Climate Data
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Climate Summary (Mar 2012)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1877 TO 2012

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   03/31/1974
 LOW               11   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            87   03/31        64      23       83  03/23
LOWEST             36   03/04        43      -7       32  03/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.1              64.0    12.1     63.3
AVG. MINIMUM     52.4              42.7     9.7     44.7
MEAN             64.3              53.4    10.9     54.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               3.4    -3.4        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.43   1897
 MINIMUM         0.52   1925
TOTALS           8.05              4.68    3.37     4.18
DAILY AVG.       0.26              0.15    0.11     0.13
DAYS >= .01         6               9.8    -3.8        7
DAYS >= .10         5                                  5
DAYS >= .50         4                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.6     2.4        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    5.09   03/20 TO 03/21
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            8.0   1892
 24 HR TOTAL      8.0   03/17/1892 TO 03/17/1892
 SNOW DEPTH         8   03/17/1892
TOTALS            0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         2.2               3.5    -1.3     14.6
 LIQUID 7/1      0.22                MM      MM     1.46
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/31 TO 03/31                MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     107               375    -268      354
 SINCE 7/1       2141              2888    -747     2813
COOLING TOTAL      94                14      80       19
 SINCE 1/1         97                16      81       20

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/210    DATE  03/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/220    DATE  03/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2012

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/31/1981
 LOW               14   03/02/1980
HIGHEST            85   03/31        64      21       81  03/23
                                                          03/20
LOWEST             37   03/09        45      -8       33  03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.2              63.6    11.6     62.1
AVG. MINIMUM     55.3              44.3    11.0     45.1
MEAN             65.2              53.9    11.3     53.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               2.6    -2.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.09   1990
 MINIMUM         1.61   2007
TOTALS           8.59              4.77    3.82     3.26
DAILY AVG.       0.28              0.15    0.13     0.11
DAYS >= .01         7              10.0    -3.0        8
DAYS >= .10         6                                  8
DAYS >= .50         4                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.4     1.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    5.14   03/20 TO 03/21
 STORM TOTAL     5.14
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            5.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5   03/10/1984 TO 03/10/1984
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/08/2008
TOTALS              T               0.4    -0.4        T
 LIQUID EQUIV      MM              0.00      MM        T
SINCE 7/1         2.5               4.4    -1.9     15.7
 LIQUID 7/1      0.25              0.50   -0.25     1.57
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       1               0.3     0.7        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/08 TO 03/08           03/25 TO 03/25
                                                          03/25 TO 03/25
                                                          03/25 TO 03/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      95               360    -265      365
 SINCE 7/1       2129              2846    -717     2827
COOLING TOTAL     111                17      94       23
 SINCE 1/1        117                19      98       25

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    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

-  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 MARCH 2012...

TEMPERATURE
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AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH....WARMEST SINCE 2007...WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW.....WARMEST SINCE 1907...2ND WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY.........WARMEST SINCE 1907...WARMEST ON RECORD

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

AT NORMAL........2     ABOVE NORMAL.....28     BELOW NORMAL.....1

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE........87 ON THE 31ST
LOWEST TEMPERATURE.........36 ON THE  4TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES...14...MOST SINCE 1907...
                                    MOST ON RECORD FOR MARCH
HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES...25...MOST SINCE 2007...
                                    MOST ON RECORD FOR MARCH
LOWS AT OR BELOW FREEZING...... 0...FEWEST SINCE 2004

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 2ND  HIGH TEMPERATURE           83 IN 2012    83 IN 1904

RAINFALL
________

MONTHLY RAINFALL......WETTEST SINCE 2002 AND THE 11TH WETTEST
MARCH ON RECORD.

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

DATE        OLD RECORD         NEW RECORD
21ST       1.75 IN 1948       2.87 IN 2012

SNOWFALL
________

FOR THE THIRD MARCH IN A ROW...NO SNOW FELL.

ADDITIONAL DATA/REMARKS
_______________________

NO FREEZE OCCURRED IN MARCH. SINCE TEMPERATURE RECORDS BEGAN IN JULY 1879...
ONLY 14 OTHER MARCHES RECORDED NO FREEZES...1882...1883...1897...1905...
1907...1908...1910...1918...1928...1935...1938...1953...1977...AND 2004.

DURING A 24-HOUR PERIOD ON THE 20TH-21ST...5.09 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS
SET AN ALL-TIME 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 4.32 INCHES...WHICH FELL ON MARCH 9TH 1878.

$$

...ADDITIONAL DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR MARCH 2012...

TEMPERATURE
___________

AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH....WARMEST SINCE 2007...WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW.....WARMEST SINCE 2007...WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY.........WARMEST SINCE 2007...WARMEST ON RECORD?

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

AT NORMAL........0     ABOVE NORMAL.....29     BELOW NORMAL.....2

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE........85 ON THE 31ST
LOWEST TEMPERATURE.........37 ON THE  9TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES...12...MOST SINCE 1982...
                                    MOST ON RECORD FOR MARCH
HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES...24...MOST SINCE 2007...
                                    MOST ON RECORD FOR MARCH
LOWS AT OR BELOW FREEZING...... 0...2ND MARCH IN A ROW

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 2ND  HIGH TEMPERATURE           80 IN 2012    80 IN 1976
13TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           79 IN 2012    77 IN 1990
14TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           82 IN 2012    80 IN 1989...1977
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    64 IN 2012    60 IN 1989
15TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    67 IN 2012    61 IN 1984
17TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    65 IN 2012    65 IN 1982
18TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    67 IN 2012    65 IN 1982
19TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    66 IN 2012    65 IN 1982
27TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           83 IN 2012    82 IN 2004

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 67 DEGREES ON THE 15TH AND 18TH MARKED THE
4TH WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURES ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MARCH AT
NORTH LITTLE ROCK...AND THE WARMEST MARCH LOWS SINCE 2006.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES ON MARCH 31ST MARKED THE
6TH WARMEST MARCH DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

RAINFALL
________

MONTHLY RAINFALL......WETTEST SINCE 2008 AND THE 5TH WETTEST
MARCH ON RECORD.

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

DATE        OLD RECORD         NEW RECORD
20TH       2.10 IN 1989       2.50 IN 2012
21ST       1.30 IN 1981       2.64 IN 2012


SNOWFALL
________

FOR THE THIRD MARCH IN A ROW...NO SNOW FELL.

ADDITIONAL DATA/REMARKS
_______________________

DURING A 24-HOUR PERIOD ON THE 20TH-21ST...5.14 INCHES OF RAIN FELL.
THIS SET AN ALL-TIME 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF
MARCH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 5.05 INCHES...WHICH FELL IN A 24-HOUR
PERIOD MARCH 7TH-8TH 1990.

ON THE 8TH...SMALL HAIL...LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH IN
DIAMETER FELL.

THE 2.10 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 20TH MARKED THE 5TH WETTEST DAY ON
RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.

THE 2.64 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 21ST MARKED THE 3RD WETTEST DAY ON
RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.

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