Climate Data
Monthly Numbers
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Climate Summary (May 2012)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              98   05/31/1998
                        05/26/1964
 LOW               40   05/04/1971
                        05/02/1963
                        05/12/1960
HIGHEST            97   05/29        81      16       91  05/30
LOWEST             55   05/10        59      -4       46  05/05
                                                          05/04
                                                          05/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     86.7              81.1     5.6     79.7
AVG. MINIMUM     64.5              61.1     3.4     59.4
MEAN             75.6              71.1     4.5     69.6
DAYS MAX >= 90     13               2.2    10.8        4
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           1.23              4.87   -3.64    11.08
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.16   -0.12     0.36
DAYS >= .01         5              11.1    -6.1        9
DAYS >= .10         3                                  6
DAYS >= .50         1                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.3    -1.3        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.62   05/07 TO 05/07

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                20     -20       53
 SINCE 7/1       2194              3052    -858     2936
COOLING TOTAL     334               209     125      204
 SINCE 1/1        540               281     259      332

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/140    DATE  05/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/020    DATE  05/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

-  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 2012...

TEMPERATURE
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AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH....WARMEST SINCE 1998...4TH WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW.....WARMEST SINCE 1998...3RD WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY.........WARMEST SINCE 1998

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

AT NORMAL........3     ABOVE NORMAL.....25     BELOW NORMAL.....3

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES...13...MOST SINCE 1962
LOWS BELOW 60 DEGREES.......... 7...MOST SINCE 2010

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
29TH  HIGH TEMPERATRE            97 IN 2012    96 IN 1953...1926

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97 ON THE 29TH MARKED THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE
IN MAY SINCE 1998...AND THE THIRD WARMEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE
MONTH OF MAY. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 98...ON MAY 31ST 1998.

RAINFALL
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MONTHLY RAINFALL......DRIEST SINCE 2005...AND THE 8TH DRIEST ON RECORD.

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

NONE.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              98   05/30/1977
 LOW               40   05/02/1994
                        05/02/1978
HIGHEST            96   05/29        81      15       90  05/30
                                                          05/29
LOWEST             57   05/10        61      -4       45  05/03
                                                          05/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     85.6              80.3     5.3     78.2
AVG. MINIMUM     66.6              61.6     5.0     59.6
MEAN             76.1              70.9     5.2     68.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     10               1.5     8.5        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           0.55R             4.96   -4.41    11.14
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.16   -0.14     0.36
DAYS >= .01         4              11.0    -7.0       11
DAYS >= .10         1                                  7
DAYS >= .50         0                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.2    -1.2        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   05/12 TO 05/12

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                23     -23       66
 SINCE 7/1       2185              3005    -820     2964
COOLING TOTAL     352               207     145      194
 SINCE 1/1        582               296     286      330

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    20/150    DATE  05/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    27/200    DATE  05/24

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                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                8     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                      1

-  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 2012...

TEMPERATURE
___________

AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH....WARMEST SINCE 1998...WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW.....WARMEST SINCE 1998...2ND WARMEST ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY.........WARMEST SINCE 1998...WARMEST ON RECORD

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

AT NORMAL........2     ABOVE NORMAL.....26     BELOW NORMAL.....3

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

HIGHS AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES...10...MOST SINCE 1998
LOWS BELOW 60 DEGREES.......... 4...FEWEST SINCE 2000

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 1ST  HIGH TEMPERATURE           89 IN 2012    89 IN 2002
 2ND  HIGH TEMPERATURE           87 IN 2012    85 IN 2001
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    70 IN 2012    67 IN 1992
 3RD  HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    72 IN 2012    66 IN 1987
 4TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           90 IN 2012    85 IN 2010...2001...
                                                     1996...1992
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    72 IN 2012    67 IN 2001...1977
 5TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           90 IN 2012    89 IN 2010
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    74 IN 2012    68 IN 1977
 6TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           90 IN 2012    90 IN 2007
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    71 IN 2012    69 IN 2002...1998
26TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           92 IN 2012    91 IN 1985
27TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           93 IN 2012    92 IN 1978
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    73 IN 2012    72 IN 2004
28TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE           93 IN 2012    90 IN 2006...1996
      HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE    74 IN 2012    72 IN 1987


THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 96 ON THE 29TH WAS THE THIRD HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY...AND THE WARMEST SINCE
1998.

THE LOW TEMPERATURES OF 74 DEGREES ON THE 5TH AND THE 28TH WERE THE
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN MAY SINCE 1998...AND THE THIRD WARMEST
LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 84.0 DEGREES ON THE 28TH AND 29TH
WERE THE 2ND WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ON RECORD IN THE
MONTH OF MAY.

RAINFALL
________

MONTHLY RAINFALL......DRIEST SINCE 1988...AND THE DRIEST ON RECORD.

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

NONE

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