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Climate Summary (Dec 2016)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2016

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            77   12/17        53      24       81  12/26
LOWEST             12   12/19        34     -22       29  12/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.4              52.3     0.1     62.3
AVG. MINIMUM     34.2              33.7     0.5     41.6
MEAN             43.3              43.0     0.3     52.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              14.0    -2.0        3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.92   1884
 MINIMUM         0.14   1889
TOTALS           4.39              4.97   -0.58     8.38
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.16   -0.02     0.27
DAYS >= .01        14               9.7     4.3        8
DAYS >= .10         9                                  8
DAYS >= .50         2                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.4    -0.4        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.19   12/23 TO 12/24

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              T               0.2    -0.2      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1           T               0.2    -0.2      0.0
 LIQUID 7/1        MM                MM      MM     0.00
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       1               0.2     0.8        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   12/18 TO 12/18

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     667               683     -16      408
 SINCE 7/1       1006              1197    -191      732
COOLING TOTAL       2                 2       0       11
 SINCE 1/1       2652              2206     446     2500

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              7.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/330    DATE  12/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/330    DATE  12/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      1
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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 2016...

.SUMMARY...
AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES GO...ON THE WHOLE...DECEMBER WAS PRETTY CLOSE
TO AVERAGE IN LITTLE ROCK. HOWEVER...THIS PARTICULAR DECEMBER HAD
SOME SIGNIFICANT TEMPERATURE SWINGS. MUCH OF THE FIRST TWENTY DAYS
OF THE MONTH WERE SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW AVERAGE...WITH DAILY
TEMPERATURES AS COLD AS 15-20 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE DURING THE
SECOND AND THIRD WEEKS. A STRONG ARCTIC FRONT MOVED THROUGH ON THE
17TH...DROPPING TEMPERATURES 56 DEGREES IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS...AND
PRODUCING BRIEF VERY LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION.

RAINFALL WAS CLOSE TO AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH...AND WAS FAIRLY
SCATTERED THROUGHOUT DECEMBER. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS CLOSE TO
AVERAGE...IT WAS STILL THE DRIEST DECEMBER IN TWO YEARS.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2014. THE AVERAGE
LOW AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE BOTH THE COOLEST SINCE 2013.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE AVERAGE ON 15 DAYS...BELOW AVERAGE ON
15 DAYS AND AVERAGE ON ONE DAY.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE           NEW RECORD             PREVIOUS RECORD
19TH  LOW TEMPERATURE       12 IN 2016        13 IN 1945...1929...1901

THIS WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE AT LITTLE ROCK IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
SINCE CHRISTMAS DAY OF 2004...WHEN THE MERCURY HIT 10 DEGREES. THIS WAS
ALSO THE FIRST RECORD LOW IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER SINCE DECEMBER 17TH 2000...
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE HIT 15.

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE 2014.

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

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
A TRACE OF SLEET FELL DURING THE NIGHT OF THE 18TH...WHICH WAS THE FIRST
TIME WINTRY PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED IN DECEMBER AT LITTLE ROCK IN
THREE YEARS.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2016

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            75   12/17        52      23       78  12/26
LOWEST             12   12/19        35     -23       31  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.6              51.2     0.4     60.6
AVG. MINIMUM     36.2              35.0     1.2     42.9
MEAN             43.9              43.1     0.8     51.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9              11.0    -2.0        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.74   1987
 MINIMUM         0.74   1981
TOTALS           3.10              5.01   -1.91    10.08
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.16   -0.06     0.33
DAYS >= .01        14              10.2     3.8        9
DAYS >= .10         6                                  8
DAYS >= .50         2                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.7    -0.7        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.40   12/23 TO 12/24

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      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1           T               0.5    -0.5      0.0
 LIQUID 7/1        MM              0.00      MM     0.00
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               0.5     1.5        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   12/18 TO 12/18
                        12/07 TO 12/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     646               680     -34      411
 SINCE 7/1        940              1192    -252      764
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0        7
 SINCE 1/1       2375              2170     205     2322

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST      12/08             11/13
LATEST                          03/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    16/MM     DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    27/340    DATE  12/29

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)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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 2016...

.SUMMARY...
AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES GO...ON THE WHOLE...DECEMBER WAS JUST
SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK. HOWEVER...THIS
PARTICULAR DECEMBER HAD SOME SIGNIFICANT TEMPERATURE SWINGS. MUCH OF
THE FIRST TWENTY DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW
AVERAGE...WITH DAILY TEMPERATURES AS COLD AS AROUND 15-20 DEGREES
BELOW AVERAGE DURING THE SECOND AND THIRD WEEKS. A STRONG ARCTIC
FRONT MOVED THROUGH ON THE 17TH...DROPPING TEMPERATURES OVER 50
DEGREES IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS...AND PRODUCING BRIEF VERY LIGHT
WINTRY PRECIPITATION.

RAINFALL WAS BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH...AND WAS FAIRLY SCATTERED
THROUGHOUT DECEMBER. THIS WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER IN TWO YEARS.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2014. THE AVERAGE LOW
TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2013. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2014.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE AVERAGE ON 18 DAYS...BELOW AVERAGE ON
12 DAYS AND AVERAGE ON ONE DAY.

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

DATE  RECORD TYPE              NEW RECORD             PREVIOUS RECORD
17TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE         75 IN 2016                74 IN 1984
25TH  HIGH TEMPERATURE         66 IN 2016                64 IN 1982
26TH  WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE  59 IN 2016                52 IN 2015

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 12 DEGREES ON THE MORNING OF THE 19TH MARKED THE
COLDEST DECEMBER TEMPERATURE AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SINCE DECEMBER 22ND 2008...
WHEN THE MERCURY ALSO HIT 12 DEGREES.

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE 2014.

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

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
A TRACE OF SLEET FELL DURING THE NIGHT OF THE 18TH...WHICH WAS THE FIRST
TIME WINTRY PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED IN DECEMBER AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK IN
TWO YEARS.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...

DATE    NEW RECORD           PREVIOUS RECORD
18TH  TRACE IN 2016    TRACE IN 1996...1989...1985