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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
838 PM CDT WED JUL 2 2008

...SOME RAINFALL STATISTICS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE...AND YEAR TO DATE
AS OF JUNE 30TH....

.FOR JUNE 2008...
RAINFALL TOTALS ACROSS ARKANSAS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE VARIED
CONSIDERABLY. STORMS TENDED TO TRACK ACROSS THE WESTERN THIRD OF
ARKANSAS...AND AS SUCH...RAINFALL TOTALS WERE GREATEST IN THOSE AREAS.
BY CONTRAST...MUCH OF THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE STATE SAW RAINFALL
TOTALS OF 40-60 PERCENT OF NORMAL. IN FAR EASTERN ARKANSAS...EVEN
LESS RAINFALL WAS NOTED.

BELOW IS A LIST OF STATIONS...OBSERVED RAINFALL FOR JUNE...DEPARTURE
FROM NORMAL...AND PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. NOTE THAT THESE
DATA ARE PRELIMINARY.

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                              JUNE        JUNE     DEPARTURE   PERCENT OF
STATION                     RAINFALL    RAINFALL     FROM        NORMAL
                           /OBSERVED/   /NORMAL/    NORMAL
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BONNERDALE 4 SW            9.28 INCHES    5.10      +4.18        182%
GLENWOOD                   9.04 INCHES    4.75      +4.29        190%
HARRISON                   8.73 INCHES    4.34      +4.39        201%
PARKS                      8.21 INCHES    4.91      +3.30        167%
BIG FORK 1 SSE             8.19 INCHES    5.59      +2.60        147%
HOPPER 1 E                 7.50 INCHES    4.91      +2.59        153%
ODEN 1 SE                  7.39 INCHES    4.86      +2.53        152%
SUBIACO                    7.08 INCHES    4.26      +2.82        166%
PERRY                      7.01 INCHES    4.46      +2.55        157%
OZONE                      7.00 INCHES    5.22      +1.78        134%
LEAD HILL                  6.81 INCHES    4.37      +2.44        156%
PINE RIDGE                 6.74 INCHES    4.98      +1.76        135%
MONTICELLO                 6.48 INCHES    4.55      +1.93        142%
GRAVELLY 1 ESE             6.25 INCHES    4.93      +1.32        127%
MORRILTON                  6.18 INCHES    4.51      +1.67        137%
CLARKSVILLE 6 NE           5.94 INCHES    4.38      +1.56        136%
DARDANELLE                 5.79 INCHES    4.26      +1.53        136%
DAMASCUS                   5.79 INCHES    4.48      +1.31        129%
CONWAY                     5.36 INCHES    4.48      +0.88        120%
DANVILLE                   5.36 INCHES    4.34      +1.02        124%
DEER                       5.15 INCHES    4.94      +0.21        104%
COVE                       5.11 INCHES    4.74      +0.37        108%
MENA                       4.86 INCHES    5.17      -0.31         94%
MOUNTAIN HOME              4.61 INCHES    3.99      +0.62        116%
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK  4.52 INCHES    5.02      -0.50         90%
RATCLIFF                   4.51 INCHES    3.90      +0.61        116%
JASPER                     4.32 INCHES    4.07      +0.25        106%
LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD    4.21 INCHES    3.95      +0.26        107%
MAMMOTH SPRING             3.87 INCHES    3.67      +0.10        105%
ANTOINE                    3.79 INCHES    4.53      -0.74         84%
GILBERT                    3.65 INCHES    4.16      -0.51         88%
MARSHALL                   3.59 INCHES    3.48      +0.11        103%
MELBOURNE 5 W              3.46 INCHES    3.55      -0.09         98%
CLINTON                    3.32 INCHES    3.93      -0.61         85%
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK       3.31 INCHES    3.37      -0.06         98%
GREERS FERRY               3.11 INCHES    3.87      -0.76         80%
WARREN                     2.81 INCHES    4.31      -1.50         65%
PINE BLUFF WATER PLANT     2.69 INCHES    3.78      -1.09         71%
CAMDEN                     2.24 INCHES    4.74      -2.50         47%
NORTH LITTLE ROCK          2.08 INCHES    3.51      -1.43         59%
NEWPORT                    2.06 INCHES    3.78      -1.72         55%
STUTTGART                  1.78 INCHES    3.99      -2.21         45%
SAINT CHARLES              0.45 INCHES    4.08      -3.63         11%
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FOR SEVERAL STATIONS...JUNE 2008 WAS ONE OF THE TOP TEN WETTEST
JUNES ON RECORD...

STATION                JUNE RANK            RECORDS BEGAN IN
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HARRISON           6TH WETTEST JUNE              1891
GLENWOOD           6TH WETTEST JUNE              1935
HOPPER 1 E        10TH WETTEST JUNE              1948
PARKS              6TH WETTEST JUNE              1956
BONNERDALE 4 SW    6TH WETTEST JUNE              1965
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BY CONTRAST...JUNE 2008 RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN DRIEST JUNES
ON RECORD AT ONE STATION...

STATION                JUNE RANK            RECORDS BEGAN IN
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SAINT CHARLES      7TH DRIEST JUNE               1930
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.2008 YEAR TO DATE...

2008 HAS BEEN A WET YEAR FOR MANY STATIONS ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN
ARKANSAS. MANY LOCATIONS HAVE RECEIVED FROM 130 TO NEARLY 200 PERCENT OF
NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE YEAR THROUGH JUNE 30TH. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST
OF THESE STATIONS...YEAR TO DATE RAINFALL AS OF JUNE 30TH...DEPARTURE
FROM AND PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR THE YEAR THROUGH JUNE 30TH.

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                             YTD         YTD      DEPARTURE    PERCENT OF
STATION                    RAINFALL    RAINFALL  FROM NORMAL     NORMAL
                          /OBSERVED/   /NORMAL/
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OZONE                     47.77 INCHES   27.24     +20.53        175%
GILBERT                   45.58 INCHES   23.17     +22.41        197%
BIG FORK 1 SSE            43.66 INCHES   31.92     +11.74        137%
MENA                      43.35 INCHES   29.15     +14.20        149%
DEER                      46.32 INCHES   28.08     +18.24        165%
MARSHALL                  43.63 INCHES   22.66     +20.97        193%
MOUNTAIN HOME             43.26 INCHES   23.19     +20.07        187%
GRAVELLY 1 ESE            42.72 INCHES   26.58     +16.14        161%
MAMMOTH SPRING            41.84 INCHES   21.54     +20.30        194%
LEAD HILL                 41.75 INCHES   22.99     +18.76        182%
HOPPER 1 E                40.58 INCHES   29.81     +10.77        136%
DANVILLE                  40.14 INCHES   25.25     +14.89        159%
GLENWOOD                  39.97 INCHES   29.59     +10.38        135%
BONNERDALE 4 SW           39.39 INCHES   28.28     +11.11        139%
ODEN 1 SE                 39.34 INCHES   27.46     +11.88        143%
PINE RIDGE                38.86 INCHES   28.25     +10.61        138%
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK 38.17 INCHES   29.68     + 8.49        129%
CLINTON                   38.05 INCHES   26.46     +11.59        144%
DAMASCUS                  37.98 INCHES   26.20     +11.78        145%
PARKS                     36.76 INCHES   26.01     +10.75        141%
PERRY                     36.22 INCHES   26.41     + 9.81        137%
DARDANELLE                36.06 INCHES   25.11     +10.95        144%
MELBOURNE 5 W             35.81 INCHES   23.13     +12.68        155%
HARRISON                  35.78 INCHES   22.95     +12.83        156%
SUBIACO                   35.75 INCHES   23.29     +12.46        154%
CLARKSVILLE 6 NE          35.73 INCHES   25.65     +10.08        139%
JASPER                    34.95 INCHES   24.24     +10.71        144%
RATCLIFF                  34.88 INCHES   22.56     +12.32        155%
ANTOINE                   34.38 INCHES   27.17     + 7.21        127%
GREERS FERRY              33.78 INCHES   25.83     + 7.95        131%
MORRILTON                 33.40 INCHES   25.26     + 8.14        132%
COVE                      32.63 INCHES   28.47     + 4.16        129%
BATESVILLE LIVESTOCK      32.10 INCHES   23.45     + 8.65        137%
LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD   31.51 INCHES   26.29     + 5.22        120%
CONWAY                    30.72 INCHES   25.30     + 5.42        121%
NEWPORT                   30.46 INCHES   25.16     + 5.30        121%
MONTICELLO                27.55 INCHES   28.60     - 1.05         96%
PINE BLUFF WATER PLANT    27.39 INCHES   27.17     + 0.22        101%
WARREN                    27.00 INCHES   29.59     - 2.59         91%
NORTH LITTLE ROCK         26.28 INCHES   25.46     + 0.82        103%
STUTTGART                 26.27 INCHES   26.71     - 0.44         98%
SAINT CHARLES             24.67 INCHES   28.21     - 3.54         88%
CAMDEN                    20.51 INCHES   27.90     - 7.39         74%
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IT MUST BE NOTED THAT SEVERAL STATIONS ARE CLOSE TO EXCEEDING THEIR NORMAL
YEARLY RAINFALL...AND ONE HAS EXCEEDED THAT TOTAL.

                  NORMAL       RAINFALL THROUGH
STATION      YEARLY RAINFALL    JUNE 30TH 2008  NOTES
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GILBERT        44.78 INCHES  45.58 INCHES       EXCEEDED NORMAL YEARLY
                                                RAINFALL ON JUNE 28TH
MOUNTAIN HOME  45.23 INCHES  43.26 INCHES  1.97 INCHES FROM EXCEEDING NORMAL
                                                YEARLY RAINFALL
MARSHALL       43.68 INCHES  43.63 INCHES  0.05 INCHES FROM EXCEEDING NORMAL
                                                YEARLY RAINFALL
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