYS >= .10         9                                  8
DAYS >= .50         5                                  4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.7    -0.7        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.56   12/08 TO 12/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            2.9   2004
 24 HR TOTAL      2.6   12/22/2004 TO 12/22/2004
 SNOW DEPTH         3   12/23/2004
TOTALS           10.3R              0.5     9.8      2.2
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.03              0.00    1.03     0.22
SINCE 7/1        10.3               0.5     9.8      2.2
 LIQUID 7/1      1.03              0.00    1.03     0.22
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       4               0.5     3.5        2
DAYS >= 1.0         2                                  1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9R  12/26
 24 HR TOTAL     10.3R  12/25 TO 12/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     505               680    -175      595
 SINCE 7/1       1034              1192    -158     1034
COOLING TOTAL       6                 1       5        0
 SINCE 1/1       2724              2170     554     2536

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/020    DATE  12/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/020    DATE  12/25

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                3     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      3
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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 2012...

.SUMMARY...
DECEMBER OFFERED A MIXED BAG OF WEATHER FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK. THE
MONTH BEGAN WITH WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...WITH HIGHS IN THE
MID AND UPPER 70S AND LOWS IN THE 60S. THERE WERE PERIODIC WARM
SPELLS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...WITH TEMPERATURES ONCE AGAIN IN THE
70S ON THE 9TH...AND IN THE UPPER 60S ON THE 15TH AND 18TH-20TH. BY
THE 25TH...MUCH COLDER AIR MOVED INTO THE REGION...AND WHEN COMBINED
WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE AVAILABLE...PRODUCED THE HISTORIC CHRISTMAS
SNOWSTORM. WITH THIS ONE STORM ALONE...MORE SNOW FELL THAN IN ANY
DECEMBER EVER RECORDED. THROUGH THE LAST SEVEN DAYS OF THE
MONTH...DAILY TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOUT 8 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...DUE LARGELY TO THE REMAINING SNOW COVER...WHICH WAS STILL
ON THE GROUND THE MORNING OF THE 31ST.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2001...AND THE
3RD WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST
SINCE 1984...AND THE 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1984...AND THE 2ND WARMEST ON
RECORD.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
BELOW NORMAL ON 10 DAYS AND ABOVE NORMAL ON 21 DAYS

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...9 (MOST SINCE 2010)
TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES...4 (MOST SINCE 1998)

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 1ST  HIGH TEMPERATURE           74 IN 2012    71 IN 1982
 8TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           68 IN 2012    68 IN 2001
20TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           68 IN 2012    67 IN 1978

.RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE 2010.

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

NONE.

.SNOWFALL...
IT WAS THE SNOWIEST DECEMBER SINCE 1983...AND THE SNOWIEST ON
RECORD.

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

DATE        NEW RECORD              OLD RECORD
10TH      TRACE IN 2012           TRACE IN 2003...2002
25TH        8.6 IN 2012           TRACE IN 2010...2009
26TH        1.7 IN 2012             0.3 IN 1983

.ADDITIONAL RECORDS/DATA...

10.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD DECEMBER 25TH-26TH.
THIS RANKED AS THE HIGHEST 24-HOUR DECEMBER SNOWFALL ON RECORD. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 2.6 INCHES...WHICH WAS SET ON DECEMBER 22ND
2004. 8.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON DECEMBER 25TH...WHICH RANKED AS THE
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
2.6 INCHES...SET ON DECEMBER 22ND 2004.

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.0 INCHES. THIS WAS THE
HIGHEST AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH IN ANY MONTH SINCE JANUARY OF 1988...AND
THE HIGHEST IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER SINCE 1983. IT WAS THE HIGHEST
AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER...EDGING OUT
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.6 INCHES IN 1983.

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