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Climate Summary (Apr 2017)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR'S         
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)      
                                          NORMAL                      
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   04/20/1987                                    
 LOW               28   04/08/2007                                    
                        04/07/1971                                    
                        04/05/1920                                    
HIGHEST            85   04/29        73      12       84  04/28       
LOWEST             42   04/07        50      -8       43  04/02       
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.7              73.1     2.6     74.4              
AVG. MINIMUM     53.8              51.0     2.8     54.8              
MEAN             64.8              62.1     2.7     64.6              
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0              
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0              
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.81   1927                                          
 MINIMUM         0.17   1930                                          
TOTALS          10.13              5.14    4.99     7.73              
DAILY AVG.       0.34              0.17    0.17     0.26              
DAYS >= .01        10               9.4     0.6       12              
DAYS >= .10         8                                  7              
DAYS >= .50         5                                  3              
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.5     2.5        2              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    5.11   04/29 TO 04/30                                

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2003                                          
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/09/2003 TO 04/09/2003
                        04/19/1983 TO 04/19/1983
                        04/13/1980 TO 04/13/1980
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/02/1908                                    
                        04/05/1886                                    
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0              
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00              
SINCE 7/1         0.2               3.5    -3.3      5.7              
 LIQUID 7/1      0.02                MM      MM     0.57              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                                 
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                                            
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      74               144     -70       70              
 SINCE 7/1       2268              3032    -764     2183              
COOLING TOTAL      74                56      18       68              
 SINCE 1/1        107                72      35       95              

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              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/250    DATE  04/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/310    DATE  04/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          

&&

...Data for Little Rock Adams Field for April 2017...

.Summary...
Above average temperatures continued into April as well, though the 
departures from normal were less than the last few months. The 
warmest period was at mid month and the coolest period was in the 
third week of the month, when daily temperatures were between five 
and ten degrees below average. 

In terms of rainfall, this was the wettest April in over two 
decades. Up until the last week of the month, rainfall was below 
average. 68% of April 2017's rain fell in the last five days of the 
month. 

No snow fell. 

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the warmest since 2012. The average 
low temperature was the coolest since 2014. The average monthly 
temperature was the warmest since 2012. 

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 19 days, average on one 
day, and below average on ten days. 

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
None. 

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the wettest April since 1991, and over all the 13th wettest
April since records began. 

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...
No daily rainfall records were broken. 

However, on the 29th-30th, 5.11 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour 
period. This was the 6th highest 24-hour rainfall total ever 
recorded in the month of April at Little Rock. 

.Monthly Snowfall...
No snow fell during the month. 

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR'S         
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)      
                                          NORMAL                      
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   04/20/1987                                    
 LOW               30   04/08/2007                                    
                        04/07/2007                                    
                        04/06/1982                                    
HIGHEST            83   04/29        73      10       83  04/28       
                        04/28                                         
LOWEST             45   04/27        53      -8       42  04/02       
                        04/07                                         
                        04/06                                         
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.9              72.8     2.1     72.6              
AVG. MINIMUM     55.5              52.8     2.7     55.3              
MEAN             65.2              62.8     2.4     64.0              
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0              
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0              
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.01   1991                                          
 MINIMUM         0.66   1987                                          
TOTALS          10.01              4.79    5.22     7.93              
DAILY AVG.       0.33              0.16    0.17     0.26              
DAYS >= .01         9               9.6    -0.6       13              
DAYS >= .10         8                                  5              
DAYS >= .50         5                                  4              
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.5     2.5        4              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    5.45   04/29 TO 04/30                                

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2003                                          
                        1983                                          
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/09/2003 TO 04/09/2003                      
                        04/19/1983 TO 04/19/1983
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0              
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00              
SINCE 7/1         0.8               4.4    -3.6      7.2              
 LIQUID 7/1      0.08              0.50   -0.42     0.72              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                                 
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                                            
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      71               136     -65       83              
 SINCE 7/1       2173              2982    -809     2288              
COOLING TOTAL      83                70      13       60              
 SINCE 1/1        127                89      38       80              

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              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    14/180    DATE  04/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/180    DATE  04/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.00
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM                                       
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM                                       
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM                                       

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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 April 2017...

.Summary...
Above average temperatures continued into April as well, though the 
departures from normal were less than the last few months. The 
warmest period was at mid month and the coolest period was in the 
third week of the month, when daily temperatures were mostly between 
five and ten degrees below average. 

In terms of rainfall, this was the wettest April in several years, 
and one of the wettest ever recorded. Up until the last week of the 
month, rainfall was below average. 69% of April 2017's rain fell in 
the last five days of the month. 

No snow fell. 

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high, low, and monthly temperatures were the warmest 
since 2012. The average low temperature was the 9th warmest on 
record. 

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 19 days and below average 
on 11 days. 

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
None. 

.Monthly Rainfall...
It was the wettest April since 2011, and over all the 3rd wettest 
April since records began. 

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...

Date     New Record     Previous Record 
26th    1.43 in 2017      1.30 in 1999

.Other Rainfall Records Broken...
On the 29th, the 3.30 inches of rain marked the 4th highest calendar 
day rainfall recorded in the month of April since records began 
(1975). 

On the 29th-30th, 5.45 inches of rain fell. This marks the highest 
24-hour rainfall total ever recorded in the month of April at North 
Little Rock. The previous record was set exactly one year before 
that, when 5.04 inches of rain fell April 29th-30th of 2016. 

The 5.45 inches of rain on the 29th-30th also marked the 5th highest 
all-time 24-hour rainfall amount on record at North Little Rock, and 
the highest 24-hour rainfall since April 30th-May 1st 2011, when 
6.92 inches fell. 

Numerous short-duration rainfall records were broken during the 
heavy rainfall on April 29th-30th.

Interval  New Record  Time (CST) Date            Old Record  Time (CST) Date
 10-min.  1.17 inches 2320-2330  04/29/2017      1.00 inches 0830-0840  08/18/1997
 15-min.  1.55 inches 2320-2335  04/29/2017      1.30 inches 0825-0840  08/18/1997
 20-min.  1.76 inches 2315-2335  04/29/2017      1.50 inches 0825-0845  08/18/1997
 30-min.  2.17 inches 2310-2335  04/29/2017      2.01 inches 1655-1725  08/03/1992
 45-min.  2.51 inches 2300-2345  04/29/2017      2.35 inches 1654-1739  08/03/1992
 60-min.  2.93 inches 2300-2400  04/29-30/2017   2.60 inches 1558-1658  07/12/2010
 80-min.  2.99 inches 2245-0015  04/29-30/2017   2.80 inches 1538-1658  07/12/2010
150-min.  3.55 inches 2325-0155  04/29-30/2017   3.53 inches 0716-0946  08/18/1997

.Monthly Snowfall...
No snow fell during the month. 

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.