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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
842 PM CDT THU APR 28 2011

...APRIL 2011 HAS QUICKLY BECOME ONE OF THE WETTEST APRILS ON RECORD
AT MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS ARKANSAS...

THIS APRIL...THE RAINFALL SITUATION IN ARKANSAS HAS TURNED AROUND
DRASTICALLY. FOR MUCH OF THE LAST FEW MONTHS ARKANSAS HAS
EXPERIENCED ABNORMALLY DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS. THESE CONDITIONS HAVE
QUICKLY TURNED AROUND...WITH RAINFALL MUCH ABOVE NORMAL AT MANY LOCATIONS
IN ARKANSAS THIS MONTH. NOT ONLY THAT...BUT MOST OF THE STATIONS LISTED
BELOW HAVE EXPERIENCED MORE RAINFALL IN APRIL THAN FROM JANUARY 1ST
THROUGH MARCH 31ST OF THIS YEAR.

AT THE FOLLOWING STATIONS....APRIL 2011 IS NOW CONSIDERED ONE OF THE
TEN WETTEST APRILS ON RECORD.

COLUMNS NOTED BELOW -

 1 - STATION LOCATION
 2 - APRIL 2011 RAINFALL
 3 - RANK IN TERMS OF WETTEST APRILS ON RECORD
 4 - WETTEST APRIL SINCE
 5 - RECORD WETTEST APRIL OR PREVIOUS WETTEST RECORD APRIL
 6 - RAINFALL RECORDS SINCE

              1            2       3     4           5           6
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LEAD HILL                16.33    1ST   1945    11.55 IN 1945   1927
---WETTEST MONTH SINCE MARCH 2008---
---2ND WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME---
HOPPER 1E                15.03    1ST   1973    13.25 IN 1973   1948
---WETTEST MONTH SINCE MAY 2009---
---3RD WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME---
HARRISON                 14.73    1ST   1945    14.14 IN 1945   1891
---WETTEST MONTH SINCE MAY 1961---
---3RD WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME---
LANGLEY                  14.53    1ST   1957    13.79 IN 1957   1948
MAMMOTH SPRING           14.26    1ST   1957    13.78 IN 1957   1904
---WETTEST MONTH SINCE OCTOBER 2009---
---4TH WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME---
SALEM                    13.93    1ST   1991    13.54 IN 1991   1955
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LEOLA                    16.35    2ND   1957    17.03 IN 1957   1943
---WETTEST MONTH SINCE OCTOBER 2009---
---3RD WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME---
CLARENDON                14.93    2ND   1991    15.84 IN 1991   1903
---WETTEST MONTH SINCE MAY 2009---
---3RD WETTEST MONTH OF ALL TIME---
MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW       14.80    2ND   1927    16.87 IN 1927   1902
BOONEVILLE               13.72    2ND   1957    13.61 IN 1957   1948
CALICO ROCK 2WSW         13.66    2ND   1957    13.87 IN 1957   1904
MELBOURNE 5W             13.31    2ND   1957    14.21 IN 1957   1948
DEER                     12.97    2ND   2004    13.62 IN 2004   1975
MOUNT IDA                12.95    2ND   1927    19.25 IN 1927   1872
JASPER                   11.95    2ND   1957    13.28 IN 1957   1948
CLINTON 6SE              11.60    2ND   1957    14.19 IN 1957   1921
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PINE BLUFF               13.26    3RD   1966    14.69 IN 1966   1884
GLENWOOD                 12.88    3RD   1964    14.37 IN 1964   1935
WALDRON                  11.75    3RD   1957    13.69 IN 1927   1919
SHERIDAN                 11.65    3RD   1997    15.15 IN 1997   1977
MOUNTAIN VIEW            11.51    3RD   1991    14.67 IN 1957   1924
PERRY                    11.50    3RD   1957    16.63 IN 1927   1902
COVE                     11.10    3RD   1991    16.03 IN 1957   1946
MURFREESBORO 1W          11.06    3RD   2008    12.90 IN 1986   1916
SUBIACO                  10.60    3RD   1957    17.02 IN 1927   1897
BATESVILLE AIRPORT        9.01    3RD   1945    12.59 IN 1945   1937
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SAINT CHARLES            14.14    4TH   1991    16.59 IN 1973   1930
SPARKMAN                 12.69    4TH   1997    19.07 IN 1957   1940
FORDYCE                  12.37    4TH   1991    15.78 IN 1991   1911
EVENING SHADE 1NNE       11.67    4TH   1991    13.46 IN 1957   1923
ARKADELPHIA 2N           11.13    4TH   1964    15.37 IN 1957   1891
BLAKELY MOUNTAIN DAM     10.94    4TH   1973    16.15 IN 1957   1950
DARDANELLE               10.54    4TH   1991    13.15 IN 1957   1909
MORRILTON                10.51    4TH   1973    13.38 IN 1957   1919
BLUE MOUNTAIN DAM         9.36    4TH   1990     9.90 IN 1973   1939
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BIG FORK 1SSE            11.55    5TH   2008    13.14 IN 1952   1944
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK     10.15    5TH   1991    11.48 IN 1957   1941
RUSSELLVILLE              9.30    5TH   1991    11.33 IN 1957   1883
RATCLIFF                  8.49    5TH   2004    11.42 IN 1957   1944
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STUTTGART 9ESE           11.52    6TH   1997    15.38 IN 1964   1890
MARSHALL                 11.15    6TH   2008    21.63 IN 1927   1892
GILBERT                  10.16    6TH   2008    14.62 IN 1927   1924
GRAVELLY 1ESE             9.64    6TH   2008    12.12 IN 1991   1940
BONNERDALE 4SW            9.15    6TH   2008    13.87 IN 1973   1965
NORTH LITTLE ROCK         7.27    6TH   2006    11.01 IN 1991   1976
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AMITY 1N                 11.59    7TH   2008    14.31 IN 1957   1896
DES ARC                   8.81    7TH   1991    15.85 IN 1973   1903
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MENA                     10.78    8TH   1991    15.58 IN 1927   1887
CAMDEN                   10.29    8TH   1997    17.29 IN 1991   1886
BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM   9.70    8TH   2004    16.40 IN 1973   1904
GREERS FERRY DAM          9.13    8TH   1991    12.36 IN 1991   1903
ANTOINE                   8.74    8TH   2008    12.55 IN 1973   1940
PARKS                     7.68    8TH   2004    13.32 IN 1957   1956
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CONWAY                    9.87    9TH   1999    13.74 IN 1927   1890
PINE RIDGE                9.85    9TH   1991    16.73 IN 1927   1925
KEO                       9.30    9TH   2008    12.70 IN 1957   1948
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BRINKLEY                  9.60   10TH   2008    14.58 IN 1964   1883
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SEVERAL DAYS THIS MONTH...DAILY RAINFALL AT MANY STATIONS HAS
AVERAGED ANYWHERE FROM TWO TO FOUR INCHES...WITH SOME STATIONS
SEEING AS MUCH AS FIVE INCHES IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD.

AT THE STATIONS LISTED BELOW...SEVERAL DAYS THIS MONTH ARE AMONG THE 10
WETTEST APRIL DAYS ON RECORD.

COLUMNS NOTED BELOW -

 1 - STATION LOCATION
 2 - 24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNT IN INCHES AND DAY OF OCCURRENCE THIS MONTH
 3 - RANK IN TERMS OF WETTEST DAYS IN APRIL
 4 - WETTEST APRIL DAY OR PREVIOUS WETTEST APRIL DAY

            1                     2              3               4
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BATESVILLE LOCK AND DAM   2.99    26 APR 2011   9TH     4.85    05 APR 1997
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BOONEVILLE                4.88    25 APR 2011   1ST     4.20    23 APR 1973
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CALICO ROCK 2WSW          3.30    25 APR 2011   5TH     4.05    10 APR 2008
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CLARENDON                 4.90    27 APR 2011   3RD     6.25    05 APR 1997
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DEER                      4.00    25 APR 2011   3RD     5.50    23 APR 2004
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FORDYCE                   4.10    27 APR 2011   3RD     5.10    05 APR 1997
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GLENWOOD                  4.35    26 APR 2011   5TH     6.44    04 APR 2008
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HARRISON                  4.04    25 APR 2011   4TH
                          3.42    23 APR 2011   7TH
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HOPPER 1E                 4.61    26 APR 2011   3RD     5.24    23 APR 1973
                          3.23    21 APR 2011   5TH
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LEAD HILL                 4.17    24 APR 2011   1ST     3.56    02 APR 2002
                          3.60    25 APR 2011   2ND
                          3.28    26 APR 2011   7TH
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LANGLEY                   3.70    21 APR 2011   3RD     4.90    23 APR 1973
                          3.63    26 APR 2011   4TH
                          3.02    25 APR 2011  10TH
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LEOLA                     4.87    21 APR 2011   2ND     4.89    20 APR 1973
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MAMMOTH SPRING            4.48    26 APR 2011   3RD     5.10    05 APR 1997
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MELBOURNE 5W              3.69    26 APR 2011   3RD     4.20    05 APR 1997
                          2.90    25 APR 2011   9TH
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MOUNT IDA                 3.56    25 APR 2011   9TH     6.65    22 APR 1974
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PINE BLUFF                3.90    26 APR 2011   7TH     4.69    26 APR 1942
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SAINT CHARLES             5.39    27 APR 2011   2ND     9.18    20 APR 1973
                          3.40    26 APR 2011   6TH
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SPARKMAN                  3.37    26 APR 2011   9TH     9.49    05 APR 1997
                          3.25    21 APR 2011  10TH
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WALDRON                   4.62    25 APR 2011   3RD     5.23    29 APR 1924
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IN APRIL...MANY OF THE STATIONS LISTED BELOW HAVE RECEIVED FROM 1.5 TIMES
TO NEARLY 3 TIMES THE RAINFALL AMOUNT THEY RECEIVED FROM JANUARY 1ST THROUGH
MARCH 31ST OF THIS YEAR.

COLUMNS NOTED BELOW -

 1 - STATION LOCATION
 2 - APRIL 2011 RAINFALL
 3 - RAINFALL JANUARY THROUGH MARCH

      1                2         3
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JASPER               11.95      4.15        2.88 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
BOONEVILLE           13.72      5.45        2.52 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
WALDRON              11.75      4.74        2.48 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
ANTOINE               8.74      3.58        2.44 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
BLUE MOUNTAIN DAM     9.36      3.95        2.37 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
AMITY 1N             11.59      5.14        2.26 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
LEAD HILL            16.33      7.25        2.25 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
LEOLA                16.35      7.28        2.25 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
HOPPER 1E            15.03      6.81        2.21 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
LANGLEY              14.53      6.78        2.14 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
HARRISON             14.73      7.00        2.10 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
SAINT CHARLES        14.14      6.79        2.08 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
PINE BLUFF           13.26      6.47        2.05 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
COVE                 11.10      5.44        2.04 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
MELBOURNE 5W         13.13      6.97        1.88 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
MOUNT IDA            12.95      6.88        1.88 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
RUSSELLVILLE          9.30      4.94        1.88 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
ARKADELPHIA 2N       11.13      6.09        1.83 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
GRAVELLEY 1ESE        9.64      5.42        1.78 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
FORDYCE              12.37      7.47        1.74 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
CLARENDON            14.93      8.93        1.67 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
SPARKMAN             12.69      7.58        1.67 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW   14.80      8.93        1.66 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
DARDANELLE           10.54      6.56        1.61 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
SUBIACO              10.60      6.65        1.59 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
CONWAY                9.87      6.41        1.54 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL
GLENWOOD             12.88      8.36        1.54 TIMES JANUARY-MARCH RAINFALL

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APRIL 2011 RAINFALL TOTALS ARE AS OF THURSDAY EVENING
APRIL 28TH.

ALSO NOTE THAT ALL OF THESE DATA ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL CERTIFIED
BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER IN ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA.

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