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 (May 2011)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              98   05/31/1998
                        05/26/1964
 LOW               40   05/04/1971
                        05/02/1963
                        05/12/1960
HIGHEST            91   05/30        81      10       94  05/22
LOWEST             46   05/05        59     -13       51  05/08
                        05/04
                        05/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.7              81.0    -1.3     84.9
AVG. MINIMUM     59.4              59.2     0.2     64.0
MEAN             69.6              70.1    -0.5     74.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      4               3.0     1.0       12
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.91   1882
 MINIMUM         0.64   1918
TOTALS          11.08              5.05    6.03     4.83
DAILY AVG.       0.36              0.16    0.20     0.16
DAYS >= .01         9              10.6    -1.6        8
DAYS >= .10         6                                  7
DAYS >= .50         5                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.5     2.5        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.43   05/01 TO 05/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
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   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   05/25 TO 05/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      53                24      29       12
 SINCE 7/1       2936              3084    -148     3169
COOLING TOTAL     204               188      16      312
 SINCE 1/1        332               254      78      402

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/210    DATE  05/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/200    DATE  05/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

-  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 MAY 2011...

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2009. THE AVERAGE
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2005. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2002.

THERE WERE 13 DAYS WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL...ONE DAY
AT NORMAL...AND 17 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL.

THERE WERE NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE
MONTH.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 53 DEGREES ON THE 2ND WAS THE COOLEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE IN MAY SINCE 1994...AND THE 2ND COOLEST ON RECORD.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.5 DEGREES ON THE 2ND WAS THE
COOLEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE SINCE MAY 2ND 1994...AND THE 3RD
COOLEST ON RECORD.

THERE WERE EIGHT DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 50
DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE MOST IN MAY SINCE 1976.

IT WAS THE WETTEST MAY SINCE 2009...AND THE 9TH WETTEST MAY ON
RECORD.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RAINFALL RECORD WAS BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE  RECORD TYPE           NEW RECORD             OLD RECORD
 1ST DAILY RAINFALL     3.97 INCHES IN 2011    2.31 INCHES IN 1894

THE 3.97 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 1ST ALSO MARKED THE 10TH WETTEST DAY
ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY...AND THE WETTEST DAY IN MAY SINCE
2009.

DURING THE MONTH...THERE WERE THREE DAYS WITH DAILY RAINFALL TOTALS
AT OR ABOVE 2.00 INCHES...WHICH IS THE MOST SINCE 2009...AND THE
MOST ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

THERE WERE SIX CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FROM
THE 20TH THROUGH THE 25TH. THIS WAS THE MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH
MEASURABLE RAINFALL IN MAY SINCE 1953....AND THE 5TH HIGHEST AMOUNT
ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY. THE RECORD WAS 10 DAYS FROM MAY 10TH
THROUGH MAY 19TH IN 1953.

THE 4.43 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD FROM MAY 1ST
THROUGH THE 2ND WAS THE HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNT IN MAY SINCE
1957...AND THE 8TH HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNT ON RECORD IN THE
MONTH OF MAY. THE RECORD WAS 7.71 INCHES FROM MAY 26-27TH 1955.

A STRONG THUNDERSTORM PASSED OVER LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD ON THE
25TH. THIS PRODUCED SMALL HAIL.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              98   05/30/1977
 LOW               40   05/02/1994
                        05/02/1978
HIGHEST            90   05/30        81       9       91  05/24
                        05/29
LOWEST             45   05/03        61     -16       52  05/10
                        05/02                             05/09
                                                          05/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.2              79.8    -1.6     82.0
AVG. MINIMUM     59.6              61.0    -1.4     63.9
MEAN             68.9              70.9    -2.0     72.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               1.8     0.2        2
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.93   2009
 MINIMUM         1.05   1988
TOTALS          11.14              5.40    5.74     5.64
DAILY AVG.       0.36              0.18    0.18     0.18
DAYS >= .01        11              10.9     0.1        9
DAYS >= .10         7                                  6
DAYS >= .50         5                                  4
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.5     1.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    6.92   04/30 TO 05/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS              T               0.0     0.0        T
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00    0.00       MM
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       1               0.0     1.0        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   05/25 TO 05/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      66                31      35       15
 SINCE 7/1       2964              2980     -16     3306
COOLING TOTAL     194               212     -18      270
 SINCE 1/1        330               288      42      359

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    22/180    DATE  05/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/180    DATE  05/25

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                       7
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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 MAY 2011...

THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WERE THE COOLEST
SINCE 2009.

THERE WERE 14 DAYS WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL...TWO DAYS
AT NORMAL...AND 15 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 2ND  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    50 IN 2011    50 IN 1994
 9TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           89 IN 2011    89 IN 1999
11TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    70 IN 2011    70 IN 2000
14TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    63 IN 2011    66 IN 1981
15TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            48 IN 2011    48 IN 1981
26TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    69 IN 2011    72 IN 1992...1981
30TH  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    74 IN 2011    74 IN 1989

ON THE 2ND...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 50 DEGREES TIED MAY 2ND 1994
FOR THE LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 45 DEGREES ON THE 2ND AND 3RD MARKED THE
COOLEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN MAY SINCE 2005...AND TIED FOR THE 4TH
COOLEST TEMPERATURES ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY AT NORTH LITTLE
ROCK.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 47.5 DEGREES ON THE 2ND WAS THE
COOLEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MAY SINCE 1994...AND THE 2ND
COOLEST ON RECORD.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 74 ON THE 30TH WAS THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD
IN THE MONTH OF MAY. THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 82.0 DEGREES
ON THE 30TH WAS THE WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MAY SINCE
MAY 23RD 2000...AND THE 10TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

THERE WERE EIGHT DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 50
DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE 2005...AND THE MOST EVER RECORDED
IN THE MONTH OF MAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 5 DAYS IN 2005...1992...
AND 1978.

IT WAS THE WETTEST MAY SINCE 2009...AND THE 2ND WETTEST MAY ON
RECORD. IT WAS ALSO THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE DECEMBER 2009...AND
THE 9TH WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD.

THE FOLLOWING RAINFALL RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE
MONTH...

DATE  RECORD TYPE           NEW RECORD             OLD RECORD
 1ST DAILY RAINFALL     4.35 INCHES IN 2011    2.70 INCHES IN 1990
20TH DAILY RAINFALL     2.98 INCHES IN 2011    0.79 INCHES IN 1990

ON THE 1ST...THE 4.35 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL MARKED THE WETTEST
DAY IN THE MONTH OF MAY SINCE 1984...AND THE WETTEST DAY ON RECORD
IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

ON THE 20TH...THE 2.98 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL MARKED THE 7TH
WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

6.92 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD FROM APRIL 30TH THROUGH
MAY 1ST. THIS MARKED THE HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL IN THE MONTH OF
MAY...AND THE 3RD HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNT ON RECORD AT NORTH
LITTLE ROCK. THE PREVIOUS RECORD 24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNT FOR MAY WAS
3.89 INCHES ON MAY 2ND-3RD 1984.

A STRONG THUNDERSTORM PASSED OVER THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK AIRPORT ON
THE 25TH. THE STORM PRODUCED NICKEL SIZED HAIL.

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