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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
724 PM CST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             114   08/03/2011
 LOW              -12   02/12/1899
HIGHEST            97   08/25        73      24      101  09/08
                        08/24                             06/27
LOWEST              9   01/07        52     -43       20  12/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.2              72.9    -1.7     72.1
AVG. MINIMUM     50.8              52.5    -1.7     51.6
MEAN             61.0              62.7    -1.7     61.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     58              69.2   -11.2       78
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               4.0     2.0        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     69              50.6    18.4       62
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        81.79   2009
 MINIMUM        28.26   1963
TOTALS          48.13             49.75   -1.62    52.78
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.14   -0.01     0.14
DAYS >= .01       101             105.7    -4.7      110
DAYS >= .10        76              71.1     4.9       69
DAYS >= .50        38              33.3     4.7       33
DAYS >= 1.00       14              14.4    -0.4       19
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.76   04/13 TO 04/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           32.6   1960
 24 HR TOTAL     13.0   01/17/1893 TO 01/18/1893
 SNOW DEPTH        15   01/21/1918
TOTALS            5.0               3.5     1.5      1.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.50              0.40    0.10     0.16
SINCE 7/1         0.1               0.2    -0.1      1.3
 LIQUID 7/1      0.01                MM      MM     0.13
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 T       0        0
DAYS >= TRACE      20               1.7    18.3       11
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.9     1.1        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/03
                        02/08

 24 HR TOTAL      2.6   02/07 TO 02/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3370              3053     317     3228
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1197      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL    2050              2206    -156     2207
 SINCE 1/1       2050              2206    -156     2207

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/270    DATE  06/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/260    DATE  06/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          105
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            155
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        105


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               41     RAIN                      64
LIGHT RAIN              124     FREEZING RAIN              2
LT FREEZING RAIN          6     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                     10
FOG                     149     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     14
HAZE                     38

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

SUMMARY
===========================================================================
BY AVERAGE HIGH...LOW AND ANNUAL TEMPERATURE...2014 AT LITTLE ROCK WAS
THE COLDEST YEAR IN OVER TWO DECADES.

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1983. THE AVERAGE
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST SINCE 1989...AND TIED 1971 FOR THE
12TH COLDEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE COLDEST
SINCE 1989...AND WAS THE 10TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE YEAR WAS 97 DEGREES ON AUGUST
24TH AND 25TH. THIS MARKED THE FIRST YEAR SINCE 2009 WITH NO TRIPLE-
DIGIT TEMPERATURES. SEVERAL PERIODS DURING THE YEAR SAW RECORD COLD
HIGH TEMPERATURES IN EARLY MARCH AND IN MID AND LATE JULY. THESE
PERIODS SAW THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES EVER RECORDED FOR THOSE
RESPECTIVE MONTHS.

LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SOME OF THE COLDEST SEEN IN MANY YEARS. THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE YEAR WAS 9 DEGREES ON JANUARY 7TH.
THIS MARKED THE FIRST SINGLE-DIGIT TEMPERATURE AT LITTLE ROCK SINCE
FEBRUARY 4TH 1996...AND THE FIRST SINGLE-DIGIT JANUARY TEMPERATURE
SINCE 1988.

THIS WAS THE FIRST YEAR SINCE 2012 WITH RAINFALL BELOW THE 30-YEAR
AVERAGE...HOWEVER IT WAS NOT BY MUCH. RAINFALL WAS CLOSE TO OR ABOVE
AVERAGE FROM MARCH THROUGH JULY...AND BELOW AVERAGE DURING THE
REMAINDER OF THE YEAR. THERE WERE SEVERAL DAYS IN MARCH AND APRIL
WHERE RAINFALL WAS ABOVE TWO INCHES...BUT THERE WERE NO EXCESSIVE
DAILY RAINFALL AMOUNTS DURING THE YEAR. THE DRIEST MONTHS WERE JULY
AND AUGUST...WHICH RECEIVED EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF RAINFALL AT
2.01 INCHES. JULY WAS THE WETTEST MONTH...AT NEARLY FOUR INCHES
ABOVE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.

FOR THE FIRST YEAR SINCE 2012...SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE. SNOW
FELL IN JANUARY...FEBRUARY...MARCH...AND NOVEMBER. MEASURABLE SNOW
FELL IN FEBRUARY...MARCH AND NOVEMBER. MARCH SAW THE FIRST
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN THAT MONTH SINCE 2008...AND NOVEMBER SAW THE
FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN THAT MONTH SINCE 1995. ALSO...MARCH SAW
THE LATEST SNOWFALL AT LITTLE ROCK IN 11 YEARS...AND THE LATEST
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN 27 YEARS. THE HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL AMOUNT
WAS ON FEBRUARY 7TH...WITH 2.5 INCHES.

HAIL FELL TWICE DURING THE YEAR...DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL. A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A 60 MPH WIND GUST ON JUNE 6TH.

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