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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
647 PM CDT SUN SEP 14 2008

...EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IKE ON ARKANSAS...

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS...A TROPICAL SYSTEM MOVED OVER
ARKANSAS. IKE ENTERED ARKANSAS AS A TROPICAL STORM ON SATURDAY EVENING...AND
EXITED THE STATE AS A DEPRESSION ON SUNDAY MORNING. THE STORM PRODUCED SEVERAL
APPARENT TORNADOES...ALONG WITH HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL. BELOW IS A
PRELIMINARY SUMMARY OF RAINFALL...HIGHEST WIND GUSTS AND LOWEST PRESSURES
PRODUCED BY IKE AND ITS REMNANTS. THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND ARE SUBJECT
TO REVISION ONCE QUALITY CONTROLLED BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER.

.RAINFALL /24 HOUR TOTALS ENDING THIS MORNING/...

LOCATION                  RAINFALL /INCHES/  REMARKS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BIG FORK                              4.60   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
PINE RIDGE                            3.43   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
PONCA                                 3.33   AUTOMATED GAUGE
MENA                                  3.30   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
OZONE                                 3.24   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
MOUNT IDA                             3.10   AUTOMATED GAUGE
HOPPER 1 E                            3.03   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
DEER                                  3.02   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
BOXLEY                                2.92   AUTOMATED GAUGE
BLUE MOUNTAIN DAM                     2.64   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
HOT SPRINGS WHITTINGTON CREEK         2.55   AUTOMATED GAUGE
MURFREESBORO                          2.51   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
HARRISON                              2.26   AIRPORT
MARTINDALE                            2.24   AUTOMATED GAUGE
GILBERT                               2.12   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
BENTON                                2.11   AUTOMATED GAUGE
JONES MILL                            2.09   AUTOMATED GAUGE
BOGG SPRINGS                          2.05   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
LEOLA                                 2.02   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
HOT SPRINGS MEMORIAL FIELD            1.58   AIRPORT
PINE BLUFF WATER PLANT                1.58   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
JACKSONVILLE                          1.39   LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE
NORTH LITTLE ROCK                     1.07   NWS OFFICE
LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD               0.96   AIRPORT
PINE BLUFF GRIDER FIELD               0.92   AIRPORT

.HIGHEST WIND GUSTS...

STATION                   HIGHEST WIND GUST  STATION TYPE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NEWPORT                              61 MPH  AIRPORT
CAMDEN HARRELL FIELD                 56 MPH  AIRPORT
DEVILS KNOB                          55 MPH  USFS RAWS SITE
FLIPPIN                              53 MPH  AIRPORT
HARRISON                             51 MPH  AIRPORT
HOT SPRINGS MEMORIAL FIELD           49 MPH  AIRPORT
STUTTGART                            48 MPH  AIRPORT
BATESVILLE                           47 MPH  AIRPORT
PINE BLUFF GRIDER FIELD              47 MPH  AIRPORT
LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD              46 MPH  AIRPORT
NORTH LITTLE ROCK                    45 MPH  AIRPORT
SEARCY                               45 MPH  AIRPORT
ARKADELPHIA                          44 MPH  AIRPORT
JACKSONVILLE                         41 MPH  LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE
MOUNTAIN HOME                        41 MPH  AIRPORT
CLINTON                              40 MPH  AIRPORT
MONTICELLO                           39 MPH  AIRPORT
UNIVERSITY OF ARK. AT MONTICELLO     39 MPH  USFS RAWS SITE
MENA                                 38 MPH  AIRPORT
MOUNT IDA                            38 MPH  ASOS
JESSIEVILLE                          36 MPH  USFS RAWS SITE
RUSSELLVILLE                         35 MPH  AIRPORT
EVENING SHADE                        34 MPH  USFS RAWS SITE
SHERIDAN                             34 MPH  USFS RAWS SITE
SILVER HILL                          31 MPH  USFS RAWS SITE

.LOWEST PRESSURE...

STATION                      LOWEST PRESSURE  NOTES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOUNTAIN HOME                   29.10 INCHES
MENA                            29.13 INCHES
FLIPPIN                         29.14 INCHES
HARRISON                        29.14 INCHES
RUSSELLVILLE                    29.17 INCHES
CLINTON                         29.24 INCHES
BATESVILLE                      29.29 INCHES
HOT SPRINGS MEMORIAL FIELD      29.29 INCHES
MOUNT IDA                       29.36 INCHES    1
NEWPORT                         29.37 INCHES
ARKADELPHIA                     29.38 INCHES
SEARCY                          29.39 INCHES
JACKSONVILLE                    29.40 INCHES
LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD         29.41 INCHES
NORTH LITTLE ROCK               29.43 INCHES
CAMDEN HARRELL FIELD            29.45 INCHES
STUTTGART                       29.49 INCHES
PINE BLUFF GRIDER FIELD         29.50 INCHES
MONTICELLO                      29.58 INCHES

NOTES...
THE RECORD AT MOUNT IDA IS INCOMPLETE DUE TO A POWER FAILURE.


FOR THOSE INTERESTED...THE LAST TIME THE CENTER OF TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS
PASSED OVER THE STATE OF ARKANSAS IN ONE SEASON WAS BACK IN 1985. THE
REMNANTS OF HURRICANE DANNY MOVED ACROSS A SMALL PORTION OF SOUTHEAST
ARKANSAS ON AUGUST 16TH. THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE ELENA MOVED ACROSS
THE WESTERN PORTION OF ARKANSAS A FEW WEEKS LATER ON SEPTEMBER 4TH.

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