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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
547 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/31/1981
 LOW               14   03/03/2014
                        03/02/1980
                        01/01/2000
HIGHEST            82   03/17        64      18       74  03/11
LOWEST             18   03/06        45     -27       14  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.5              63.6    -3.1     59.1
AVG. MINIMUM     43.9              44.3    -0.4     38.8
MEAN             52.2              53.9    -1.7     48.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      5               2.6     2.4        8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.09   1990
 MINIMUM         1.61   2007
TOTALS           8.72              4.77    3.95     5.17
DAILY AVG.       0.28              0.15    0.13     0.17
DAYS >= .01        15              10.0     5.0       13
DAYS >= .10        13                                  7
DAYS >= .50         6                                  4
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.4     1.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.17   03/04 TO 03/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            5.0   1984
 24 HR TOTAL      5.0   03/09/1984 TO 03/10/1984
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/10/1984
TOTALS            6.4R              0.4     6.0      1.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.64              0.00    0.64     0.16
SINCE 7/1        10.6               4.4     6.2      5.2
 LIQUID 7/1      1.06              0.50    0.56     0.52
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               0.3     2.7        6
DAYS >= 1.0         2                                  1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5R  03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      6.4R  03/04 TO 03/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     403               360      43      489
 SINCE 7/1       3200              2846     354     3316
COOLING TOTAL      14                17      -3        0
 SINCE 1/1         14                19      -5        0

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              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                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      2
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      0

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

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...DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR MARCH 2015...

.SUMMARY...

IN TERMS OF DAILY TEMPERATURES...MOST DAYS WERE BELOW AVERAGE DURING
THE MONTH. IN THE FIRST WEEK ALONE...READINGS RANGED AS COLD AS
10-20 DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. THE BIGGEST EXCEPTIONS WERE
ON THE 17TH AND 25TH...WHEN READINGS HIT THE 80S.

PRECIPITATION WAS FAIRLY SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH...AND WAS
MUCH ABOVE AVERAGE...MAKING IT ONE OF THE WETTEST MARCHES EVER
RECORDED.

SNOWFALL WAS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE...MAKING THE SNOWIEST MARCH EVER
RECORDED.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST
SINCE 2012. HOWEVER...ALL THOSE WERE STILL BELOW AVERAGE.

.DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

ABOVE NORMAL ON 13 DAYS AND BELOW NORMAL ON 18 DAYS.

.NUMBER OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES...

AT OR ABOVE 80 DEGREES...3...THE MOST SINCE 2012
AT OR BELOW FREEZING.....5...THE LEAST SINCE 2012

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE                   NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
 5TH  LOW TEMPERATURE               20 IN 2015         21 IN 1978
 6TH  LOW TEMPERATURE               18 IN 2015         24 IN 1989
28TH  COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      50 IN 2015         51 IN 2001

ON THE 5TH...THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 28.5 DEGREES WAS THE
8TH COLDEST ON RECORD.

ON THE 6TH...THE LOW OF 18 DEGREES MARKED THE 5TH COLDEST
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF MARCH...MOST RECENTLY TYING
MARCH 9TH 1996.

.RAINFALL...

IT WAS THE WETTEST MARCH SINCE 2002...AND THE 3RD WETTEST ON
RECORD.

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

DATE   NEW RECORD          PREVIOUS RECORD
 4TH  2.15 IN 2015          1.87 IN 1983

ON THE 4TH...THE 2.15 INCHES OF RAIN MARKED THE 10TH WETTEST
CALENDAR DAY IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.

.SNOWFALL...

THIS WAS THE SECOND MARCH IN A ROW WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL...A
FIRST SUCH OCCURRENCE SINCE RECORDS BEGAN.

IT WAS THE SNOWIEST MARCH SINCE 1984...AND THE SNOWIEST ON RECORD.
THE PREVIOUS SNOWIEST MARCH WAS 1984...WHEN 5.0 INCHES FELL.

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

DATE   NEW RECORD          PREVIOUS RECORD
 4TH  2.5 IN 2015            1.0 IN 2008
 5TH  3.9 IN 2015            1.0 IN 1989
28TH TRACE IN 2015         NONE ESTABLISHED

ON THE 5TH...THE 3.9 INCHES OF SNOW THAT FELL MARKED THE HEAVIEST
CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL IN THE MONTH OF MARCH SINCE 1984...AND THE
HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 3.5 INCHES
ON MARCH 10TH 1984.

ON THE 4TH...THE 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW THAT FELL MOST RECENTLY TIED
MARCH 7TH 2008 FOR THE 3RD HIGHEST MARCH CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL ON
RECORD.

THE 6.4 INCHES OF SNOW THAT FELL IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD ON THE 4TH AND
5TH MARKED THE HEAVIEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SINCE
MARCH 9TH-10TH 1984...AND THE HIGHEST ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD
WAS 5.0 INCHES ON MARCH 9TH-10TH 1984.

.MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA...

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.4 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
HIGHEST MARCH AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
0.2 INCHES IN 2014...AND 1984.

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