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

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   12/05/1998
                        12/02/1982
 LOW               -2   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            68   12/15        52      16       73  12/04
LOWEST             26   12/31        35      -9       18  12/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.3              51.2    -0.9     50.3
AVG. MINIMUM     37.3              35.0     2.3     34.1
MEAN             43.8              43.1     0.7     42.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.5    -1.5        3
DAYS MIN <= 32      8              11.0    -3.0       17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.74   1987
 MINIMUM         0.74   1981
TOTALS           2.99              5.01   -2.02     7.32
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.16   -0.06     0.24
DAYS >= .01        13              10.2     2.8       10
DAYS >= .10         8                                  5
DAYS >= .50         2                                  4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.7    -0.7        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.17   12/05 TO 12/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.3   2012
 24 HR TOTAL     10.3   12/25/2012 TO 12/26/2012
 SNOW DEPTH         9   12/26/2012
TOTALS              T               0.5    -0.5      1.1
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00    0.00     0.11
SINCE 7/1         0.6               0.5     0.1      1.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.06              0.00    0.06     0.11
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               0.5     1.5        5
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   12/18 TO 12/18

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     648               680     -32      700
 SINCE 7/1       1263              1192      71     1306
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        1
 SINCE 1/1       1934              2170    -236     2119

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST      12/01             11/13
LATEST                          03/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

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

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      2
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR DECEMBER 2014...

.SUMMARY...
IN YET ANOTHER REVERSAL IN TRENDS...DECEMBER WAS ABOVE THE 30-YEAR
AVERAGE IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES. IT WAS ONE OF ONLY THREE MONTHS
WITH ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE ENTIRE YEAR. THERE WERE
SOME COOL PERIODS SCATTERED THROUGH THE MONTH...WITH THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT ONE COMING IN THE LAST FOUR DAYS. MID MONTH SAW THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT WARM PERIOD...WITH DAILY TEMPERATURES AVERAGING NEAR 10-15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR MID DECEMBER.

RAINFALL WAS BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE FIRST DECEMBER SINCE 2010...AND
IT WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE THEN AS WELL. SNOW FELL FOR THE 8TH
DECEMBER IN A ROW...BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2010...IT WAS NOT
MEASURABLE.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS EXACTLY THE SAME AS 2013. THE
AVERAGE LOW AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST SINCE 2012.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

ABOVE NORMAL ON 14 DAYS...AT NORMAL ON TWO DAYS...AND BELOW NORMAL ON
15 DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...

AT OR ABOVE  60....6...FEWEST SINCE 2010
AT OR BELOW  32....8...FEWEST SINCE 2011

.DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

NONE.

.RAINFALL...

IT WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE 2010...AND THE 10TH DRIEST ON
RECORD.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

NONE.

.SNOWFALL...

A TRACE OF SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH. THIS WAS THE FIRST DECEMBER
WITHOUT MEASURABLE SNOWFALL SINCE 2010.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE   NEW RECORD      PREVIOUS RECORD
18TH  TRACE IN 2014   TRACE IN 1996...1989...1985

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