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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2012

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              97   10/11/1963
                        10/10/1963
 LOW               27   10/30/1917
HIGHEST            85   10/05        75      10       88  10/17
                                                          10/16
                                                          10/07
LOWEST             36   10/30        52     -16       36  10/30
                                                          10/21
                                                          10/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.4              74.8    -2.4     77.1
AVG. MINIMUM     50.6              52.6    -2.0     48.9
MEAN             61.5              63.7    -2.2     63.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.56   2009
 MINIMUM         0.01   1944
TOTALS           2.59              4.91   -2.32     2.27
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.16   -0.08     0.07
DAYS >= .01         9               8.2     0.8        5
DAYS >= .10         5                                  5
DAYS >= .50         2                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.6    -1.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.01   10/25 TO 10/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   1993
                        1925
 24 HR TOTAL        T   10/29/1993 TO 10/30/1993
                        10/30/1925 TO 10/30/1925
                        10/28/1925 TO 10/28/1925
 SNOW DEPTH         T   10/30/1993
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     157               121      36      119
 SINCE 7/1        158               132      26      124
COOLING TOTAL      57                81     -24       67
 SINCE 1/1       2627              2194     433     2508

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/270    DATE  10/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/270    DATE  10/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               12     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                      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 OCTOBER 2012...

.SUMMARY...
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT STORY FROM OCTOBER WOULD BE THE DOWNTURN IN
TEMPERATURES...PARTICULARLY FROM THE 6TH THROUGH 8TH...AND AGAIN
FROM THE 26TH-29TH. IN TERMS OF AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...IT WAS THE
COOLEST OCTOBER IN SEVERAL YEARS. THE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL OF -2.2
DEGREES WAS THE GREATEST IN A MONTH AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE SEPTEMBER
OF 2011...AND ONLY THE 4TH MONTH SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2011 WITH A
NEGATIVE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL...THE OTHERS BEING JANUARY...MAY...AND
SEPTEMBER OF 2011.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2009. THE AVERAGE
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2010. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2009.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE...
BELOW NORMAL ON 16 DAYS...AT NORMAL ON FOUR DAYS...AND ABOVE NORMAL
ON 11 DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 60 DEGREES...6...WHICH WAS THE MOST
SINCE 2002.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 6TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    51 IN 2012    60 IN 1952...1935

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

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 51 DEGREES ON THE 6TH WAS THE COOLEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER SINCE 1993...AND THE 9TH COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE
ON RECORD FOR OCTOBER...TYING WITH SEVERAL OTHER DATES.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 52 DEGREES ON THE 26TH TIED SEVERAL OTHER
DATES FOR THE 10TH COOLEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.

.RAINFALL...

EVEN THOUGH RAINFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH...IT WAS STILL
THE WETTEST OCTOBER SINCE 2009.

.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 OCTOBER 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              92   10/23/2003
 LOW               27   10/31/1993
HIGHEST            83   10/05        75       8       87  10/16
LOWEST             37   10/28        54     -17       40  10/20
                        10/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.7              73.4    -2.7     75.0
AVG. MINIMUM     51.9              54.1    -2.2     52.8
MEAN             61.3              63.8    -2.5     63.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.81   2009
 MINIMUM         0.80   2000
TOTALS           3.75              4.80   -1.05     2.47
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.15   -0.03     0.08
DAYS >= .01        10               8.1     1.9        6
DAYS >= .10         6                                  5
DAYS >= .50         2                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.55   10/25 TO 10/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.2   1993
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   10/29/1993 TO 10/29/1993
 SNOW DEPTH         T   10/30/1993
TOTALS            0.0                 T     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.0                 T     0.0        T
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     163               122      41      116
 SINCE 7/1        164               135      29      125
COOLING TOTAL      56                84     -28       90
 SINCE 1/1       2712              2158     554     2515

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    18/060    DATE  10/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    29/280    DATE  10/18

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                       5
LIGHT RAIN               11     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      3
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 OCTOBER 2012...

.SUMMARY...
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT STORY FROM OCTOBER WAS THE DOWNTURN IN
TEMPERATURES. AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL
ON 18 DAYS...AND GREATER THAN 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL ON EIGHT DAYS.
IN TERMS OF AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...THE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL OF -2.5
DEGREES WAS THE GREATEST IN ANY MONTH SINCE DECEMBER OF 2010...AND
ONLY THE SIXTH MONTH SINCE THEN WITH A NEGATIVE DEPARTURE FROM
NORMAL.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE THE COOLEST
SINCE 2009. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 8TH COOLEST ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE 7TH COOLEST ON
RECORD.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE...
BELOW NORMAL ON 18 DAYS...ABOVE NORMAL ON TEN DAYS...AND AT NORMAL
ON THREE DAYS.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD    OLD RECORD
 6TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    50 IN 2012    64 IN 1988
 7TH  LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE    57 IN 2012    57 IN 2000
27TH  LOW TEMPERATURE            37 IN 2012    37 IN 1976

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

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 50 DEGREES ON THE 6TH WAS THE COOLEST
OCTOBER HIGH TEMPERATURE SINCE 1993...AND TIED SEVERAL OTHER DATES
FOR THE 6TH COOLEST ON RECORD DURING THE MONTH.

.RAINFALL...

THOUGH RAINFALL WAS A LITTLE OVER AN INCH BELOW NORMAL..IT WAS STILL
THE WETTEST OCTOBER SINCE 2009.

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

DATE        NEW RECORD              OLD RECORD
14TH       1.03 IN 2012            0.98 IN 1984

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