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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
548 AM CDT TUE MAY 7 2013

...HISTORIC COLD AND SNOWFALL IN ARKANSAS IN MAY...
...EVENT SUMMARY...

.SNOWFALL...

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE WRITTEN WEATHER HISTORY BEGAN IN ARKANSAS
/1819/...SNOW FELL IN THE MONTH OF MAY. THIS SNOW SET RECORDS FOR
THE LATEST SNOWFALL AND LATEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN THE STATE.

THE PREVIOUS LATEST SNOWFALL EVER RECORDED WAS ON APRIL 30TH 1903...AT
HARRISON...GRAVETTE...AND FAYETTEVILLE. THIS WAS NOT MEASURABLE.

THE PREVIOUS LATEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL WAS 0.2 INCHES AT CORNING ON
APRIL 24 1910.

BELOW IS A LIST OF SNOWFALL MEASUREMENTS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE COOPERATIVE OBSERVER STATIONS...AS WELL AS COCORAHS
STATIONS. THESE STATIONS ARE IN BOTH THE NWS LITTLE ROCK AND TULSA
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.

NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER STATIONS
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STATION                       MAY 3RD  MAY 4TH  MAY 5TH    TOTAL
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OMAHA                           0.5     1.2                 1.7
FAYETTEVILLE EXP STATION        1.5                         1.5
COMPTON                         1.0                         1.0
HINDSVILLE 10 NE                1.0                         1.0
FAYETTEVILLE DRAKE FIELD        0.5                         0.5
KINGSTON 2S                     0.2     0.2                 0.4
HARRISON                        0.1    TRACE                0.1
GILBERT                                TRACE               TRACE
HATTIEVILLE                            TRACE     TRACE     TRACE
JASPER                         TRACE                       TRACE
MOUNT IDA                      TRACE                       TRACE
MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW                     TRACE               TRACE
MOUNTAIN VIEW                          TRACE               TRACE
PARTHENON                      TRACE                       TRACE
RATCLIFF                       TRACE                       TRACE

COCORAHS STATIONS
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STATION                       MAY 3RD  MAY 4TH  MAY 5TH    TOTAL
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DECATUR 2.6 ESE                 5.0                         5.0
BELLA VISTA 1.5 NNE             1.5              TRACE      1.5
PEA RIDGE 0.2 WSW               1.5                         1.5
HARRISON 5.4 SW                 0.2     1.0                 1.2
ROGERS 3.8 SW                   1.0                         1.0
ROGERS 2.1 SE                   0.8                         0.8
JASPER 2.7 WNW                                   0.3        0.3

OTHER STATIONS
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LOCATION                      MAY 3RD                      TOTAL
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GRAVETTE                        3.5                         3.5
SILOAM SPRINGS                  3.0                         3.0
4 N MAYSVILLE                   3.0                         3.0
DECATUR                         3.0                         3.0
GENTRY                          3.0                         3.0
BELLA VISTA                     2.5                         2.5
3 N SILOAM SPRINGS              2.0                         2.0
LOWELL                          2.0                         2.0
CAVE SPRINGS                    2.0                         2.0
1 NE PRAIRIE GROVE              2.0                         2.0
BEAVER LAKE                     1.8                         1.8
GATEWAY                         1.5                         1.5
GARFIELD                        1.5                         1.5
BEAVER                          1.5                         1.5
1 S BEAVER                      1.3                         1.3
CENTERTON                       1.0                         1.0
SPRINGDALE                      1.0                         1.0
ELM SPRINGS                     1.0                         1.0
BENTONVILLE                     1.0                         1.0
1 WSW FARMINGTON                1.0                         1.0
EUREKA SPRINGS                  0.8                         0.8
FAYETTEVILLE                    0.8                         0.8
QUEEN WILHELMINA STATE PARK     0.8                         0.8
ELKINS                          0.5                         0.5
HIGHFILL                        0.5                         0.5
BUSCH                           0.4                         0.4
5 E MULBERRY                    0.1                         0.1
CLINTON AIRPORT                TRACE                       TRACE

.COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

DAILY RECORD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES SET OR TIED ARE LISTED BELOW.

                       RECORD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES
                     NEW RECORD/PREVIOUS RECORD AND YEAR

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                                                                      RECORDS
STATION                MAY 3RD      MAY 4TH      MAY 5TH    MAY 6TH    SINCE
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ALUM FORK                                      47/56 1978  61/61 1944  1937
BATESVILLE AIRPORT   45/57 2009   48/64 2009   57/64 1944              1937
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK              47/55 2009   55/59 1953  53/59 1944  1941
BEEDEVILLE 4NE                    50/61 1978                           1964
BOONEVILLE                        55/56 1978   46/53 1935              1906
CABOT 4SW                         49/61 2009                           1965
CALICO ROCK 2WSW                  40/54 1935   48/53 1935              1915
CLARKSVILLE WATER PLANT           50/54 1978   47/56 1978              1871
CONWAY                            48/56 2002   50/55 1935  62/62 1917  1884
DES ARC                           47/52 1907                           1903
DEVILS KNOB          42/52 1954   40/59 2009                           1937
FLIPPIN              39/52 1978   43/51 1961   55/61 1958              1951
GILBERT                           42/53 1961   49/56 2009  58/58 1944  1924
GREERS FERRY DAM                  44/54 1978   52/56 1978  58/62 1978  1903
HARDY                             40/51 1907   48/51 1907  54/59 1906  1897
HARRISON             38/48 1978   44/50 1978                           1891
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT  57/57 2002   51/61 1978                           1948
JACKSONVILLE         48/56 1978   51/58 1978                           1956
LEAD HILL                         37/52 2009               55/59 1944  1927
LITTLE ROCK          52/57 2002   53/53 1935                           1879
MALVERN                           57/60 1978                           1882
MAMMOTH SPRING                    40/51 1907   47/52 1907  55/56 1917  1904
MENA                              55/55 1935   49/55 1935              1887
MONTICELLO           56/60 1994                                        1876
MORRILTON                                      49/54 1935              1919
MOUNT IDA                         50/52 1978                           1872
MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW                38/53 1995   42/52 1935  55/60 1944  1902
MOUNTAIN VIEW                     41/50 1978   48/55 1979  57/67 1979  1924
MURFREESBORO 1W                   58/60 1978   55/63 2009  66/68 2009  1970
NEWPORT                           42/56 1907   49/55 1935              1884
NIMROD DAM                                     54/58 1978              1942
NORTH LITTLE ROCK    48/55 1978   49/58 1978                           1975
PINE BLUFF           53/60 2002                                        1883
ROHWER 2NNE                       50/55 1978                           1959
RUSSELLVILLE         52/59 2002   51/58 1978                           1882
SAINT CHARLES                     47/55 1978   58/58 1931              1930
SEARCY                                         53/53 1935  61/61 1944  1882
SHERIDAN                          56/56 2002   55/64 2009              1942
STAR CITY/CANE CREEK              51/62 1978   62/64 2002  65/64 2002  1963
STUTTGART 9ESE                                 57/59 1978              1890
STUTTGART AIRPORT    52/54 2004   55/61 1944   63/65 1944              1942
WALDRON                                        48/56 1935              1919

THERE WERE MANY STATIONS WHICH SET OR TIED THE ALL-TIME RECORD COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY. AT HARDY...A RECORD THAT HAD STOOD
SINCE 1899 WAS SHATTERED BY 10 DEGREES.

                      ALL-TIME RECORD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MAY
STATION             NEW RECORD           PREVIOUS RECORD      RECORDS SINCE
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LEAD HILL          37 05/04/2013          44 05/03/2011              1927
HARRISON           38 05/03/2013          45 05/02/2011              1891
MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW 38 05/04/2013          49 05/03/2011              1902
FLIPPIN            39 05/03/2013          51 05/04/1961              1951
CALICO ROCK 2WSW   40 05/04/2013          48 05/03/2011              1915
DEVILS KNOB        40 05/04/2013          44 05/02/2011              1937
EVENING SHADE 1NNE 40 05/04/2013          48 05/03/2011              1923
HARDY              40 05/04/2013          50 05/24/1899              1897
MAMMOTH SPRING     40 05/04/2013          49 05/03/2011              1904
MOUNTAIN VIEW      41 05/04/2013          48 05/03/2011              1924
BATESVILLE L/D     42 05/04/2013          49 05/03/2011              1951
GILBERT            42 05/04/2013          47 05/03/2011              1924
NEWPORT            42 05/04/2013          53 05/02/1994              1884
BATESVILLE AIRPORT 45 05/03/2013          45 05/02/2011              1937
BOONEVILLE         46 05/05/2013          50 05/03/2011              1906
ALUM FORK          47 05/05/2013          48 05/03/2011              1937
BATESVL LIVESTOCK  47 05/04/2013          48 05/03/2011              1941
CLARKSVILLE 6NE    47 05/04/2013          49 05/03/2011              1986
CLARKSVILLE WATER  47 05/05/2013          50 05/04/2013...05/03/1994 1871
DES ARC            47 05/04/2013          52 05/03/2011...05/03/1994 1903
SAINT CHARLES      47 05/04/2013          53 05/13/1931              1930
CONWAY             48 05/04/2013          49 05/02/2011              1884
JACKSONVILLE       48 05/03/2013          51 05/02/2011              1956
NORTH LITTLE ROCK  48 05/03/2013          50 05/02/2011...05/02/1994 1975
CABOT 4SW          49 05/04/2013          57 05/03/2002...05/02/1990 1965
KEO                49 05/04/2013          50 05/03/2011              1948
MORRILTON          49 05/05/2013          49 05/03/1994              1919
BEEDEVILLE 4NE     50 05/03/2013          50 05/02/1994              1964
BRINKLEY           50 05/05/2013          50 05/07/1906              1882
CLARKSVILLE WATER  50 05/04/2013          50 05/03/2011...05/03/1994 1871
ROHWER 2NNE        50 05/04/2013          55 05/04/1978              1959
STAR CITY          51 05/04/2013          62 05/10/2010              1963
LITTLE ROCK        52 05/03/2013          52 05/02/1994              1879
PINE BLUFF         52 05/03/2013          56 05/02/2011...05/04/1978 1883
RUSSELLVILLE       52 05/03/2013          53 05/02/2011              1882
STUTTGART AIRPORT  52 05/03/2013          52 05/02/1994              1942

.RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES...

DAILY RECORD LOWS WERE SET AT MANY LOCATIONS...AND SOME OF THESE
TEMPERATURES WERE THE COLDEST EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

                        RECORD COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES
                     NEW RECORD/PREVIOUS RECORD AND YEAR
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                                                                      RECORDS
STATION                MAY 3RD      MAY 4TH      MAY 5TH    MAY 6TH    SINCE
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ALUM FORK            38/39 1945   35/36 1954   35/37 1945              1937
ARKADELPHIA 2N                    34/38 1976   35/39 1945  40/43 2005  1899
BEEDEVILLE 4NE                    38/38 1976                           1964
BOONEVILLE                        35/38 1954   34/37 1945  35/37 1944  1906
CABOT 4SW                         35/36 1976               40/42 1992  1965
CAMDEN                            35/38 1954   37/39 1925  39/41 2011  1890
CLARKSVILLE 6NE      35/36 2011   35/37 2005   37/39 2011  37/45 2011  1986
CLARKSVILLE WATER                                          36/39 1992  1871
CONWAY               38/38 1918                40/41 1957  40/40 1989  1890
DES ARC              41/41  2005  37/37 1954                           1903
DEVILS KNOB                                    34/37 1957              1937
EVENING SHADE 1NNE                             31/36 2005              1923
FORDYCE                           35/37 1954   35/40 1954  41/42 1991  1911
GILBERT                                        32/33 1945              1924
GREERS FERRY DAM                  33/34 1907                           1903
HARDY                             33/36 2005   34/37 1917  40/41 1911  1897
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT  39/41 2005   36/40 1976   37/41 2005              1948
HOT SPRINGS 1NNE                               37/39 1907              1875
JACKSONVILLE         38/41 2004   36/40 1976   41/43 2005              1956
KEO                               38/38 1954   41/41 1957  44/44 1958  1948
LEAD HILL                                      32/32 2005              1927
LEOLA                             32/34 1976   35/38 2005              1963
LITTLE ROCK          38/41 1929   38/40 1971   42/43 1945              1879
MALVERN                           34/35 1976   36/40 1954  39/40 1968  1882
MARSHALL                                                   33/35 1958  1892
MENA                 34/36 2011   34/35 1954   37/38 1945              1887
MONTICELLO           40/41 1960   38/40 1971                           1876
MORRILTON            38/38 2005                38/40 2005              1919
MOUNTAIN HOME 1NNW                35/35 2005                           1902
MURFREESBORO 1W      38/39 2005   34/38 2011   33/40 1983              1970
NEWPORT              39/41 1976   37/37 1954   40/40 1954              1884
NORTH LITTLE ROCK    39/43 2005   40/46 1976   40/46 1979              1975
PINE BLUFF           40/41 1918   35/41 1954   41/42 1976              1883
ROHWER 2NNE                       39/41 1976   39/46 2005              1959
SAINT CHARLES                     38/38 1954   38/39 1945              1930
SEARCY                            34/36 1976                           1882
SHERIDAN             40/40 1960   34/34 1954                           1942
SPARKMAN                          32/40 2011   32/39 2011              1963
STAR CITY                         37/37 1976   37/45 2011              1963
STUTTGART 9ESE                                 39/39 1945              1890
STUTTGART AIRPORT    41/43 2005   37/45 1945   43/44 1945              1942
SUBIACO                                        37/39 1954              1897
WALDRON                           33/33 1954                           1919


                          ALL-TIME RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR MAY
STATION             NEW RECORD               PREVIOUS RECORD  RECORDS SINCE
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LEOLA               32 05/04/2013              34 05/04/2011        1963
SPARKMAN            32 05/05/2013...05/04/2013 35 05/16/2002        1963
GREERS FERRY DAM    33 05/04/2013              34 05/04/1907        1903
MURFREESBORO 1W     33 05/05/2013              35 05/01/2005        1970
ARKADELPHIA 2N      34 05/04/2013              34 05/01/1903        1899
SEARCY              34 05/04/2013              36 05/04/1976        1882
SHERIDAN            34 05/04/2013              34 05/04/1954        1942
ALUM FORK           35 05/05/2013...05/04/2013 35 05/07/1944        1937
CABOT 4SW           35 05/04/2013              36 05/04/1976        1965
CLARKSVILLE 6NE     35 05/04/2013...05/03/2013 36 05/03/2011        1986
FORDYCE             35 05/04/2013              37 05/02/1994        1911
PINE BLUFF          35 05/04/2013              36 05/02/1909        1883
HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT 36 05/04/2013              39 05/13/1997        1948
JACKSONVILLE        36 05/04/2013              39 05/07/1992        1956
DES ARC             37 05/04/2013              37 05/04/1954        1903
STAR CITY           37 05/04/2013              37 05/04/1976        1963
KEO                 38 05/04/2013              38 05/04/1954        1948
LITTLE ROCK         38 05/04/2013...05/03/2013 39 05/01/1903        1879
SAINT CHARLES       38 05/05/2013...05/04/2013 38 05/04/1954        1930
NORTH LITTLE ROCK   39 05/03/2013              40 05/02/1994        1975
ROHWER 2NNE         39 05/04/2013              39 05/03/1978        1959

AT LITTLE ROCK...IT WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE IN THE MONTH OF MAY
SINCE 1903...AND AT PINE BLUFF...IT WAS THE COLDEST MAY TEMPERATURE
SINCE 1909.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN RECORD-SETTING AS WELL. AT SEVERAL
LOCATIONS...THE LOWEST ALL-TIME DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
OF MAY HAS BEEN RECORDED.

STATION                NEW RECORD/DATE         PREVIOUS RECORD/DATE
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LITTLE ROCK        45.0 DEGREES 05/03/2013   46.5 DEGREES 05/02/1994
NORTH LITTLE ROCK  43.5 DEGREES 05/03/2013   45.0 DEGREES 05/02/1994
PINE BLUFF         46.5 DEGREES 05/04/2013   49.5 DEGREES 05/01/1909
                   46.5 DEGREES 05/03/2013
HARRISON           35.0 DEGREES 05/03/2013   41.0 DEGREES 05/01/1909


.MAY FREEZES...

MAY 4TH WAS THE LATEST FREEZE ON RECORD AT LEOLA...AND MAY 5TH WAS THE LATEST
FREEZE ON RECORD AT SPARKMAN. SINCE RECORDS BEGAN...IT WAS THE FIRST FREEZE
IN THE MONTH OF MAY AT BOTH LOCATIONS.

AT HARRISON...MAY 3RD WAS THE LATEST FREEZE SINCE 1954.

AT EVENING SHADE...MAY 5TH WAS THE LATEST FREEZE SINCE 1992.

AT GILBERT...MAY 5TH WAS THE LATEST FREEZE SINCE 1997.

AT LEAD HILL...MAY 5TH WAS THE LATEST FREEZE SINCE 2005.

.OTHER NOTEWORTHY INFORMATION...

AT SEVERAL STATIONS...THE FIRST FIVE DAYS OF MAY HAVE BEEN THE COLDEST
EVER RECORDED.

STATION         AVG. TEMP. 5/1-5/5/2013    COLDEST SINCE
--------------------------------------------------------
PINE BLUFF            54.6 DEGREES           1907
JACKSONVILLE          52.8 DEGREES           1978
MONTICELLO            56.1 DEGREES           1994

AT LITTLE ROCK AND HARRISON...WHILE NOT THE COLDEST...MAY 1ST THROUGH
5TH HAS BEEN THE COLDEST SINCE 1907.

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NOTES
======================================================================

1. STATIONS WITH A MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT /CALENDAR DAY/ REPORTING TIME
   LITTLE ROCK            RUSSELLVILLE            MOUNT IDA
   NORTH LITTLE ROCK      MONTICELLO              STUTTGART AIRPORT
   PINE BLUFF             HOT SPRINGS AIRPORT     JACKSONVILLE/LITTLE ROCK AFB
   HARRISON               BATESVILLE AIRPORT      DEVILS KNOB

2. STATIONS WITH A 6 PM TO 6 PM REPORTING TIME
   BEEDEVILLE 4NE

3. ALL OTHER STATIONS REPORT AT THE END OF THE 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING
   AT EITHER 7 OR 8 AM. THEREFORE...DATA ARE ASSIGNED TO THE CALENDAR
   DAY THE OBSERVATION WAS RECORDED ON.


ALL DATA IS CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL
CLIMATIC DATA CENTER IN ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA.

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