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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
310 PM CST THU JAN 1 2009

...2008 RAINFALL IN ARKANSAS...

2008 WAS A YEAR OF EXTREME RAINFAL ACROSS NORTHERN...WESTERN AND
CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE STATE. FROM THE MARCH AND APRIL FLOODING...
TO HEAVY SUMMERTIME RAINS...TO THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANES GUSTAV
AND IKE IN SEPTEMBER...PORTIONS OF THE STATE SAW AS MUCH AS 60 TO
80 INCHES OF RAIN DURING THE YEAR.

THE EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF RAIN PUSHED 2008 INTO ONE OF THE TOP TEN
WETTEST YEARS ON RECORD AT MANY LOCATIONS.

AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...2008 WAS THE WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD...


STATION      RAINFALL IN  PREVIOUS WETTEST   RECORDS SINCE
               INCHES          YEAR
----------------------------------------------------------
BOONEVILLE      77.93     68.08 1957         1948
DEER            78.21     76.61 1990         1975
GRAVELLY 1 ESE  82.83     77.27 1973         1940
LEAD HILL       73.69     66.14 1945         1927
OZONE           81.25     80.79 1957         1890
SALEM           61.76     61.65 2006         1955

AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...2008 RANKED AS ONE OF THE 10 WETTEST
YEARS ON RECORD. THE FOLLOWING STATIONS ARE ORDERED ACCORDING TO
2008 RANK...AND THE AMOUNT OF OBSERVED RAINFALL...

STATION          RAINFALL IN INCHES   RANK     RECORDS SINCE
------------------------------------------------------------
DAMASCUS               78.11           2ND     1940
LEOLA                  75.42           2ND     1948
BONNERDALE 4 SW        73.89           2ND     1965
GILBERT                70.37           2ND     1924
DANVILLE               70.02           2ND     1916
MOUNTAIN HOME 1 NNW    69.80           2ND     1902
SHERIDAN               68.93           2ND     1977
MELBOURNE 5 W          68.10           2ND     1948
CALICO ROCK            67.69           2ND     1904
CLARKSVILLE 6 NE       66.03           2ND     1989
MARSHALL               65.40           2ND     1948

BIG FORK 1 SSE         83.80           3RD     1944
MALVERN                70.22           3RD     1948
MORRILTON              67.42           3RD     1919
JASPER                 65.65           3RD     1948
PARKS                  66.52           3RD     1956
BLUE MTN DAM           66.26           3RD     1939
SUBIACO                64.38           3RD     1910
RATCLIFF               59.44           3RD     1944

HOPPER 1 E             77.95           4TH     1948
DARDANELLE             69.20           4TH     1909
MURFREESBORO 1 W       69.13           4TH     1916
PERRY                  66.67           4TH     1902
HARRISON               61.70           4TH     1891

GREERS FERRY           66.57           5TH     1903
NIMROD DAM             66.16           5TH     1939
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK   63.45           5TH     1941
ANTOINE                65.23           5TH     1940

MENA                   74.44           6TH     1892
GLENWOOD               72.24           6TH     1935
FORDYCE                67.33           6TH     1911
ARKADELPHIA            66.52           6TH     1892
EVENING SHADE          59.63           6TH     1923

ODEN 1 SE              68.38           7TH     1927
BLAKELY MTN DAM        66.28           7TH     1950

CRYSTAL VALLEY         64.32           8TH     1941

WARREN                 70.87           9TH     1893
MAMMOTH SPRING         58.25           9TH     1904

HOT SPRINGS N P        69.01          10TH     1892

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY...AND ARE SUBJECT
TO QUALITY CONTROL AND REVISION BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA
CENTER. SOME STATIONS MAY NOT HAVE COMPLETE RECORDS.

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