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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
900 PM CDT FRI APR 5 2013

...A VERY COLD START TO APRIL...
...RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURES...

SO FAR...APRIL IN ARKANSAS HAS STARTED OFF RATHER CHILLY. THIS IS
ESPECIALLY TRUE WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN MUCH OF THE STATE. IN FACT...
A LARGE PORTION OF ARKANSAS HAS SEEN THE COLDEST APRIL HIGH TEMPERATURES
SINCE 1993 OR EVEN 1987.

IN THE FIRST FIVE DAYS OF APRIL...DAILY COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS
HAVE BEEN SET OR TIED AT MANY LOCATIONS. BELOW IS A LIST OF SELECTED
LOCATIONS AND DATES...THE NEW DAILY COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD...AS
WELL AS THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD.

SEVERAL LONG-STANDING DAILY RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN...AMONG THEM
WERE A RECORD TIED AT MOUNT IDA ORIGINALLY SET IN 1877...RECORDS BROKEN
AT HOT SPRINGS AND MENA FROM 1891...AND RECORDS BROKEN AT HARDY AND
MALVERN FROM 1899.

...DAILY RECORD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES...

.STATIONS WITH A MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT/CALENDAR DAY REPORTING PERIOD...

APRIL 2ND...

STATION                  NEW RECORD   OLD RECORD        RECORDS SINCE
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BATESVILLE AIRPORT       43 IN 2013   49 IN 1949           1937

APRIL 3RD...

STATION                  NEW RECORD   OLD RECORD        RECORDS SINCE
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HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT      48 IN 2013   53 IN 1987           1948
LRAFB/JACKSONVILLE       47 IN 2013   51 IN 1987           1956
MONTICELLO               45 IN 2013   50 IN 1987           1876
MOUNT IDA                46 IN 2013   46 IN 1987...1877    1872
NORTH LITTLE ROCK        47 IN 2013   51 IN 1987           1975
PINE BLUFF               45 IN 2013   49 IN 1983           1883
STUTTGART AIRPORT        46 IN 2013   55 IN 2002...1993    1942

APRIL 4TH...

STATION                  NEW RECORD   OLD RECORD        RECORDS SINCE
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HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT      47 IN 2013   51 IN 1993           1948
LRAFB/JACKSONVILLE       48 IN 2013   50 IN 1993           1956
MONTICELLO               47 IN 2013   49 IN 1993           1876
MOUNT IDA                47 IN 2013   53 IN 1987           1872
NORTH LITTLE ROCK        47 IN 2013   49 IN 1993           1975
PINE BLUFF               47 IN 2013   52 IN 1993           1883
RUSSELLVILLE             49 IN 2013   53 IN 1993...1973    1882
STUTTGART AIRPORT        46 IN 2013   50 IN 1993           1942


.STATIONS WITH A 24-HOUR REPORTING PERIOD ENDING AT 7 OR 8 AM.
TEMPERATURES ARE ASSIGNED TO THE CALENDAR DAY ON WHICH THEY ARE
REPORTED. THEREFORE...A 24-HOUR HIGH OF 46 REPORTED ON THE
MORNING OF APRIL 3RD WILL BE REPORTED AS THE HIGH TEMPERATURE
FOR APRIL 3RD...

APRIL 3RD...

STATION                  NEW RECORD   OLD RECORD        RECORDS SINCE
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ALUM FORK                46 IN 2013   46 IN 1987           1937
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK     42 IN 2013   46 IN 1951           1941
BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM  45 IN 2013   52 IN 1993           1951
BEEDEVILLE 4NE           50 IN 2013   50 IN 1975           1964
BOONEVILLE               49 IN 2013   54 IN 1987...1973    1906
CABOT 4SW                47 IN 2013   52 IN 1987           1963
CALICO ROCK 2WSW         44 IN 2013   46 IN 1915           1915
CLARENDON                49 IN 2013   49 IN 1987...1983    1965
CLARKSVILLE              47 IN 2013   49 IN 1983           1871
CONWAY                   46 IN 2013   55 IN 1993...1936    1884
HARDY                    44 IN 2013   52 IN 1899           1897
MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW       43 IN 2013   47 IN 1987...1936    1902
KEO                      48 IN 2013   52 IN 1987...1975    1948
LEOLA                    53 IN 2013   53 IN 1987           1963
MALVERN                  51 IN 2013   53 IN 2008           1882
MAMMOTH SPRING           40 IN 2013   49 IN 1987           1902
MARSHALL                 35 IN 2013   47 IN 1987           1892
NEWPORT                  44 IN 2013   47 IN 1983           1884
SEARCY                   46 IN 2013   53 IN 1987           1882
WALDRON                  48 IN 2013   48 IN 1936           1919

APRIL 4TH...

STATION                  NEW RECORD   OLD RECORD        RECORDS SINCE
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ALUM FORK                45 IN 2013   53 IN 1997...1973    1937
ARKADELPHIA 2N           51 IN 2013   57 IN 1993...1973    1899
BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM  51 IN 2013   51 IN 1973           1951
BEEDEVILLE 4NE           49 IN 2013   50 IN 1993           1964
BRINKLEY                 46 IN 2013   50 IN 1987           1882
BOONEVILLE               49 IN 2013   50 IN 1979           1906
CABOT 4SW                46 IN 2013   52 IN 1983           1965
CAMDEN                   44 IN 2013   45 IN 1901           1890
CLARENDON                45 IN 2013   52 IN 1987           1965
CONWAY                   48 IN 2013   54 IN 1993...1973    1884
DES ARC                  48 IN 2013   48 IN 1979           1903
HOT SPRINGS 1NNE         47 IN 2013   48 IN 1891           1875
KEO                      45 IN 2013   51 IN 1993           1948
MENA                     47 IN 2013   49 IN 1891           1887
SEARCY                   49 IN 2013   52 IN 1944           1882
STAR CITY/CANE CREEK     46 IN 2013   54 IN 2002...1987    1964
WALDRON                  46 IN 2013   47 IN 1931           1919

APRIL 5TH...

STATION                  NEW RECORD   OLD RECORD        RECORDS SINCE
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ALUM FORK                45 IN 2013   56 IN 1952...1950    1937
CABOT 4SW                46 IN 2013   50 IN 1996           1965
CAMDEN                   46 IN 2013   47 IN 1920           1890
CLARKSVILLE              47 IN 2013   49 IN 1979           1871
CLARENDON                46 IN 2013   49 IN 1993           1965
DES ARC                  48 IN 2013   48 IN 1993           1903
HOT SPRINGS 1NNE         46 IN 2013   47 IN 1993           1875
KEO                      44 IN 2013   53 IN 1996           1948
MALVERN                  45 IN 2013   53 IN 1899           1882
NEWPORT                  48 IN 2013   48 IN 1993           1884
SEARCY                   46 IN 2013   50 IN 1920           1882
STAR CITY/CANE CREEK     46 IN 2013   56 IN 2002           1964
WALDRON                  49 IN 2013   51 IN 1931           1919


...ALL-TIME RECORD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL...

AT THE STATIONS LISTED BELOW...THE HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE PAST FEW
DAYS HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FIVE COLDEST EVER RECORDED DURING THE MONTH
OF APRIL. FIVE LOCATIONS SAW THE COLDEST APRIL HIGH TEMPERATURE
ON RECORD.

COLUMNS...

1 - STATION
2 - DATE
3 - HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE
4 - COLDEST APRIL HIGH TEMPERATURE SINCE
5 - RANK - COLDEST APRIL HIGH TEMPERATURES
6 - COLDEST APRIL HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD

       1                  2      3      4       5         6
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MARSHALL                APR 03  35    1997     1ST     36   APR 13 1997
BATESVILLE AIRPORT      APR 02  43    2007     1ST     45   APR 07 2007
KEO                     APR 05  44    1983     1ST     45   APR 19 1983
ALUM FORK               APR 05  45    1980     1ST     45   APR 14 1980
BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM APR 03  45    1982     1ST     45   APR 08 1982
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GILBERT                 APR 03  43    1951     2ND     42   APR 03 1951
CAMDEN                  APR 04  44    1996     2ND     43   APR 06 1996
SAINT CHARLES           APR 05  44    1996     2ND     41   APR 07 1971
CABOT 4SW               APR 05  46    1983     2ND     45   APR 19 1983
STAR CITY               APR 05  46    2003     2ND     45   APR 19 1983
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT     APR 04  47    1997     2ND     46   APR 05 1996
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GREERS FERRY DAM        APR 03  44    1994     3RD     42   APR 07 1994
CLARENDON               APR 04  45    1996     3RD     41   APR 02 1987
MONTICELLO              APR 03  45    1996     3RD     41   APR 06 1996
PINE BLUFF              APR 03  45    1996     3RD     43   APR 02 1901
CONWAY                  APR 03  46    1933     3RD     45   APR 15 1933
STUTTGART 9ESE          APR 05  46    1996     3RD     44   APR 09 1938
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MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW      APR 03  42    1994     3RD     40   APR 14 1980
NEWPORT                 APR 03  44    1994     3RD     40   APR 25 1910
MALVERN                 APR 05  45    1901     3RD     39   APR 02 1901
SEARCY                  APR 05  46    1971     3RD     45   APR 06 1971
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CALICO ROCK 2WSW        APR 03  44    1980     4TH     40   APR 14 1980
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK       APR 04  47    2007     5TH     43   APR 19 1983
ARKADELPHIA 2N          APR 04  51    1983     5TH     43   APR 09 1938
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NOTES==================================================================

1 - ALL DATA IS CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL FINAL QUALITY-CONTROL AND
CERTIFICATION BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER IN ASHEVILLE NORTH
CAROLINA.
2 - SOME STATIONS MAY HAVE DATA GAPS IN THE PERIOD OF RECORD.

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