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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1050 AM CDT THU APR 25 2013

...LATE FREEZES IN PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN ARKANSAS...
...MANY RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES TIED OR BROKEN APRIL 25TH...

WHEN COMPARED WITH THE LAST FEW YEARS...THIS SPRING HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
COLDER IN A LARGE PART OF THE STATE. THIS IS LARGELY DUE TO THE CONTINUAL
SURGES OF COLD AIR INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST. THIS COLD
CHILLY AIR ALLOWED FOR WIDESPREAD TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S TO LOWER AND MID
40S THIS MORNING...SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR.

AT THE STATIONS LISTED BELOW...THIS MORNINGS FREEZE WAS THE LATEST IN QUITE
SOME TIME. AT BOONEVILLE...IT WAS THE LATEST FREEZE SINCE 1960.

AT HARRISON...IT WAS THE LATEST FREEZE SINCE 1963. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF
29 DEGREES WAS THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE THIS LATE IN THE SEASON IN 103
YEARS. THE LAST TIME THE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THIS COLD THIS LATE IN THE YEAR
WAS ON MAY 2ND 1911...WITH A LOW OF 26 DEGREES. SINCE 1960...THERE HAVE ONLY
BEEN THREE OTHER YEARS WITH A FREEZE THIS LATE...1960 /MAY 1ST/...1961
/MAY 2ND/...AND 1963 /MAY 1ST/.

                        LATEST       AVG. DATE OF   RECORD LATEST
STATION              FREEZE SINCE    LAST FREEZE       FREEZE
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BOONEVILLE               1960           APR 07       MAY 01 1918
BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM  1963           APR 08       MAY 12 1960
HARRISON                 1963           APR 04       MAY 17 1912
MARSHALL                 1992           MAR 21       MAY 05 1976
MOUNT IDA                2005           APR 12       MAY 09 1923
WALDRON                  2005           APR 12       MAY 03 1935
CALICO ROCK 2WSW         2008           APR 19       MAY 11 1969
EVENING SHADE 1NNE       2008           APR 15       MAY 09 1976
GILBERT                  2008           APR 16       MAY 10 1997
LEAD HILL                2008           APR 22       MAY 12 1960...MAY 12 1952

NOTE: AVG. DATE OF LAST FREEZE IS BASED ON 30-YEAR NORMALS FROM 1981 
      TO 2010. 

AT THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW...THE LOW TEMPERATURE THIS MORNING SET OR
TIED MANY DAILY RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES. THE LOW AT SEARCY TIED A DAILY
RECORD LOW FROM 1883.

                                NEW         PREVIOUS     TEMPERATURE
STATION                      RECORD LOW    RECORD LOW   RECORDS SINCE
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LEAD HILL                    28 IN 2013    28 IN 2005         1927
EVENING SHADE 1NNE           29 IN 2013    31 IN 1969         1921
WALDRON                      29 IN 2013    32 IN 1983         1919
CALICO ROCK 2WSW             30 IN 2013    30 IN 1983         1915
GILBERT                      30 IN 2013    31 IN 1983...1974  1936
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK         31 IN 2013    34 IN 2005         1941
BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM      31 IN 2013    34 IN 2005         1951
MARSHALL                     31 IN 2013    33 IN 2005         1892
MOUNTAIN VIEW                31 IN 2013    35 IN 1983         1924
BOONEVILLE                   32 IN 2013    35 IN 2005         1906
LEOLA                        33 IN 2013    34 IN 1969         1963
MENA                         33 IN 2013    34 IN 1983         1887
MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW           33 IN 2013    35 IN 1997         1902
CABOT 4SW                    34 IN 2013    36 IN 1995         1965
GREERS FERRY DAM             34 IN 2013    35 IN 1983         1903
MORRILTON                    34 IN 2013    38 IN 2001...1997  1919
SUBIACO                      34 IN 2013    34 IN 1910         1897
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT          35 IN 2013    37 IN 1983         1948
RUSSELLVILLE                 35 IN 2013    37 IN 1983         1882
ALUM FORK                    36 IN 2013    38 IN 2005...1983  1937
BATESVILLE AIRPORT           36 IN 2013    37 IN 2001         1937
JACKSONVILLE/LITTLE ROCK AFB 36 IN 2013    40 IN 1983         1956
SEARCY                       36 IN 2013    36 IN 1883         1882
FORDYCE                      37 IN 2013    39 IN 1995...1969  1911
SAINT CHARLES                39 IN 2013    41 IN 1983         1930
KEO                          40 IN 2013    41 IN 1969         1948
DES ARC                      40 IN 2013    41 IN 1956         1903
ROHWER 2NNE                  40 IN 2013    41 IN 1983         1959
NORTH LITTLE ROCK            42 IN 2013    44 IN 1977         1975
STUTTGART AIRPORT            45 IN 2013    46 IN 2001         1942
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ALL DATA IS CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL
CLIMATIC DATA CENTER IN ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA.

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