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Climate Summary (Dec 2015)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   12/26/2015
 LOW                    12/23/1989
                        12/24/1963
HIGHEST            81R  12/26        53      28       71  12/15
LOWEST             29   12/19        34      -5       28  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.3              52.3    10.0     52.3
AVG. MINIMUM     41.6              33.7     7.9     38.0
MEAN             52.0              43.0     9.0     45.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.4    -1.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3              14.0   -11.0        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.92   1884
 MINIMUM         0.14   1889
TOTALS           8.38              4.97    3.41     3.16
DAILY AVG.       0.27              0.16    0.11     0.10
DAYS >= .01         8               9.7    -1.7       11
DAYS >= .10         8                                  6
DAYS >= .50         5                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.4     2.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.24   12/27 TO 12/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.3   2012
 24 HR TOTAL     10.3   12/25/2012 TO 12/26/2012
 SNOW DEPTH        10   12/26/2012
TOTALS            0.0               0.2    -0.2      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.2    -0.2      0.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00                MM      MM     0.01
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     408               683    -275      605
 SINCE 7/1        732              1197    -465     1176
COOLING TOTAL      11                 2       9        0
 SINCE 1/1       2500              2206     294     2050

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              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/210    DATE  12/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/230    DATE  12/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
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 DECEMBER 2015...

.SUMMARY...
ANOMALOUSLY WARM HIGH TEMPERATURES THROUGH MUCH OF THE MONTH...AS
WELL AS RELATIVELY FEW FREEZING TEMPERATURES MADE FOR THE WARMEST
DECEMBER IN OVER 30 YEARS...AND ONE OF THE WARMEST EVER RECORDED.
DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH...DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE AS
MUCH AS 20 TO NEARLY 30 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE.

RAINFALL CAME MAINLY DURING THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH...
PUSHING THE MONTLY RAINFALL TOTAL TO NEAR RECORD LEVELS.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1889...AND THE 2ND
WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE
1984 AND THE 6TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 1984...AND TIED 1984 FOR THE 2ND WARMEST ON
RECORD.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE NORMAL ON 24 DAYS...NORMAL ON TWO DAYS...AND BELOW NORMAL ON
FIVE DAYS.

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

DATE   RECORD TYPE                 NEW RECORD          PREVIOUS RECORD
12TH   HIGH TEMPERATURE            76 IN 2015            76 IN 1948
26TH   HIGH TEMPERATURE            81 IN 2015            74 IN 1889

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

RECORD TYPE                                    NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
MONTHLY ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE    81 ON 12/26/2015   80 ON 12/03/2005
                                                                     12/05/1956
                                                                     12/24/1955
                                                                     12/31/1951

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST DECEMBER SINCE 2009...AND THE 9TH WETTEST ON RECORD.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
NO SNOW FELL FOR THE 2ND DECEMBER IN A ROW.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   12/26/2015
                        12/05/1998
                        12/02/1982
 LOW               -2   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            78R  12/26        52      26       68  12/15
LOWEST             31   12/31        35      -4       26  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.6              51.2     9.4     50.3
AVG. MINIMUM     42.9              35.0     7.9     37.3
MEAN             51.7              43.1     8.6     43.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.5    -1.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2              11.0    -9.0        8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.74   1987
 MINIMUM         0.74   1981
TOTALS          10.08              5.01    5.07     2.99
DAILY AVG.       0.33              0.16    0.17     0.10
DAYS >= .01         9              10.2    -1.2       13
DAYS >= .10         8                                  8
DAYS >= .50         5                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        5               1.7     3.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    5.01   12/27 TO 12/28

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            0.0               0.5    -0.5        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.5    -0.5      0.6
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00     0.06
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.5    -0.5        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     411               680    -269      648
 SINCE 7/1        764              1192    -428     1263
COOLING TOTAL       7                 1       6        0
 SINCE 1/1       2322              2170     152     1934

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
.........................................................

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                6     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     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 2015...

.SUMMARY...
ANOMALOUSLY WARM HIGH TEMPERATURES THROUGH MUCH OF THE MONTH...AS
WELL AS RELATIVELY FEW FREEZING TEMPERATURES MADE FOR THE WARMEST
DECEMBER IN OVER 30 YEARS...AND ONE OF THE WARMEST EVER RECORDED.
DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH...DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE AS
MUCH AS 20 TO 25 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE.

RAINFALL CAME MAINLY DURING THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH...
PUSHING THE MONTLY RAINFALL TOTAL TO NEAR RECORD LEVELS.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE THE WARMEST SINCE
1984. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS
THE 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE
WARMEST ON RECORD.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE NORMAL ON 24 DAYS...NORMAL ON ONE DAY...AND BELOW NORMAL ON SIX
DAYS.

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

DATE RECORD TYPE                   NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
10TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              70 IN 2015        70 IN 1996
12TH HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE       66 IN 2015        60 IN 1984
13TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              73 IN 2015        71 IN 1984
21ST HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE       53 IN 2015        52 IN 1984...1979
23RD HIGH TEMPERATURE              73 IN 2015        70 IN 1982
25TH HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE       53 IN 2015        48 IN 1982
26TH HIGH TEMPERATURE              78 IN 2015        70 IN 2008

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

RECORD TYPE                                    NEW RECORD       PREVIOUS RECORD
MONTHLY ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE    78 ON 12/26/2015   78 ON 12/05/1988
                                                                     12/02/1982

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 75 ON THE 11TH MOST RECENTLY TIED DECEMBER 3RD 1998
AND DECEMBER 29TH 1984 FOR THE 4TH WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN THE
MONTH OF DECEMBER.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 66 ON THE 12TH WAS THE 2ND HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE EVER
RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 69.5 DEGREES ON THE 12TH MOST RECENTLY TIED
DECEMBER 11TH 1996 FOR THE 3RD WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD
DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST DECEMBER SINCE 2009...AND THE 3RD WETTEST ON RECORD.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...

DATE    NEW RECORD     PREVIOUS RECORD
27TH   3.23 IN 2015      1.43 IN 1988
28TH   1.80 IN 2015      1.38 IN 2003

THE DAILY RAINFALL OF 3.23 INCHES ON DECEMBER 27TH WAS THE 5TH HIGHEST
DAILY RAINFALL ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

THE 24-HOUR RAINFALL OF 5.01 INCHES ON DECEMBER 26TH-27TH WAS THE 4TH
HIGHEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
NO SNOW FELL FOR THE 2ND DECEMBER IN A ROW.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NO SNOW FELL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2006.